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Happy Memorial Day!

First I would like to take a moment to honor those who have died fighting for our country and those that continue to fight every day. We salute you and this weekend is in honor of you and your bravery. What better way to celebrate that than with family and good food outside. Grilling is an essential step in starting the Memorial Day weekend off right and here are some fantastic grilling recipes that will sure to make your weekend a success.

Grilled Pork Burgers

Grilled Pork Burgers

http://food52.com/recipes/23011-suzanne-goin-s-grilled-pork-burgers?utm_source=cj&affil=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Food52+Outdoor+Goods+Page

Salt and Pepper Ribs

Salt & Pepper Babyback Ribs

http://food52.com/recipes/21963-salt-pepper-babyback-ribs?utm_source=cj&affil=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Food52+Outdoor+Goods+Page

Spicy Shrimp

Spicy Shrimp

http://food52.com/recipes/23760-spicy-thai-steak-salad?utm_source=cj&affil=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Food52+Outdoor+Goods+Page

Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

http://food52.com/recipes/21960-grilled-corn-with-basil-butter?utm_source=cj&affil=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Food52+Outdoor+Goods+Page

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken Cutlets

http://food52.com/recipes/13175-chicken-cutlets-grilled-in-charmoula-with-quick-cured-lemon-confit?utm_source=cj&affil=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Food52+Outdoor+Goods+Page

Here are just some recipes to get you started but if you have any tried and true favorites please feel free to share them with me in the comments below!

Have a Safe and FUN Weekend!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

 

 

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Don’t miss out on your chance to own your own piece of paradise right here in Austin, TX! Please feel free to contact me if your or someone you know may be interested.

~Kathy De La Cruz

kathydelacruz@remax.net

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Chicken is probably my go to protein on most nights. It’s quick, It’s easy, and It’s the first thing I think of when it comes to what I want for dinner. But I find myself going for the same recipes every week and chicken is such a versatile ingredient I feel it’s time to SHAKE things up a bit. Here are some yummy chicken recipes you can incorporate into your weekly meals and BONUS: you can make them all in one pan! (no clean up, no stress!)

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Recipe: http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2014/05/22/one-pan-chicken-burrito-bowls/

Chicken Parmesan

One Skillet Chicken Parmesean

Recipe: http://www.ihearteating.com/2015/02/18/one-skillet-chicken-parmesan/

Chicken with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

Recipe: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/07/08/skillet-chicken-with-creamy-cilantro-lime-sauce/

Thai Peanut Orange Chicken

Sticky Thai Peanut Orange Chicken

Recipe: http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/sticky-thai-peanut-orange-chicken-30-minutes/

Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Rice

Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Rice

Recipe: http://africanbites.com/one-pot-caribbean-jerk-chicken-rice/

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Recipe: http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2014/10/23/dorito-chicken-casserole/

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Skillet

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Skillet

Recipe: http://www.thewickednoodle.com/buffalo-chicken/#_a5y_p=2055810

I hope you find these chicken recipes unique and far from boring. Use them to spice up your dinners this week!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

http://www.AtxMoveNow.com

 

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Everything is bigger and better in Texas! If you are a true Texan, you definitely will believe this saying to be true BUT have you really experienced all that Texas has to offer? Here are some of the most awe places you need to visit in Texas whether you’re visiting or you’ve lived here your whole life. Time to add to your bucket list!

  1. Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Located about 23 miles west of Austin, Hamilton Pool is an extraordinary natural pool that formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed. During the hot summer months, it’s a popular swimming spot to many of the local residents.

2. Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Known for its wide open landscapes and breathtaking views of the Chihuahuan Desert, the Big Bend National Park covers about801,163 acres of west Texas on the border of Mexico.

3. Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake

Located in the wetlands on the border of Louisiana and Texas, Caddo Lake is home to one the largest cypress forest in the world. The lake was named after the Caddo Nation, a people whose ancestors settled in the region around 900 A.D.

