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Taco Soup!

Revitalize your weekdays with a quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious meal. As a realtor who knows the value of time, I’ve got the perfect recipe that’s as seamless as closing a deal. Dive into a bowl of goodness that’s not only satisfying, but also a breeze to whip up.

Taco Soup Recipe:

🥩 2 lb ground meat

🌽 2 cans of whole corn (add the liquid)

🍅 2 cans of Mexican stewed tomatoes (regular works too)

🥫 2 cans of ranch-style beans (any kind of beans works)

🧅 1 chopped onion

🌶️ 24 oz jar of picante salsa (or your favorite salsa)

🌮1 packet of taco seasoning (use your favorite or this one)

Start by browning the meat in the pot, adding the onion for a flavorful twist. Then, toss in the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for 45 minutes or throw it in the crockpot on low for 3-4 hours.

Scoop up a bowl of Taco Soup and savor the taste of quick, easy, and delicious.

Enjoy! 🌶️🥄

Stefanie

Links:

Dutch Oven

Crockpot

Taco Seasoning

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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Looking for a cozy, easy treat to enjoy on a chilly day? Try out my simple and delicious

Crockpot Hot Chocolate recipe!

• 2 cups of chocolate chips (choose your favorite kind)

• 2 cups of heavy whipping cream

• 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

• 6 cups of milk

• 1 teaspoon or a splash of vanilla.

Set your crockpot to low for 2 hours, and there you have it!

Serve this warm goodness with whipped cream and marshmallows for the perfect movie night companion. And guess what? If you end up with leftovers, just pop them in the fridge for a tasty encore the next day.

Cheers to an easy and delightful winter treat! ☕🍫 

Stefanie

P.S. My favorite is 1 cup dark chocolate chips and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips!😊

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Activities to Warm Up The Colder Months

As a Homeschool Mom and Realtor navigating the bone-chilling cold, consider these cozy activities to keep the winter blues at bay:

  • New Culinary Adventures: Discover the joy of cooking with new recipes from a cookbook. Invite friends and family to savor your creations in a laid-back setting. Here are couple of my favorites Tex-Mex, Half Baked Harvest
  • Podcast Pleasures: Stay entertained and informed by listening to audiobooks or podcasts while cleaning or running errands. It’s a great way to add some excitement to your daily routine. Here are some that I enjoy- Murder With My Husband, Scamanda, The Hiding Place
  • Culinary Exploration: Explore local coffee shops or restaurants, creating a list of go-to places to beat the winter chill. Here are some local one I go to- The White Rabbit, CJ’s/Lettuce Indulge.
  • Time Travel through History: Pick a year and delve into its movies, music, and news. It’s an engaging activity for both you and the family, offering a variety of rabbit holes to explore. This one is super fun! Look up 1939 and see what was going on.
  • Green Fingers in Winter: Start a winter garden, whether in pots or a designated spot. Plan and research the vegetables or flowers you’d like to grow for a refreshing touch of nature. Winter growing kit
  • Hobbies Galore: Dedicate time to a long-desired hobby. Join local groups, like “Ladies of Texoma” on Facebook, or explore other platforms to connect with like-minded individuals.
  • Neighborly Bonds: Break the ice with your neighbors by sharing homemade treats. Building connections can turn neighbors into friends and a support system in times of need. Free Tag!
  • Sell, Buy, Invest: Declutter by selling unused items, invest in new supplies for your hobbies, or consider real estate investments for a prosperous future. I am happy to help with any of those activities. 😊

Stay warm and make the most of the chilly months!

Stefanie 💗

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Comfort Food – Pasta

Embrace the coziness of January by decluttering your space and savoring the warmth of comfort foods. Amidst the chill, my ultimate go-to is a delightful bowl of pasta with rich red sauce (sometimes I add meat)—a quick and comforting meal that feels just like a warm hug. Cuddle up on the couch, wrapped in coziness, enjoying this simple pleasure while indulging in a captivating true crime show. What’s your favorite comfort food to elevate those chilly January evenings?

Stay Warm and Cozy,

Stefanie

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Cranberry Pearls

The ultimate snack for your taste buds! Dive into the world of delightful spheres, a perfect blend of tart cranberries and the sweet notes of Prosecco and citrus. These addictive pearls are your go-to treat, and here’s the simple recipe to create your own culinary masterpiece:

**Ingredients:**

– 1 ½ packages of fresh cranberries

– 1 bottle of Prosecco

– ½ gallon of orange juice

– 1 cup lime juice

Powdered sugar

**Recipe:**

1. Soak fresh cranberries in a tantalizing mix of Prosecco, orange juice, and lime juice for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

2. Drain cranberries and coat them generously with powdered sugar.

3. Arrange the sugar-kissed cranberries on a foil-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake at 200 degrees for just 5 minutes to achieve perfection.

