Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1566 Eagle Lane and "Not Your Mother's Meatloaf" Recipe

Introducing:
1566 Eagle Lane
Mound, Minnesota
$649,900
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Presented by:
Patty Morris
Coldwell Banker Burnet
952-292-7125
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Sponsored by:
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
952-475-5446
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Charming lake cottage on premiere 90-feet of level, sandy shoreline - with big water views! Lovely, landscaped yard with wonderful outdoor entertaining spaces. Complete re-build in 1995. Perfect for a weekend get-away retreat or year-round home.
"Up North" feel on a quiet Lake Minnetonka peninsula.
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2436 sq. ft.
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By request, I prepared my "Southern Meatloaf with Candied Yams" -- but was advised to change the name to "Not Your Mother's Meatloaf" - a great idea!
Not Your Mother's Meatloaf
Ingredients:
(Vegetable Mixture)
2 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion (diced)
1 celery stalk (diced)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 c. green onions (diced)
1/3 c. ketchup
2 tsp. salt
1+1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp. Tobasco Sauce
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 c. milk
(Meat Mixture)
1+1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
2 eggs (beaten)
1 c. bread crumbs
(Glaze)
2 Tbsp. molasses
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 Tbsp. ketchup
Preheat oven to 375* F.
In a large skillet, saute onions, garlic, celery and green onions in butter, over medium heat (about 8 minutes, until onions soften). Mix in salt, pepper, Tobasco, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and milk. Set aside.
In an electric mixing bowl, combine the meat mixture ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, eggs and bread crumbs.
Mix vegetable mixture into the meat mixture.
Form into a loaf-shape (about 4 inches high) on a cookie sheet (make sure your cookie sheet has sides, as the meatloaf will release juices while baking).
Mix the glaze ingredients: molasses, brown sugar and ketchup. spread evenly over the meatloaf with a brush or the back of a spoon.
Bake the meatloaf for 90 minutes.
Allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves 10 to 15.
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Candied Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients:
5 lbs. Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
3 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. orange juice
1 stick of butter
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
(marshmallows, cashews, pecans, or walnuts, if desired)
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Preheat oven to 375* F.
Place cubed sweet potatoes into a 9" X 13" baking pan with high sides.
In a large sauce pan, melt butter, then add the dark brown sugar, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil and stir until the dark brown sugar is dissolved.
Mix the baking soda into the hot mixture just before pouring over the sweet potatoes - - but watch out! The baking soda makes the hot glaze "foamy" and it expands. Watch and stir constantly so it doesn't overflow your sauce pan! Pour over sweet potatoes, fold to evenly distribute. If you like marshmallows on your sweet potatoes, place them on top of the potato/sauce mixture before baking. If you are adding nuts, wait to top the final, cooked dish.
Bake for 90 minutes.
Serve a heap of the sweet potatoes over each slice of meatloaf. The spicy meatloaf with the sweet potato flavor... oh, my!
Serves 15.
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Enjoy!
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Cathy Burriss
Loan Officer, NMLS #340707
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
952-471-2211

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

5300 Painter Creek Green - Moroccan Fig Pork Roast Recipe

Introducing:
5300 Painter Creek Green
Independence, Minnesota
$1,575,000
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Presented by:
Catherine Wersal
Realtor, CBBurnet - Wayzata
952-476-5433
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Sponsored by:
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
952-475-5446
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Estate Home on Painter Creek
This great family home boasts almost 8000 square feet - and is currently outfitted with a hockey rink right outside the back door, with a back yard-access utility room set up with chairs for ice skate changing!
For the athletes in the family, there is a nice-sized workout room with a great speaker system. For the cooks in the family... it feels like the entire back of the house was "windowed" especially for you! Panoramic views of Minnetrista, Orono, Independence, Maple Plain... rolling hills and valleys... the outdoors beckon as you prepare fabulous meals at the enormous, granite island.
For the outdoor enthusiasts in the family... a 3-stall (lower-level, rear) garage holds all of the toys necessary to fully enjoy the acreage around this home!
5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, (2) 3-Car Garages, 2 Fireplaces, a 32' X 22' Play Room, 3+ Acres... and Orono Schools.

