Hey Stephie. Yeah, you Stephie of Stephie Cooks!!! Surprise! Happy virtual bridal shower day!!!! Did we get’cha? I hope we surprised you because you deserve it and what’s better to wake up to on a Monday than a bunch of friends showering you with recipes made just for you!
I have always made it well known on this site that I love Stephie. She was my first real blog friend. I can honestly say that meeting her on a blind friend date to meet Joy the Baker was one of the best things I ever did. Most times when you tell people you are a blogger, they look at you with a puzzled cockeyed face, so it really makes a world of difference having somebody who gets what you do and supports it 100%.
She has been my sounding board, ultimate source for blog related venting, teacher, and most importantly friend. We bonded over cooking and baking. Stephie convinced me to jump into baking, especially bread. I even started a sourdough starter because of her. However, mine died because I was lazy where as her starter, Methuselah, lived and prospered. I tried though! We have had sleepovers, cooking sessions, and soooo many emoji exchanges. I seriously love this girl.
When I first met Stephie she was in the midst of a dating dilemma and dealing with bad boyfriend issues. We spent many a conversations over sweet potato fries discussing said issues. Luckily, Stephie moved on from that ummm… how can I phrase it nicely, butthead… and then she met Alex! And she was so happy. She is happy. They moved in together, they got engaged. Awesome things are happening!!!
A lot of times life is not super awesome and can kind of get ya down, but having a person that gets you and brightens your day by your side makes all the difference. And for Stephie that is Alex.
Today a bunch of us made some food to shower you two, virtually of course.
I think I have made the ultimate Stephie and Alex, all encompassing dish. I made bacon cheddar pie crust because Alex loves meat and Stephie is an expert pie crust maker. Then because Alex is a carnivore, I stuffed the inside with a creamy buffalo sauce, chicken, and blue cheese. This dish is definitely a labor of love, but if you break up the steps over a few days, it really isn’t that bad.
Check out all the other lovely ladies contributing recipes today and be sure to leave Stephie some well wishes as her wedding day approaches (less than a month)!
The Cooking Actress – Chocolate Shoofly Pie with Pecan Whole Wheat Crust
Girl Versus Dough – Mini Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones
Sarcastic Cooking – Mini Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Pot Pies
The Roasted Root – Sweet Potato Rounds with Guacamole and Bacon
A Cedar Spoon – Strawberry Mint Mascarpone Crostini with Lemon Honey Drizzle
Very Culinary – White Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits
Rachel Cooks – Broccoli and Bacon Beer Cheese Dip
Bluebonnet Baker – Maple Bourbon Balls
Nutmeg Nanny – Broccoli Bacon Salad
Laura’s Mess – Spiced Apple and Buttermilk Cake
Seaweed and Sassafras – Herb and Cheese Scones
Stetted – Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie
All Day I Dream About Food – Chocolate Fudge Crumb Bars
Dessert for Two – Mini Lemon Cakes
Foodie with Family – Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza