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It’s the final month of 2017. Let’s end it with a delicious bang by cooking up some of these delicious dishes.

Carnitas Soup

Easy-Leftover-Carnitas-Soup-Recipe-5-1

Recipe Here!

Monkey (Ginger) Bread

monkey

Recipe Here!

Brie Stuffed Baby Potatoes 

Brie-Stuffed-Crispy-Baby-Potatoes-with-Truffle-Oil-1

Recipe Here!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/Parmesan Cream Sauce

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Recipe Here!

Bacon & Brussel Sprouts Salad

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Recipe Here!

Gingerbread Waffles

ginger

Recipe Here!

Sausage & Mushroom Bread Pudding

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Recipe Here!

Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies

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Recipe Here!

Start of the end of the year right! Happy Cooking!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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With the holiday season behind us, I’m still a little reluctant to get back into the swing of things. I thought I would make it easy on myself this week and prepare dinners that are cooked in foil which makes for a tasty dinner and easy cleanup. I’ve decided to share these recipes with you, so break out the foil and let’s get to cooking!

Caprese Stuffed Chicken

chicken

http://www.thewholesomedish.com/caprese-stuffed-chicken-foil-packs/

Garlic & Herb Salmon

salmon

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/garlic-lovers-salmon/

BBQ Chicken

bbq

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/bbq-chicken-foil-pack

Turkey Sausage and Vegetables

turkey

http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/easy-tin-foil-sausage-veggies-dinner/

Chicken Fajita

fajita

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-freezer-dinner-packets-235217

Philly Cheesesteak 

philly

http://www.highheelsandgrills.com/philly-cheesesteak-tin-foil-dinners/

Hopefully these easy recipes will help get back to work more quickly!

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

pot-roast

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

Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon-rolls

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

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

potatoes

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

Hearty Hambone Soup

ham

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

Slow Cooker Meatballs

meatballs

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

Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies

chicken

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

Cranberry Apple Crisp

cranberry

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

Monkey Bread

monkey

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

Chai Hot Chocolates

chai

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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What’s a holiday without a few bottles of champagne and yummy cocktails. Say no more, the blog post you have been waiting for is here. Your ultimate drink stop is awaiting. Just keep reading for all of the recipes.

Sherry Bazaar

sherry

Ingredients:

35ml Fino Sherry
15ml Dolin Chamberyzette
10ml gin (Cream Gin works best in this)
5ml strawberry liqueur
A slice of lemon

Method:

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a glass. For a punch, just quadruple the ingredients, pour into a bowl and add ice.

Clementine Negronis

clementine

Ingredients:

35ml clementine-infused gin
35ml Campari
35ml Cocchi sweet vermouth
Two drops cranberry bitters

Method:

“Before your party, add the dried skins of two clementines to a bottle of your favourite gin. Leave it to sit for 48 hours then strain for clementine-infused gin.

“Pour all of your ingredients into a glass and stir with ice. Serve with a dehydrated slice of clementine, cranberries and a blast of Wham turned up loud.

French 75

french

Ingredients:

15ml lemon juice
7.5ml sugar syrup
37.5ml gin
Fizzy wine

Method:

Pour the lemon juice and sugar syrup into a champagne flute with your gin. I like to use Burleighs Distillers Cut as it’s full of floral and warm spices that go really well in this drink. I then top up with whatever fizzy wine my wife has left (of course this should be champagne, but needs must). If you’re feeling fancy, decorate with a lemon peel twist.

Spiced Daiquiri

spiced

Christmas Spiced Syrup Ingredients:

500ml water
500g white sugar
20g black peppercorns
20g cloves
20g star anise
20g cardamom
10g cinnamon bark
Two pieces orange zest
One piece lemon zest
One vanilla pod

Christmas Spiced Syrup Method:

Mix the water with all the ingredients, and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from the heat and pour into a plastic jug. Leave to cool. Strain when room temperature.

