Meyer Lemon Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls #BrunchWeek 2016 #giveaway #ad

Meyer Lemon Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls. Brunch just got a whole lot better! Tender, flaky dough cradling juicy blackberries and cinnamon.
Meyer Lemon Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls
Welcome to day 3 of the fourth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We are so excited to have you join us this year as we celebrate Brunch and prepare for Mother’s Day. 37 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to cakes, breakfast breads, tarts, and quiche – there is something for everyone!

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I fell in love with Meyer Lemons about a year ago. I try to use them in everything I can while these sweet tart beauties are in season.

Blackberries are also hitting the stores. So my contribution for today takes those two flavors and rolls them into a sweet treat.

Meyer Lemon Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls turned out to be so easy to make with Red Star platinum yeast.

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Roll dough into a rectangle. Sprinkle the blackberries with Dixie Crystals sugar and cinnamon.
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Roll dough nice and tight.
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Cut roll into 8 pieces.
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Place pieces in buttered dish and allow to rise until doubled in size.
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Cool rolls on wire rack.
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Frost with glaze.
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Meyer Lemon Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 bun

Ingredients

    dough
  • 1 pack Red Star Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk 120 degrees
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • filling
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • plus 4 Tablespoons melted butter to brush dough and grease pan
  • glaze
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey orange extract

Instructions

  • Mix together 1 pack Red Star Yeast, 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar 1 teaspoon salt and 1 1/4 cups of the flour.
  • Mix in milk, butter and egg.
  • knead in the rest of the flour.
  • Roll into a ball, cover and place in a warm spot for 10 minutes.
  • When dough sat for 10 minutes, roll into a rectangle.
  • Mix together 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add blackberries. Toss to coat.
  • Brush dough with melted butter. Add berry mixture.
  • Roll tightly and cut into 8 pieces. Place pieces into a buttered 9x13inch baking dis. Place in a warm spot and allow to double in size.
  • Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes until dough is flaky and browned on bottom. Cool on rack.
  • Mix together 1 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey lemon extract,1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey orange extract.
  • Drizzle over cooled buns.
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Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ and Blackberry Ginger Sippers #BlackberryAffair #ad

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#BlackberryAffair Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale

After being cooped up all winter, it’s time for a spring fling! It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. I’m game for an easy, quick, skip the fuss party.

Let me tell you what I have in mind.

A simple get-together over refreshing Blackberry Ginger Sippers and Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ.

Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale BBQ set

How does tender, juicy beef simmered in Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale BBQ sauce sound to you? Start with the crisp, clean taste of real ginger in Canada Dry™. Delicious blackberries offer a taste treat of the season I know you’ll enjoy! The best part is I let my slow cooker do all the work.

Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale step by step

Season the roast with salt and pepper. Pour on Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale.
pour Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale

Stir in the rest of the BBQ ingredients, set the controls and let it do its thing.

When the beef is ready, shred it and put it back in the sauce.
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Set the timer for an hour and all the blackberry and ginger flavor cooks into to meat.

The result is a Carolina-style Beef BBQ packed with goodness. Not too sweet and oh so tender and juicy.
Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale Beef BBQ Sandwich

Pile it high on a warm bun. Serve it with your favor sides.

Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ and Blackberry Ginger Sippers

Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ and Blackberry Ginger Sippers

Yield: 6 to 8

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

    Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pound rump or chuck roast
  • 2 cups Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale
  • 1 5-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcheshire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Blackberry Ginger Sippers
  • 4 ounces Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • fresh blackberries for garnish

Instructions

    Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ
  • Season roast with salt and pepper
  • Pour 2 cups Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale over roast
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcheshire sauce, vinegar and garlic. Stir into slow cooker liquid.
  • Set on high for 4 hours. Baste occasionally if desired.
  • Remove roast when fully cooked. Shred with forks then return to slow cooker and cook on high for an hour.
  • Serve on warm or toasted buns with your favorite sides.
  • Blackberry Ginger Sippers
  • Fill rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, Chambord, ginger and Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale. Stir.
  • Strain over a fresh glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

Notes

For a pitcher of Blackberry Ginger Sippers simply multiply the ingredients by the number of guests you are serving.

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While the Blackberry Ginger Beef BBQ soaks up that delicious sauce, you can whip up a drink your friends will want to make all season long.

These Blackberry Ginger Sippers are so fun and easy to make.

Start with Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale, add vodka, Chambord and a pinch of grated ginger fresh or dried. Stir. Strain over ice and garnish with a few fresh blackberries if you like!
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I was able to get all my ingredients with one trip to Giant Foods. Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale, a gorgeous rump roast, fresh blackberries and all the condiments to make this mouth-watering BBQ for my get-together.

Canada Dry™ takes refreshment to the next level. Savor a clean, crisp ginger flavor because Canada Dry™ is made with real ginger. Remember Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale is available for a limited time in 2-liter bottles, 6 packs and 12-ounce cans from March through May 2016!
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Warmer weather is just around the corner. What breakaway from winter recipe will you create with Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale? Post a comment below and check out other mouthwatering #BlackberryAffair recipes HERE. Share your own #BlackberryAffair recipes on social media using the hashtag so we can see some of your creative ideas! I can’t wait to see what your delicious Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale creations!

Blackberry Ginger Sippers contain alcohol and are intended for people over 21 years of age. Remember to drink responsibly.

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Cheesy Hash Browns #BrunchWeek 2016 #giveaway #ad

Cheesy Hash Browns stay tender and cheesy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Vidalia Onions add a bit sweetness to the dish.

Cheesy Hash Brown breakfast

Welcome to the fourth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We are so excited to have you join us this year as we celebrate Brunch and prepare for Mother’s Day. 37 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to cakes, breakfast breads, tarts, and quiche – there is something for everyone! Our amazing Sponsors have donated some great prizes for the #BrunchWeek giveaway. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and we’d love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!

Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Red Star Yeast, Dixie Crystals, Cabot Cheese, Vidalia Onion Committee, Sage Fruits, Nielsen-Massey, KitchenIQ, and Le Creuset for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.

How do you feel about brunch? I love it! I am known to be a picky eater. I pick at this and I pick at that. A spoon of scrambled eggs all golden yellow and cradling rich yummy cheese in every nook and cranny. A sweet for sure. It should have cinnamon somewhere either inside or sprinkled on top.
Potato. Yes some kind of potato dish.
Sounds good right?

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I’m starting off #BrunchWeek with a potato dish that’s cheesy and tummy pleasy.

Cheesy Hash Browns

Cheesy Hash Browns

These tasty patties turn shredded russet potatoes (I used Idaho® potatoes), Vidalia onions and creamy Cabot Cheese into a brunch time favorite.

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Add some cheesy scrambled eggs, fresh berries and a beverage for a winning brunch idea! I used Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar in my scrambled eggs. So creamy and delicious!

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Cheesy Hash Browns

Yield: 8 patties

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato skin on, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup grated Vidalia Onions
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup hand shredded Cabot cheddar cheese (I used Cabot White Oak Cheddar)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil to fry

Instructions

  • Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  • Place potatoes and shredded Vidalia Onions in a large bowl. Cover with water. Agitate to remove excess dirt and starch. Drain well and squeeze dry in paper towels.
  • Return potatoes and Vidalia Onions to bowl. Add egg, cheese, salt and pepper. Add enough flour as needed to hold patties together. Form into 2-inch patties. Rest patties on wax paper until oil is hot.
  • Fry approximately 2 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy outside yet tender inside.
  • Drain on paper towels as needed.
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On to the best part, the giveaway!

The #BrunchWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Eight winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BrunchWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

About the prizes!

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Prize #1 Red Star Yeast is giving one winner an amazing baking set, which includes a mixing bowl, dough whisk, bamboo spatula, rubber spatula, instant-read thermometer, measuring cup, pizza cutter, tea towel, oven mitt, bench scraper, ‘Knead to be Loaved’ apron, 6 strips of Red Star Yeast, National Festival of Breads cookbook, and The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day hardcover cookbook
For more than a century, home bakers have trusted the high quality and consist performance of RED STAR Yeast. Inspiring bakers from novice to professional, our goal is your baking success! Visit redstaryeast.com for hundreds of tried & true recipes, baking tips and how-to videos. Better yeast. Better bread. Every time.

Prize #2 Dixie Crystals is giving one winner 1 case of 2-lb Extra Fine Granulated Sugar, a silicone baking mat, Dixie Crystal’s My First Cookbook, and Dixie Crystals red ruffle apron.
About Dixie Crystals: Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.

Prize #3 Cabot Cheese is giving one winner $50 assortment of Cabot Cheese, one Berghoff Cheese Knife and one Slate Cheese Board
Cabot Creamery Cooperative is a 1,200 farm family dairy cooperative with members in New England & upstate New York making all natural, award-winning cheeses & the “World’s Best Cheddar.”

