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Alcohol and Dessert? What could be better!

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

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Kahlua Brownies w/Kahlua Ganache 

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Red Wine Velvet Cake

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Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

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Cucumber Gin & Tonic Sorbet

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Are you tipsy yet?

Enjoy! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s the weekend which is the perfect time to make dessert for yourself or the whole family. Even better, these desserts only have 5 ingredients so you’ll have plenty of time to eat your cake and go play too!

Rocky Road Clusters

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RECIPE HERE!

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

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RECIPE HERE!

Molten Nutella Lava Cake

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RECIPE HERE!

Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream

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RECIPE HERE!

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

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Its officially 5 days before Christmas. Have you done all of your shopping? I for one still have a couple of more gifts to buy for those special people in my life and don’t want to waste a second of my shopping time on thinking about what to make for my meals this week. Lucky for you, I have some delicious crock pot recipes to make this holiday season for you to throw all of the ingredients in and leave it to work it’s magic while you finish working yours.

Classic Pot Roast

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http://pinchofyum.com/12-easy-recipes-you-can-make-in-a-slow-cooker

Cinnamon Rolls

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http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/12/21/easy-slow-cooker-cinnamon-rolls/

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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http://www.jocooks.com/recipes/crockpot-cheesy-mashed-potatoes/

Hearty Hambone Soup

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http://damndelicious.net/2013/12/25/leftover-hambone-soup/

Slow Cooker Meatballs

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http://carlsbadcravings.com/sweet-spicy-cranberry-meatballs-slow-cooker/

Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies

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http://damndelicious.net/2015/06/05/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-chicken-and-veggies/

Cranberry Apple Crisp

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http://www.ihearteating.com/slow-cooker-cranberry-apple-crisp/

Monkey Bread

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http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/crock-pot-monkey-bread/

Chai Hot Chocolates

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http://aprilgolightly.com/crockpot-chai-hot-chocolate/

Don’t these recipes just make you feel all warm and cozy. Pick one out to make tonight to make the house smell delicious while wrapping those gifts.

Happy Holidays!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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PSA: It’s strawberry season!!

Berries, berries, galore! I love berries. These delicious little fruits are so easy to just pop in your mouth or bag on the go and they are very nutritious as well. With spring nearing here in Austin, TX, berry season is soon underway and that means strawberry farms and strawberry picking. Here are some scrumptious strawberry recipes for you to use before all of those delicious berries go bad in your fridge!

Strawberry and Cream Scones

Strawberry and Cream Scones

Recipe: http://bakerbynature.com/strawberries-and-cream-scones/

Strawberry Dump Cake

Easy Strawberry Dump Cake

Recipe: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/08/strawberry-dump-cake/

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Five-Minute Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Recipe: http://www.justataste.com/5-minute-healthy-strawberry-frozen-yogurt-recipe/

Strawberry Jello Pie

Easy Strawberry Jello Pie

Recipe: http://cincyshopper.com/easy-strawberry-pie-like-frischs-and-shoneys/

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/01/23/strawberry-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Strawberry Nutella French Toast

Strawberry Nutella French Toast Roll-Ups

Recipe: http://www.recipetineats.com/strawberry-nutella-french-toast-roll-ups/#comment-17722

Strawberry Tart

Simplest Strawberry Tart

Recipe: http://brooklynsupper.com/2016/03/simplest-strawberry-tart/

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie with Brown Sugar and Lemon

Recipe: http://www.jessicanwood.com/2015/06/08/strawberry-pie-2/

I don’t know about you, but I’m running to my nearest grocery store and picking up pounds of this delicious fruit to start trying out some of these recipes. Happy strawberry picking!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

 

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We all want to be extra creative on Valentine’s Day to show the ones we love how much we appreciate them. But chocolate covered strawberries and roses are so boring! It’s time to amp it up with these cool, unique treats to give to that special person this valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Recipe: http://hoosierhomemade.com/easy-chocolate-covered-cherries-recipe/

Double Chocolate Raspberries

Double Chocolate Raspberries

Recipe: http://www.sugarhero.com/chocolate-covered-raspberries/

Strawberry Confetti Pancakes

Strawberry Confetti Pancakes

Recipe:  http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/03/strawberry-and-sprinkles-buttermilk-pancakes.html

Strawberry and Brownie Kabobs

Strawberry and Brownie Kabobs

Recipe: http://www.iheartnaptime.net/dessert-kabobs/

Oreo Pops

Oreo Pops

Recipe: http://lilluna.com/valentines-day-oreo-pops/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+lilluna/isXQ+(Lil%27+Luna+-+All+Things+Good)

Rice Krispie Hearts

Rice Krispie Hearts

Recipe: http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/diy-wedding-favors-rice-krispies-treat-hearts/

S’mores Popcorn

S'more Popcorn

Recipe: http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2015/01/valentines-day-smores-popcorn.html

Red Velvet Trifle

Red Velvet Trifle

Recipe: http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/red-velvet-week-red-velvet-and-strawberry-trifle/#_a5y_p=2819708

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful, chocolate filled Valentine’s Day!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

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I know it’s October and that means pumpkin everything but I’m going to let you in on a little secret and confess that I’m not a huge pumpkin lover. There I said it! Not to worry though because for those of you who are like me and don’t think pumpkin is all it’s cracked up to be, here are some decadent fall desserts that don’t require pumpkin. I promise they are still delicious!

