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Mom Makes it Best: Homemade blueberry muffins & a meaty spaghetti bake

In honor of Mother's Day we asked our viewers to nominate their moms who truly Make it Best along with their famous homemade dishes. The winners are joining TODAY on the plaza to share their recipe creations.

Margene Simmons shows us how to make her famous spaghetti bake with meat sauce. She created this recipe as a way to feed a hungry family on a budget, while still packing plenty of protein and veggies into their meal.

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Make these mother-approved recipes: Baked spaghetti, blueberry muffins

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Make these mother-approved recipes: Baked spaghetti, blueberry muffins

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Jennifer Anderson demonstrates how to prepare her signature blueberry muffins. This recipe was inspired by her love of the little round fruit and fond memories of picking sweet berries with her family as a child.

Easy Spaghetti Bake with Ground Beef and Veggies
MOM MAKES IT BEST: Spaghetti Bake
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"I made up this recipe when I was working on a $20 a week grocery budget," says Simmons. "It is a great way of using leftovers to stretch another meal. I like to add in veggies to up the nutritional value and make it a complete, easy one-dish meal."

Fresh Blueberry Muffins
MOM MAKES IT BEST: Blueberry Muffins
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"Blueberries are the stars of these fruity muffins. I usually use Bluecrop blueberries in them because they are firm and have more of a tart taste," says Anderson. "The only difficult thing about these easy muffins is packing in as many summery blueberries as possible!"

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