Prize #4 Vidalia Onion Committee is giving one winner a Martha Stewart Knife Set, cast iron fry pan, cutting board, and fresh Vidalia Onions
About Vidalia Onions: Vidalia onions are unique to a very small region. In fact, they only grow within 20 counties in Georgia (which is also why they are the official state vegetable of Georgia)!
Vidalia onions were discovered back in 1930’s, and just like back then, they are still planted, transplanted and harvested entirely all by hand! Vidalia onions are grown during the winter months, and are only available in stores between April and September,  making them a true seasonal specialty. In order to grow great tasting Vidalias, and to give them their characteristic sweetness, they must be grown in a sandy soil mixture that is low in sulfur (sulfur in soil is what gives onions their hotness). Because of  this sweet flavor, Vidalia onions are incredibly versatile and can be used in any sort of dish; grilling, baking, appetizers, sandwiches, casseroles, and yes, even sweet desserts. Each year, approximately 5-million 40-pound boxes are shipped out around the  entire country – now that’s a lot of onions!

Prize #5 Sage Fruits is giving one winner a Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® with Slicing/Shredding
Sage Fruit Company is a premier grower/shipper of apples, pears and cherries. Not only are they focused on healthy products, but also on helping kids get excited about healthy eating through their free Kids in Force program that helps kids eat more nutrition and get more physical activity.

Prize #6 Nielsen-Massey Fine Vanillas & Flavors is giving one winner a set of their pure flavors: 2-oz each of Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Almond, Chocolate, Coffee, Rose Water, and Orange Blossom Water.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has been crafting the world’s finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Each of Nielsen-Massey’s all-nature pure flavors are crafted with premium ingredients, sourced from around the world and chosen to meet the utmost quality standards. From lemon to peppermint to coffee or chocolate, Nielsen-Massey’s pure flavors offer convenience, quality and consistency to ensure your favorite recipes taste delicious every single time. All products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free, all-natural and Kosher.

Prize #7 KitchenIQ is giving one winner a Lid & Mitt, Edge Grip Quick Prep Knife Sharpener & Pairing Knife Combo, IQ Smart Wireless Nutri Scale, Edge Bug Scissor Sharpener, and Prep & Measure Tool
KitchenIQ, the new houseware branch of Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc., embraces Smith’s long-standing reputation for innovation and quality. KitchenIQ is committed to producing smarter products for the kitchen.

Prize #8 Le Creuset is giving one winner one Egg Carton in Caribbean, a Heritage 4 Qt Rectangular Baking Dish in Caribbean and a Revolution Spatula Spoon in Caribbean. 
Le Creuset is focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking. From our original enameled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, silicone and more, Le Creuset has grown to offer products across a range of materials and categories that guarantees the right tool for the right job.


 
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Apple Crisp #SundaySupper

Apple Crisp bakes in its own juices topped with a buttery crumb crust. Serve warm or cold.

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Apple Crisp was my Mom’s go to dessert. I’m proud to share her recipe with you today as Sunday Supper celebrates Mom’s favorite recipes.

Apple Crisp plate

I grew up eating a lot of apple crisp. We always seemed to have some around for several reasons.
First, it’s fast to prepare and easy to make.
Second, we always had flour, sugar, butter or margarine and cinnamon in the house.
Third, our neighbor’s grew several apple trees out back and we were always welcomed to pick some.

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My Mom had a terrible sweet tooth. Sometimes the neighbor’s tart McIntosh apples wouldn’t cut it for her crisp. Red Delicious were her choice.
Now if you ever baked with Red Delicious apples you know where I’m going.
Sugar rush for sure!

So I recommend a less sweet but firm apple like the new cross varieties derived from Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji and McIntosh.

I also prefer mine as a deep dish version with a thick crust. I use an 8x6x2 inch glass dish. It’s like a deep dish apple crumb pie without the crust! 😉

Apple Crisp dish

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Apple Crisp #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple slices (peeled or not peeled)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter plus butter to grease dish
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • grease a 8x6x2 inch pan with butter
  • add apple slices
  • mix together cinnamon and salt then sprinkle over apples
  • add water
  • In a separate bowl, cream together by hand the flour, sugar and butter, sprinkle over apple mixture
  • Bake uncovered at 350 for about 40 minutes until set.
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What is your favorite dessert your Mom made or the one your kids crave from you?

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Thanks Christie Campbell of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Wendy Leep Hammond of Wholistic Woman for hosting this event!

Enjoy these Memories of Mom and her recipes from Sunday Supper.

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