Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake

Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake--AMAZING and so easy. Who knew?! - The Cookie Rookie

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!

Blackened Chicken Alfredo Nachos

Blackened Chicken Alfredo Nachos...these are AMAZING! - The Cookie Rookie

I have a new food addiction, blending two of my absolute favorites, Mexican and Italian food. Blackened Chicken Alfredo Nachos!! Try some today with some free alfredo sauce! Click to enter :)

Adult Root Beer Float

Adult Root Beer Floats! Ice cream, Vanilla Vodka, and your fave root beer. YUM! - The Cookie Rookie

With Memorial Day right around the corner, your BBQ wouldn’t be complete without this fun twist on an old favorite, combining three of my favorite things: Good root beer, vanilla bean ice cream, and vanilla vodka. So simple, so tasty. (just like all of my favorite recipes)

KITCHENAID MIXER GIVEAWAY and Easter Linkup <3

kitchenaid mixer giveaway - the cookie rookie

Click to enter our Easter giveaway for a FREE KITCHENAID MIXER! I’ve partnered with some of my very favorite bloggers and we can’t wait to give away a mixer of your choice! Lots of ways to enter :)

Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls

Great Grandma's Recipe for Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls. 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!!

5 Spring Links!

5 Spring Links from The Cookie Rookie

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!!

La Marca Peach Prosecco Fizz (plus a few wedding pictures) :)

La Marca Peach Prosecco Fizz. Peach Sorbet with Prosecco! Delicious and refreshing. {The Cookie Rookie}

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.

Layered Margarita Popsicles

Layered Margarita Popsicles with Strawberry, White Peach, and Lime Margaritas!! Cinco de Mayo! {The Cookie Rookie}

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!

Blueberry Honey Mint Juleps

Blueberry Honey Mint Julep, a fresh take on a classic favorite! So fun {The Cookie Rookie}

I’m so excited to bring you another installment of The Rookie Housewife Cooking Series!! Meg from The Housewife in Training Files and I take turns picking ingredients, and then coming up with recipes using the specific ingredients. This month we chose blueberries and honey…

Baked Ham & Swiss Sliders

Baked Ham & Swiss Sliders with honey dijon and poppyseed dressing. YUM! {The Cookie Rookie}

I am constantly on the hunt for EASY and delicious meals. Boy, have I found a new favorite!! These Ham & Swiss Sliders were done in under 20 minutes, and were so surprisingly satisfying. YUM!

Summer Fruit Bruschetta

Summer Fruit Bruschetta {The Cookie Rookie}

After our harsh and bitter winter, I am so very ready for summer. I’m ready for the pool, sunlight (I’m incredibly tired of being nearly transparent from the lack of sunlight), and barbecues. This Summer Fruit Bruschetta is the perfect treat!

{Weekend Slim Down} Skinny Baked Chicken Fajitas

HEALTHY FAJITAS?! Oven baked fajitas are SO easy and flavorful. FAVORITE RECIPE {The Cookie Rookie}

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!

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Cups

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Cups with white chocolate ganache! AMAZING {The Cookie Rookie}

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!