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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Not sure what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? WGN has some ideas for you!

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A new analysis of what mother’s would earn, if they got a paycheck, finds they would have gotten a pay cut this year.

A mom in 2013 was worth $59,862 per year, down from $60,182 in 2012 and $61,436 in 2011, according to Insure.com.  The salary calculations are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Experts say typical wages for some domestic jobs have fallen.

The website also found that mothers work about 90 hours a week.

Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar
626 N. State St.
Chicago
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Bellini

Ingredients:
50 gr. or 1/4 cup white peach puree
75 ml cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene
75 ml cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene

Directions:
Place white peach puree into an electric blender with 75 ml of Prosecco. Blend until a creamy consistency is formed. Add remaining Prosecco and blend until smooth. Place completed Bellini into a chilled glass and serve immediately.

Murano

Ingredients:
50 gr. or 1/4 cup fresh cantaloupe
75 ml cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene
75 ml cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene

Directions:
Place cantaloupe melon into an electric blender with 75 ml of Prosecco. Blend cantaloupe melon until a creamy puree is formed. Add remaining Prosecco and blend until smooth. Place completed Murano into a chilled glass and serve immediately.

Rossini

Ingredients:
50 gr. or 1/4 cup fresh strawberries
75 ml cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene
75 ml cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene

Directions:
Place strawberries into an electric blender with 75 ml of Prosecco. Blend Strawberries until a smooth puree is formed. Add remaining Prosecco and blend until smooth.
Place completed Rossini into a chilled glass and serve immediately.

Tiziano

Ingredients:
50 gr. or 1/4 cup fresh red grapes
75 ml. cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene
75 ml. cold Prosecco di Conegliano or Valdobbiadene

Directions:
Place grapes into an electric blender with 75 ml. of Prosecco. Blend grapes until a smooth puree is formed.  Add remaining Prosecco and blend until smooth. Place completed Tiziano into a chilled glass and serve immediately.

Momma Cuisine

For more information:

www.mommacuisine.com

Cocktail Ingredients:

Assortment of Pureed Fruits – Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango

Lime Juice
Salt
Simple Syrup
Club Soda

Tequila
Rum

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On tonight’s WGN News at Five, we’re taking a look at a few apps and gadgets that could make a great gift, or help you find something special for the mother in your life. Here are the apps we’ll be discussing….

Baby Connect $4.99 (iOS & Android) – This app will help you get organized when it comes to the new baby in your life. Instead of logging all of that feeding/sleeping/pooping information into a notebook that your older child takes and hides somewhere around the house, you can input into this nicely designed app. It lets you share the information among multiple users, which makes this perfect if both parents are working and you have a nanny in the home.

hipKey $89.95 (iOS & Android) – hipKey is a small (two-inch) device that will let you keep an eye on the things and people in your life. The device syncs with your smartphone, if it ever gets far enough away from you, an alarm will go off on the device and phone. You can keep it on your keys, even attach it to your kid to make sure they don’t wander out of the backyard.

H.Bloom FREE (iOS) – H.Bloom is known for its flower subscriptions, but now you can send all kinds of gourmet products to that special person in your life – think Sprinkles cupcakes and gourmet chocolate.

Chore Hero $2.99 (iOS) – This app will let you create a lists of chores and assign difficulty points to them. You can compete with people in your household and make cleaning a game.

www.shopthehip.com

Grace Gold

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Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions:

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Fragrance

Remington i-LIGHT Pro

SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex

JeNu

Airwick

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