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End of Summer Grilling

End of Summer Grilling – from Food Network…  It really hurt to write End of Summer – but it’s true, so enjoy every moment and grill away!

                                                                Ashley R. Good –  Flickr.com          

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August 29, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Grilling with Good Morning America

Grilling with Good Morning America…

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It’s summer time – aka – Barbecue time!  Here are some great recipes from GMA ~


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July 26, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, Good Morning America, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

How to Prepare the Grill

How to Prepare the Grill from www.KitchenDaily.com

                                                                 Peter Fuchs – Flickr.com

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                                                               Ashley R. Good – Flickr.com

July 24, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Grilled Pineapple

Summer Time is Grilling Time!  Here are some great Grilled Pineapple recipes….

                                                                   mccun934 – Flickr.com


This post brings me back in time, when hubby and I went to Hawaii on our honeymoon 24 years ago – and everything – I mean EVERYTHING – we ate had pineapple… and it was delicious!

July 21, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grilling with Food Network

Grilling with Food Network…

                                                        woodleywonderworks – Flickr.com

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                                                         woodleywonderworks – Flickr.com

July 17, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Grilling with Allrecipes.com

                                                         woodleywonderworks – Flickr.com

Summer Grilling with Allrecipes.com….

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                                                                  (nutmeg) – Flickr.com

July 11, 2010 Posted by | Recipes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Barbecue!

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the summer barbecuing season! 

                                                                         ptc24 – Flickr.com

Here are some great recipes and barbecue tips for fantastic cook outs all summer long…

                                                              TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

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June 6, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, Recipes, Summer, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 238

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 238:

Lot’s of work to do again today  and I’m happy to report that the rain and clouds are gone and it is an absolute gorgeous day!!  Spring isn’t until Saturday, although it has arrived today – Yeah! 

Here is a pic of a beautiful – and thawed – Ball Pond

As I made my way to the office, I realized quickly that I was over dressed.  This happens every Spring –  I’m afraid of being cold, so I still wear turtle necks and coats and sweat my buns off!

After going to the office, I stopped at A&P in Brewster – yes, FOOD SHOPPING AGAIN!

When I arrived home, my mom and David had made a wonderful dinner – our very 1st barbecue of the season – and – we even ate outside…

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our 1st BBQ

What a beautiful day today… we had our 1st barbecue! 


Posted via email from Diana’s Neighborhood Pics

March 16, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 67

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 67:

It’s Saturday – Appointment making day for a client – we’ll be viewing some homes on Monday. 

In the morning, Jonathan had his New Fairfield Soccer photos at the New Fairfield High School.


Worked on my Blog – then baked a cake and made pasta salad to take to my brother-in-laws in Mt. Vernon, NY for a barbecue

SSPX0756                                                                            Yummy BBQ Chicken


September 27, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Casual Cookout Menu

                 A Casual Cookout Menu from Kraft Foods ~ CLICK ~ 

Since many of us will be cooking out this long, Labor Day weekend,  Kraft Foods has some yummy ideas.

Grilling Coals - Robert S. Donovan (booleansplit)                                                 Robert S. Donovan(booleansplit) – Flickr.com

Have fun, stay safe and Bon Appetite!

September 3, 2009 Posted by | Barbecue, Fun Post, Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grilled T-Bone Steak

T-Bone Steak - TheBusyBrain                                                             TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

From Food Network – try these mouth watering T-Bone Steak recipes**Drool**

All Gone - basheertome                                                                basheertome – Flickr.com

August 7, 2009 Posted by | Barbecue, Rachael Ray, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 11

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 10:

It’s Saturday, the first day in August and we’re busy cleaning and organizing – something I do everyday, although today we’re taking advantage of some time we have before heading over to my sister’s house for a barbecue.  Joe is installing a closet organizer in Jonathan’s room – he was the only one without an organizer and what a huge difference it will make!

HPIM2141                                                      Closet Organizer – Purchased at Home Depot

I’m multi-tasking,  which I enjoy since I seem to do well when I’m under pressure!  I’m cleaning, e-mailing, talking with clients – one new client that needs a mortgage broker to assist her.  I’m making a simple pasta salad for the BBQ – flew to Shaw’s – once again.  Boy do I spend alot of time… and money grocery shopping.

Picture 060                                                            Cell Phone Pic – Shaw’s in New Fairfield, CT

While I was at Shaw’s, I spoke with a client, verifying that she received a call from our appointment scheduling company, AccuShow, regarding an afternoon showing – her first – for her home tomorrow.  She did not, so I spent my shopping time on my cell – but all was taken care of and that is why I always push to get things done asap – don’t leave for later, what you can do now!

 Pool - Blackangel                                                              Blackangel – Flickr.com

We had an awesome time at my sister’s – with the exception of my 4 new mosquitoe bites.  The kids went into the pool and we ate and drank and had lots of laughs.  We are trying to plan a camp out at our house next weekend with my sister, brother and their families.  All the older kids will sleep in the tent in the woods in our back yard and the adults and little ones will sleep in doors.  I can’t wait!  Note to self… lot’s of bug spray needed.

Mosquito - edans                                                                       edans – Flickr.com

August 2, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Soak Up Summer with CVS Today

 CVS logo

CVS Today offers some great ways to Soak Up Summer.

Going on a Picnic - morrissey                                                                       morrissey – Flickr.com

*****CLICK BELOW*****

Bee on a Daisy - photogirl7                                                                photogirl7 – Flickr.com

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Summer | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs!

Grilling Hot Dogs - TheBusyBrain                                                                TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

Hot Dogs reminds us of barbecue’s, ball games and other summer get togethers.  My son David, is off to watch the Yankees’s today – I’m sure he’ll be enjoying some dogs during the game! 

Yankee Stadium Hot Dog - permanently scatterbrained                                                            permanently scatterbrained – Flickr.com

For a twist on Potato Salad – here is a recipe courtesy of Food Networks Giada ~ CLICK ~

I remember my mother in law making a chicken stew and adding Beef Hot Dogs to the pot – it was delicious – and an inexpensive way to stretch your meal!

Hot Dogs - TheBusyBrain                                                             TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

Here are some more recipes from Food Network:

How much do you know about Hot Dogs – watch this video, also from Food Network – on the History of Hot Dogs ~ CLICK ~ or the Hot Dog Heaven Video with Bobby Flay

Chicago Hot Dog - adactio                                                                       adactio – Flickr.com

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Grilling Kebabs

Kebabs - D'Arcy Norman                                                                 D’Arcy Norman – Flickr.com

Here is a Steak & Mushroom Kebab recipe to grill from South Beach ~ CLICK ~

From Food Network:

Shrimp Kebabs - Noonch                                                                    Noonch – Flickr.com

And from Paula Deen – something that will go great with any KebabsZucchini Bread! ~ CLICK ~

Zucchini - hilderbrant                                                                      hilderbrant – Flickr.com

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Barbecue, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Red, White & Blue 4th of July!

Flags - Hryck.                                                                    Hryck. – Flickr.com

I hope everyone had a Red, White and Blue 4th of July!

4th of July Cupcakes - elvissa                                                    elvissa – Flickr.com

From Fine Living Food & Drink – here are some great 4th of July entertaining tips that can be used through out the summer.

Also, from Good Morning America Featured RecipesSandra Lee 4th of July Recipes – and watch Sandra’s Backyard Barbecue on a Budget video

Spectacular Fireworks - iChaz                                                              iChaz – Flickr.com

Our celebration went very well, it continued until the wee hours with a bon fire and smores and some of my guest that live near by returned the next day for another barbecue.  I LOVE the summer!

July 7, 2009 Posted by | 4th of July, Barbecue, Fun Post, Good Morning America, Recipes, Summer, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family 4th of July Event

Fireworks - thedamian                                                         thedamian – Flickr.com

I am really looking forward to this 4th of July’s Barbecue.  We have always had family over for New Years Eve and New Years Day – 23 years and running!  We’ve added a few more holidays since moving to Connecticut – Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve ~ and 4th of July! 

 Happy 4th of July - The Wandering Angel                                                     The Wandering Angel – Flickr.com

Here in Connecticut, Fireworks are allowed – of course the legal ones that can be purchased in the local Super Markets and stores, which tend to be colorful and make more of POP-POP sound than the KABOOM ones seen at Fireworkshows.  Non the less, the kids ~ and adults ~ love it!  We wait until dark and have a BLAST! and, during that entire time – no pesty mosquitoes or bats flying over us!

