Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Here’s some more Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See!

5 Impressive Burger Recipes

It’s totally still the middle of BURGER SEASON, right?  Labor Day weekend is ahead, NFL football is starting soon, and it’s still warm enough outside for grilling!  On my Parade Magazine post this week, I shared 5 IMPRESSIVE BURGER RECIPES that you’ll want to check out.  Including this Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burger (pictured above from the blog, Can You Stay for Dinner?)  I want to make all of these burgers, and it was an awesome post to do research for since I got to spend time beefing up my PINTEREST MOUTHWATERING BURGERS BOARD.

AB in 5

Next time you’re at the store, take a peek at the back of the Gold Medal Flour bags to see if your market is carrying the bags with the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day recipe on the back.  I’m so excited for Zoe and Jeff– the creators of the recipe!  What a neat partnership they’ve created with Gold Medal, and a terrific way to get that fabulous recipe into everyone’s hands.

Dishwasher Cooking

I’m pretty sure this has been around for a while, but have you heard of DISHWASHER COOKING??  It’s seems pretty crazy, and I’m not sure I’d do this myself… mostly because… WHY??  People are baking potatoes, steaming vegetables and even cooking salmon sealed in foil packets.  Is it a gimmick?  Maybe.  Though there are even YouTube videos showing you how to cook in the dishwasher.  Crazy stuff.

Mason Jar Lid Pies

This is the most adorable thing I spotted on the blogs this week:  Making Mini Pies using Mason Jar Lids.  How cute is that?!  These are Spiced Peach Pies from the blog- Dessert for Two.

Culinary Covers August 27

Have you subscribed to my other blog yet:  Culinary Covers?  I hope so… we’ve always got some good things cooking up over there.  Here’s what has been featured the last couple of weeks (click the recipe titles to reach the recipe):
Panini with Lemon Basil Pesto (It’s a beauty, isn’t it?)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars (I’m thinking this would make a good, homemade after-school snack)
Speedy Chicken Stir Fry (Nice, kid-friendly one for busy weeknights)
Tomato Ravioli (This one is right up my alley!)


I came across this 28 Day Live More Weigh Less Challenge upon a mention from my friend Kristen of the blog Dine and Dish.  It’s FREE, and maybe it will be motivating.  It begins on September 3rd (after your last, indulgent holiday weekend of the summer).  You get an email every week outlining your challenges for the week.  It’s worth checking out.


For my food blogging friends… my friend Megan of the blog Country Cleaver wrote up some very helpful tips on Working with Brands.  It’s a good read!


And finally (for my photographer friends), my new kitchen pretty much has zero natural light.  I’ve been struggling with how to take decent photos while I’m inside the kitchen, and I’ve finally found a nice solution.  I purchased the Canon Speedlight Flash.  You just point the flash at the white ceiling or at a white board while taking a food photo in low light and it flashes some light into the picture without making it look like you’ve taken a flash photo.  It’s clear that it’s going to be my saving grace in this new low-light kitchen of mine!

That’s all I’ve got for you… until next week, my friends!

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Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    Oh dear god. Bleu cheese and bacon stuffed burger, am I in heaven?!

  • kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts wrote:

    I love the Artisan Bread in 5–I have the Healthy Bread in 5 and usually have a bucket going in the fridge during the winter. It makes great pizza, too–when I started my blog last fall I was using Healthy Bread in 5 for many a dough.

    Thanks for bringing my attention to a bunch of good stuff, Lori!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    I’ve heard about salmon in the dishwasher but veggies? That does sound crazy. 🙂 Love the finds, Lori! The mini pies in jar lids are too adorable!

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking) wrote:

    I have no natural light in my kitchen either so I have been using off camera flash for a while now. I have it on a stand shooting through an umbrella.

  • Joanie @ Zagleft wrote:

    I always look forward to these posts, Lori and your link to Megan’s post about Working WIth Brands came at the perfect time. It’s full of much needed information. I’m also intrigued by the 28 day challenge, it might be just what I need! Thanks.

  • Donalyn@The Creekside Cook wrote:

    Lori, I get tons of newsletters from bloggers, and sadly, many of them go unopened because I just don’t have time to read them, but I always make the time to check out this one because you have so much of value in these posts. Thanks!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Glad you enjoy them!

  • Tieghan wrote:

    Have to go and check out those burgers!! YUM!

    Such a fun post and those mini pies are so cute. I died when I read Christina’s post the other day!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    Another fabulous edition of “Stuff”, Lori! I, too, saw Christina’s cute Mason jar lid hand pies and commented. Adorbs! And, Megan’s post was very helpful and I thanked her. But, those burgers and your board at Pinterest? Drool, drool! Yes…you’ve reminded us that watching our waistlines following our Labor Day weekend indulgences is important and that we may need some extra motivation and inspiration to keep on track. Thanks for sharing, m’lady!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch wrote:

    I love these posts, Lori! You share such interesting finds!!!! Thanks!!! xoxo