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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach

We’ve been talking about moms a lot lately because Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you’re going out to celebrate, making brunch or having a nice family dinner, it’s the thought that counts. (But gifts never hurt, right?) If you’re planning to make dinner, we suggest getting outside while the weather is mild and firing up the grill. To help, we’ve prepared a menu that is light and flavorful. Pour some white wine in mom’s glass, and gather everyone for a perfect spring feast.

Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Orange-Marinated Swordfish with Orange Pineapple Salsa
SERVES: 4

Light and citrusy, this marinade offers a little tang from the orange and a little sweetness from the pineapple. Swordfish is a sturdy fish, so it holds up well on the grill. It’s good with white wine, and perfect for the spring and summer grilling season.
Ingredients
1 orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, in own juice
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
4 (6 ounces each) Swordfish fillets
Instructions
For Orange Pineapple Salsa, stir the orange, pineapple, cilantro, onion, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For Marinade, mix orange juice, olive oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Place swordfish in glass baking dish. Pour marinade over fish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE). Drain fish; discard marinade.
Grill swordfish covered 4 to 6 minutes, on each side. Serve with Orange Pineapple Salsa.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Potatoes with Leeks and Rosemary
SERVES: 4

These rosemary flavored potatoes with leeks are very tender because they are grilled in a foil packet, keeping all the moisture and steam inside.
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup sliced leeks
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE). Set
Place potatoes, leeks, oil, rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic on large sheet of foil. Bring up sides of foil; double fold at top and ends, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
Grill packet in covered grill, 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Pears with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
SERVES: 6

This dessert is naturally sweet and light. The pears caramelize on the grill, adding a ton of flavor. Cook the pears so they are tender but not mushy.
Ingredients
3 pears, halved with seeds removed
3 Tablespoons almond flavored liqueur
6 crisp almond flavored cookies, chopped
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
Instructions
Place pears skin side down in a glass baking dish; drizzle with almond flavored liqueur. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to LOW heat or GRILL ZONE (YELLOW).
Grill pears covered 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
Top each warm pear half with vanilla ice cream and chopped cookies.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach



  Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Treat mom to something special this Mother’s Day.

Here are our top picks for gifts that will make mom smile.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachWith a powerful 300 watt motor and the same mixing action as KitchenAid® stand mixers, this 6 Speed Stand Mixer is perfect for the mom who loves to bake cookies (especially if the cookies are for you). Available in black and red.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachCrafty moms know a great iron is paramount to DIY success, so go for the best with this Durathon® Electronic Iron with Retractable Cord featuring amazing steam and a nonstick, scratch-resistant soleplate boasting a 10-year warranty. Looks like you’ll be mom’s favorite for at least that long.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachNothing spoils mom like breakfast in bed. This Belgian Waffle Maker makes golden brown, fluffy Belgian-style waffles and offers total flipping control so you can create restaurant-quality results at home – just add strawberries and whipped cream.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachBring all the boys to mom’s yard and let her relive the best moments from her childhood with this DrinkMaster® Chrome Classic. Look through our great recipes and enjoy a delicious milkshake together this Mother’s Day.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachBusy moms love to drink delicious coffee on the go, and this coffee maker lets them do just that. The FlexBrew® Single-Serve Coffeemaker gives mom the ultimate flexibility to brew freshly ground coffee one day and a single-serve pack the next.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachFood processors are known for pesky twists and locks, but our Stack & Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor offers easy stack and snap assembly to make chopping, slicing and shredding a breeze for the mom who loves to cook and hates to waste time putting her appliances together.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachHealth-conscious moms love our Big Mouth® Juice Extractor for its extra-wide 3” feed chute and impressive yields.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachMom has a lot of responsibilities, so give her the IntelliTime™ 6 Quart Slow Cooker to give her the adjustable cooking time she needs. If mom’s famous pot roast recipe calls for 8 hours on low, but she’ll be out of the house for 10 hours, the IntelliTime™ will adjust accordingly. This way, her food will be perfectly cooked when she wants to eat rather than when the recipe says.

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeachThere’s no reason for mom to skip breakfast when she has a Single-Serve Blender. She’ll be making healthy smoothies and taking them with her everywhere – the gym, the grocery store, work or wherever it is your mom goes.



The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach

I love Eggs Benedict and order it at brunch all the time. I never, ever made it at home. To me, it was stuffy and labor intensive. Not to mention I had to poach eggs, which is the equivalent of retaking the SAT’s (they were hard for me). And whisking up a Hollandaise Sauce can be on the complicated side. Two products have made this seemingly elaborate brunch staple easy, easy, easy. Our new Egg Cooker will poach eggs to perfection while you toast the english muffins. No boiling water, adding vinegar, swirling or stirring needed. As for the sauce, our Single Serve Blender allows you to put in all the ingredients, pulse a few times and have the creamy, buttery decadence that IS Hollandaise sauce. We served it with fruit-infused sparkling water (made, of course, with our handheld SodaStation™) and roasted asparagus, which is just as easy to prepare as the Eggs Benedict. Trust me, try it at home (maybe for Mother’s Day?) and you will be amazed by the simplicity.

