Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I swear just yesterday it was the first day of January–where is time going? Growing up, I remember showering my mom with homemade cards, flowers, and food! (Remember, I started cooking at a young age.) Typically, my mom and I would bake a box of brownies or make cupcakes and cookies. If we were really getting crazy we would make mini cheesecake cupcakes. My mom was a Navy wife which meant that my dad was deployed to sea a lot … so she liked to keep things simple since she was very much a single-mother a good 9 months out of the year.