Daiquiri Ingredients:

20ml ruby port
20ml rum
20ml lime juice
20ml Christmas spiced syrup
20 ml pomegranate juice

Daiquiri Method:

Add all the ingredients to shaker with ice, give a hard shake then strain into a chilled glass.

Vin Chill Factor

vin

Ingredients:

25ml gin
25ml Tempranillo wine (or any other red wine you like)
15ml grenadine

Method:

Pour all your ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a flute, then top up with prosecco.

If you wanted to share with guests, simply multiply your ingredients, add to a punch bowl and pour over a full bottle of Prosecco. Ladle into glasses.

Rum Punch

rum

Ingredients:

One part sour: lemon juice
Two parts sweet: strawberry liqueur
Three parts strong: rum
Four parts weak: water. I recommend brewing your water with a bag of mulling spices for an extra kick.

i.e. 100ml lemon juice, 200ml strawberry liqueur (or sugar syrup), 300ml rum, 400ml spiced water.

Method:

Put all these ingredients straight into a large vessel, throw in a few slices of orange and some ice and you’re away. You can also ladle this drink into tea cups, wine glasses or anything you like!

Happy Holidays and remember to drink responsibly!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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This week’s dinner theme: chicken. It’s one of those versatile ingredients that you can literally do ANYTHING with. So here are some different chicken recipes for you to make this week to highlight this yummy and inexpensive bird.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

cheesy

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jodyduits/sneak-some-veggies-into-this-delicious-cheesy-chicken-and-br?utm_term=.yeeAzGnYY&sub=4178219_8172537

Honey Garlic Chicken

Orange Chicken

Chicken Fajita Pasta

fajita

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alvinzhou/this-one-pot-fajita-pasta-will-add-spice-to-your-weeknight-r?utm_term=.dwLekaBdy#.af7AK0rez

Stuffed Chicken Parm

parm

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alvinzhou/prepare-yourself-for-complete-satisfaction-with-this-stuffed?utm_term=.hlAWyEMZ8#.nfBGRKPoB

 

Which recipe are you most excited about trying? Comment on this post if you liked these recipes!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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The week after Thanksgiving is always hard for 2 reasons:

  1. Returning to work after a long weekend
  2. Feeling a little extra heavy after all the food you happily indulged in

I like to take the next couple of weeks after Thanksgiving before Christmas comes to get my body back into shape. What better way to start then by breakfast! So here are some healthy breakfast recipes for you to give a try this week when you’re trying to shed that extra “turkey” weight

Kale, Feta, and Egg Toast

kale

http://www.wellplated.com/kale-feta-egg-toast/#_a5y_p=3422321

Flourless Banana Bread

banana

http://thebakermama.com/recipes/5-ingredient-flourless-banana-bread/

Egg & Sausage Muffins

egg

http://www.recipe-diaries.com/2015/08/10/4-ingredient-egg-and-sausage-muffins/

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

oatmeal

https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/2016-clean-eating-day-2?utm_term=.xb5y271j8#.am4Bw1D6M

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles

waffle

http://slimsanity.com/whole-wheat-applesauce-waffles/

Pumpkin Protein Bars

protein

http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/pumpkin-protein-bars/

I can feel my jeans loosening up as we speak. Happy Tuesday!

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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Thanksgiving week is finally here! I’ve given you TONS of recipes and tips and tricks these past couple of weeks to make your Thanksgiving dinner a HUGE success. In this post I’m going to share with you some of my all-time favorite must have dishes to have on this special day.

Oyster Stuffing

oyster

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/oyster-stuffing-recipe.html

Baked Mac n’ Cheese

cheese

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/baked-macaroni-and-cheese.html

Collard Greens

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http://divascancook.com/soul-food-collard-greens-recipe-southern/

Mashed Potatoes

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/real-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html

And my #1 FAVORITE Thanksgiving dish!

Sweet Potato Pie

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/calleys-sweet-potato-pie-recipe.html

So that’s my list! But let’s not forget the most important part about Thanksgiving isn’t the food, but the people you get to share it with.

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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