The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach

 

The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach


Eggs Benedict with Ham and Roasted Asparagus
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
2 large eggs
1 English muffin, split, toasted
4 slices baked ham
6 spears asparagus, roasted
Fresh dill
Instructions
Poach eggs to desired doneness in egg cooker.
Place English muffins, split-side up on a plate.
Top each muffin with 2 slices of ham, 3 spears of asparagus trimmed to fit muffins and 1 poached egg.
Garnish with fresh dill.
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The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach


Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
2 large egg yolks
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Microwave butter in a microwave safe container on HIGH for 1 minute.
Place egg yolks and lemon juice in blender jar.
Cover and blend on pulse a few times, then blend on HIGH for 1 minute, gradually adding melted butter until mixture is thickened and smooth.
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Hamilton Beach Egg CookerSingle Serve Blenders make smoothies, sauces and dressings quickly and easily everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

We used the Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker to perfectly poach the eggs. The Egg Cooker also prepares soft, medium or hard-boiled eggs. Along with making smoothies to go, the SingleServe Blender is perfect for mixing sauces or dressings. The Hollandaise sauce in this recipe can be drizzled over the eggs right from the jar.

 

Like the idea of being able to make sparkling water at home and saving money on expensive bottled drinks? Enter to win a SodaStation™ Hand-Held Carbonated Soda Maker of your own in our contest. Click the image to go to the contest page.

The @HamiltonBeach SodaStation lets you get carbonated water or soda on the go - I love this hand-held version! Win one at everydaygoodthinking.com, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach



Happy Mother's Day!

Being a mom is a multi-faceted job. Around Mother’s Day, we often start to wonder what being a mom means to us.

Being a mom means dirty diapers, spilled milk and morning sickness. Being a mom means monitoring emails, listening for the door at midnight curfew and endless soccer practices. Being a mom is the endless phrases you thought you’d never say: “because I said so,” “because I’m your mother” and “someday you will thank me.” Being a mom is a powerful and profound experience, and it means that we, or at least a part of us, is present in someone else. Being a mom is profound happiness and having someone on your mind every single moment for the rest of your days.

No one can do it quite like us, because there is no one like us. Moms are special and today we recognize that by wishing everyone a very happy and heartwarming Mother’s Day.



Prepare for Mother's Day: Waffle Recipes
Mom gives so much throughout the year that she deserves to be honored with a delicious breakfast on Mother’s Day. In fact, we made waffles in the test kitchen just the other day and had a great time. We are sure you will have fun with these, too. Here are two of our favorite waffle recipes that will show mom just how much you love and appreciate her. 

Whole Grain Waffles
YIELDS: 6 servings

These waffles are made with whole wheat flour and rolled oats, so you don’t have to feel guilty about this indulgence. We recommend our waffle makers because you can make light, fluffy waffles and the nonstick waffle plates are designed with easy cleanup in mind.
Ingredients
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk
1 Tablespoon oil
1 egg
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, whole wheat flour, rolled oats and baking powder; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together milk, oil and egg.
Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined. Pour 2/3 to 3/4 cup batter onto waffle maker. (See Test Kitchen Tips below.)
Serve whole waffles or break into sections for dipping.
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Best Buttermilk Waffles
YIELDS: 6 servings

Buttermilk waffles are a classic favorite. Use our Flip Belgian Waffle Maker to create restaurant-quality waffles in your own kitchen. The deep pockets will support any topping you choose, from strawberries and cream to Southern fried chicken.
Ingredients
2 cups flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry.
In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and stir briefly until just combined.
Fold whites into batter. Pour 2/3 to 3/4 cup batter onto waffle maker. (See Test Kitchen Tips below.) Serve warm.
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Test Kitchen Tips:  Homemade waffle batter may take longer to cook than packaged pancake and waffle mix. The packaged mixes are done in about 5 minutes. Made-from-scratch recipes take a few minutes more.

The Belgian waffle grid holds more batter than a traditional grid. These recipes give a range of batter to use, for example, 2/3 to 3/4 cup. The larger amount should be used for a Belgian waffle grid.

Waffles can be frozen and then reheated. Make a large batch ahead of time and let cool on a cooling rack. Freeze individually in airtight storage bags or in one large bag with a piece of parchment paper between waffles to prevent sticking. Reheat in an oven or microwave.

Recipes from the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen