Tahoe Retreat

As great as the variety of food in San Francisco is sometimes a girl has got to get away from it all.

When in doubt where to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Tahoe usually does the trick.

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Over the weekend we retreated (re-“treat”-ed..get it? #badjokes) to my boyfriend’s family Tahoe cabin to decompress and enjoy nature.

And eat. That’s pretty much implied at this point right?

I’d recently introduced him to some of the cooking blogs I follow so we scoured those to find dishes to make during our stay. If you need some cooking inspiration each of these dishes will do you right, whether your playing mountain folk or cooking in your kitchen at home.

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Our first night we made these Blackberry Gin Fizzes to start us off right.

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Accompanied by one of the best salads ever: Spinach Salad with a Warm, Bacon Vinaigrette¬†(hold the mushrooms. gross). You know if there is bacon involved there is absolutely no way you can go wrong. And of course, Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops were something we couldn’t say no to either. ¬†

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Oh dear mother… Breakfast the next morning was another level as well with Avocado BLT’s with Spicy Mayo and Fried Eggs. Breakfast sandwich of my dreams.

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Another of our dinners seems deceivingly simple: freshly grilled corn on the cob and steak. Look closely however, and you’ll see we added this Charred Pepper Steak Sauce to kick the dish up a notch. End result: Mutual decision that this sauce must now be used on everything.

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Another breakfast that involves, of course, bacon: an amazing, amazing Bacon Corn Hash

For our final meal we came up with something truly great.

We took all of our left over ingredients and proceeded to make random crostinis, mixing and playing with flavors we thought would go well together. Besides being insanely fun, it was insanely delicious and a great way to make use of all the random food we had left.

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And this is exactly why cabin living is so pure.

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