August 2015 | Dearest Lou

Carolina Lindsay Photography Couple Session Part 2

Pictures by: Carolina Lindsay Photography

Part 1 if you missed it HERE.

Here's Part 2 of our couple session with Carolina Linsday Photography. I love the grungy/urban feel of these photos. If you haven't had photos with your significant other I highly recommend booking a session with Carolina (;

Show her some love on social media here:

Carolina Lindsay Photography Couple Shoot Part 1

This session is long overdue but I just needed to take a moment and share this couple session Carolina Lindsay Photography did for us earlier this year. I seriously can't say enough good things about Carolina she is AMAZING and I can't get enough of these photos. Prior to these photos being taken, Daryl and I hadn't had photos of just the two of us since I was 8.5 months pregnant with Zaden in November 2012.

I'll post Part 2 later today!

Go show her some love:

Jalapeño Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers

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For today's recipe I wanted to add a Latino flair to a traditional American dish. I don't know about you guys but I can go for a good ol' cheeseburger just about anytime of day. What's better than an ordinary cheeseburger? A jalapeño cheeseburger, however, I knew that I could easily go over on my macros for the day if I had it on a bun so I decided to do a lettuce wrapped burger recipe. The lettuce also adds a refreshing taste to the burger since it's so flavorful and spicy (; 

Burgers are normally cooked on a grill but we personally don't own a grill so I wanted to show those of you who are in a similar position how simple and easy it is to make this classic dish on an electric skillet. What I love about this skillet is that it's super easy to use and clean up so whenever we have guests over for summer gatherings, clean up takes little to no time. 

At my local Walmart I picked up some of my favorite La Morena Products to really add that extra kick to my burgers. La Morena products can be found at the Hispanic Food aisle at Walmart. 
Jalapeño Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers
(2 servings)
La Morena Sliced Green Pickled Jalapeño Peppers
La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Abodo Sauce
2 Fully Cooked (Frozen) Hamburger Patties
4 Slices of Hickory Smoked Bacon
2 Slices of Pepper Jack Cheese
Lettuce to Wrap Burgers

  1. Cook burgers and bacon half way through. Whether you are cooking fresh ones on the grill or have purchased fully cooked heat in 10 minutes kind like I did. While burgers are cooking layout beds of lettuce for burgers.
  2. Flip burgers and bacon and marinate in La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Abodo Sauce. Place lid on skillet. If cooking on grill place a pepper on each burger and generously spread abodo sauce on burgers using a brush.
  3. After burgers and bacon are fully cooked, flip burgers one last time placing pepper jack cheese and bacon directly on top.
  4. Remove burger from skillet (or grill) and place on top of bed of lettuce. Add La Morena Sliced Green Pickled Jalapeño Peppers on top of burgers.
  5. Wrap burgers and ENJOY!
For the sake of pretty photos I left burgers open-faced so you could properly see all ingredients.
The weather was lovely after dinner was ready so we packed a bag and headed over to the local park to enjoy dinner picnic s. Instead of opting for fries with our burgers I served fresh fruit and it really hit the spot. 

I love how La Morena products add authentic Latino flavors to your traditional American BBQ dishes. What are some of your favorite spicy dishes to serve in the summertime?