Thursday, December 12, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
Does the 'Aches and Pains Forecast' have you wanting to scream and cry and soak in a hot tub for hours? Maybe it's just us.
The barometric pressure has been brutal lately and it's making our muscles yearn for relief! And if your household has fallen victim to cold and flu season, you know the right kind of medicine, a hot bath or shower, and a cozy bed is about the most comfort you'll get. Oh, and maybe some chicken noodle soup.
We're sharing an easy DIY recipe for a soothing bath soak to help you open up your stuffy nose, clear your head, and relax your muscles! (It also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer.)
Soothing Vapor Bath Soak
2 cup Epson salt
1 cup baking soda
1 tablespoon coconut oil
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil
Optional: soap colorant
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
If you decide to color your ...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
Today, we have a wonderful roasted butternut squash soup recipe that offers everything you're looking for in a cozy, autumn-flavored bowl of warm goodness! PRG's front office administrator Teri Wood shares this easy soup that's deliciously creamy and just perfect for fall.
Teri's Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
2 small whole butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 medium apples, divided
1/2 medium onion, chopped
8 fresh sage leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried sage)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup apple cider (can substitute apple juice)
2 cups water
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
Freshly ground pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Yogurt for topping, if desired
Preheat oven to 425. Place the halved squash on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and brush over the cut sides of the squash. Season with 1/2 teaspo ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
If you love apples, there's a good chance you love apple crisp. The question is, do you like it with vanilla ice cream or without?
This week, Premium Realty Group agent Jennifer Popalisky is sharing her delicious yet simple apple crisp recipe! It's an autumn staple 'round here. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!
Jennifer's Apple Crisp
4 cups sliced cooking apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1 cup oats, uncooked
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 375.
Place apples in greased baking dish and sprinkle lemon juice over apples. Combine dry ingredients and melted butter, mixing until crumbly. Pour mixture over apples and bake for 30 minutes at 375.
Serve with ice cream if desired.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
This week, our pumpkin spice-loving agent Kelley Snyder shares her super easy, super sweet, and super simple four-ingredient pumpkin dip! With all the flavor of pumpkin pie in a party-pleasing presentation, this one is sure to become a new autumn favorite. Perfect timing, Kelley!
Kelley's Pumpkin Fluff Dip
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1 package (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
Mix pumpkin, dry pudding mix, and spice in a large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in Cool Whip. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Serve with graham crackers or gingersnap cookies.
Get festive and serve dip in a hollowed-out small, fresh pumpkin!
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Thursday, October 10, 2019 / by Nick Arndorfer
(Image credit: Lark & Linen)
You might have heard she was voted 'Best Residential Real Estate Agent' in Eastern Jackson County the last three years in a row, but did you know our broker Amy Arndorfer has barista skills, too?
Basic or not, Amy knows that when autumn rolls around, many of us dream of enjoying a tasty pumpkin spice latte from our favorite coffee shop. She also knows it can be expensive to support that habit, so Amy's sharing a Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe with us. Now, we can make our own how we want, when we want, and save some money. Thanks for thinking of us, Amy!
Amy's Pumpkin Spice Latte
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus a bit for the garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (or more or less, to taste)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 or 2 shots espresso (about a quarter cup) or 1/3 to 1/2 cup of very ...