Mother’s Day Blueberry Anise Pecan Biscotti

8 May


Dear mom,

There can’t be anything easy about being a mom. I say this not because I know first-hand what it’s like being a mom, but because I know my brothers and sister. Sorry mom, I wish I could help, but there really was nothing I could do.

It’s hard to say what the most rewarding part of motherhood could possibly be, since there are just so many options. The sleepless nights with a newborn, or the sleepless nights spent with a sick toddler? Or maybe the sleepless nights spent on school projects a little later on? Oh wait, it must be the sleepless nights spent wondering if your kid is adjusting well to college life away from home. I bet at that point you’re kinda wishing you hadn’t done quite so well on that school project that helped get them in to college now, huh? I thought so. Also, is it just me, or does it seem like motherhood is just a bunch of sleepless nights? I think caffeine was invented for mothers.

I feel like even Mother’s Day doesn’t allow you to catch up on the sleep debt you’ve been accruing for the better part of several decades. Not that you look a day over 29, mom! I’ll even let it slide now that you have 2, 30 year-old or over sons, that make that claim chronologically impossible. So many sleepless nights! Ya, I’ll let it slide.

I might be missing something here, but I’m almost certain your kids get the better end of the deal in this whole mothering thing. We get endless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hugs, and homework help, not to mention clothes to steal stolen clothes and home cooked food to take with us after the weekend. You always seem to be there for us kids when we need it most, even if that means taking a “vacation” to help move 4 kids from apartment to apartment, year after year, or “offering” guinea pig services for a new, untested recipe. I wouldn’t intentionally off you with biscotti, mom, that’d just be silly. I’ll be moving again soon.

Now, what do you get out of the deal? Again, I’m only a mother to an overly-opinionated cat with human-finger-length toes and the vocal cords of a screaming infant, so I’m just throwing things out there. I hope you feel like you occasionally receive a baked good that you really love and don’t just choke down and pretend to like, as mothers are known to do. I hope you feel like you get enough yard work, house-cleaning help, and excuses to go to places like Disneyland out of us. As far as I can tell, the only logical reason for having kids is an excuse to watch animated movies and to eat more birthday cake, so I hope you feel like you’ve gotten your share of those, too. But most of all, I hope you feel like you get back the unconditional love that you give. Every. Single. Day. Whether you like it or not!

I love you mom, thanks for everything you do! Happy Mother’s Day!
Love, Stacy

Blueberry Anise Pecan Biscotti
Recipe to come!


Again, if I could have saved you from those other children of yours, I would have. So instead, I hope you can choke down this biscotti 🙂

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7 Responses to “Mother’s Day Blueberry Anise Pecan Biscotti”

  1. Faye Gottula May 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Hello, I stumbled on your webpage from stumbleupon. It’s not blog post I would typically read, but I loved your perspective on it. Thanks for making a piece worth reading!

    • Stacy May 17, 2011 at 4:34 am #

      Thanks, Faye! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed my post!

  2. Nuria May 27, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Dear Stacy,
    Thanks for commenting in my blog! So glad you like it :D.
    You’ve got a beautiful blog too and this post is so touching… moms are the best and we can only fully understand them when we become one.
    Love your pics too!

    • Stacy May 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

      Hi Nuria!
      I appreciate you visiting my site, thanks so much for the sweet comment! It’s so nice to hear when readers are really enjoying what I have to say, and since you are a mother I know you can relate to this one in particular.

      In one of your posts, you talked about loving coffee…since I share your love for coffee and am very interested in the Spanish culture, food, and cooking on your site, I was wondering if you could recommend a favorite Spanish coffee to try??

      Thank you and take care! 😀

  3. Nuria May 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I hope it’s ok answering here. It’s so funny to see how enthusiast you are… you still got this blogging fever I also had when I started. Now I take it a bit easier :D.

    About the coffee, I always use Marcilla (that’s the brand), but to be honest with you, I’m not an expert.
    Concerning the link, of course you can link my blog in yours. I appreciate that :D. Thanks and keep the hard work!

    • Stacy June 1, 2011 at 12:58 am #

      You’re right, I suppose blogging is still new enough for me that I get overly excited, haha 😀 I just love writing and putting my ideas out there, and especially love “meeting” new people who share my affinity for food!
      Thanks so much for the coffee suggestion, I’m going to attempt to find somewhere online to order it from so I can try it out!

  4. Delora Butaud May 31, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    Many thanks for writing

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