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Touchdown Chili

Touchdown Chili recipe from allrecipes.com…

                                                               waferboard – Flickr.com

                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK here to view RECIPE  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                Jayel Aheram – Flickr.com

A perfect meal to warm up and watch some football!

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September 19, 2010 Posted by | Fall, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ease Back to School Bustle

Ease Back to School Bustle and a Breakfast Smoothie Recipe from HomeMadeSimple.com

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September 9, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Breakfast Ideas from Kraft Foods

Breakfast Ideas from Kraft Foods

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                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Recipes  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

                                                                 House Of Sims – Flickr.com

So many to choose from – by the time I do, it’ll be lunch time!

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 219

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 219:

Anticipated storm never really came!  Of course the kids were disappointed – but…  I had the day to myself – trying to do as much work as possible…

 

For dinner, I made a dish that I had seen on Rachael Ray – Grilled chicken, eggplant, tomato and mozzarella cheese.  Everything but the cheese gets grilled separately – drizzling olive oil and adding a dash of salt & pepper – stacking all and popping back in the over to just melt the cheese! Mmmmm!

                                               ~~ CLICK Here to view the recipe and video~~

February 27, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Rachael Ray, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Avocado and Corn Salsa from Food Network

Avocado and Corn Salsa from Food Network…

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                                                                       J_silla – Flickr.com

Looks yummy and healthy!

February 15, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate Mousse Macadamia Tart from Pillsbury

Chocolate Mousse Macadamia Tart from Pillsbury…  Perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day!

                                                                  David Leggett – Flickr.com

                                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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February 11, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Pillsbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Almond Chicken from Kraftfoods

Almond Chicken from Kraftfoods…

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                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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January 22, 2010 Posted by | Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Stew Leonard’s Salisbury Steak

Stew Leonard’s Salisbury Steak Recipe…

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                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

January 20, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Spaghetti Carbonara From Food Network

Yum!  Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe from Food Network…

                                        Pingu 1963-very busy! – Flickr.com

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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January 18, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Four Cheese Baked Penne from Food Network

Four Cheese Baked Penne from Ellie Krieger and  www.FoodNetwork.com

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                                ***************  CLICK Here to View Recipe  ***************

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 I absolutely LOVE pasta – Love, Love, Love it and this dish looks delish!

 

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Snowman Face Cake

Betty Crocker’s ~ Snowman Face Cake…

                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                    *Micky – Flickr.com

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giada’s Holiday Pasta

Food Networks – Giada’s Holiday Pasta….  I Love Pasta!!!

                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                          Patricia Turo – Flickr.com

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Aida’s Linzer Cookies

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Day 4… Aida’s Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies

                                                                BOB008 – Flickr.com

                             ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for the Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

                                                              Eric__I_E – Flickr.com

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Mmmm! From Kraft Foods – Moist Caramel Apple Cake

                                                              joyosity – Flickr.com

My sister has made this a few times and e-mailed me the recipe directly from www.KraftFoods.com – Thanks Lisa!

 

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Apples, Baking, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nestle Banana Mini-Chip Cake

Our Thanksgiving baking has begun.  Amanda baked 2 Banana Chocolate Chip Cakes. 

We found a recipe on www.VeryBestBaking.com with loads of Nestle Chocolate Chip recipes. 

This recipe is for Nestle Banana Mini Chip Muffins – CLICK – although, we’re making 2 cakes – one for today and we’ll freeze the 2nd for Thanksgiving Day.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rocco Dispirito’s Comfort Food

Watch this video **CLICK** of Rocco Dispirito on Good Morning America as he shows us 3 different delicious recipes from his new Cookbook – Rocco Gets Real:

  1. Chicken and Chorizo Stew with Mustard Greens
  2. Tiny Meatballs and Tortellini with Broccoli Rabe
  3. New England Clam Chowder

Rocco

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

I am in the mood for a Green Bean Casserole – so…

Green Beans - hozae                                                                    hozae – Flickr.com

From Food NetworkBest Ever Green Bean Casserole

                                                       ~~~ CLICK ~~~ Here for the recipe

Crispy Onions - kevindooley                                                                  kevindooley – Flickr.com

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m in the Mood to Bake – Pumpkin Muffins!

I’m in the mood to bake… Pumpkin Muffins!

Pumpkin Seeds - Wyscan                                                                  Wyscan – Flickr.com

Halloween is over – but Fall is still here and soon Thanksgiving Day will be upon us.  With cooler days and Pumpkins galore – what better time to bake some Pumpkin Muffins – CLICK – here to view recipe fromwww.FoodNetwork.com

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake - norwichnuts                                                                Norwichnuts – Flickr.com

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Autumn, Baking, Fall, Thanksgiving, The Food Network | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Valerie Bertinelli’s Tuscan Style Soup

Valerie Bertinelli’s Tuscan Style Soup ~ CLICK ~ Here for RECIPE

Soup - ndrwfgg                                                                   ndrwfgg – Flickr.com

With this cold weather upon us – it’s a perfect time for soupValerie Bertinelli was on Good Morning America to share her Tuscan Style Soup.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Crumb Pie

Mmmm – Apple Crumb Pie recipe ~ CLICK ~ from Pete Bakes!

