I’ve learned a lot during my ‘learning to cook’ journey, but I have never made a cake. I really have a loooong way to go with the whole baking thing. Baby steps around here!! This cake was the absolute perfect first attempt, easy (partially made with boxed cake mix…shhhhh) and delicious!
I’m so honored and excited to have my second cousin Lexie as The Cookie Rookie’s very first guest post!! Lexie lives much too far away, in Texas. I know if she lived closer, we would spend lots and lots of time in our kitchens together creating deliciousness! She has brought our Great Grandma Adeline’s recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Rolls to life…totally DELICIOUS!!
This week and weekend are going to be nuts, so I wanted to check in and give you 5 favorite Spring-friendly links to keep you occupied while I’m a little busy :). Mom and I are going to our FIRST EVER blogging conference this weekend!!! Since we will be a bit distracted, I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to post this weekend. I hope you check out these sites while I’m gone. I know you’ll love them as much as I do!!
A few weeks ago I was so honored and excited to get the chance to work with one of my favorite brands, La Marca Prosecco. If you haven’t heard of La Marca, they make DELICIOUS sparkling wine. Its affordable (can you believe its only around $17 a bottle?!), elegant, and soooo good. Its the perfect sparkly pairing for so many occasions.
I have always been a dessert girl. Growing up, my dad would say that no matter how much you ate for dinner, you still had room for dessert in your “dessert pocket.” I think that’s true for me. I can never say no to a sweet treat. Combine that with one of my favorite adult beverages, and you have a winner!
One of my very favorite recipes from when I first started the blog has been Oven Baked Fajitas. Soooo good, so easy, so healthy. Only drawback…? Awful pictures. I still have a long way to go, but when I look at my early posts I totally cringe! When Celebrations.com asked me to come up with some unique Cinco De Mayo recipes, I knew I wanted to revamp my favorite recipe and take new pictures. I could eat these every week!
Strawberries are my very favorite sprint/summer treat. Strawberries on their own, strawberries in chocolate, strawberry bruschetta, strawberry basil cocktails, the list is endless! At the top of the list is strawberry shortcake. I think it’s the absolute best summer dessert. It’s perfect for any summer get-together, and especially perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ! I’m already starting to dream about BBQs. I can’t wait to make this for some guests on the new deck!