mother’s day cards …

April 24, 2013

Can you believe Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th?

It seems to always sneak up on me!  I think Mother’s Day is such a great holiday.  I think being a Mother is one of the hardest jobs out there, and it’s so neat to take a day to celebrate Mothers.

I am teaming up with Card Store to show you some well design Mother’s Day cards that are easy to make, and can be sent right to your recipients door, or to you to hand deliver your loved one.

I love it because it has the convenience of an e-card, but Card Store will print it out, address it, and put US postage on it, and physically ship it out to your recipient or to you!  I think giving real cards is such a great tradition that should live on!

I put together a card for my mom using the easy pre-designed cards, and I just added my photos, and customized it with my own special message to my mom.

I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I did two!

It was very easy to customize them with my photos, and write and sign a message inside the card!  
I’m excited for her to receive them in the mail for Mother’s Day!
Don’t forget to create your special Mother’s Day card, and use the promo code: CSF3199 to create Mother’s Day cards for only $1.99! (expires May 5th)
My mom is a special lady!  She is the most un-selfish person I know, always giving up her needs for others.  I am sure that was a lot of sacrifice for her having six children, but I never heard her complain!
One of the many things my mom taught me was how to cook!  My mom is an amazing cook, and I remember helping her in the kitchen since I was a little girl.
I wanted to share one of our family recipes that my mom taught me to make over the years, and we still eat at family gatherings.  My mom is well-known for her wontons, and I want to share with you her steam wonton recipe today!
Steamed Wontons
1 lb. ground beef, turkey, or pork
1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced

3-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced

¼ cup chopped green onions

3-4 drops sesame oil

1 1/2 cups frozen peas & carrots

1 package of wonton skins, preferably round ones (gyoza/ potsticker skins)

Combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl, mix well.
Bring water in steamer to a boil.  Place 1 tablespoon of meat mixture in the middle of a wonton skin.  For steamed wontons, squeeze the edges of the wonton skins towards the top, with some meat still exposed. Place wontons in steamer for about 10-15 minutes or until wonton skins are translucent and meat inside is cooked.  Serve with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce

Whisk together:
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tsp rice vinegar

2 tbs brown sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

2 drops sesame oil

½ tsp fresh ginger, minced

½ tsp green onion, minced

1 ½ tsp water

red pepper flakes (optional)


And, cheers to all you Mother’s lovers out there!

[*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Card Store.  All thoughts and opinions are my own]

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