Spring Recipe Inspiration From McCormick

As I’m sure many of you have deduced from the great amount of food posts I put up, I love to cook!  I spend a great deal of my time in the kitchen because I love whipping things up and using my boys as my test subjects.  While many chefs either like to bake or cook, I really have no preference -  I love both!  I guess that’s why I’m so particular about the ingredients I use.

Over the years, I’ve used many different brands of spices and additives in an effort to find high quality ingredients that aren’t expensive.  I’ve come to find that McCormick is usually my brand of choice.  I can usually find great deals on McCormick spices and have always been pleased with the quality that I get from the McCormick name.

I was recently introduced to a neat new addition to the McCormick site – the McCormick Look Book. If you’re ever in need of some culinary inspiration, definitely check out this site!  With a pantry full of McCormick ingredients, McCormick Look Book is a wonderful place to find delicious and artful recipes.  All of the recipes featured are really easy to make and tested to assure they are a culinary treat :)

One of the neatest features about the McCormick Look Book is that you can save your favorite recipes to your personal “My Look Book”.  I love this feature because it’s allowed me to go back and quickly find my favorite McCormick recipes without getting distracted by the rest of the mouth-watering pictures.

With Spring in full bloom and colorful flowers popping up everywhere, I couldn’t resist the urge to bake some rainbow cupcakes for Little Man.  He loves color and I knew he’d get a kick out of a cupcake that was layered with many different colors.

Rainbow cupcakes are super simple to make and you get to use the vibrant food coloring from McCormick. I just whipped up a batch of cupcake batter {I added a little McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract because my family really likes vanilla} and divided it into 4 different bowls.  You can definitely mix the colors to create even more layers, but I wanted to keep it simple.

Create a thin layer of each color and bake as directed.  Easy, huh?

I have to say, these are the cutest cupcakes I’ve ever made! I chose not to ice them because I’m limiting Little Man’s sugar intake, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings!  You could top them with flowers, fruit, or even whipped cream as I did for Daddy who has a super sweet tooth.

If you’re looking for a fun, simple, and delicious recipe to make this Spring, make sure you check out the McCormick Look Book!  You’re sure to find a recipe you love or inspiration to create your own recipe!




I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCormick. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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