Flowery Ice Cubes from A Cozy Kitchen

Each week, we’ll round up posts, videos, and even playlists to entertain you while you cook, and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. Today we’re planning for this weekend’s main event, Mother’s Day, a holiday best celebrated with comforting family food.

Grandma’s Best Food – Slate
This photographer’s travels took him to 58 countries, where he photographed the signature dishes of grandmas around the world, from Alaska to India and from moose steak to Chicken Vindaloo. And who taught mom to cook? Probably grandma!

Healthy Mother’s Day Brunching – Greatist
Greatist rounded up five extraordinarily delicious-looking brunch recipes, because not all holidays have to be built around gooey, cheesy, bacon-y celebration foods, and in fact we bet mom prefers Baked Blueberry French Toast to something more decadent.

Flowery Ice Cubes – A Cozy Kitchen
Make an extra-special drink for mom featuring gin, rhubarb syrup, and these creative, darling, fancy, mom-pleasing ice cubes, made from edible flowers.

Quick (but Gourmet) Weeknight Dinners – Daily Muse
We shared some of our favorite quick dinners with The Daily Muse’s readers, to be sure that all those busy professionals who don’t subscribe to Blue Apron (yet!) aren’t missing out on the fun.

Joan Nathan’s Cheese Blintzes – Food52
Cheese blintzes with berries are designed to be eaten on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, but  we think they’re perfectly designed to be mom pleasers, whether or not you bring them to mom in bed. Watch Joan get to work making the blintzes on a cooking video from Tablet: