Friday Faves and a Burger Bash

by heidi on June 8, 2012

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Recipe > Black and Blue Cheese Burger

Burger bashes are one of the easiest and best reasons to gather a few friends or family for an impromptu summer gig. Heat up the grill, spread out some yummy condiments and you’re in business.

I was recently asked to contribute to the burger madness with an entertaining article at Eat Wisconsin Cheese and share a few of my favorite burger craving recipes. Really? You want me to create recipes that are meaty, juicy and feature CHEESE? Sounds like a regular summer weekend at casa de Larsen.

Foodie Crush Thai Chicken Burger with Cucumber Slaw

Recipe > Thai Chicken Cheeseburger with Cucumber Slaw with Creamy Thai Sauce

Foodie Crush Cheddar Horseradish Burger

Recipe > Cheddar Horseradish Burger

And now a few Friday Faves:

1. I’m off to Seattle with umbrella and empty coffee mug in hand for a weekend at he annual BlogHer Food Conference. Me and my roomie Kelly will surely be whisked into food blog overload and I can’t wait to meet so many online friends in person. Who else is going and when can we meet?

2. With the next issue of Foodie Crush coming out in July I’ve been getting some big, gorgeous photo files from some amazing talents like Jen, Kathryne and Jules—and that’s just the tip of the talent iceberg my friends. I have a subscription with You Send It and use Dropbox all the time, but recently discovered another free file sharing service Ge.tt that I’ll probably be giving a go. Simply sign up and get 2 GB of storage for free.

3. I had a blast interviewing Brian of A Thought for Food and was so happy to share it with you this week. The interview and post chat was so much fun—seems we always have more to say once the i-camera shuts down—but man do I ever need to polish my video editing skills! Regardless, his voice and views are a delight to meet ala video.

3. And thanks to Brian I became smitten with Russell’s Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe and video. Chocoholics beware.

4. Kristen introduced me to about.me. I’m not sure why yet I needed to create my profile but you probably should claim your stake too. Check out Kristen’s profile, it’s pretty dope. And yes, that photo of her might just be part of a bigger something in the next issue of Foodie Crush mag—WOOT!

5. I’ve been following the Blog Brunch tweet-ups (#blogbrunch) the first Saturday of every month to get tips on a rotating series of topics all about blogging and community building. I was stoked to see designer cum food blogger Kristen of The Cuisinerd selected as their blogger of the month and featured on their blog this week. Cute interview of a talented lady.

6. While I’m away at BlogHer Food this weekend my local farmer’s market will be opening for the summer. Can’t wait to get my hands on some summer produce. I feel like that old Mervyn’s commercial with the customers clammoring at the closed doors waiting for it to “open,open,open.”

7. So. Are you on Linked In? I’m not super active, but will need to remedy that soon. If you have an account its time to check your securities settings after 6.46 million LinkedIn passwords have been leaked online. Check to see if yours was one that was hacked at Leaked In (via Skillcrush)

8. And speaking of security and updates, Cara at Cara’s Cravings let us know that there’s a workaround in Facebook to get your “show in newsfeeds” to display. Are they just trying to make it hard?

9. What a summer bucket list! Check out Kelly’s goal of eating her way through all 50 states with great photography and tasty recipes via the humble sandwich at The Stately Sandwich (via Wit and Delight)

10. And in anticipation of some fairly major shifts coming my way soon, I’m going to get busy reading David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity. Stress. Free. Fingers crossed.

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4th of July Gorgonzola Blue Cheese Burgers

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Kathryn June 8, 2012 at 2:29 am

Yup, it’s 9.30 in the morning and I want a burger now. Thanks Heidi ;)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend in Seattle, I’m going to be following all the tweets and pictures very enviously!

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The Italian Dish June 8, 2012 at 8:09 am

Heidi – every one of the burgers sound fabulous! I’ll miss you in Seattle (my favorite place to go) but can’t make it this year.

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Cassie June 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’m drooling over that Thai chicken burger. Have a blast in Seattle, sad I’m not there. Hope to meet you soon!

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Deborah June 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

It’s seriously not even 9am and you have me craving a burger!! Have fun in Seattle!

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Jennifer | Mother Thyme June 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

These burgers looks awesome! I totally want to bite into that Thai Chicken Cheeseburger right now!

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Rocky Mountain Woman June 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

Have fun in Seattle! I’m going out in the fall for a few days, can’t wait…

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Melissa June 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

mmmmm…burgers….these look so good! Thanks for sharing :)

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Emily June 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Um, totally pinned! Can’t wait to try all of these!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks June 10, 2012 at 7:23 am

I am dying these look so good. AND, I’m SO happy we finally got to meet this weekend! Let’s do it again next week, coo?

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carrian June 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

I’m just starting to try out the whole burger thing. In fact I have a garlic basil caprese burger on the blog today. I’ll have to try out these and see if I can find one to love! Thanks lady!!

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Kevin (Closet Cooking) June 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Those are some seriously tasty looking burgers!

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Katie June 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I’ll happily eat each and every one of those burgers. :)

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Desi June 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

The link to the cheddar horseradish burger doesn’t work. I’d sure love to try it! Your photos look phenomenal!

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Anne June 14, 2012 at 5:17 am

I noticed this too.

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Gula June 14, 2012 at 1:54 am

Each of these burgers look great, so fresh. Now I am very hungry and I have to wait another hour for breakfast ;)

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Jan June 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

I found the cheddar horseradish burger here: http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/recipes/article.aspx?rid=2956

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Anne June 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

Great! Thank you.

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

OMG those burgers are making me hunnngggrry. Love this post, off to check out some of the links. Thanks!!

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