EASTER IS THE OFFICIAL LEMON CAKE HOLIDAY, I DON’T MAKE THE RULES.
Okay, I made that rule. But it’s TRUE, don’t you think? Don’t you want a giant, buttery, streusely, moist lemon cake for Easter? One that takes 30 minutes to make but looks kinda fancy?
Pumpkin Bars with Whipped Chai Frosting
I haven’t tried gratitude journaling because I feel like it’d become this weird empty obligatory list of everything I know I should be grateful for (air to breathe, the sun), which doesn’t seem helpful.
Or it’d become this intense list of everything I’m so grateful for and terrified to lose (BYRRRRD. AND SQUIRT. AND FAMILY MEMBERS. AND), which doesn’t seem helpful.
But Thanksgiving was a really hard time (gah this year was a really hard time, honestly) and I’m going to give this a try. Specifically, I want to note one thing I was thankful for that keeps coming out of the woodwork in times of need.
Southern Caramel Sheet Cake
You know that feeling when you have a big cup of coffee, all the time in the world, and you walk into your favorite store to just BROWSE leisurely? That, “Oh, maybe after I stroll down every aisle I’ll grab some lunch” feeling? That, “Oh, if I feel like it maybe I’ll take a nap or go for a walk” feeling? When your self-care dial is set to maximum?
Let’s make a list of our favorite ways to create that feeling and then let’s make THAT our to-do list today. Okay? Okay.
Thick Spiced Rum Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
NOT A SINGLE ONE OF YOU BOTHERED TO TELL ME ABOUT PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG SO WE’RE IN A FIGHT. Except we’re not because I wanna tell YOU about Puerto Rican eggnog so we have to make up. Have you ever had coquito?!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Spiked Apple Cider
Planning any holiday parties? I have the perfect, easy and festive drink for you to share! This simple Spiked Apple Cider starts by spicing up some apple juice and then adding a little holiday cheer! (more…)