Please remember to BE SAFE – Here are some Fireworks Safety Tips from Examiner.com

Sparklers - clip works                                                                   clip works – Flickr.com

~~~~~~~~~~CLICK HERE For some 4th of July FUN ideas from Disney’s FAMILY FUN~~~~~~~~~~~

July 2, 2009 Posted by | 4th of July, Barbecue, Connecticut, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My 4th of July Barbecue Menu

Flag - scubadive67                                                        scubadive67 – Flickr.com

I can’t believe that 4th of July is this Saturday!  We’re having over 40 people and I’ve started my menu.  Here are a few tasty delights I will be serving and some great recipes from Food Network

Barbecued Shrimp - mccun934                                                              mccun934 – Flickr.com

Apple Pie & Ice Cream - Wyscan                                                           Wyscan – Flickr.com

Just a few of the goodies I will be serving!

June 29, 2009 Posted by | 4th of July, Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Memorial Day Barbecue

                                        Flickr.com – BL 1961

Memorial Day - BL1961


From Healthy Eats8 Grilling Safty Tips You Need to Know

From Kraft KitchensMiracle Whip WOW! Burgers

From Food Network Memorial Day Recipes

cheese burger - Robert S. Donovan                                           Robert S. Donovan – Flickr.com

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Memorial Day – Weekend!

Memorial Day Flags - Evan S. Photography

                                                        Flickr.com – Evan S. Photography

I am so happy to be back!  It has been awhile – since Easter – crazy busy and my laptop had a virus!

I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day – weekend – the tradition of welcoming summer with family and friends gathering for picnic’s and barbecue’s – wearing white and the beaches opening!


Memorial Day Grilling - (nutmeg)Memorial Day BBQ - MeetaK

Flickr.com – (nutmeg)


Have a wonderful weekend – and be safe while grilling!

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Barbecued Burgers Indoors – YUM!

hamburger-chichacha                                                            chichacha – Flickr.com

Spring has sprung – bringing warm weather  – and warm weather attracts everyone outdoors!  One of our favorite things to do outdoors is BARBECUE!  Although, Springweather can be tricky – one day we’re in the 60’s, the next could be in the 40’s!  Being able to cook delish burgers indoors in great!  Here are some awesome recipes

grilled-pineapple-burger-lfl16                                                             LFL16 – Flickr.com

        Rachael Ray’s

st-louis-burger-rick                                                            Rick – Flickr.com

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Rachael Ray, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network Grilling Recipes

grilled-burger-robert-s-donovan-booleansplit                                     Robert S. Donovan (booleansplit) – Flickr.com

 It is a beautiful day here in Brewster, NY at my office – Century 21 V.J.F. Realty.   I live just 15 minutes away in New Fairfield, CT and can’t wait to get home and barbecue!

The Food Network has a ton of recipes on line.  There are also tips to eating healthier, quick and easy recipes, videos and a “My Recipe Box” to keep all your favorites.

A few that I’m choosing from are:

So many to choose from!  Many of my buyers, when looking at potential homes, make sure the deck or patio have enough room to fit a grill and table with chairs. 

 Happy and Safe Grilling to all!


June 3, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, New Fairfield, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Memorial Day – Weekend – Light Up the BBQ!

 Can you believe it’s Memorial Day – weekend already!  I tend to associate this time with going to the beach – which most people do – BUT, it’s too cold!  Although, it’s perfect weather for having the family over for a barbecue!

 If your looking for tips on what to make – or what to bring – The Food Network has great ideas like – Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad, Long Island Green Tea and Banana Smores!  One good tip is to maybe just pick 1 or 2 new recipes to incorporate into your menu.  Also, plan ahead, make a list and have the kids help. And most importantly, make sure your guests have a designated driver.

My husband and I will be having our families over – his coming up from Mount Vernon, NY and my brother coming from Brookfield, CT and my sister making a very long trip from her home to mine…  just 5 minutes away in New Fairfield, CT!

 I wish you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day – Weekend!


May 23, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Buyers, Connecticut, Mt. Vernon, New Fairfield, NY, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments