Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

Here are a few things that I’ve gotta share and you’ve gotta see.

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cake -
1.  If you’ve been a longtime reader of RecipeGirl, this cake might look familiar to you.  I’m sharing my Margarita Cake  (and 5 additional margarita-themed recipes) over on Parade Magazine’s food blog.  I highly recommend this delicious and tender cake recipe for Cinco de Mayo.  It’s seriously good.

2.  My friend Lauren of the blog Lauren’s Latest has a new ebook out!  If you would like a collection of delicious, family-friendly favorite recipes… this ebook might be for you.  Check out the details on Lauren’s blog.  And she’s also hosting a GIVEAWAY FOR A MINI iPAD!

Cookbook Release Party

3.  My cute boys (husband and son) threw a Recipe Girl Cookbook launch party for me!  How sweet is that??  On another note… see how tall my ALMOST TWELVE YEAR OLD is??  I’m wearing pretty high heels in this photo, so he’s actually taller than me ordinarily (and I’m 5’8″).  We’re hoping for a college basketball scholarship…

Recipe Girl Cookbook Appetizers

There were all kinds of surprises- like friends I hadn’t seen in ages and fun decor that matched my cookbook colors.  My husband even had the caterer make recipes from my cookbook to serve as party appetizers.

Recipe Girl Cookbook Cupcakes

And these cupcakes from Beau Coup Cupcakes in San Diego for dessert.  DARLING.  I was blown away by the cuteness of these.  Aren’t my boys the absolute BEST?  So sweet.

That Recipe Girl Cookbook you keep hearing about can be purchased online through AmazonBarnes & Noble and Indie Bound.  And now… I’m off on a secret-destination trip… something I can’t tell you about yet, but I hope to be able to share with you very soon!  Have a great week!

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35 Responses to “Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See”

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — April 30, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

    You have the sweetest guys! Those cupcakes are adorable; how thoughtful! And margarita cake sounds amazing. I just love a splash of fresh lime :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 30, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

    This is really sweet, seems like a great time. Congrats again!

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

      Thank you!

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    marcie@flavor the moments — April 30, 2013 @ 1:34 PM

    That margarita cake looks fantastic! Your launch party looked wonderful, and the cupcakes just adorable. Very nice family photo!

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:02 AM

      Thanks- it did turn out kinda cute, huh? :)

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — April 30, 2013 @ 2:14 PM

    What a fantastic family photo! And those cupcakes couldn’t be cuter!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — April 30, 2013 @ 4:56 PM

    You do have some great guys! So excited for you and the launch of your new book! You’re awesome! :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:02 AM

      No, you’re awesome! Thanks for the support!

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    Tieghan — April 30, 2013 @ 6:16 PM

    OMG!! Lori! Thank you so much for linking my Margarita Quesadillas!! WOW! Seriously, thank you! You constant support is just so awesome! Honestly, you are the best!!
    Oh and that margarita cake?! Sounds awesome! I have one last super fun margarita themed post on friday and it is not a drink…

    Already downloaded Laurens book and am in love! That girl is so talented!

    Your family is so sweet! How nice of them! The party looks like a blast!

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:02 AM

      Thanks for making them- such creative recipes!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — April 30, 2013 @ 7:36 PM

    That cake looks heavenly. Have fun on your secret trip. It was good to see you.

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:03 AM

      It was great to see you too and catch up on things at Breakfast!

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    Cookin' Canuck — April 30, 2013 @ 8:25 PM

    I just love that your boys threw you a book party and had the caterers make your recipes. How fun! I’ve been flipping through your books, and have already made a huge list of recipe that I want to try.

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:04 AM

      Great! And if I know you… you’ll find awesome ways to make them healthier!

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    kelley — April 30, 2013 @ 9:06 PM

    There are so many wonderful recipes in the book, can’t wait to dig in and start cooking!

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    Katie — May 1, 2013 @ 4:29 AM

    Awe that is so cool that your guys threw you a cookbook launch party! Congrats again!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 1, 2013 @ 6:12 AM

    Aw, that was so sweet of them! Love those cupcakes!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — May 1, 2013 @ 6:14 AM

    So fun, Lori! I love the picture of your family…and your shoes! :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:04 AM

      It’s all about the shoes, isn’t it?!

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    Joanie @ Zagleft — May 1, 2013 @ 6:54 AM

    What a nice party and how wonderful that your husband had the caterers make your recipes. That was just so sweet. Congratulations on your cookbook, I love it by the way.

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:07 AM

      Thank you so much!

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    wendy spencer — May 1, 2013 @ 8:32 AM

    Lori, I am just SO thrilled for you-you look beautiful too! Have a blessed day!

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    Lauren — May 1, 2013 @ 8:39 AM

    Thanks for sharing, Lori!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 1, 2013 @ 9:23 AM

    Wow those cupcakes are the cutest! Your boys are the best!!! :)

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    Janelle — May 1, 2013 @ 9:33 AM

    You look great! Really good picture of you, Lori!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta — May 1, 2013 @ 10:35 AM

    So fun, Lori! It must have been such a treat to see someone ELSE preparing and serving all of your lovely creations!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 1, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

    All of these things are so wonderful, Lori! I love the recipes you shared and the fact that your guys threw you a big party – how incredibly sweet! I cannot believe your son isn’t yet 12 – he looks like he could be 18! Such a lovely family you have.

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    Michelle Klingaman — May 1, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

    Thanks for the heads up on the ebook. Picked it up to give those recipes a try…do you think you will turn your cookbook into an electronic version.

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    Armeen — May 1, 2013 @ 11:55 AM

    That is so sweet of them! Those polentas and cupcakes, look scrumptious! Have a great time on your secret trip!

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    Francesca — May 1, 2013 @ 12:01 PM

    Such cute cupcakes. Congratulations Lori – you have so much to feel proud of.

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    Catherine McCord — May 1, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

    Your site looks amazing!! Loving this cake and the entire post. So proud of you!

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    Auntiepatch — May 1, 2013 @ 1:12 PM

    My son passed me (5’9″) in jr. high. He finally topped off at 6’8″. We are just growing taller kids now. BTW he is a computer geek and never played sports; much to the chagrin of the PE coaches!

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — May 1, 2013 @ 6:14 PM

    Those RecipeGirl cupcakes are amazing. So nice of your family to throw that party! The margarita cake looks delicious. It is making me hungry! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 2, 2013 @ 9:50 PM

    Oh wow, that is so sweet! How wonderful :)

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    Madonna — May 5, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

    Wow! Amazing party! Congrats on your new book! So excited to read it!