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Mashup Macaroni Potato Salad

macaroni

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

chicken

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

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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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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Taking a break from your regularly scheduled food posts to wish all of those who serve and continue to serve a Happy Veteran’s Day! Because of them, we are able to live peacefully in this great country we call America. I am forever grateful for their service and sacrifice. Today, I salute YOU!

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Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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Happy Monday everyone! And what a happy Monday it is considering it is National Pasta Day. If that little tidbit doesn’t brighten your day, then maybe these delicious pasta recipes will.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

chicken-parm

http://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/one-pan-chicken-parmesan-pasta/

Chicken Pot Pie Fettucine

pot-pie

http://wholeandheavenlyoven.com/2016/01/19/one-pot-chicken-pot-pie-fettuccine/

Taco Spaghetti

taco

http://damndelicious.net/2016/01/23/one-pot-taco-spaghetti/

Cheeseburger Macaroni

burger

http://www.oliviascuisine.com/one-pot-cheeseburger-macaroni/

Shrimp Pasta

shrimp

http://cookiesandcups.com/one-pot-shrimp-pasta/

Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta

pumpkin

http://domesticsuperhero.com/2015/10/26/one-pot-cheesy-pumpkin-pasta/

I had to throw a pumpkin one in there for October and all. Don’t worry, it’s okay to eat all the carbs today. It is National Pasta Day after all!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Brussel Sprouts

They have more glucosinolates (compounds that combat cancer and detoxify our bodies) than any other vegetable. For a side dish that will make you wonder why you've been avoiding them, slice each one into quarters, then sauté in olive oil with chopped sweet Vidalia onions.
Try this Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino Cheese and Almonds.

They have more glucosinolates (compounds that combat cancer and detoxify our bodies) than any other vegetable. For a side dish that will may you wonder why you’ve been avoiding them all this time, slice them into quarters and saute them in olive oil and onions. Delicious!

 

Happy Eating!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

 

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Whether you are a seasoned pro or a rookie just starting out, cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a daunting but fun task. If you’ve ever wondered just how much wine or food to get for each guest or if you blank and forget how to mash a potato, these charts will help ease your panic and have the best Thanksgiving dinner ever!

For the trip to the grocery store

For the trip to the grocery store:

For prepping a turkey

For prepping a turkey:

For stuffing

For stuffing:

For knowing when to take the turkey out of the oven

For knowing when to pull the bird out of the oven:

For pumpkin pie

For pumpkin pie:

Libby’s famous pumpkin pie recipe here: https://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18470/libbys-famous-pumpkin-pie/

 

 

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Congratulations Janie on the closing of your brand new home! It was a  BLAST working with you and I am so happy you chose me as your realtor and friend for life. I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.

 

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