Some of us have/had mothers who are/were fabulous cooks.
Some had moms who made reservations instead of dinner, or took advantage of that miracle of its mid-century time, the Swanson TV dinner.
No matter, the Food Bloggers Los Angeles group got together to celebrate our sweet moms. We cooked their favorite dishes, made recipes that honored their spirits, and told tales about their kitchen prowess or pranks, whichever the case might be.
This is our
motley crew delicious and talented group!
The only thing we like better than cooking is eating other people’s food! We are not shy about digging in.
And even more than cooking and eating, we like to take pictures of our food AND each other! This is Adair Seldon capturing Louise Mellor’s ’50s vintage glamour, while Greg Henry looks on.
Behold, our offerings for your Mother’s Day feast, no matter how you choose to celebrate.
See something you like? You can find links to the recipes from the potluck at the bottom of the post.
Liz Alexanian of Cook L.A. brought Whole Wheat Pita Chips with Sun-Dried Tomato and Black Olive Tapenade.
Kate Wheeler of Savour Fare recreated her mother’s signature California Canapes appetizer of baguette with roasted garlic, goat cheese and roasted red pepper.
Adair Seldon of Lentil Breakdown reinterpreted her mother’s classic TV dinner, complete with a hand-made oversize foil tray, mashed taters, green beans and (what else?) lentil loaf! We crowned hers the funniest potluck offering.
Host Judy Lyness of Two Broads Abroad made beef shank sandwiches with butter and mustard on sourdough bread, an homage to her mom, who sent her to school with homemade lunches — always delicious, but often admittedly underappreciated.
Ellen Rosentreter of Within My Means brought an airy Cheese Souffle.
Debbi Dubbs of Debs Kitchen brought her mom’s stuffed cabbage rolls.
Of course, no potluck is complete without dessert. And we had our share of them!
I brought Nutella Meringues as a thank-you to my mom for teaching me to cook. That’s her in our circa-’70s avocado green kitchen!
Photographer Christina Peters of MDR Photography Classes brought Trifle, made with homemade pound cake, freshly whipped cream and strawberries. (I beg her forgiveness for my less-than-stellar shot of her gorgeous dessert. No doubt I need to take her class.)