Hi friends, Carly here from Team ABD taking over for the day! Because, today is not just any Friday…it’s much, MUCH more special. Today is Ashley Brooke’s birthday! It’s safe to say each and every one of us on #teamABD could not adore her more, and we know you feel the same way! AB, we hope your day is MAGICAL!
When summertime and the heat rolls around, I am basically craving a popsicle 100% of the time! They are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while keeping you nice and cool. As much as I love buying fancy popsicles, they can usually be pretty inconvenient or expensive. With all of the yummy recipes I’ve been seeing over on Pinterest, I thought why not make our own? This way, we can have them on hand at all times at the house, especially this weekend for Memorial Day! I made these healthy fruit and yogurt pops a few summers ago, and they were such a hit! So, I’m rounding up more recipes to try below.
Bring on all the summer salads!
When summertime rolls around, I always find myself looking for easy recipes to whip up for weeknight dinners. This shrimp pasta, pictured above, is one of my favorites! Aside from this super easy meal, salads are always a go to option of mine. They are quick and healthy, and I have been seeing SO many over on Pinterest! I love sitting out in the backyard with a yummy salad and a nice glass of wine. I grabbed a few of my favorite recipes and listed them below, so you have summer salad options at the ready.
Let’s Make Margaritas!
Is it just me, or is Cinco De Mayo one of the best days of the year? I’ll take any excuse for a yummy margarita or a cute colorful dress! There is nothing better than rounding up your girlfriends, grabbing some tacos, and sipping on some yummy drinks! I have been seeing TONS of great drink recipes over on Pinterest, so I’ve rounded up my 3 favorite margarita recipes below. They’re all relatively easy and always crowd favorites, so let’s get ready for girls night!
The Perfect Spring Dessert!
One of my very FAVORITE things is homemade banana pudding, honestly it rivals pretty much every other dessert in my opinion. I love making banana pudding during the springtime because not only is it delicious, but it’s also refreshing, and the perfect dish to bring to any backyard BBQ. The other great thing about banana pudding is it’s super easy to make, it’s hands down my go-to dessert dish! So when I heard our friends over at Jackson Morgan Cream came out with a banana pudding flavor, I just knew I had to try and whip up my very own boozy pudding!
Breakfast of Champions!
We are breakfast people. We can not, will not, pass go without it! I have always marveled at those people who skip random meals like breakfast or lunch, we are not those people. I wish I could occasionally on a busy morning just run out the door with a cup of coffee sans breakfast, but I pinky promise you that the world is a much better place that I don’t. Both Ryan and I get HANGRY, like really really hangry and it’s just best for all of humanity that we eat breakfast. We both tend to get our workouts in early in the morning which means we are all the more hungry by the time 7:30 a.m. rolls around and in need of real food.
Sweet As Syrup!
Featuring my sister!
Hey guys! I’mmmm baaaack, Ashley Brooke’s sister Kyla, with even more coffee goodness (see my previous posts here, here, & here!)! This recipe is not only gluten free and dairy free, but also turns your coffee a pretty little shade of PINK! (I know, genius)! So, let’s jump right into it then, shall we?!
Okay, so first let me just say this post makes me SO VERY HAPPY. I do not know what it is about ombré cakes, but I just love them so much. I made one a few years ago for my sister-in-law and that blog post still stands as one of our most read blog posts in the history of posts, so it’s not just me who loves a good ombré cake! This year I decided to really take it up a few notches and make a pink heart shaped cake with sprinkles and sparklers, and it turned out so pretty.