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RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BARS

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BARS

MAKES: 32 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 BAR PREP: 25 MINS BAKE: 25 MINS 350°F CHILL: 4 HRS   INGREDIENTS: Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped, or 1 ⅓ cups milk chocolate pieces 2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 38 cookies) 2...

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 65 minutes Servings: 4 servings Ingredients: One teaspoon salt (plus more to taste) Three large potatoes (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds), peeled and quartered Eight tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided One medium...

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

From experience, I can tell you that not getting a permit when you need one is costly.  Items that are not correctly permitted can lower your property value at the time of sale.  What buyer wants to buy something that may or may not have been done correctly. Take the...

NAR Predictions for 2024

NAR Predictions for 2024

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just whipped out their crystal ball and made some predictions for 2024. Brace yourselves! Existing-Home Sales: NAR’s magic 8-ball says we’re looking at 4.71 million existing-home sales next year. That’s a whopping 13.5% jump...

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2024

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2024

January and Beyond   Mortgage rate predictions are notoriously unreliable.  With that said, Mortgage rates went through a rough patch towards the end of 2023, but they might not change much in January.  However, there’s good news for homebuyers in 2024:...

Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala

Here's what you need to make this delicious chicken marsala recipe:   - 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 to 3) - 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper - 1 tsp. Italian seasoning - 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided - 1/2 c. all-purpose flour - 4 tbsp....

Interior Design Trends for 2024

Interior Design Trends for 2024

Wall Sculptures   According to designer Tara McCauley, wall-mounted sculptures offer much depth and dimension compared to prints behind glass that can feel flat. She likes to mix artwork in various finishes, textures, and shapes. Tara also notes that creating an...

Homemade No Knead Bread

Homemade No Knead Bread

Here’s a recipe for homemade crusty bread that’s easy to make and tastes amazing!  Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups (425 grams) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110°F) Instructions:   Mix the dough....

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Description With crisp edges, thick centers, and room for lots of decorating icing, I know you’ll love these soft sugar cookies as much as I do. The number of cookies this recipe yields depends on the size of the cookie cutter you use. If you’d like to make dozens of...

Royal Icing for Cookies

Royal Icing for Cookies

Ready to whip up some super easy royal icing? This classic recipe uses meringue powder, sets quickly, and won’t turn into a rock-hard mess when it dries. Plus, it tastes fantastic and makes decorating sugar cookies a breeze. You can use this royal icing to flood and...

Online Real Estate Services

Online Real Estate Services

Let’s chat about how the internet has changed the game for the real estate industry. Online real estate services are becoming a big deal, offering some pretty cool advantages but also bringing challenges. Let’s break it down. The Upsides of Online Real Estate Services...