Apple Crisp Blondies

Apple Crisp Blondies

Recipe: http://www.thereciperebel.com/apple-crisp-blondies/

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Recipe: http://www.floatingkitchen.net/cranberry-upside-down-cake/

Cinnamon Roll Bites

Cinnamon Roll Bites

Recipe: http://www.highheelsandgrills.com/cinnamon-roll-bites/

Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Recipe: http://www.floatingkitchen.net/pecan-pie-milkshakes/

Sweet Potato Cake with Pecan Streusel

Sweet Potato Cake with Pecan Streusel

Recipe: http://www.savorynothings.com/sweet-potato-cake-with-pecan-streusel/

Fruit Crisp

Skinny Holiday Fruit Crisp

Recipe: http://www.savorynothings.com/skinny-holiday-fruit-crisp/

Greek Yogurt Apple Cinnamon Bread

Greek Yogurt Apple Cinnamon Bread

Recipe: http://kristineskitchenblog.com/2015/08/31/greek-yogurt-apple-cinnamon-bread/

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I can’t believe October is already halfway over. I’m not ready to say goodbye to pumpkin flavored everything. If you’re like me once October comes, I think of every possible dessert I can make with pumpkin in it. These desserts aren’t always healthy but I’m here to share with you some healthy pumpkin sweets you can make this month that won’t leave you with a toothache!

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

The BEST Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

Recipe: http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/the-best-healthy-greek-yogurt-pumpkin-bread/

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Recipe: http://leelalicious.com/pumpkin-breakfast-cookies/

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe: http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2014/11/03/pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls/

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles

Recipe: http://www.layersofhappiness.com/healthy-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-waffles/

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Scones

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Scones

Recipe: http://reciperunner.com/cinnamon-sugar-pumpkin-scones/

Pumpkin Fudge

Healthy 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge

Recipe: http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/09/04/healthy-3-ingredient-pumpkin-fudge/

Pumpkin French Toast

Healthier Pumpkin French Toast

Recipe: http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/2014/10/healthier-pumpkin-french-toast.html

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Recipe: http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie-pudding/

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Everytime I go grocery shopping I stick a bunch of bananas in my cart and then when I get home I stick them on my counter and forget about them until it’s too late. They’ve turned from their beautiful yellow color, to a brown gross looking one and now the only thing to do is make banana bread. Well this isn’t always the healthiest option and I kick myself in the butt for not eating them sooner. But now I don’t have too. Here is a healthy banana bar recipe that you can use when you too forget about your bananas and have to turn them into something delicious, and now healthy too!

Banana Breakfast Bars

Banana Breakfast Bars are a combination granola bar, banana bread, and blondie all in one. Lighter than all 3, it's a perfect snack!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 medium bananas (spotted ones that are a little past their prime)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, optional

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8” or 9×9” pan with nonstick cooking spray. (Line it with foil first for easy removal, if desired.)
  2. Place bananas in a large bowl. Mash them with a fork or potato masher until just small chunks remain. Stir in oil and brown sugar with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. Add egg, vanilla, and salt, and stir until combined. Stir in baking soda. Add flour and oats and stir until mixed, some lumps will remain. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 18-22 minutes until browned around the edges and not jiggly in the center. Cool completely. Slice into bars.
  4. Optional drizzle: melt white chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl (on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each). Place melted chocolate in a small ziploc bag with the tip cut off and drizzle over bars.
  5. Enjoy within 2 days or freeze for up to one month. I like to freeze them and then reheat as needed, since they don’t last very long on the counter.

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We all have a rice cooker. It makes cooking rice so much easier and it doesn’t take much effort. Just measure it and leave it to work its magic. But I bet you didn’t know that little contraption of yours had a secret. It can make so much more than rice, in fact I have here 8 recipes from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert that can be made in your rice cooker. Get ready to be blown away!

Super Cheesy Polenta

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Recipe: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/228476/rice-cooker-super-cheesy-polenta/

Frittata

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Recipe: http://justbento.com/handbook/recipe-collection-mains/rice-cooker-frittata-summer-vegetables

Chicken Chili

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Recipe: http://kitchenability.com/quick-cooking/rice-cooker-recipe-chicken-chili-recipe/

Taco Soup

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Recipe: http://www.superhealthykids.com/taco-soup-in-the-rice-cooker/

Country-Style Ribs

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Recipe: http://domesticdiva-katie.blogspot.com/2012/01/rice-cooker-country-style-ribs.html

Sausage Jambalaya

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Recipe: http://www.diaryofarecipecollector.com/rice-cooker-sausage-jambalaya.html

Vanilla Almond Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Recipe: http://www.bloggingoverthyme.com/vanilla-almond-steel-cut-oatmeal/

Rice Cooker Chocolate Cake

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Recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/rice-cooker-chocolate-cake-395536

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Say it ain’t so! We all have the occasional sweet tooth now and then (if you’re me more often than others) and we don’t want to spend hours slaying over a hot oven, not to mention have you seen how many ingredients some of those desserts have? Give me a boxed cake mix any day! Well I have a little treat for you (and yes they’re edible) here are my top 5 sweet desserts that you can make in 5 minutes! I’ve included the link to the complete list of these desserts as well as the recipes because there’s just so many to choose from they all deserve some kind of recognition. Go ahead and pick your favorite (or all of them), trust me I won’t judge!

Microwave Brownie in a Cup

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Microwave Strawberry Cobbler

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Cookie Dough Waffle

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Apple Crisp

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Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

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Click Me for the Recipes and More Desserts: http://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/five-minute-desserts?bfsms=1&utmterm=.msEy08QzAR#.urpkwvGop

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