kitchen-addition_web.jpgFAMILY FEATURES — From those irresistible homemade cookies to favorite meals that always warm the heart; no one knows their way around the kitchen quite like mom. While thinking of what to give your favorite lady for Mother’s Day this year, consider gifts that keep on giving.

Cook for the Cure, a 13-year partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen, has raised more than $9.5 million for the fight against breast cancer. In 2014, KitchenAid will donate $450,000 or more to Komen through the Cook for the Cure program, regardless of sales. The Cook for the Cure product collection, ranging from pink stand mixers and blenders to pink food choppers and hand blenders, is an easy way to give thanks to mom, and raise awareness towards a cause that affects so many women.

Simply Adorable Serveware

Featuring artwork by PBS cooking show host Jacques Pepin, the Pass the Plate serving platter generates a $5 donation each time one of these individually numbered platters is passed and registered online. Plus, participants can also track its travels. A great gift for mom, the platter ($24.95) is available at Villeroy & Boch stores or by calling 1-888-886-8318.

Timeless Kitchen Addition

Add a pop of pink to mom’s kitchen with a classic gift that will last for years. With a 5-quart capacity bowl, the Artisan Series stand mixer can handle multiple batches of dough, while its 10 speed settings allow cooks to knead, mix and whip a variety of foods and ingredients. With additional attachments that can make everything from pasta to ice cream, this mixer ($429.99) let’s mom bake to her heart’s content.

Handy Little Helper

Whether you need to blend up a milkshake or puree cooked vegetables directly in the pot, this 2-Speed Hand Blender in Cranberry gets the job done with ease. Two speeds provide blending control for more delicate foods, such as smoothies and baby food. The blending arm twists off for quick and easy cleanup. This hand blender ($59.99) comes with a 3-cup BPA-free jar with lid, so mom can blend away, safely.

Brunch for Charity

Take mom to a Brunch with Tiffany & Co., which benefits Place of Hope at the Haven Campus for foster children on May 14.  The brunch is open to the public and will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Sonoma House, 220 NE 11 St., Boca Raton. Tickets are $100; RSVP to 561-483-0962.