I love food blogs. Maybe just as much as I love scrappy and crafty blogs. I've been noticing quite a few bloggers posting on Sundays and referring to Sweet Melissa Sundays. I had to find out what it was. Turns out, it's a group of bloggers that are trying recipes from this cookbook, The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. I bought the book and now I am going to bake every Sunday from this cookbook!! How fun is that???
Here is the first recipe i've tried...Strawberry Lemonade.
Jessica of My Baking Heart picked the recipe and it's really delicious. I'm a sucker for anything sweet so I was excited to try this. AND this week our local strawberry guy was HERE with fresh strawberries!! I've never seen strawberries available this early in the year and I was skeptical they would be any good. But they are quite sweet and really juicy.
Picked this morning!! And we have a lemon tree in our backyard and the lemons are perfectly ready. You can't beat homegrown and local fruit for my lemonade today.
I rimmed the glasses with fine sugar and garnished with a strawberry. This stuff is delicious, reminds me of summer and makes me wish summer was here now! My kids loved it and even my husband, who is not a big sweets guy, liked it too. It was a fun first recipe to try!
If you want to check out all the SMS bakers, check it out HERE. It was nice here today, but the clouds are rolling in and it looks like possible rain. I'm going to curl up with a nice book and sip some lemonade while my kids watch a movie. Happy Sunday everyone!!