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Hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and it’s too hot to crank up the oven? Take a look at these recipes you can make in your microwave without breaking a sweat!

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

cinnamon

RECIPE HERE!!

Cheddar and Bacon Muffin

bacon

RECIPE HERE!!

Blueberry Quinoa Flaky Muffins

muffin

RECIPE HERE!!

Cheese and Broccoli Rice

broccoli

RECIPE HERE!!

Pizza

pizza

RECIPE HERE!!

Spinach Ricotta Lasagna

lasagna

RECIPE HERE!!

Who said you couldn’t make anything yummy in your microwave!

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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Happy Friday Everyone!

Sorry I’ve been absent this week. I had some personal issues I was dealing with as we all have from time to time but I am back and better than ever! What better way to celebrate than by sharing with you a sinfully amazing recipe to make your weekend that much better. So without further a due, introducing: Tater Tot Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, & Truffle Oil

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8 slices of bacon

4 eggs

1 tablespoon white vinegar

Nonstick cooking spray

1 (32-oz) bag of frozen tater tots, defrosted

Salt and pepper

Truffle oil, for garnish

Chopped scallions or chives, for garnish

For the Bacon & Eggs:

Fill a shallow pot with water and bring to a simmer. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crispy and rendered. Drain on a paper-towel lined plate and set aside until you are ready to serve.

To the pot of simmering water, add the white vinegar. Keeping the water at a simmer (not a boil), create a whirlpool by stirring the water in a circular motion with a slotted spoon. Crack each egg into a small bowl or ramekin and then carefully drop them, one at a time, into the gently swirling and simmering water. Poach the eggs for 4 minutes, remove from the water with the slotted spoon, and carefully set on a paper-towel lined plate until you are ready to serve.

For the Waffles:

Heat a waffle iron and preheat the oven to 200°F.

Spray the waffle iron liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Spread roughly 2 cups of the tater tots on the iron in an even layer. Season with salt and pepper.

Close the waffle iron and cook on medium-high until the waffle is crisp, about 5 minutes.

Open the waffle iron and fill in any holes in the waffle with more tater tots, then close the iron again, and cook until golden and crispy, roughly 2-3 minutes more.

Transfer the waffle to a baking sheet; keep warm in the oven while you make the remaining waffles.

To Serve:

Halve each waffle. Place a waffle half on each serving plate and top with the crispy bacon, a poached egg, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, a drizzle of truffle oil, and lots of chopped scallions/chives. Serve immediately while warm.

NOTE:

You really want to take the time to defrost the tater tots before attempting to waffle them. For these waffles, I set the bag of tater tots out at room temperature, unopened, for about an hour. Then they were ready!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Happy Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday! Boy do I wish I was in New Orleans today enjoying the festivities and my favorite part, the FOOD. But for those of you who don’t know what the hustle & bustle is about today, I’m here to share with you. From the origins, to the traditions, and ultimately the food; after you’re done reading this blog post you’ll be a Mardi Gras expert and in need of a King Cake.

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday,or Fat Tuesday,in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

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Mardi Gras Traditions

Beads

It is believed that Mardi Gras parades began in New Orleans sometime around the 1830’s. … During the late 1800’s, inexpensive necklaces made of glass beads began to be tossed into the crowds by the parade krewes. The beads were an instant hit among the crowds of New Orleans residents and visiting Mardi Gras tourists.

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Flambeaux

When you watch any evening Mardi Gras parade, you’re bound to notice the literal torch-bearers of Carnival: the flambeaux performers. This tradition dates back to the early days of parades, when the torches were needed to light the way for the floats.

Many of the krewes keep this tradition going, though the torches themselves have been upgraded from the original wooden torches wrapped with lit pine-tar rags. It is customary to offer monetary tips to the flambeaux carriers if you enjoy their performance.

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Mardi Gras Food

King Cake

By far the most delicious of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras traditions is the King Cake. Between Twelfth Night and Fat Tuesday, you can find king cakes lining the walls of local grocery stores.

Traditionally, a New Orleans king cake is an oval shaped coffee cake, braided and covered in icing and sugar the color of Mardi Gras: purple, green and gold. A small plastic baby accompanies each king cake (Due to choking hazards, most king cakes now come with the baby on the outside, allowing the buyer to place it inside of the cake). King cake custom demands that whoever cuts the slice of cake that has the baby in it is king for the day — and also has to purchase the next king cake.

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Crawfish

Being that New Orleans is the lucky spot in which these delicious mudbugs thrive, it’s no wonder people eat these by the pound during this massive celebration!mardi5So there you have it! You are now a Mardi Gras expert. Please share this blog with your friends and family so they too can join in and celebrate what today is all about!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life! Kathy

 

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It seems like February is the month of HUGE events. With the Grammys, Oscars, and the Superbowl; there’s always a reason to gather your friends and host a watch party. And of course the most important part about these parties is the food. So when you’re deciding who’s turn it is to host the next party, jot down some of these finger lickin’ good recipes to whip up or bring to the event!

Chicken Bacon Chipotle Cups

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Chicken Parmesan Sliders

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Teriyaki Wings

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BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

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Pizza Bombs

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Crunchy Taco Cups

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Deep Fried Sticky Ribs

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Spinach Dip Mozzarella Sticks

spinach

For the recipes to these delicious snacks and more follow this link: CLICK ME!

Happy Partying! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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I must’ve had a case of the Monday’s because I can’t believe I missed out on sharing with you all some delicious pie recipes in honor of National Pie Day. Well better late than never! Here are some to die for pie recipes that will have you wishing it was pie day every day (technically it can be)!

Apple Custard Pie

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http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2016/10/08/apple-custard-pie-with-cinnamon-streusel-recipe/

Blueberry Buttermilk Pie

blueberry

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/sweet-blueberry-buttermilk-pies-with-chamomile-cream/

Banana Cream Pie

banana

http://cincyshopper.com/easy-banana-cream-pie/

Key Lime Pie

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http://www.momontimeout.com/2015/03/best-key-lime-pie-recipe/#_a5y_p=3545419

Millionaire’s Pie

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http://www.spendwithpennies.com/millionaire-pie-5-minutes-to-prep/

Pecan Pie

pecan

http://www.cookingclassy.com/pecan-pie/

Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie

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http://hostthetoast.com/maple-bourbon-brown-butter-peach-pie/

*frantically drives to store to buy all of the ingredients to make these pies!*

Happy Belated National Pie Day!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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BRRRR… Happy Friday everyone. If you’re in Austin, TX today then you’re probably freezing your butt off like I am. I can’t wait to go home after this long work day and snuggle up by the fire. The only thing that would make that better is if I had some hot dinner to go along with it. Here are 3 slow cooker recipes sure to warm the soul and your hands this cold and chilly weekend.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

pot-roast

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds chuck roast
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 ounce dried onion soup mix
1 onion, diced
3 gold potatoes, diced
3 large carrots, chopped
½ cup water

PREPARATION
1. Place the chuck roast in a 7-quart slow cooker.
2. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, and onion soup pack. Top with vegetables and water.
3. Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
4. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Biscuits

chicken

INGREDIENTS
3 chicken breasts, diced
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups baby carrots, diced
21.5 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can refrigerated biscuits

PREPARATION
1. Place the chicken in a 7-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
2. Add the veggies and condensed soup and mix thoroughly.
3. Cook on high for 3 hours.
4. Rip biscuit dough into small pieces and drop evenly over chicken. Cook an additional hour.
5. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cornbread Chili

chili

INGREDIENTS
2 pounds pork shoulder, diced
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 tablespoon cumin
1 can kidney beans, drained
½ cup tomato, diced
½ onion, diced
½ cup red enchilada sauce
1 box cornbread mix, prepared according to instructions
Cheddar cheese to top, optional

PREPARATION
1. Place the pork shoulder, seasoned salt, cumin, kidney beans, tomato, onion, and enchilada sauce in a 7-quart slow cooker. Mix thoroughly.
2. Cook on high for 3 hours.
3. Dollop prepared cornbread evenly over mixture. Cook an additional hour.
4. Top with cheddar cheese if desired.
5. Enjoy!

Go start that crock pot and crank up the fire. It’s going to be a warm and cozy weekend with these recipes in your hand.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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