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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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I know Spring is here and hot, summer days are quickly approaching but there’s still some time to get some use out of your trusty slow cooker before you store it away for the winter months. Here are some delicious recipes you can try before the heat wave strikes!

Honey Garlic Chicken

chicken

INGREDIENTS
8 chicken thighs
1 pound baby red potatoes
1 pound baby carrots
1 pound green beans
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
4 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

PREPARATION
1. In a large bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and pepper.
2. Place 4 chicken thighs in the bottom of a 6-qt slow cooker. Pour half of the soy mixture over the chicken. Throw in the baby red potatoes, carrots, then the other 4 chicken thighs. Season the top layer of chicken to taste, then pour the rest of the soy mixture over the chicken.
3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Feel free to baste midway.
4. Add green beans during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Optional: Broil the cooked chicken thighs, skin side up to brown and crisp the skins, about 3-4 minutes.

Beef Stew

beef

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds beef chuck roast
⅓ cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
28 ounces plum tomatoes, canned
2 cups red wine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 bay leaf
½ tablespoon salt

PREPARATION
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper.
Rub the flour mixture on the beef, making sure it is covered entirely.
Heat oil in large skillet. Sear the meat on every side until golden brown.
Transfer meat into slow cooker.
Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, wine, herbs, bay leaf, and salt.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve it with your favorite side dish and sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.
Enjoy!

Ribs

ribs

INGREDIENTS
2 cups bbq sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 pounds baby back ribs
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION
Combine bbq sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and chili powder in a small bowl.
Salt and pepper the ribs. Place ribs in slow cooker, cover in sauce. Cook low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
After the ribs are done, spoon the bbq sauce in the slow cooker over the ribs before removing. Cut the ribs, serve with bbq sauce. Enjoy!

Enjoy this nice weather before it gets too hot!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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It’s Pi Day! The one day math and desserts together make sense. It’s only fitting I share with you all some delicious pie recipes to make in honor of math and pie itself.

Cherry Berry Pie

cherry

https://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Cherry-Berry-Pie-from-Mr-Food

Sinful Peanut Butter Cream Pie

peanut

https://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Sinful-Peanut-Butter-Cream-Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

sweet

https://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Sweet-Potato-Pie-by-Mr-Food

Key Lime Pie

key

https://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Easy-Key-Lime-Pie-2216

You’ll have your afternoon full baking all these pies in honor of Albert Einstein.

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

chicken

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alixtraeger/chicken-parm-strips?bffbtasty&ref=bffbtasty&utm_term=.jhPPez9DP#.yu8rxKZkr

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast Roll Up

french

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahwilliams/french-roll-ups-four-ways?bffbtasty&ref=bffbtasty&utm_term=.gynyPamGy#.pcb8Qdvj8

Baked Potato Wedges & Fish Sticks

fish

https://www.buzzfeed.com/clairenolan/easy-baked-potato-wedges-fish-sticks?bffbtasty&ref=bffbtasty&utm_term=.cwRlGa7pl#.vmdK5rqRK

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahwilliams/grab-your-little-one-and-make-these-cute-banana-and-chocolat?utm_term=.nheDejQ4D#.ev1eKALpe

Pizza

pizz

https://www.buzzfeed.com/adambianchi/grab-your-little-one-and-make-this-easy-pizza-with-your-kidd?utm_term=.yaVzqN7ez#.cigqY9yEq

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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Happy Monday friends and fellow bloggers. I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the work week. This weekend I did a little overindulging so I’m going to give my body a much needed break and refuel it with a lot of delicious and nutritious vegetables. So these recipes I am going to share with you contain no meat but can definitely be modified to include meat if you were good and didn’t over do it this weekend like me. These recipes still pack a protein punch so your body will be able to rejuvenate and your stomach will be just as happy!

Egg & Black Bean Enchiladas

enchilada

http://littlespicejar.com/breakfast-enchiladas-with-ranchero-sauce/

Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

soba

http://cookieandkate.com/2014/sugar-snap-pea-and-carrot-soba-noodles/

Taco Bowl w/Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas

taco

http://www.killingthyme.net/2017/02/02/taco-grain-bowl-with-crispy-chipotle-chickpeas/

Broccoli Mushroom Stir-Fry

broccoli

http://www.collegiatevegan.com/post/108781404162/broccolini-mushroom-stir-fry

Vegan Lentil Soup

lentil

http://cookieandkate.com/2015/vegan-lentil-soup-recipe/

I hope these recipes help prepare you for a successful week!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

 

 

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Happy March everyone! This month snuck up on me as well. If the months keep passing this quickly,it’ll be 2018 before we know it. With March comes (almost) the beginning of Spring so I know we are all itching to start growing our own fresh fruits and vegetables to use in our recipes. So here’s a look at what’s in season for March and what yummy concoctions you can come up with to use all of these incredible ingredients.

march

Broccoli Melt

broccoli

https://smittenkitchen.com/2016/02/broccoli-melts/?utm_source=feedburner

Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

potato

http://minimalistbaker.com/crispy-smashed-potatoes-with-garlic-pesto/

Slow-Cooker Shrimp and Crab Bisque

shrimp

http://yestoyolks.com/2017/03/01/slow-cooker-shrimp-crab-bisque/

Honey Soy Salmon

salmon

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/honey-soy-salmon/

French Lemon Tart

lemon

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/tart-au-citron-french-lemon-tart/

Greek Lemon Chicken Kebabs

chicken

http://www.asaucykitchen.com/greek-lemon-chicken-kebabs/


Spicy Collard Greens

collard

http://spicysouthernkitchen.com/spicy-collard-greens/

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and makes one of these delicious recipes!

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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