Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place at Gardner Village is the ideal setting to enjoy a wonderful meal with mom! 

Join us at our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Scroll to the end for the GIVEAWAY! 

Shauna at The Gathering Place shared some of her favorite memories of Mother's Day from her childhood with us, including a delicious roll recipe! 

Hey everyone! 

I am so excited for Mother's Day this year! 

I remember when I was a little girl, I loved to watch my mother prepare our meals from scratch. 

The best days were when she made rolls. 

Kneading the dough, punching it until it was smooth and elastic. 

I couldn't wait to try!  

Mother did not like dirty hands in her cooking, so she would give me my own dough ball to work with. 

Learning the feel of the dough is one of my fondest memories! 

My mother has passed on, but her talents and love to cook live on in me and my own daughter. 

Making fresh baked rolls has become part of our Sunday Dinner ritual. 

Here's the recipe, hope you enjoy it! 

And don't forget... 

Join us for our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet that's $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 3-11. It runs from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 12th! 

Dinner Rolls Recipe

 Dissolve 2 pkg. dry yeast in 1/2 c. warm water with 2 tbs. sugar for 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, scald 1 cup of whole milk, remove from heat and add 1/4 c. of real butter to melt.

In a large bowl, blend cooled butter and milk, 1/3 c. sugar, 2 eggs and 1  tsp. salt. Add yeast and 2 c. of flour, mixing well. Add another 2 c. of flour until dough comes together. Cover and let rise 1 hour until doubled in bulk. 

Flour the rolling surface. Divide dough into two equal balls. Roll the first ball out to 1/4 inch thick and generously brush with melted butter. With a pizza cutter, cut 12 triangles. Starting at wide end, roll each into a crescent and place on a greased cookie sheet. Brush again with melted butter. Repeat with second ball. Allow rolls to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 20 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter and serve warm. 

Here's the giveaway! 

We want to make this Mother's Day extra special by offering 
two tickets ($43.90 value) to our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The Gathering Place! 

Enter to win when you leave a comment telling us about your favorite cooking experience with your mom. 

Our favorite answer wins! 

Thank you for sharing!

Congrats Lynda Westphal! 
You won the two tickets to the Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The Gathering Place on Sunday, May 12th. Please email in the next three days to claim your prize! 

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. My favorite cooking moment with my mom was baking chocolate chip cookies. And we mistakenly used pancake batter instead of flour because they were in similar looking containers. We had no idea until we realized how flat our cookies looked and tasted.

    katee long

  2. Baking sugar cookies around every holiday was my favorite "cooking" experience with Mom. She had tons of cookie cutters for every holiday and my sisters and I would dye the dough all different colors and just cover the able with cookies. Then eat them!!!

    Holly Offret :)

  3. My mother has passed on but my sister and I still use her recipes. She was known for her pies, I have never once crafted the ability she had. Maybe one of these days I'll make a "great pie" in memory of mom. I would love to win the brunch to take my sister for mothers day to honor my mom. Thanks for the contest.
    Susan Webster

  4. My favorite "cooking" experience with my mama is every year the night before Thanksgiving, we would stay up making apple and pumpkin pies for the next day we would wake up early and make tons more pies banana cream, hi plate and cheesecake. We always have so much fun and gives us so much bonding time, reminds us what we are thankful for. My mama is definitely one of the main people in my life I'm thankful for. :).

    April Brannon.

  5. Oh I have so many good memories cooking with my mom! But 2 would be: canning with her when I was a little girl and my sisters and I would help. When she made jam.. it was our job to skim the foam off the top of the jam.. I remember eating it until we were literally sick! :) and as an adult I love being at her house and helping with the meals for Christmas and Thanksgiving. She is an amazing cool and everything always smells so good and taste amazing.
    Cheryl Prochnow

  6. My most memorable cooking moment with my mom, involved her mom as well. Cooking 'spudnuts' at grandma's house was a yearly event. The flour and dough were sprawled across grandma's dining room table. Inevitable the flour would get all over us, on our faces, in our hair, from head to toe, we looked like ghosts. My grandma has since passed away, and the tradition sadly did not continue. But we will always have those great memories, of son, mother and grandmother rolling out dough all afternoon and the sizzling of the oil as we made the tastiest doughnuts on planet Earth.

