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Quesadilla Burgers

This is my third year participating in GirlCarnivore's #BurgerMonth, and it has been my most challenging yet.  Several wonderful ideas had to be scrapped due to my son's school going to remote learning, or the inability to get ingredients, but I'll be circling back to them in the upcoming years, for sure.   This epic burger is part of a fan-frickin-tastic month-long event hosted by Girl Carnivore , but opinions are always my own!    I had been having a hard time getting my hands on bread or rolls, but always seemed to be able to get flour tortillas.  I originally set out to copycat a restaurant chain's version, but somewhere along the way it morphed into it's own thing, and I'm incredibly happy that it did. I made the quesadillas first, using handfuls of cheese and some diced fresh jalapeno.  I kept them warm in the oven while I cooked up the burgers.  For the condiments, I decided on medium hot chunky salsa and some sour cream mixed with taco seasoning.

Hydrangea Cupcakes

When I was a kid, my mom would keep me out of her hair by making up a batch of icing and sitting me down with some decorating practice sheets. She was an amazing decorator, the one that everyone came to for cakes for their special occasion. Disclaimer:  I received product from Nielsen - Massey to use in creation of this post.  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.  I earn a small commission at no cost to you with the purchase of the product. All opinions are my own.   This month's Nielsen Massey's #BetterYourBake tip is decorating with  Buttercream Flowers and features how to pipe roses and hydrangeas. For the flowers I used vanilla buttercream. It comes together so easily, and I colored 2/3rds blue and 1/3rd yellow. I used a 2D decorating tip in a disposable pastry bag. My tip to you is to twist the bottom of the pastry bag above the tip and put a small clip there so icing doesn't squeeze out of the bottom while you're filling the bag. I carefull