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And all you need is a sheet pan and a few ingredients!

Mashup Macaroni Potato Salad

macaroni

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Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

chicken

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Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

enchilada

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Sheet Pan Nachos

nachos

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

 

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Happy early Mother’s Day to all of my wonderful mothers & grandmother’s out there. Brunch seems to be the favorite Sunday activity so of course with Mother’s Day being on Sunday it’s only right that I share with you all some delicious brunch recipes to cook up for mom on her special day.

S’Mores Stuffed French Toast

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http://bsinthekitchen.com/smore-stuffed-french-toast/

Breakfast Pizza

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http://thechicsite.com/2013/08/21/breakfast-pizza/

Pancake Breakfast Taco

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https://foodnessgracious.com/pancake-breakfast-tacos/

Nutella Bacon Stuffed French Toast

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http://domesticate-me.com/nutella-bacon-stuffed-french-toast/

Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese

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http://damndelicious.net/2013/04/24/brie-and-blueberry-waffle-grilled-cheese/

Which one are you most excited to try?

Have a Great Weekend! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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It’s Gonna be May! I had to do it just one time. Can you believe we are already 5 months into the new year, crazy how fast time flies. May means it’s almost summer so for some of us that signals the end of school and kids to entertain 24/7, not to mention cook for! So if you’re looking for some new recipes this month, look no further.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza

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http://damndelicious.net/2017/04/07/spinach-and-artichoke-dip-pizza/

Grilled Lime Salmon w/Avocado-Mango Salsa & Coconut Rice

salmon

http://www.cookingclassy.com/grilled-lime-salmon-avocado-mango-salsa-coconut-rice/

Baked Chicken Taquitos

chicken

https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/baked-chicken-taquitos/

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes (perfect for those weekend mornings ! )

banana

http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2017/02/whole-wheat-banana-bread-pancakes/

Skillet Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

meatball

http://reciperunner.com/skillet-meatballs-marinara-sauce/

Grilled Merlot Steak w/Sage (Because sometimes we deserve a nice treat ! )

steak

https://brooklynsupper.com/grilled-merlot-steak/

I hope you enjoy these recipes and the beginning of this month!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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And it’s good for you too!

Creamy Tomato Shells

tomato

http://pinchofyum.com/creamy-tomato-shells

Zucchini & Corn Quesadillas

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http://damndelicious.net/2016/08/13/zucchini-corn-quesadillas/

Turkey, Vegetable, & Rice Skillet

turkey

http://reciperunner.com/southwest-turkey-vegetable-rice-skillet/

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

garlic

https://www.budgetbytes.com/2017/01/creamy-garlic-mushroom-chicken/

Dinner that’s tasty and great for your budget? Sign me up!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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Have your dessert and drink it too!

Champagne and Raspberry Ice Cream Floats

strawberry

http://reciperunner.com/champagne-raspberry-ice-cream-floats/

Prosecco Pineapple Sorbet Floats

pineapple

http://vintagekitty.com/prosecco-pineapple-sorbet-floats/#_a5y_p=6245138

Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats

mango

http://kitchenconfidante.com/sparkling-mango-sorbet-floats-recipe

Lemon Sorbet Mimosa

lemon

http://www.tasteslovely.com/lemon-sorbet-mimosa/

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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I know Spring is here and hot, summer days are quickly approaching but there’s still some time to get some use out of your trusty slow cooker before you store it away for the winter months. Here are some delicious recipes you can try before the heat wave strikes!

Honey Garlic Chicken

chicken

INGREDIENTS
8 chicken thighs
1 pound baby red potatoes
1 pound baby carrots
1 pound green beans
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
4 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

PREPARATION
1. In a large bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and pepper.
2. Place 4 chicken thighs in the bottom of a 6-qt slow cooker. Pour half of the soy mixture over the chicken. Throw in the baby red potatoes, carrots, then the other 4 chicken thighs. Season the top layer of chicken to taste, then pour the rest of the soy mixture over the chicken.
3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Feel free to baste midway.
4. Add green beans during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Optional: Broil the cooked chicken thighs, skin side up to brown and crisp the skins, about 3-4 minutes.

Beef Stew

beef

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds beef chuck roast
⅓ cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
28 ounces plum tomatoes, canned
2 cups red wine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 bay leaf
½ tablespoon salt

PREPARATION
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper.
Rub the flour mixture on the beef, making sure it is covered entirely.
Heat oil in large skillet. Sear the meat on every side until golden brown.
Transfer meat into slow cooker.
Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, wine, herbs, bay leaf, and salt.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve it with your favorite side dish and sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.
Enjoy!

Ribs

ribs

INGREDIENTS
2 cups bbq sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 pounds baby back ribs
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION
Combine bbq sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and chili powder in a small bowl.
Salt and pepper the ribs. Place ribs in slow cooker, cover in sauce. Cook low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
After the ribs are done, spoon the bbq sauce in the slow cooker over the ribs before removing. Cut the ribs, serve with bbq sauce. Enjoy!

Enjoy this nice weather before it gets too hot!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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From my family to yours, wishing everyone a happy Easter weekend! May it be filled with love, life, and family.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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