Apple Crumb Pie - Randy Son Of Robert                                                      Randy Son Of Robert – Flickr.com

I’ve gone out and purchased the ingredients and can’t wait to bake this delicious pie!

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Apples, Baking, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment

Potato Pancake Breakfast Scrambled Sandwich

Potato Pancake Breakfast Scrambled Sandwich – Wow, that’s a mouth full… literally!

Potato Pancakes - daniel spils                                                                   daniel spils – Flickr.com

From www.GoodMorningAmerica.coma Yummy-Yummy-in-my-Tummy recipe that use’s potato pancakes in place of toast!  I know, sounds great – right?   So, CLICK here for the recipe

Scrambled Eggs - georginamary                                                                      georginamary – Flickr.com

October 11, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake – Foodista

Mmmmm – Amanda just made a Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - thepinkpeppercorn                                                            thepinkpeppercorn – Flickr.com

The recipe came from www.Foodista.com – There were so many different Banana Cake recipes to choose from.  I knew I wanted to add chocolate chips, so I searched Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips.  My piece was still warm when I ate it after dinner – it was to die for!

Banana Choc Chip - Divine Domesticity                                                          Divine Domesticity – Flickr.com

                                             CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE FROM FOODISTA

Banana - House of Sims                                                               House of Sims – Flickr.com

October 10, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 79

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 79:

It’s Thursday – and my closing for tomorrow is confirmed – Yahoo!  I am so happy for my clients.  They are First Time Home Buyers and so looking forward to their first home.

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More good news…  Fo-Fo – my in-law’s dog that we have been watching since June – left today – another Yahoo!   To everyone who didn’t know him, he looked like a cute Koala Bear – but get too close, and you’d lose a finger, or two!

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Since my in-laws flew in from Portugal today, David gave Fo-Fo a bath and Joe drove him down to Mt. Vernon, NY.  He also had dinner with his family in celebration of their parents return.  The kids and I had a simple – easy – and inexpensive dinner – pasta.  I also sauted peppers, onion and spicy portuguese chorizo – Yum, Yum.  And Amanda made an oh-so-awesome Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake.  Eating this cake warm is unbelievably delicious.  The recipe came from www.Foodista.com

I ended the day by working and looking forward to tomorrow –  and a 2nd slice of cake.

October 10, 2009 Posted by | Baking, First Time Home Buyers, Mt. Vernon, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Emeril’s – “Better Than Mama’s Chili-Mac”

Emeril’s “Better Than Mama’s Chili-Mac” –

 Emeril                                                                        Google Imagery

Emeril visited Good Morning America with an easy, healthy, delicious recipe ~ CLICK ~

October 3, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza – from FoodNetwork.com  ~  CLICK ~ for RECIPE

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza                                                                     FoodNetwork.com

October 2, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 66

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 66:

Friday – Yahoo!  Important phone calls for a client first thing this morning – request for an appointment to view homes on Monday from another client and calls to an attorney and mortgage broker with concerns for 2 other clients.  In the meantime, e-mails, searching, texting, and other calls.  And, every so often, Joe would call me upstairs to take a picture of the progression of all his hard work in our master bath

HPIM2638                                                                      Tile going up…

HPIM2642                                                            adding decorative glass tile…

HPIM2643                   the final touch, stones that Joe hand picked this summer while in the beach in Portugal.

I went to Shaw’s – again – while waiting for an important call from a client.  I also decided to make an Apple Tart – made with Apples, Cream Cheese, Honey and Puff Pastry.  A recipe from ThePaperApron.com

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Bathroom, My Life as a Realtor, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cowboy Burgers

Cowboy Burger - j_bary                                                       j_bary – Flickr.com

Here’s a recipe for Cowboy Burgers from Kraft Foods.

 

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Jon & Kate Plus 8 – Meatloaf Recipe

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It has been raining for weeks here in New Fairfield, CT – and more is in the forecast!  So, plans of barbecuing have changed often.  Today, I came across a video from Good Morning AmericaKate Gosselin from TLC’sJon & Kate Plus Eight, makes her Hearty Meatloaf – I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!

                                             Kate Gosselin’s Hearty Meatloaf Recipe < VIDEO >

Meatloaf - kimberlykv                                                          kimberlykv – Flickr.com

************Other MEATLOAF Recipes from FOODNETWORK.COM****************

June 27, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Good Morning America, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!

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A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey – but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

– 4 eggs, beaten

– 1 cup oil

– 1/2 cup cold water

– 3-1/2 cups flour

– 3 cups sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 – 1 tsp salt

– 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

 pumpkin-choc-chip-cake-jslanderjslander – Flickr.com

I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home – where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

holiday-home-preciouskhyattPreciouskhyatt – Flickr.com

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments