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Working on setting goals and making plans for 2019. I am so incredibly grateful for the clients that I have been able to help last year and your referrals. I am thankful every day that I get to work in real estate and can't wait to see what 2019 holds. 2019, I got big plans for you, just wait !!!
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Ginger Molasses Cookies
• 2 cups Flour
• 1/4 tsp Salt
• 2 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 tsp Cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
• 1 tsp Ground Ginger
• 1 cup Sugar
• 3/4 cup Butter
• 1 Eggs
• 1/4 cup Molasses
1. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and molasses
2. Add dry ingredients
3. Form dough in about 1 1/2" balls and roll in sugar
4. Bake 375 for 10-12 minutes
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I honestly never win anything! I entered this pie in a contest at a neighborhood rodeo about 15 years ago and won a blue ribbon!!! The prize was a blue ribbon, but I still won! Hense the name, Blue Ribbon Apple Pie.
• 1 Pastry for 10-inch pie
• 1/2 cup Sugar
• 1/3 cup Flour
• 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
• 1 tsp Cinnamon
• 1 Dash Salt
• 10 cups Apples, thinly sliced and paired tart
• 3 Tbsp Butter
• Crumb Topping
• 1 cup Flour
• 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
• 1/2 cup Butter
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees
2. Prepare Pastry
3. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
4. Stir in apples
5. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate (uncooked)
6. Dot with butter.
7. Sprinkle apple mixture with crumb topping.
8. Bake 50 minutes. Cover topping with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes.
9. Drizzle with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
• 2 cups Flour
• 1 cup Shortening
• 1 tsp Salt
• 1/3 cup Milk
• 1 Egg yolk
• 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
• 1 Tbsp Sugar
1. Cut flour into shortening.
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Roll out dough and place in pie pans
4. Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees (for filled pies)
Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
• 1 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
• 1 tablespoon fleur de sel (or any other flaky sea salt)
1. Add the sugar in an even layer over the bottom of a heavy saucepan, with a capacity of at least 2 or 3 quarts. Heat the sugar over medium-high heat, whisking it as it begins to melt. You'll see that the sugar will begin to form clumps, but that's okay. Just keep whisking and as it continues to cook, they will melt back down.
2. Stop whisking once all of the sugar has melted, and swirl the pan occasionally while the sugar cooks.
3. Continue cooking until the sugar has reached a deep amber color. It should look almost a reddish-brown, and have a slight toasted aroma. This is the point where caramel can go from perfect to burnt in a matter of seconds, so keep a close eye. If you are using an instant-read thermometer, cook the sugar until it reaches 350 degrees F.
4. As soon as the caramel reaches 350 degrees, add the butter all at once. Be careful, as the caramel will bubble up when the butter is added. Whisk the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted.
5. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour the cream into the caramel. Again, be careful because the mixture will once again bubble up.
6. Whisk until all of the cream has been incorporated and you have a smooth sauce. Add the fleur de sel and whisk to incorporate.
7. Set the sauce aside to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and then pour into your favorite glass jar and let cool to room temperature. You can refrigerate the
All of my favorite spices this time of year and chocolate chips wrapped up in a perfect little cookie. I love pumpkin spice cookies, but I think a chocolate chip cookie should be chewy not cakey. This recipe perfectly blends the two cookies perfectly and huge bonus . . . this is a no egg recipe so the spicy raw cookie dough is fair game. This may explain the significantly lower yeild of actual cookies when I make these.
Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
• ½ cup butter, softened
• 1 cup brown brown sugar
• ¼ cup white sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 5 tablespoons pumpkin purée
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1½ cups flour
• 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix well (the mixture will be thick).
3. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and mix until smooth.
4. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, soda & pumpkin pie spice, stir till combined.
5. Add the flour mixture & chocolate chips to the wet ingredients, stir just until combined.
6. Drop round balls on your prepared cookie sheet. Add a few extra chocolate chips on top of the dough ball if you want
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown on the edges. (Cooking time will depend on the exact size of your cookie and preferred doneness. I used a 1½" cookie scoop and like mine a little under done, and baked mine for 10 min).
8. Cool slightly then move to a cooling rack.
recipe credit: bakedinaz.com
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Electron at Eastmark
* 53 homesites
* Flex Design®
* LEED Certified® 💚
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* 3 to 6 Bedrooms 🛏
* 2.5 to 4.5 Baths 🛁
* 2,321 to 3,994 square feet * 3 - 4 car garages🚗🚗 🚙.
Highlighted Included Features
* G.E. Stainless Steel Appliances
* Granite Slab Kitchen Countertops
* Gas Tankless Water Heater🚿
• For the Whoopie Pies:
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
• ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup butter
• 1 can / 15 oz chilled pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• For the Maple-Cream Cheese Filling:
• 3 cups powdered sugar
• 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
• 4 ounces (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 3 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and the butter. Add the pumpkin puree and whisk to combine thoroughly. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined.
4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until completely combined.
5. Use a small cookie scoop or a large spoon to drop a rounded, heaping tablespoon of the dough onto the baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, making sure that the cookies are just starting to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean. The cookies should be firm when touched. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack.
7. To make the filling, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth with no visible lumps, about 3 minutes. Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth and combined, about 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, then add the maple syrup and vanilla and beat until smooth.
8. To assemble the whoopie pies: Turn half of the cooled cookies upside down. Pipe or spoon the filling (about a tablespoon) onto that half. Place another cookie, flat side down, on top of the filling. Press down slightly so that the filling spread to the edges of the cookie. Repeat until all the cookies are used. Put the whoopie pies in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm before serving.
(modified from a recipe by brown eyed baker)
Cadence at Gateway
Looking for the coolest new neighborhood in the East Valley? Come check out Cadence at Gateway.
This new community just off the 24 interchange of the 202 (next to Eastmark) is amazing. It has great community amenities!!
* Flourish Community Center
* Moto Fitness Center 🏋️♂️🧘♀️
* Chute Resort Pools—Water Slides, Fountains, Lap Pool and Spa Pool🏊♂️
* Mix Event Center🎤
* STIR—Resident Cafe-style hangout☕️
*Game On—Meetings Center & Gaming Area🎮
* The Square Route—Visitors Center
* Botanica—Garden area🌸
* 3 Parks—featuring covered play areas & more
* Dog Park 🐶 * Basketball🏀, Tennis🎾Volleyball 🏐and Bocce Courts
* Shaded Play Areas
* Miles of Trails
* HOA around $125/mo
There are 12 model homes from 4 builders
David Weekly Homes
If you are considering buying a new home and can’t decide if you should buy an existing home or buy a new build here are a few things to consider.
Some benefits to an existing home is
If would like some advice on some of the best new communities and builders in the area give me a call.
Make sure if you decide to go look at model homes make sure you bring your realtor along. It doesn’t cost you anything to have your agent represent you and in a new build transaction and some builders won’t let you use your agent if you go to the models the first time without your agent.
Give me a call, let’s go look at some model homes!
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