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Have your dessert and enjoy your weekend too!

Peanut Butter Swirl Saltine Toffee

toffee

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!!

Chocolate Pudding Cake

cake

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Oreo Brownies

oreo

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!!

Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Rolls

brie

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Try not to bake them all at once (;

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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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 Friday everyone! The weather in Austin, TX this week has been nothing short of GORGEOUS and I’m sure this weekend won’t disappoint. So I’m going to start the weekend off right by sharing with you a sweet and scrumptious recipe to match this sweet weather we’ve been having. Enjoy!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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Ingredients

For the filling:

8 oz. cream cheese-softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg white

1 cup raspberries-washed and well drained

For the cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

5.5 Tablespoons unsalted butter- softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup sour cream

For the streusel topping:

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

3 tablespoons butter-chilled and cubed

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8 or 9 inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • To make the filling: Mix together the cream cheese and sugar on medium-low speed until creamy. Add eeg white end mix on low just to combine. Set aside.
  • To make the cake batter: In a bow stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  • With an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar on medium-low speed. Add egg and egg yolk and vanilla. Slowly mix in the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula. Spread the cream cheese filling on top. Place raspberries onto cream cheese filling.
  • To make the topping: Combine sugar, flour and chilled cubed butter in a bowl. Stir with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.( Make sure the streusel is in pea-sized crumbs)
  • Sprinkle the streusel on top of raspberries.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack, run a thin knife around the cake and loose ring of springform pan.
  • Store in the fridge.

Have a safe and fun weekend everyone. Enjoy this weather!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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It’s everyone’s favorite holiday! At least mine anyway. There’s just something about this day that makes me want to go a little crazy (probably all of that green beer). But before we indulge ourselves in adult beverages, let’s be sure we celebrate first with some good ‘ol Irish food. Here are some recipes to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

Irish Soda Bread

bread

https://www.cookstr.com/Irish-Recipes/Irish-Soda-Bread-Victoria-Blashford-Snell

Yorkshire Pudding

pudding

https://www.cookstr.com/Irish-Recipes/Yorkshire-Pudding-Patrick-Taylor

Spicy Red Cabbage

cabbage

https://www.cookstr.com/Irish-Recipes/Spicy-Red-Cabbage

Beef and Guinness Stew

stew

https://www.cookstr.com/Irish-Recipes/Irish-Beef-and-Guinness-Stew

Corned Beef and Cabbage

corned

https://www.cookstr.com/Irish-Recipes/Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage-Arthur-Schwartz

Dark Guinness Cake

cake

https://www.cookstr.com/Irish-Recipes/Dark-Guinness-Cake-With-Jameson-Cream-Icing

I’m definitely feeling a little Irish after reading this blog. I can’t wait to make some of these recipes for tonight. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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 NATIONAL TORTILLA CHIP DAY

Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

National Tortilla Chip Day, a day set aside for the crunchy snack loved by millions across the nation, is observed annually on February 24th.

The tortilla chip is most commonly served with salsa, chile con queso, guacamole, cheese dips or other dips.  Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that have been cut into wedges and then fried.  The corn tortillas are made from corn, vegetable oil, salt and water.  Typically made with yellow corn, tortillas can also be made with white, blue or red corn.

Even though tortilla chips have always been considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados, they were first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. It is said that the triangle-shaped tortilla chips were made popular by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to use the misshapen tortillas that were rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Los Angeles deli and tortilla factory.

Carranza realized that once the discarded tortillas were cut into triangle shapes and fried, they became a popular snack.  She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.  Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award in 1994 for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.

The United States is one of the primary markets for tortilla chips. 

Another favorite dish made with tortilla chips is nachos.  The dish was first created around 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. Nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, and often additional toppings are added, such as meat, salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, diced onion, lettuce, olives, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Go and get your favorite dip and enjoy some tortilla chips. Don’t forget that margarita to wash it all down!

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

 

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