5. Transfer your Cranberry Pearls to a container and get ready to indulge!

Seal the goodness in an airtight container, and voilà – your Cranberry Pearls are not just a personal delight, but a fantastic gift for spreading joy! Share the fun by gifting these flavorful treasures to friends, clients, neighbors, or family. It’s not just a snack; it’s a burst of happiness waiting to be shared! 🎁

Enjoy!

Stefanie

Links

fresh cranberries

Prosecco

orange juice

lime juice

Powdered sugar

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

Savor the nostalgia and warmth of my family’s cherished Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares. A quick and delightful dessert, these squares have been a constant in our home since my childhood. Passing down the tradition, I’ve shared the joy of making them with my daughters. These treats are not just a delicious addition to any party, but a heartwarming part of our family’s holiday celebrations.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

– 2 sticks of melted butter

– 2 cups powdered sugar

– 1 cup crushed graham crackers (I use gluten free)

– 1 ½ cups peanut butter (opt for sunflower or almond butter for a twist)

– 2 (12 oz) bags of chocolate chips (mixing semi-sweet & dark chocolate)

Instructions:

1. Melt the butter, then add peanut butter, powdered sugar, and crushed graham crackers. Mix together.

2. Spread the mixture evenly in a 9×13 baking dish.

3. Melt the chocolate chips, and generously spread it over the peanut butter layer.

4. Pop the dish into the refrigerator, allowing the squares to firm up for 2-4 hours or until they reach the perfect consistency.

5. Once set, cut into squares and serve these irresistible treats.

Enjoy!🥜🍫

Stefanie

Links

9×13 baking dish

Mixing bowls

Small bowls

Spatula

Hand held mixer

powdered sugar

graham crackers

gluten free

peanut butter

sunflower

almond butter

semi-sweet

dark chocolate

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Holiday Simmer Pot

Fill your home with the festive aroma of a simmer pot. Combine these aromatic ingredients:

Holiday Simmer Pot Recipe

Simmer these delightful ingredients in a pot or crockpot with 2 cups of water on low heat for a scent that captures the season of Christmas. 🎄✨

Keep the simmer pot going for up to 2 days, refilling water as needed. Want to spread the joy? Package it in a cute bag with a ribbon for a perfect holiday gift for neighbors, friends, and family.

For all the supplies, check out the accompanying video and links. Embrace the season with the Holiday Simmer Pot – a fragrant gift that keeps on giving.

Merry Christmas!🎄🎁

Stefanie

Links:

cranberries

cloves

clementine

cinnamon sticks

fresh rosemary

Glass Pot

crockpot

pot

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Christmas Tree Hack

Say goodbye to the dreaded tangles of traditional lights. Transform your tree-decorating experience by using outdoor bush lights – a game-changer for a hassle-free sparkle. Watch the video for a quick tutorial and make your holiday prep merrier!

Merry Christmas!🎄😊

Stefanie

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The Easiest, Most Delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip!

Elevate your holiday gatherings effortlessly –

Just grab the spinach artichoke dip from Costco, Sam’s Club, or your local grocery store. 🛒

Scoop generously into an oven-safe container,

Sprinkle with your choice of Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese,

and bake at 350 for a mere 5-10 minutes, or until warmed.

Dive into a warm, gooey delight perfect for pairing with your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies. Whether it’s a festive bash or a casual get-together, this dip is your secret weapon. Quick, easy, and utterly delicious – it’s not just a party dip, it’s a celebration in every bite!✨ Don’t wait, savor the flavor and make every moment a tasty memory. Your taste buds will thank you! 😋👩🏻‍🍳

Enjoy!

Stefanie

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Easy Crockpot Caramel Sauce

Indulge your sweet tooth with this hassle-free, energy-saving crockpot caramel sauce recipe! Bid farewell to burnt mishaps on the stove.

5 cans of sweetened condensed milk

2 Tablespoons of vanilla

2 teaspoons of salt

Mix, pour, seal, and let your crockpot work its magic on low for 8 delightful hours—ideal for a worry-free overnight creation. I used these (12) 4 oz. jars and had some left over. 🙌🏼

Check out the video for the steps! 👍🏼

Gift this golden goodness to teachers, neighbors, friends, and family, or add it to a charming gift basket. No more burnt caramel blues – just pure, unbridled sweetness!

Get ready to elevate your treats and spread joy with this easy crockpot caramel sauce!

Enjoy!🌟

Stefanie