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2008 

I went to a Farmer's Market in Durham, CT yesterday afternoon. I planned on blogging about that first, but this is going to be about a couple of honest and decent people that worked as vendors there. All we hear about nowadays is negativity, high gas prices, political candidates and all the back ...
06/13/2008
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This salad is a change from the normal macaroni and potato salads served over the summer.  This is even a good side salad with grilled steaks and steamed lobsters. The *hard to please* pallets go back for seconds. 1 Cup dry Orzo 1 Can Corn 1 Can Black Beans Scallions Dressing: In a *Good Seasonin...
06/13/2008
This dish was given to me by a friend over 10 years ago.. It is still a dip that holds up over time. This is one of those dishes where it takes you 10 minutes to prepare.. and everyone thinks you've spent hours. 1 8oz pkg of Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese, softened (I've tried other brands, but ...
06/12/2008
Set at the base of the scenic Ragged Mountain, Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, Connecticut is one of the best 18-hole public golf courses in the State of Connecticut. Timberlin Golf Club has the most amazing rolling terrain, a challenging placement of rivers and bunkers and greens maked this cours...
06/11/2008
1 Cup unsalted butter or margarine ¾ Cup packed light brown sugar 1 Tsp vanilla 2 Eggs 2-¼ Cups all-purpose flour 2 Cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats uncooked 1 tsp baking soda 1 Tsp ground cinnamon ¼ Tsp ground nutmeg 1 Cup raisins 2 Cups semisweet chocolate morsels   In a large mi...
06/10/2008
Yes, this is another recipe for the crockpot.  Can you tell I live on the use of the crockpot.  Realtors have very busy lives.. I know, like who doesn't.  Anyway, this recipe was given to me when my children were in preschool and it has been a staple in our menu ever since.             1 Stick bu...
06/09/2008
Realtors that I know and have worked with, along with realtors here on AR all know about Buyer/Agency Agreements.  That it is mandated that potential buyers sign one of these before property is shown to them. All customers that I deal with, I explain to them up front what it is and why it is impo...
06/08/2008
For most parents, we are up at the crack of dawn and out the door. Between running around with children, and working, there is never a dull moment.  But this should not prevent you from having a great dinner... this was given to me from a friend years ago.  I hope you enjoy. Thank goodness for cr...
06/07/2008
Real Estate is a business of communicating, plain and simple.  This is how we promote ourselves.  We meet people, who can potentially be our clients, we speak with them as well as to let them know how we can make this process a smooth transaction for them.  We have meetings, schedule appointments...
06/06/2008
I have no idea where this recipe came from, but I'm had it for over 20 years.  I first made it for a party I went to, and EVERYONE raved about it. They are healthy and have terrific flavor.  My kids like them too, and always eat every meatball, little do they know that zucchini is in it.  Hope  y...
06/05/2008
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