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A friend of mine just posted a lament on Facebook about what kind of dressing to make for Thanksgiving.  So I decided I would share my favorite recipe.  I like my dressing to be browned and a little crunchy.  I really don't like stuffing; it is too moist and gummy for my taste.     Actually it is...
11/20/2011
A big part of my life is cooking and eating great food but, believe it or not I have been eating what I want and losing weight.  I share a great many recipes on my blog because I love food and I love to eat.  However, in the past year I have managed to lose over 20 lbs or about 2 1/2 dress sizes....
11/15/2011
Almost every news article is full of news about how home sales are down and prices have fallen but I wanted to see if that holds true for the local real estate market in Mountain View, CA.  Has the market fallen dramatically and has the number of transactions fallen significantly?  I decided to ...
11/07/2011
  I know many agents do not like all the questions and sometimes all the drama that comes with dealing with first time buyers.  However, I love participating in one of life's biggest moments and for most of us buying our first house is a really big moment.  I feel really good when I help someone ...
11/01/2011
I love to make Seafood Gumbo as my big wow meal for guests.  I have relatives that call and say; we are coming in a month you better make a pot of Seafood Gumbo.  I get extra giddy when these relatives that grew up eating Seafood Gumbo tell this little cowgirl from Wyoming/Idaho that I make the b...
10/03/2011
Homefacts.com is a great site because it has aggregated several sites that make sense for home buyers and home sellers to check out.   I know Homefacts.com is geared towards buyers but sellers will want to make sure they know what potential buyers will find when they type in their address. For Ex...
10/01/2011
Once again I found myself craving something old school like chicken salad however, I wanted a more modern twist on the traditional recipe.   Lucky for me I had a couple of wonderful Trader Joe items in my possession that made a great addition to chicken salad; Cornichon pickles and Marcona Almond...
09/03/2011
I asked Marla Sarkozy, a Direct Lender with Blue Oak Mortgage, (A Stearns Lending Company) to help make sense of the Debt Ceiling impact on home buying. This is what she had to say:After months of political grumbling back and forth, the Debt Ceiling was finally raised and the country took a step ...
08/20/2011
Santa Clara County Real Estate Activity in July 2011 vs. July 2010* It seems that every time I read an article on real estate activity this year it contradicts the article I read the day before.   So I wanted to see what the numbers say about Santa Clara County real estate activity in July.  It f...
08/15/2011
What grown up wants to have pasta and cheese for dinner? Actually I am guessing it is probably a secret comfort food for many adults and I wanted to share my adult version.  I used black truffle butter and truffle cheese to make this something worthy of serving as a side dish at your next dinner ...
08/09/2011
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