4. Monahans State Park

Monahans State Park

The Monahans Sandhills are a series of mesmerizing sand dunes located near the New Mexico border in West Texas. The park is comprised of 3,840 acres of sand that is constantly transforming due to wind patterns and rain.

5. Caverns of Sonora

Caverns of Sonora

Between 1.5 to 5 million years ago, the Caverns of Sonora began forming its enchanting array of calcite crystal formations approximately 155 feet below the surface of the Earth. Upon first visiting the cave, the founder of the National Speleological Society, Bill Stephenson, is quoted to have said: “This is the most indescribably beautiful cave in the world, its beauty cannot be exaggerated, not even by a Texan.

6. Willow City Loop

Willow City Loop

Just outside of Fredericksburg is this scenic 13-mile road that spans breathtaking fields of wildflowers, creeks, and rolling hills. Perfect for a Sunday drive!

7. Devils River and Dolan Falls

Devils River and Dolan Falls

This is the most unspoiled river in Texas and home to around 94 miles of some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the state. Its remote location keeps this river far from people and is perfect for escaping civilization for the weekend.

8. Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock

Fredericksburg is home to one of the most peculiar and extraordinary spots in the Lone Star State. The Enchanted Rock is a monumental pink granite rock that spans 640 acres and rises to over 1,825 feet above sea level. The view from the top is priceless.

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PSA: Eating healthy does NOT have to be boring. There are massive amounts of food out there that are both healthy and tasty. Fruits can tend to get a bad rap because they’re full of sugar but they contain a ton of nutrients as well. Here are 6 of the healthiest fruits you can eat. Feel free to enjoy as much as you want!

  1. Apples. The apple is high in fiber, vitamin C and numerous antioxidants. Apples are very fulfilling, and perfect as snacks if you find yourself hungry between meals.
  2. Avocadoes. Avocados are different than most fruits, because they are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs. They are creamy, tasty and high in fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
  3. Bananas. Bananas are among the world’s best sources of potassium. They are also high in vitamin B6 and fiber. Bananas are ridiculously convenient and portable.
  4. Blueberries. Blueberries are not only delicious, but also among the most powerful sources of antioxidants in the world.
  5. Oranges. Oranges are well known for their vitamin C content. They are also high in fiber, antioxidants and taste incredible.
  6. Strawberries.Strawberries are highly nutritious, and are low in both carbs and calories.

    They are loaded with vitamin C, fiber and manganese, and are arguably among the most delicious foods in existence.

So before you start feeling bad about all of the fruit you eat, just remember that fruits contain a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that are fantastic for your body and overall health.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

 

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Happy Friday!! I’m going to let you all in on a little secret today. I am going to share with you some of the most sought after Superbowl recipes ever created. Get ready to dazzle your guests with these mouthwatering finger foods!

Buffalo Wings

Recipe:http://www.recipetineats.com/truly-crispy-oven-baked-buffalo-wings-my-wings-cookbook/

Meat Lovers Pizza

Recipe: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/12/meat-lovers-pizza/

Jalapeno Poppers


Recipe: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/buffalo-chicken-jalapeno-poppers/

Football Cake

Recipe: http://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/blog/2015/01/cool-cakes/easy-football-cake-for-super-bowl

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2014/02/12/slow-cooker-spinach-artichoke-dip/

Loaded Potato Skins

Recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/potato_skins/

 

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This home is a STEAL listed at just $119,900!

Charming 3 Bedroom/Two Bath Home Located on Double Lot, .40 Acres. Home Features: Open Floor Plan, Lots of Windows, Nice Master Retreat w/ Walk in Closet & Shower. Updated Fixtures, Neutral Paint, Carpet, Vinyl Flooring, Large Porch & Carport, Tons of Storage Space and Shed. Quiet Neighborhood, Walking Distance of Shops, Post Office, Churches & Town Square. Great Retirement, Starter and/or Rental Property.

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If you or someone you know may be interesting in finding a new HOME please feel free to contact me!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life! 

Kathy De La Cruz

http://www.AtxMoveNow.com

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