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Month: June, 2016

RecipeGirl: Hotel Zelos San Francisco – Union Square : a Review

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Hotel Zelos San Francisco – Union Square : a Review Jun 25th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
Today I’m sharing a review of Hotel Zelos San Francisco – in the Union Square area of the city.

San Francisco

Our family travels to San Francisco quite often since my son is playing on a lacrosse team in the Bay Area. It’s just over a 3-hour drive for us… which isn’t terribly awful if there is no traffic. It’s a beautiful drive over the mountain and into the city. We’re always looking for affordable options for hotels in San Francisco- which can be tough to find!

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RecipeGirl: Chocolate Espresso Gelato

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Chocolate Espresso Gelato Jun 23rd 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
A frozen, homemade treat for a hot summer day: Chocolate Espresso Gelato

Chocolate Espresso Gelato

When I was in Italy recently, I ate an Italian gelato almost every single day that I was there. They do gelato right in Italy! This homemade gelato is for true chocolate lovers who love a good cup of espresso too. It’s rich and chocolatey, and it has a wonderful velvety texture.

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RecipeGirl: Snickers Bar Banana Bread

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Snickers Bar Banana Bread Jun 18th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s an easy banana bread recipe for you with a candy add-in: Snickers Bar Banana Bread

Snickers Bar Banana Bread

When you have a few bananas ripening beyond eatability on your countertop… and when you have a candy bar craving that is pretty much out of control… then make this banana bread!

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RecipeGirl: Pork Rib and Corn Quesadillas

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Pork Rib and Corn Quesadillas Jun 16th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s a really easy dinner idea for you (especially if you use leftover ribs): Pork Rib and Corn Quesadillas

Pork Rib and Corn Quesadillas

Having lived in San Diego for such a long time, we ate Mexican food quite often. We were so lucky to be exposed to GOOD Mexican food. Quesadillas were abundant at all of the taco shops, of course, but it was the unique varieties of quesadillas that always caught my eye. Since adding carne asada to quesadillas is such a wonderful way to jazz ’em up, I thought I’d try adding Smithfield Dry Seasoned Rib meat instead.

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RecipeGirl: Blueberry Cobbler

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Blueberry Cobbler Jun 13th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s an easy and delicious summer dessert for you to bake: Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

We had some neighbors coming over for a barbecue the other day, and I really needed to whip up a dessert quickly. Blueberry cobbler was the right choice. Just berries tossed with sugar and juice… laid into a pie plate… a simple, sweet batter spooned on top, and a quick 35 minutes in the oven. Mission Easy Dessert done!

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler Recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

I love it when a cobbler comes out of the oven all piping hot– the berries have morphed into being soft, sweet and syrupy. You’ll want a STRAW to suck up all of that fabulous juice.

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

Ice cream is the perfect topper for warm cobbler. The only bad thing about this recipe is that it was gone almost immediately, and we all wanted more! The teenagers at our barbecue dished up more ice cream and snaked the remaining bits of blueberry syrup from the pan. This is the perfect summer dessert recipe- especially if you have access to big, juicy, wonderful blueberries!

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Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Blueberry Cobbler

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Ingredients:

Berry mixture:

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Cobbler:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large Eggland’s Best egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt

For serving:

  • vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray (not a deep dish).
  2. For the berries: in a medium bowl, toss together the berries, sugar and juice. Put the berry mixture into the prepared dish.
  3. For the cobbler: in a separate medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt, beating just until combined. Drop the batter by the spoonful on top of the berry mixture- covering as much of the top as possible with the batter.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve in dishes with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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Here are a few more cobbler recipes you might enjoy:

RecipeGirl: Thai Chicken Tenders with Broiled Pineapple Slaw

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Thai Chicken Tenders with Broiled Pineapple Slaw Jun 7th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
My family loves this easy chicken recipe made in one pan: Thai Chicken Tenders with Broiled Pineapple Slaw

Chicken

Despite the lure of it being “Thai,” this chicken is not too spicy at all. Plus, the sweet pineapple slaw balances out any spice that can be detected. My kiddo doesn’t enjoy spicy things, and he loved this chicken.

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RecipeGirl: Tuscany and Verona, Italy with Insight Vacations

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Tuscany and Verona, Italy with Insight Vacations Jun 5th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
I’ve so enjoyed sharing my Italy adventure with you. Today, I’m sharing a bit about my Tuscan cooking school experience and a quick stop in Verona.

TuscanyPhoto credit: Insight Vacations and photographer Simon Boucher-Harris.

For the last night in Tuscany, our Insight Vacation’s Luxury Gold Tour took us to a hands-on culinary master class and dinner in the Tuscan countryside.

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RecipeGirl: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Jun 4th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s a super simple recipe for breakfast baking: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Ohhhhh, it’s that time again. That time when we have a bunch of over-ripe bananas sitting around on the counter and we don’t really want to make banana bread… yet again. Let’s make muffins instead!

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