L’Auberge Del Mar Parent Album
Aditya and Dana

Albums are not just for our lovely brides and grooms - they're for families too! We love delivering beautifully designed albums to the wonderful parents and relatives of our couples, and we just finished this gorgeous parent album for Dana's sweet family. Typically, parent albums are 8x8 in size and come with the same design as the main album that's delivered to the couple. However, this beauty is an upgraded 10x10 size with the cover color 'Midnight' and an elegant custom design, which means that we created a unique design just for this album. This is definitely the right way to create the perfect parent album, and I absolutely love how it turned out!lauberge del mar wedding, del mar wedding, seaside wedding, wedding album, KISS wedding album, flushmount wedding album, classic wedding album, elegant wedding album, high end wedding album

We featured these beautiful images with Dana's father in the design, which her family will cherish for generations!

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lauberge del mar wedding, del mar wedding, seaside wedding, wedding album, KISS wedding album, flushmount wedding album, classic wedding album, elegant wedding album, high end wedding albumThe lay flat pages make the designs seamless, so there's no distracting seam down the center of the album. Love!

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'Midnight' is our navy option for the leather cover and will remain timeless for years to come! And I love that these albums automatically include an authentic linen dust cover to protect the leather, so our couples love to keep the albums out for friends and family to enjoy when they visit. Cute!

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Don't ever hesitate to contact me about getting yourself or your family an album. We can make one for you at any time - even if it's after your wedding!

Hugs,

Erin

    

Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers

When it comes to making my own burger patties, I'm always the keep-it-simple type. We don't put a lot of extra stuff in our homemade patties - we keep it to really high quality beef and that's pretty much it. Jeff and I joke around that "this is a burger patty - it's not meat loaf!"

Well today, it's actually meat loaf...

I thought this take on meat loaf and burgers looked interesting, so we gave it a whirl and found that it was not only easy, but it was tasty, and that's a winner here at Casa de Youngren. Jeff and I both love meat loaf and we also happen to love burgers, so how can we possibly lose? Besides, you can never have enough burger recipes in the summer right?

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grilled meat loaf burgers, meat loaf recipe, burger recipe, grilling recipe, summer grilling recipe, unique burger recipe, better homes and gardens burger recipeFirst, finely chop your red onion. In fact, chop it even finer than I did here. Once I mixed everything together, this was clearly not fine enough, so I went back and chopped it up all over again. Lessons learned...

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grilled meat loaf burgers, meat loaf recipe, burger recipe, grilling recipe, summer grilling recipe, unique burger recipe, better homes and gardens burger recipeJeff is all about kitchen gadgets, and we decided to try out this patty shaper that he recently found on a clearance aisle. It shapes the patties into perfectly round circles while pressing them firmly together. However, once we put the patties on the grill, they were too big to hold together very well, so this particular gadget was a dud. No wonder it was on clearance! Ha!

grilled meat loaf burgers, meat loaf recipe, burger recipe, grilling recipe, summer grilling recipe, unique burger recipe, better homes and gardens burger recipeWe got a few patties to hold together nicely, but it was definitely touch and go! Instead, I would recommend shaping the patties into thicker rounds and pressing your thumbs in the middle to create a dip. Then the patty will be able to expand into a nice burger shape on the hot grill.

grilled meat loaf burgers, meat loaf recipe, burger recipe, grilling recipe, summer grilling recipe, unique burger recipe, better homes and gardens burger recipeIn any case, the flavor combos were delicious - particularly when topped with arugula and sharp cheddar cheese. Yum!

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Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers

(view original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens)

1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup peach preserves
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 ounces ground beef
8 ounces ground pork or ground lamb
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Red onion slices (optional)
Sliced cheddar cheese (optional)
Barbecue sauce (optional)

Directions

1. In a large bowl combine egg, chopped onion, panko, 2 tablespoons peach preserves, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, and black pepper. Add ground beef and ground pork and mix well. Shape mixture into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

2. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill patties on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (165 degrees F), turning once and spreading with remaining 2 tablespoons peach preserves halfway through grilling. If desired, top with onion slices and cheese and grill 1 minute more or until melted.

3. Serve patties on buns with barbecue sauce, if desired.

 

Hugs,
Erin

    

Leucadia Chiropractor - This looks like a fine meal! Nice, I use most of those ingredients, except for the peach preserves. Do they elevate the flavor dramatically?

Featured: Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton
Chris & Katie’s Lake Tahoe Wedding

When one of our favorite venues fell in love with one of our favorite weddings, I felt like the stars and moon and planets had all aligned just for us. The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe nestled against the Sierra Nevada mountains is nothing short of dreamy to photograph, and Chris and Katie's destination wedding was simply perfect. The wonderful folks at The Ritz-Carlton think it's pretty perfect too, and they've chosen to feature Chris and Katie's rustic chic wedding in their Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton magazine! We couldn't be more honored and are thrilled with how the feature turned out! A big thanks goes out to Merrily Rocco of Merrily Wed for the beautiful design of this wedding and congrats to Chris and Katie for being simply fabulous!

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Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : The Ritz-Carlton | Reception Location : The Ritz-Carlton | Event Design : Merrily Rocco, Merrily Wed | Floral Design : Bellissima Floral | Dress : Vineyard Collection | Shoes : Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses : Anthropologie | Hair : Laura Seegmiller, Salon Bella Vita | Band : Busta Groove | Rentals : Zephyr Tents |