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Good morning on this gloomy Monday here in Austin, TX. I know it’s hard for most people to get out of bed when the weather is telling us to stay in and watch movies all day. But to everyone that made it this morning, I commend you! And to reward you I’m showing you 4 delicious vegetable side dishes that are easy to make. Save it for your dinner this week, or find a way to jazz it up for Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks.

Cheesy Garlic Broccoli

broccoli

INGREDIENTS

Serves 6-8

3 broccoli crowns
1 ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC.
2. Spread out broccoli in a medium rectangular casserole dish.
3. Stir the garlic and cheddar cheese together in a separate bowl.
4. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over broccoli and add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bake for 25 minutes.
6. Enjoy!

Honey-Roasted Carrots

carrot

INGREDIENTS

Serves 3-4

6 whole carrots, peeled with tips and ends cut off
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF/200ºC.
2. In a medium casserole dish, evenly coat the carrots in butter, honey, salt, and pepper. (TIP! If you prefer bite-sized pieces, simply chop the carrots instead of leaving them whole.)
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
4. Enjoy!

Parmesan Corn

corn

INGREDIENTS

Serves 6

6 half ears corn, cleaned and husked
2 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup grated parmesan
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC.
2. Coat each ear of corn in a thin layer of butter and roll in the parmesan cheese to coat.
3. Place corn in a square baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Bake for 25 minutes.
5. Enjoy!

Bacon & Onion Roasted Potatoes

bacon

INGREDIENTS

Serves 6-8

½ pound bacon, chopped
6 medium red potatoes, chopped into ¾-inch pieces
1 2-ounce packet onion soup mix
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 425ºF/220ºC.
2. Cook bacon in a cast iron skillet until crisp.
3. Remove any excess grease, if preferred.
4. Add the potatoes and onion soup mix to the skillet and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bake in the skillet for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through.
6. Enjoy!

Hopefully these delicious recipes help make your Monday a little more bearable. Not to worry, only 4 more days until Friday!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Another week in the books my friends. I thought I would shake things up a bit this Friday or should I say “mix up”. These dessert recipes I’m about to blow your mind with combine two of your favorite desserts into…ONE! Yes such a thing is possible and it is a beautiful pairing. So you’re craving a cookie and cake? Well now you can put the two together to satisfy both of your cravings. Get inspired to do so with these recipes.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

red

http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2016/02/10/red-velvet-cheesecake-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

carrot

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/03/carrot-cake-cinnamon-rolls-with-mascarpone-icing/#_a5y_p=5644063

Brownie Mosiac Cheesecake

brownie

http://www.melskitchencafe.com/brownie-mosaic-cheesecake/

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

chocolate

http://www.averiecooks.com/2016/07/chocolate-chip-cookie-pie.html

Oreo Churros

orea

http://dinnerthendessert.com/oreo-churros/

Cookies and Cream Bread Pudding

bread

http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/cookies-and-cream-bread-pudding/

Bananas Foster Waffles

waffle

http://bromabakery.com/2016/08/bananas-foster-waffles-recipe.html

Happy Mixing!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Happy November everyone! WOW! Can you believe how quickly the year is flying by. Before we get to all of the delicious posts about Thanksgiving, lets talk about a superfood that I have found myself using more and more lately.

Flaxseed

flaxseed

The fiber in flax is what gets its foot in the superfood door, but it’s also packed with omega-3, which you’d usually find in a fish source. Men and women both benefit from its anti-cancer benefits, men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer. Toss in the evidence showing this can help ward off heart disease, diabetes, and stroke and this is a bona fide winner.

So not only does it have amazing benefits for your body; it also has a very mild taste so you can throw it in anything. I like to incorporate into my morning smoothies, or cookies or muffins. Both nutritious and delicious, you can’t go wrong with this particular superfood.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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It’s Hump Day! Almost to the end of the week. Why not celebrate by trying out today’s superfood of the week

Beets

beets.jpg

Now I will be the first to admit, I am not the biggest fan of this dark red vegetable but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed full of nutrients that our body needs. That dark red-purple color is nature’s way of letting the world know this vegetable is packed with antioxidants. Beets are also excellent sources of fiber, folate, magnesium, and calcium.

Like my mom always said, “if you don’t like it, fry it!” So if you’re like me and need to convince yourself to try it out, try turning this vegetable into a beet chip. Still getting those nutrients with a GREAT taste. Check out the recipe below!

Baked Beet Chips with Salt & Pepper

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INGREDIENTS

    • 2 pounds large beets, peeled
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Sea salt
    • Freshly cracked black pepper

PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Using a mandoline, thinly slice beets to a thickness of 1/16″. In a large bowl, toss beet slices with oil to coat evenly.
    3. On prepared baking sheets, in a single layer, arrange as many slices as will fit without crowding. Bake until crisp, 25-30 minutes, rotating pans once halfway through baking. Cool chips and blot with paper towels to remove any excess oil. Repeat, using a cool prepared baking sheet for each batch, until all beet slices are baked.
    4. Toss chips with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.
 Enjoy!
Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy
Keywords: “Austin homes for sale, Austin real estate luxury homes for sale, houses, properties, luxury, Austin real estates condos, town homes, townhomes, mansions, luxury fine houses estates, search listings, Austin MLS, executive, custom, new homes builders, residential, commercial, single family, buyers, agents, listing agents, relocation, relocating, Austin MLS, REIA, neighborhoods, subdivisions, FSBO, Travis County, homes for sale, housing, real estate, realty, realtor, rental, houses, apartments, condos, lofts, commercial, property, residential, renovated, remodeled, historic, homes by owner, buy, owner, for sale by owners, Remax, Remax of Texas”

 

 

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Yes you read the title right! Easy? 3 ingredients? Dinner? When you put all of these things in the same sentence, it’s bound to be a recipe for success. So without further or due, here are 2 recipes that I’m sure you will be making TONIGHT.

Chili-Glazed Salmon

salmon

Servings: 3

INGREDIENTS
3 4-ounce salmon fillets
½ cup sweet chili sauce
¼ cup chopped scallions

PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200˚C.
2. In a bowl, mix together the salmon, chili sauce, and the scallions.
3. Place the fillets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spoon any leftover sauce on top of the salmon.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the salmon is cooked but still tender.
5. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Chicken

chicken

Servings: 2-3

INGREDIENTS
2 pounds chicken thighs, sliced into chunks
1 cup soy sauce
½ cup brown sugar

PREPARATION
1. Sear the chicken thighs evenly in a pan, then flip.
2. Add the soy sauce and brown sugar, stirring and bringing to a boil.
3. Stir until the sauce has reduced and evenly glazes the chicken.
4. Serve with rice, if desired!
5. Enjoy!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

Keywords: “Austin homes for sale, Austin real estate luxury homes for sale, houses, properties, luxury, Austin real estates condos, town homes, townhomes, mansions, luxury fine houses estates, search listings, Austin MLS, executive, custom, new homes builders, residential, commercial, single family, buyers, agents, listing agents, relocation, relocating, Austin MLS, REIA, neighborhoods, subdivisions, FSBO, Travis County, homes for sale, housing, real estate, realty, realtor, rental, houses, apartments, condos, lofts, commercial, property, residential, renovated, remodeled, historic, homes by owner, buy, owner, for sale by owners, Remax, Remax of Texas”

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There’s something about cold, rainy weather that makes me want to cuddle up in a blanket with a nice, hot bowl of soup. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way so here are some delicious soups that will make any rainy day better in an instant.

Italian Chicken Soup

Brodo Di Pollo - Italian Chicken Soup

Recipe: http://chewtown.com/2014/07/brodo-di-pollo/

Leek and Potato Soup

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

Recipe: http://www.dishingdelish.com/creamy-potato-leek-soup/

Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Recipe: http://www.culinaryhill.com/slow-cooker-lasagna-soup/

French Onion Soup

The Perfect French Onion Soup

Recipe: http://www.thegarlicdiaries.com/the-perfect-french-onion-soup/

Beer Cheddar Soup

Beer Cheddar Soup

Recipe: http://thespicetrain.com/2014/08/11/beer-cheddar-soup/

Turkey Meatball Soup

Feel Good Turkey Meatball Soup

Recipe: http://www.vodkaandbiscuits.com/2015/11/03/feel-good-turkey-meatball-soup/

AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE…

New England Clam Chowder (YUMMMM)

New England Clam Chowder

Recipe: http://www.whattheforkfoodblog.com/2015/07/28/new-england-clam-chowder/

 

I must confess I already made a BIG batch of soup yesterday in preparation of today and I cannot wait to get home to have a nice, big bowl. Go home and make some today and enjoy this rainy weather!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

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Happy Texas Independence Day Ya’ll! Texans are extremely proud individuals and I am no exception. I love the Great Lone Star State almost as much as I love food trucks, which is exactly what my post is about today. Food trucks are a quintessential staple in Austin and once you try one you must try them all. But here is a list of the top 10 HOTTEST food trucks in Austin you must try TODAY

MickletheWait Craft Meats

East Side King

Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts

Veracruz All Natural

Chi’Lantro

Hey Cupcake

The Peached Tortilla

Hey! You Gonna Eat or What?

Gourdough’s

Torchy’s Tacos

Feel free to google these food trucks and get a feel for what kind of food they serve. I promise you they’re all AWESOME and I recommend you try each at least once to get the full Austin experience!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

 

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