Mom’s (are the) Best!

There are so many reasons to celebrate all the mothers out there who deserve an island (even though we usually end up only getting them a candle for Mother’s Day – sorry mom!!) The Rev team is reminiscing on why moms are the greatest and have collected the best of the best: from unbelievable recipes passed down from generation to generation, to pearls of wisdom, along with some of our favorite memories. We wouldn’t be who we are without the wonderful, strong and amazing women we have to look up to. After all, there is a reason life doesn’t come with a manual – it comes with a mother!

Family Recipes

“PLEASE Bring THAT Cheesy Bread” –  yes, it is really called that. And you will need some serious self-control to not eat the entire thing in one sitting.

  • 1 14 oz loaf French or Italian Bread
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Preheat broiler and place oven rack in the middle of the oven and slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally. In a large bowl, mix together everything except the cheeses until smooth. Stir in the cheeses and mix well. Spread cheese mixture over top of loaves and place on cookie sheet. Place under broiler until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. It should be toasted around the crust and the cheese mixture melted and bubbly.

Favorite Advice

“My mom came to America from Kuwait with basically nothing and built a business, family and wonderful life for herself. She has truly shown me what hard work mixed with a positive attitude can do. ‘Know your worth, work hard and smile! Nothing and no one is worth being too sad for too long for.’ Oh and…”Don’t be late for Zumba class!!” I’m so lucky to have her as a mom, best friend, and Zumba buddy!” – Zaina

“The best advice my mom ever gave me was to always remember the saying “this too shall pass.” She makes a point to tell us this saying when things aren’t going as smooth as we had hoped. The bad times are fleeting, but so are the good times. She always reminds us to cherish the good times in life because those will pass too.”  – Courtney

“My mom has a lot of sound advice, but one of my favorites is that if you’re going to splurge on anything, splurge on haircuts, bras, and shoes. You can pretty much fake everything else.” – Darby

Cherished Memories

“I have too many memories with my mom! We spend way SO much time together. She is truly my best friend. Traveling with her is always an adventure because she is HILARIOUS and always has such good, positive energy. We go to Zumba classes together a couple of times a week and that’s always so fun. She is my favorite person in the world!!” – Zaina

“My mom actually doesn’t give advice, instead she “helps,” and I have so many memories of her going out of her way to do so.  One that most proves this point is when my son was 1 and he and I both got the norovirus when my husband was out of town. Who else would risk taking care of me knowing they were likely going to get the stomach flu in return?  Only my mom! She drove to Seattle and was there within two hours of calling. She brought me toast and diluted apple juice in bed, disinfected my house, took care of the baby, and stayed till I was better. And I will never forget the sight of her entering my room in a protective mask and gloves–a classic “sooo my mom” memory, but it worked and she didn’t get sick.  Moms really are superheroes.” — Angie

We’re curious – what are some of your favorite recipes, advice, and memories? Tell us on Instagram and Facebook!