When In Doubt, Add More Butter

Real Estate Agent with (512) 786-8300

When I host a party or dinner, someone will pull me aside, and ask what the secret is, to the dish or dessert they may have enjoyed. I'm reminded of something a chef told me a long time ago- "When in doubt, just add more butter

Not margarine, not a spread, but pure, unadulterated butter. He was right. Although I try to eat healthy most of the time, every once in a while you have to live a little. When my wife asked me to taste her sweet potatoes below, and give her some advice, I told her, add even more butter. She did, and they came out spectacular. Well, the sugar and cinnamon didn't hurt either.

When in doubt, add more butter. Happy Thanksgiving all.


Posted by

Scott Hayes

Austin Real Estate Agency

Extraordinary Service, For Extraordinary People

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Comments (18)

Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


The secret ingredients of many a chef...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well,



Nov 24, 2011 02:49 AM
Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

Scott - Great advice for all the worried cooks out there today. "When in doubt, add butter." My personal philosophy is that you can eat whatever you want, as long as you're reasonable. With butter, on Thanksgiving, forget reasonable...

Nov 24, 2011 02:50 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Scott, Good advice :)  Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nov 24, 2011 02:56 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Scott - I am so with you on this one! While I generally eat very healthy like you, butter is one of my favorite foods (Is it actually a food? - lol) and goes on and with anything and everything! Right now I'm thinking of warm crusty french bread dripping with butter! Or a baked potato with a quarter stick of butter on top...I could go on, but you get the point. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

Nov 24, 2011 02:59 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas


That's funny, but true. More REAL butter! I'm glad to have met you in Dallas. Hope to see you in the Rain for many years to come.

Nov 24, 2011 03:04 AM
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h

Scott, seems you even found a way to add butter to your library of blog posts.  Very clever.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2011 03:13 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Thanks, Scott. I just love those sweet potatoes. Adding more butter is a wonderful idea. Wishing You and Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving too!

Nov 24, 2011 03:39 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Happy Thanksgiving, Scott.  

Nov 24, 2011 08:46 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I second that Scott.  Butter and heavy whipping cream.  You just can't go wrong.

Nov 24, 2011 10:12 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Scott, I cringe at all that butter you are too funny...Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

Nov 24, 2011 11:23 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

I like that, thanks for the tip Scott! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2011 01:26 PM
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

Thanksgiving is not a day when you spare on butter!  I heard that the secret to keeping your turkey moist is basting with butter, go figure !!

Nov 26, 2011 04:31 PM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Scott...my partner did a different sweet potato dish for T-day. It was quite tasty. But later he confessed...HE FORGOT THE BUTTER! Ahhhhh!

I rarely use real butter, but when I go home to visit Mom, she has nothing BUT real butter.

Happy Thanksgiving and hope its a great holiday season for you and your family!

Nov 27, 2011 09:49 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Hey Scott - sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving feast.  I'll have to remember that little nugget of advice!  My family does LOVE butter - I guess too much is never enough.

P.S.  I mentioned you in my blog tonight!! 

Nov 30, 2011 03:46 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Hey man, I have been away for awhile and just getting back to AR and yes...the secret is MORE BUTTER! Good to see you still plugging away someday we shoud have lunch OR maybe YOu can organize the December Austin Active Rain get together ;-O

Dec 01, 2011 02:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scott, Thanksgiving Day is for being thankful, and we can drift a bit from the healthy food for one day.  Those sweet potatoes look WONDERFUL.

Dec 03, 2011 12:45 AM
Tim Bradley
Contour Investment Properties - Jackson Hole, WY
Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY

Oh yeah...I made stroganoff last night, and by the time all the meat, then the onions, then the mushrooms, were sauteed, a stick of butter was missing. Add a cup of sour cream, and .... ;)

Dec 03, 2011 05:50 AM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Hey Scott! This is not one of those tupid delayed/old emails. I just read this post sice I miss you!  I love butter so this works for me.

Dec 03, 2011 02:42 PM

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