All of this... and just 20 minutes to downtown Minneapolis!
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Thank you, all who joined us for this grand tour!
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Today's Luncheon Recipe (It was a good one!):
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Moroccan Fig Pork Roast and Couscous
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Moroccan Fig Pork Roast
Ingredients:
1 5-lb. boneless pork loin roast
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1 Tbsp garam masala
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 chopped onion
6 pureed figs
2 Tbsp hot water
1 (14.5 oz.) can whole, peeled tomatoes
1 c. chicken broth
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Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, ground ginger, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Rub the pork roast around in the spice mixture - coat completely. Place in a 1 gallon ziploc baggie and store in the refrigerator over night.
2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large, heavy-bottom pot or Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Place the seasoned pork roast into the pot and sear until evenly browned, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove pork from pan and set aside. Stir in the garlic and onion: cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. While the garlic and onion is cooking, remove pits from 6 figs, place in food processor with 2 tablespoons of very hot or boiling water, and puree - should be the texture of a thick and chunky fruit jam. Add the pureed figs, tomatoes (including liquid), and chicken broth to the garlic and onion mixture. Cover, and bring to a boil. Return pork roast to the pot.
3. Place covered pot in the preheated oven. Cook until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should read 160 degrees F.
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Note: the cooking juices are so good, I recommend that you remove your roast from the pot, slice it, return the pork slices to the pot of juices and continue cooking for another 10 minutes before serving.
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Couscous
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Ingredients:
Boxed Couscous - plain or parmesan
1/3 c juice from above recipe
1 c. roasted broccoli
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 tomatoes from above recipe
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Directions:
1. Prepare Couscous per directions on box.
2. Remove 4 tomatoes from the simmering juices from the Moroccan Fig Pork Roast recipe: chop them.
3. Roast 1 cup of broccoli, cut into small florets (coat broccoli with olive oil, roast at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes, or broil for 15 minutes - checking and turning every 5 minutes).
4. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes, broccoli and simmering juices from roast recipe with the Couscous.
5. Serve hot.
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Enjoy!
Another hint: make extras - this recipe freezes well!
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Cathy Burriss
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
NMLS #340707
952-471-2211

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

6397 Cliffwood Circle, Victoria... and Cashew Chicken

Introducing:
6397 Cliffwood Circle
Victoria, Minnesota
$799,900
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Presented by:
Eric and Sharla Stafford
Coldwell Banker Burnet
www.StaffordFamilyRealtors.com
952-470-2575
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Sponsored by:
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
952-475-5446
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This exceptional home was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Private dock on Smithtown Bay - Lake Minnetonka.
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces, 3-Car garage, 5275 sq. ft., lower-level walkout.
This home inspires "ooh's and aah's" from everyone!
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We had a very nice Open House Tour Luncheon, today. The feedback on this home was unanimous: great price... convenient location to Excelsior... and Minnetonka schools?! Unbelievable!
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For lunch I served a homemade Cashew Chicken (Stir Fry) and was surprised how simple it is to make my own Chinese brown sauce.
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Cashew Chicken
Ingredients:
3 Tbsp white sugar
3 tsp corn starch
3/4 c. water
4 Tbsp soy sauce
1 onion, cut into wedges
Vegetables: cut into bite-sized pieces - use your favorites and make it colorful!
1 c. bell peppers (any color)
1 c. carrots
1 c. celery
1 c. pea pods
1 c. brocolli
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 " strips
1 c. fresh, salted, whole cashews
4 servings of hot, cooked, jasmine rice
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Directions:
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and soy sauce. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet or wok, saute onion in oil until crisp-tender.
3. Add chicken to onions. Cook through, but don't brown.
4. Add vegetables - toss with chicken and onions. Pour soy sauce mixture over everything, bring to a boil; cook and toss for 2 minutes or until thickened.
5. Serve over rice and top with cashews.
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Enjoy!
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Cathy Burriss
Loan Officer
NMLS #340707
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group

