Lifestyle Food Jennifer Garner's Mom Gives Her a Hard Time as They Bake Together: 'Just Go Along with It!' Jennifer Garner and her mother Patricia baked a blueberry buckle on the latest episode of her Pretend Cooking Show By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 9, 2022 07:46 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jennifer Garner/Instagram Jennifer Garner's mom Patricia Garner won't go easy on her daughter — even in front of her nearly 13 million Instagram followers. The 13 Going on 30 star, 50, was joined by her mom to celebrate Mother's Day on the latest episode of her Pretend Cooking Show. Jennifer made a blueberry buckle while her special guest weighed in virtually. While introducing the recipe, Jennifer gets her first sassy reply from Pat. Jennifer shares that the recipe comes from Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking cookbook and says that she needs to get it for her mother. "Well you don't have to get it for me, I rarely bake anymore," her mom responds. Later in the clip, Jennifer adds white and brown sugar to the recipe and asks, "Mom, I always cut sugar way down when I'm baking. Do you?" "I don't bake anymore, Jen," her mother reiterates. "Oh, Mom! Just go a long with it for a second! Geez Louise," Jennifer laughs. Pat also reveals that the mother-daughter duo should "never go out traveling together. We should always take someone with us because we have no idea where we are." "Yes. No one is ever advocating for you and me to be in charge," says Jennifer. All kidding aside, the actress shared a loving tribute to her mom in the Instagram caption. "#PretendCookingShow is proud to present a special Mother's Day treat: the coziest mom in all the land—Pat Garner," she captioned the clip. "Mom, we love you and we trust you, and man, did Melissa, Susannah and I hit the parenting jackpot with you and Dad," she added of her two sisters. Jennifer Garner Gets 50th Birthday Messages from Reese Witherspoon, Rita Wilson, and More: 'Lots of Love' Jennifer thanked her mom for being there for her when she was kid and being a loving grandmother to her children — Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 10, whom she shares with ex Ben Affleck. "I am grateful for the warm plate of food you had in the car as you ferried me from ballet to @charlestonlightoperaguild rehearsals, for making sure we saw life outside of our (wonderful) hometown, for teaching me to talk to strangers while waiting in line, for showing us how to invest in community, for being a wonderful grandmother and writing to all three of my children every month, for connecting me to the stories of your life on the farm, for only getting a little mad when we got the giggles in church, for your steady partnership with Dad," she wrote. "Plus: you're cute. I know I enjoy being a mom because you have always shown us how much you love the job," she added. Jennifer Garner Makes Paper Bag Lunches for Local Organization in Latest Random Act of Kindness Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Jennifer was not the only celebrity to get a helping hand from their mom on Mother's Day. Ryan Reynolds was joined by his mother, Tammy, to make a new cocktail, aptly named "Mother's Ruin Punch" in a hilarious video for his Aviation Gin. "It's almost Mother's Day. That time of year when we recognize our moms for all the love and support they show us. And today I've asked my own mom to help me raise a glass to mothers everywhere with a special cocktail called 'Mother's Ruin Punch,'" he said. Before long, the mother-son pair are debating the best way to make the drink. "Always stir counterclockwise, honey," Tammy says as she repositions Ryan's spoon as he stirs sugar and club soda together. Immediately, Ryan nudges his mom's hands away. He stares at the camera with a deadpan facial expression and says, "Thank you."