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Chicken Pho

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1   large onion 1   3″ (7.5-cm) piece fresh gingerroot 10   cilantro sprigs 4   green onions 1   sweet potato (8 oz/250 g), peeled 1   star anise 6 cups (1.5 L) low-sodium chicken stock 1   lb (450 g) chopped cooked chicken Directions Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven, and preheat the broiler to HIGH. Cut the onion into quarters. Peel the ginger and cut it into thick slices. Remove Read More

Market Update

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QUOTATION OF THE WEEK…“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”–Yoda, Star Wars character created by American filmmaker George Lucas INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… Last Thursday, major credit bureau Equifax revealed it was the victim of a “cybersecurity incident” that could impact up to 143 million consumers. They claim the breach involved data on a U.S. website application and not their core credit reporting databases. The company said it will Read More

Roasted Pork and Apples

2   sweet potatoes (1 lb/450 g) 3 tsp (15 mL) rosemary leaves, divided (about 1 sprig) 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1   garlic clove ½ tsp (2 mL) salt, divided ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper, divided 2   Honeycrisp apples (8 oz/250 g) 4 1″- (2.5-cm-) thick boneless pork chops ½ cup (125 mL) apple butter 2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce Directions Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into large dices (see directions below). Grate 2 Read More

Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter 2½ cups (625 mL) mini marshmallows 3½ cups (825 mL) (gluten-free) fruity rice cereal (like Fruity Pebbles® 2 cups (500 mL) thawed frozen whipped topping or your favorite ice cream Directions In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir until they’re completely melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cereal. Use the Classic Scraper to stir the cereal and marshmallow Read More

Market Update

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QUOTATION OF THE WEEK… “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American actor, businessman, philanthropist, politician, former professional bodybuilder INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE … We got hit with a variety of housing market news last week, starting with Monday’s reveal that Existing Read More

Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

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Ingredients 1¼ cups (375 mL) angel food cake mix ½ cup (125 mL) water 3 cups (750 mL) Coffee Ice Cream ¼ cup (50 mL) coffee flavored liqueur, divided 2 oz (60 g) semisweet chocolate, shaved and divided Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Combine the angel food cake mix and water, then pour the batter into the assembled Ice Cream Cake Pan. Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Read More

Market Update

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QUOTATION OF THE WEEK… “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs, American entrepreneur, inventor and industrial designer INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE … Folks sure did great work in the housing market last month. May Existing Home Sales went up 1.1% to a 5.62 million unit annual rate, up 2.7% over a year ago. Sales of condos and coops were up, Read More

Baked Avocado Tacos

Tacos  Oil for spraying pan and avocados 2   large, ripe avocados, seeded and peeled ¾ cup (175 mL) panko bread crumbs ½ tbsp (7 mL) Chipotle Rub 10-12   corn or flour tortillas Slaw & Sauce 5 oz (150 g) radishes, trimmed 1   medium carrot, peeled and cut into thirds ½   lime ⅓ cup (75 mL) fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup (125 mL) 2% plain low-fat Greek yogurt ⅛ tsp (0.5 mL) salt Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Spray the Large Read More

Market Update

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QUOTATION OF THE WEEK… “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” –Joe Namath, American football quarterback and actor INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE … Well, there are some good reasons for us to feel confident about the housing market, so fun and amazing things may be soon upon us. The latest market analysis from realtor.com reveals Read More

Tuxedo Strawberries

Directions Line a Large Grooved Cutting Board with parchment paper and set aside. Be sure all the utensils are dry. To make the tuxedo shirt, in a (2-qt.) Saucepan, bring 1″ of water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place the white chocolate in a Double Boiler. Set the double boiler over the simmering water in the saucepan. Heat the chocolate just until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan Read More