No Stress Sangria Recipe #sponsored @laughcrycook

No Stress Sangria Recipe ~

No Stress Sangria Recipewording

I really love cook books. Not that I am the greatest cook or anything, but I love looking at the pictures and imagining myself as some Martha White type cooking up some tasty love for the family. And We Laugh We Cry We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph is just the kind of cookbook I like.

We Laugh We Cry We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph

We Laugh We Cry We Cook is by the mother and daughter duo, Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph. It’s a cookbook with stories thrown in about their lives. To be honest, I mostly wanted to review it for the cookbook part, because I have been in a reading slump lately, but this book is pretty funny in parts so I loved that.

We Laugh We Cry We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph

For instance, Becky {the mom} makes a banner for Rachel {the daughter} when she comes home from the hospital with her new baby. Becky thinks to herself how her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education helped her with the banner.

Perfect. It looked exactly as though a Kindergartner had made it. I’m so thankful my college education was not a waste.

Bwahahaha. She goes on to tell about a redneck version of Chopped that sounded oddly like the menu plan in my home. I kid, I kid.

Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph - authors of We Laugh We Cry We Cook

For all of you with children: I think that you will enjoy this book. It’s simple and sweet. A mother and daughter share their stories while cooking – kind of reminds me of the Golden Girls – everything is better with cheesecake, no? Oh, and funny people! Wait until you read about the stone that gets “stuck in the sword!” Ha!

Now let me share with you one of the tasty recipes from We Laugh We Cry We Cook!


No Stress Sangria Recipe


You will need…

1 part chilled lemon-lime or grapefruit soda – I used Fresca because it’s my fave

1 part chilled Merlot or Cabernet – I used a leftover Biltmore Estate Cabernet because that is what we had on hand

slices of citrus – I used clementine

Ice – I used the kind from the freezer πŸ˜›


In a glass or pitcher, mix equal parts soda and red wine, Mix with ice and any slices of citrus you like. That’s it!

Now that’s my kind of recipe. πŸ˜‰

No Stress Sangria Recipe

No Stress Sangria Recipe

No Stress Sangria Recipe

We used one can of Fresca and what was left in our wine bottle for the Sangria recipe. We used the all scientific “look test,” {i.e. it “looked” even so we used it} and it was super tasty. Cheers!

There are plenty more recipes from We Laugh We Cry We Cook that I want to try, especially:

Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad {p. 205}

Fresh Corn and Roasted Poblano Chowder {p. 88}

White Bean Guacamole {p.55}

Jared’s 15 Alarm {and 3 Fire Truck} Roasted Corn Bean Salsa {p. 54} – I wonder if this one can be canned with a pressure cooker?

Aunt Etta’s Chocolate Pie {p. 24}

..and there are PLENTY more yummies to make in this book if none of this floats your boat. πŸ™‚

Socialize With We Laugh We Cry We Cook

We Laugh We Cry We Cook Twitter / Becky Johnson Twitter / Rachel Randolph Twitter / ZondervanZondervan Facebook / We Laugh We Cry We Cook Facebook

Win An Autographed Copy of We Laugh We Cry We Cook

One reader will win an autographed copy of We Laugh We Cry We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph so you can make all kinds of yummy recipes at home including this Sangria recipe. All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. The first entry is mandatory so that I can contact you if you win. Do as many or as few of the rest that you like. Good luck!

*One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Zondervan. I received a copy of We Laugh We Cry We Cook to facilitate my review.

disclosure - sponsored review

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. No I haven’t. I leave the work to someone else!

  2. I have made my own sangrias but these look way better than mine! Lol

  3. Sherry Compton says

    I haven’t, but my daughter has for our family. She is the one that typically makes the drinks.

  4. This sounds like a really tasty recipe (and easy, love that it’s easy!) And I love Fresca too! πŸ™‚

  5. What a yummy recipe!

  6. Nope I have not made my own one yet

  7. Susan O'Bryant says

    I haven’t made them personally, but a friend of mine makes them and hers are so good! She has a knack for finding the best, freshest fruit to use for recipes.

  8. I’ve made some wonderful fruit-filled sangrias…mango raspberry is one of my favorites!