Mother's Day is coming up on May 12th and we're on the hunt for the perfect gift. In addition to spending the day with Mom, Tastes of Chicago has some delicious delicacies that Mom is sure to love... not to mention, they are the perfect compliment to her favorite deep dish pizza!
|Carol's Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Carol's Cookies offers gourmet chocolate chip cookies that are absolutely delicious. Carol started making these cookies in her own kitchen over 30 years ago! She still carries on the tradition today (in a bigger kitchen, of course) and her homemade cookies are irresistible.
|Long Grove Confectionery's Chocolate Covered Strawberries
A succulent treat, chocolate covered strawberries were rumored to have been invented in the 1960's by Chicago shop owner, Lorraine Lorusso. No matter how they came to be, they're here to stay. Treat Mom to Long Grove Confectionery's juicy strawberries that are hand-dipped in milk chocolate. Pair it with a nice glass of wine to bring out even more of the berry's sweetness! (Check out eHow for some pairing pointers.)
|Lou's Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie & Pizza
If you've ever had dessert at one of our restaurants, then you know what this cookie is all about. This cookie uses the same recipe we use in the pizzerias but this one is shipped all over the US. This 9" cookie is beg enough to share, but Mom may not want to give it up because it tastes so good!
|Kay's Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
If your Mom likes peanut butter, then she's going to love these peanut butter balls from Kay's Candies. Known for their homemade chocolates, Kay's is a Chicago institution when it comes to chocolate and they have been making them the old-fashioned way for more than 50 years.
|Wildfire's Keylime Pie
Wildfire might be known for their steaks, chops and seafood, but you wouldn't know it when tasting their keylime pie. Perfectly tart and creamy, this homemade pie will make you want to head to the Florida Keys for some beach time!
|Lezza's Triple Layer Chocolate Cake
Beware: this chocolate cake has the power to make you forget about breakfast, lunch, and dinner and only focus on dessert. Mom will want seconds after she digs into this perfectly moist yet fluffy cake with creamy chocolate frosting. Who's counting though? It's her day to indulge!
Which sweet treat do you think Mom would love the most? In addition to a tasty surprise, I know that Mom's love spending time with their loved ones. It's tradition in our family to let Mom choose what she wants to do and where she wants to go on Mother's Day. Last year we explored the city at her pace and enjoyed walking around some of the newer parks and attractions that she hadn't been to before.
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you enjoy the day. Time is the most precious gift of all so cherish the moments and have some fun! If you decide to explore Chicago and get hungry, you can always stop by our place for lunch :).
Contributed by Meghan R.