Posts Tagged ‘#humpday’

Alcohol and Dessert? What could be better!

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles


Alcohol Starts Here!

Kahlua Brownies w/Kahlua Ganache 


Alcohol Starts Here!

Red Wine Velvet Cake


Alcohol Starts Here!

Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake


Alcohol Starts Here!

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes


Alcohol Starts Here!

Cucumber Gin & Tonic Sorbet


Alcohol Starts Here!

Are you tipsy yet?

Enjoy! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy


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And it’s good for you too!

Creamy Tomato Shells



Zucchini & Corn Quesadillas



Turkey, Vegetable, & Rice Skillet



Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken



Dinner that’s tasty and great for your budget? Sign me up!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy


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There’s a lot to be happy about on this beautiful Wednesday. We’re halfway through the week and it’s International Women’s Day. So before continuing to read this post, go and congratulate a special women in your life for all of their achievements. They surely deserve it! Now back to the blog. Today we are getting creative with our kids today. Cooking with young ones can be a fun and messy experience but no doubt in the end it will be memorable and you’ll end up with something delicious to share with them. Here are some fun recipes to make with your kids the next time they want to be just like mommy or daddy in the kitchen.

Chicken Parm Strips



Peanut Butter Banana French Toast Roll Up



Baked Potato Wedges & Fish Sticks



Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins






Your kids won’t be able to wait to get in the kitchen and start cooking these recipes with you!

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



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



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


    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.
Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy
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This tangy, sweet fruit has long been recommended as a digestive aid. Pineapple is full of enzymes that help break down proteins, making it an excellent addition to any meal. Pineapple is also stocked with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It is exceptionally rich in vitamin C and manganese. Pineapple is also a great provider of fiber, B vitamins, and copper. Pineapple is a low calorie fruit that boosts immune function and digestive well-being, prevents macular degeneration, and may attack cancer too.

Summer really is the perfect time to snack on this sweet fruit. Try freezing chunks of pineapple and using them as ice cubes in your drinks!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!


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Apricots are those beautiful, sweet-tasting orange fruits that show up in the produce section during the summer months. They’re easy to snack on, and they offer a ton of nutritional benefits, too.


1. Apricots Help Fight Against Cardiovascular Diseases

They are very high in beta-carotene as well as lycopene, which aid in reducing your risk of developing atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

2. Apricots are an Excellent Source of FiberL

Apricots are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber plays a vital roll in how our digestive tract operates. Fiber keeps things moving, and that is vital to overall good health.

3. Apricots are Rich in Vitabmins

Apricots are also a wonderful source of vitamin A, C,  and potassium.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by your local grocery store and pick up this sweet fruit today!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy De La Cruz

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Coconut Oil

coconut oil

Your body sends medium-chain fatty acids directly to your liver to use as energy. This makes coconut oil a powerful source of instant energy to your body, a function usually served in the diet by simple carbohydrates. Additionally, research has demonstrated that, due to its metabolic effect, coconut oil also increases the activity of your thyroid.

Additionally, coconut oil can be used on your skin to make it softer and smoother! So go pick up this versatile oil today!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!


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Each egg has 6 grams of protein but just 72 calories. No wonder researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, found that eating eggs for breakfast (as part of a low-cal diet) helps you slim down.
Try this classic Egg Sandwich to fulfill all your breakfast needs.

What came first: the chicken or the egg? Well it doesn’t matter because the important thing is chickens lay eggs and this delicate food is packed full of protein you need before and after working out! They are also low in carbs and calories and are perfect if you’re trying to shed some extra pounds. With 6 grams of protein in each egg, feel free to eat as many of these as you want. They are also delicious in a number of ways: fried, scrambled, over easy, and my personal favorite: hard boiled. Stock up on this superfood today and watch your body transform right before your eyes.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!


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Green Tea

green tea

This ages-old health secret has been used as a natural remedy for everything from cancer to heart disease ! The secret to this delicious drink? Antioxidants! The main superhero here isEpigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, a phytochemical that slows irregular cell growth, which could potentially help prevent the growth of some cancers.


So the next time you’re at the store, pick up this tea and watch it work it’s magic!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy De La Cruz, Realtor

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First off, what exactly is a superfood? While this isn’t a real term in general superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don’t.

You should try to incorporate these foods into your daily diet everyday. Today I’m going to talk about one of my personal favorite breakfast staples: Oats!

Why they’re super: Full of fiber, oats are a rich source of magnesium, potassium, and phytonutrients. They contain a special type of fiber that helps to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Magnesium works to regulate blood-sugar levels, and research suggests that eating whole-grain oats may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Oats can be utilized in many different ways and are good at any meal. So the next time you’re at the store, consider picking up this wonderful ingredient!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!


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