    Clinton Smith

  7. Making pecan logs at christmas - YUM YUM - a favorite. It was somewhat involved, but she is never afraid to tackle anything.
    Laurie Petersen

  8. She taught me so much in the kitchen, but the best memory I have was while making Christmas treats (already a particular favorite activity), getting downright silly daubing icing onto these tiny Cinnamon Santas to make beards. For some reason this impromptu idea became the most hilarious thing this girl (then a teenager who rarely shared smiles with anyone) and her mom could ever do.

    Sherry Owens

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  10. I grew up in large family and nearly everything was made in a vat. I loved helping make spaghetti in a pot so big you had to stand on a chair to stir it. We also made bread sticks that were dipped in a big bowl of butter, about 5 trays worth. It was the messiest meal to make and eat.

    Jennifer McNaught

  11. Would love to bring my mom to this event! She is the most amazing person I know! She's a breast cancer survivor and is so strong. I'm planning on revealing the gender of her twin grandchildren that I'm currently pregnant with on Mother's day and this would make the perfect opportunity!

    Rainy Hansen Maloney

  12. My mom showed me how everything can be microwaved! Haha she was a busy single mama of two, but i tell you what...she could nuke a hot pocket like nobodys business! Love my mom! Now, i have 1 year old twins and i will share and pass down my microwave abilities. :)

    Tess Hanson

  13. This would be so fun! I would love to take mom to brunch here and we could go shopping after. She was a dedicated teacher for 25 years and just retired and also the best mom I could ask for! ♥
    Maegan Green

  14. My favorite cooking memory with my Mom was baking our Pioneer cinnamon buns. My Mom is the only relative of my great great great grandmother, who invented the recipe when she had a bit of extra bread dough, that still makes this delicious delight. It is a unique recipe to say the very least, but the results are well worth the effort. As a girl my Mom had me and my sister bake with her so this recipe will never die. So special! Jullee Petersen

  15. My favorite cooking experience wirh my Mom takes place over the phone. My Mom is the best cook but I took it for granted and never paid attention when she cooked or baked. When I moved from Price to go to the U of U my Mom gave me a box of her kitchen gadgets and a Betty Crocker cookbook. Well I started to miss her cooking and recipes so I started to try. As a joke when I would call to get a recipe or need help I would say "Hi this is Betty" instead of Marilyn. It is priceless to call and hear her laugh and say ".....and what does Betty need?". Sometimes I have to call 2 or 3 times the same day to get it right.....and I still call and have been in Salt Lake City for 25 years now. )

    Marilyn Marvidakis

  16. My Mother passed down to me a bread recipe much the same. My favorite time was when I would watch my Mom make the bread, she would sometimes pound the hell out of the dough and when I asked why. She told me that "love" needs to go into the making of the bread or it wouldn't rise correctly. She was taught by her mother who was a daughter of the pioneers, and of course she was taught by her mother. Mom's love there families and making the bread was a way of taking out frustration is a safe and productive manner. I never forgot that. I have a bread maker, but I just cannot bring myself to make bread in it. I still need to do it with my hands and put "love" into it.
    Rosie Hayford

  17. My grandma always made the best rolls. Since she passed, now my aunt Kelly makes them exactly the same way. I always look forward to Christmas Eve and having them.
    Amy Shelton

  18. My Mom made the most amazing homemade bread and dinner rolls ~ Saturday morning memories of watching her make and bake bread for the week and her famous Sunday dinner rolls are part of my very being ~ I can still smell the aroma that penetrated our entire home ~ you just had to have a slice while it was still warm and oh, don't forget the homemade raspberry jam that comlimented each delicious bite! Funny how now matter how many times I try baking her loved filled recipe, mine never quite tastes as wonderful as Mom's! Love and miss you Mom Millie!
    Lynda Westphal

  19. My mom was a very hard worker taking care of us 7 kids. After picking fruit off the fruit trees & vegetables out of the garden, she would make applesauce, grape juice, canned peaches, pears, tomotoes, jelly, you name it. My favorite memories was helping my mom press the apples for applesauce, skin the fruits to go in the bottles and then seal them. I always loved how it made the house smell. My mom is an amazing woman!
    Christina Johnson

  20. Maybe next year could you offer this Brunch on Saturday, too?!!!


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