Month: July 2018 July 2018 - Lakes at Creekside %

EASY Southern Mashed Potato & Bacon Sandwich

EASY Southern Mashed Potato & Bacon Sandwich

INGREDIENTS

  • 3lb bacon (hickory smoked)
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 8 slices smoked turkey breast
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread

THE PROCESS

  1. Toast bread. Fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Chop roughly and add to mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese.
  3. Loosely mix to a batter like consistency.
  4. Place two slices of turkey on each piece of toast and spread bacon mixture over the top.
  5. Place one slice of Swiss cheese over each and broil until the cheese is melted.

Enjoy! #LakesatCreekside

EASY Delicious Pumpkin Bread

EASY Delicious Pumpkin Bread

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first eight ingredients. Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil and water; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and, if desired, raisins.
  • Pour into a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65-70 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Enjoy!

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Private or Public Schools – What You Need to Know

Private or Public Schools – What You Need to Know

When considering whether or not to enroll a child in public or private school, many consider money as the most first and most important factor to consider. Many parents are willing to pay extra in order to get the “benefits” that private schools offer. But we are here to argue that money should NOT be the first thing a parent considers when deciding where to place their child.

Public and Private schools each offer different benefits that we believe simply caters to the learning personality of a child. Private and Public schools should NOT be a divide between those with a lot of money and those without as much.

If you’re considering enrolling your child in private schools, you should know that one out of every ten students are doing the same thing! Private school classes almost always consist of much smaller class sizes than the typical public school. This results in more one-on-one time with the teacher, as well as overall higher average standardized test scores.

However, when it comes to extracurriculars, public schools generally have private schools beat. Public schools generally have much better sports programs and may have special education programs that private schools do not.

The private school class is perfect for students who may be intimidated by large crowds. Children who tend to be introverted can thrive in an environment where social anxiety is much less prevalent.

Public schools skip the private school tuition but have larger classes and less teacher-student time. While this may seem like the worse option when it comes to staff quality, ALL teachers in public school must be certified by the state in order to be a teacher. This is NOT true with private schools! When private schools may have their own internal rules for hiring, they are not required by law to have a state certified teacher. 

Public school is great for the student who thrives in the crowd and a high-energy environment. They have the potential to make lots of friends and participate in just about any after-school activity.

Before you enroll your kiddos in school on the terms based on money only, think about what environment your child thrives best in. Remember your children are the sole factor when it comes to deciding where they will go to school. Consider their personality to be the main factor and they will love the school you pick for them!

Flakey Buttery Southern Biscuit Recipe

Flakey Buttery Southern Biscuit Recipe

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons shortening

1 cup buttermilk

STEPS

Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Enjoy!

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3 Steps NEVER FAILS Barbeque Chicken

3 Steps NEVER FAILS Barbeque Chicken

INGREDIENTS

4 Skinless Chicken Breast halves

1 (18oz) bottle barbeque sauce

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the chicken breast halves in a slow cooker.
  2. Whisk barbeque sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl until the sugar dissolves; pour the mixture over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Enjoy!

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