A “Sweet” and “Neat” Treat for Mom

In case you weren’t aware, Mother’s Day is right around the corner.

If you’re still undecided on what to get mom, it’s not too late to get a gift that can be both “sweet” and “neat”.

Outside the Pocono Cheesecake Factory near Tannersville, a sign says it all: “Mom wants cheesecake for Mother’s Day”.

When you venture inside the store, you might understand why.

“This is more in line of a gourmet gift,” said Michelle Van Fleet, a baker at the Pocono Cheesecake Factory.

Van Fleet says there are all sorts of cheesecake flavors available for mom, including chocolate, caramel and cookies.

But when it comes to the most popular, “Believe it or not, plain is the most popular. Plain or plain with topping is the most popular cheesecake we sell,” said Van Fleet.

Mother’s Day, typically, is one day where mom is pampered with sweet treats, all sorts of gifts like cards or flowers. But let’s be honest, mom out there can use a couple extra days of pampering, which may include someone else helping out around the house.

Jan Toepert is the owner of Busy Bee Cleaning Services, based in Reeders. She says buying mom a little more time to pamper herself, by getting her to do the chores, is worth it.

“All the cobwebs, smudges, stairs, you name it, kitchen,” said Toepert.

Jan says she loves to clean and depending on the size of the home, it can take her a few hours or a whole day.

But no matter what, she gives mom’s home some “tender loving care”, which means, “For moms, less stress,” said Toepert.

And one happy mommy.

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