Cathy.Burriss@PHHonline.com
952-471-2211

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

10566 Spyglass Drive, Eden Prairie and Summer Sausage Soup

Introducing:
10566 Spyglass Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
$389,900
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Presented by:
Eric and Sharla Stafford
Coldwell Banker Burnet, Minnetonka
612-282-6895
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Sponsored by:
PHH Home Loans' Burriss Group
Wayzata, Minnesota
952-475-5446
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A simply great house!
This detached townhome is a must see!
Beautifully turnkey with Pottery Barn finishes throughout!
The walls are all freshly painted, the woodwork is of fine quality, the kitchen is gourmet, the gas fireplace has a mounted large screen television over it, and the wood floors look like a foot has never stepped on them. The main-level family room and master suite have impressive, high ceilings.
The neighborhood is special, with trails, bluffs, ponds, and upper-bracket homes. Just 15 minutes from the Mpls./St. Paul International Airport.
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2-car garage.
Unfinished lower level allows for growth.
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We had a wonderful time visiting with Realtors from Eden Prairie, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Edina... as well as visitors from Edina and Kansas! Thank you, all who attended. We had a fun afternoon.
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A new favorite, hearty soup recipe was served today... tweaked in my own way!
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Summer Sausage Soup
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Ingredients:
1 stick of butter
1 pound summer sausage (sliced, each slice quartered)
2 onions, chopped
1 (28 oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes without juice
4 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1-1/2 cup shredded cabbage
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Directions:
In a large pot, melt butter over med-high heat. Sear summer sausage until lightly browned (may be some crispy edges, if you like).
Add onions, celery and carrots. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
Add tomatoes, chicken broth, cabbage and basil. Bring to a rolling boil for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Serve.
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Enjoy!
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Compliments of:
Cathy Burriss
Loan Officer NMLS License #340707
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
952-471-2211

1130 Cove Circle, Minnetrista and Pork Loin Roast with mango peach salsa

Introducing:
1130 Cove Circle
Minnetrista, Minnesota
$725,000
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Presented by
Catherine Wersal, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Burnet, Wayzata
952-476-5433
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Sponsored by:
PHH Home Loans' Burriss Group
Wayzata, Minnesota
952-475-5446
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Stunning family home with deeded access on Lake Minnetonka.
So close to I-394 bypass... just 25 minutes to downtown Minneapolis!
New carpet and paint - updated kitchen and bathrooms.
Feels like new construction. Home warranty included!
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3-car garage, 2 fireplaces, 4678 sq. ft.
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We were happy to co-host a Realtor's Open House Tour for Catherine last Tuesday, January 4th from 11am to 2pm. We had a nice turnout. Thank you, all who attended.
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The recipe that was served at this event was an original... and it sure seemed that everyone liked it. (Rod had 3 helpings!)
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I'll call it:
Sweet Salsa Porkchops
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Ingredients:
1 - 5 lb. Pork Loin Roast
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup oil
1 - 48 oz. container of mango peach salsa (room temperature)
8 cups of Jasmine rice (cooked)
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Directions:
Slice roast into 1" chops. You should have 8 to 10 slices of pork. Remove string.
Tenderize - pounding both sides of pork chop - to approx. 1/2 " thick.
Combine Flour, salt, peppers. Coat pork chops with flour mixture.
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
Fry pork chops (1 at a time). Approximately 3 minutes per side.
Store in oven at 250 degrees F while frying the rest of the pork chops.
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To Present:
Place your pork chop on plate.
Scoop prepared rice (from your rice steamer or sauce pan) with an ice cream scoop.
Place on top (center) of pork chop.
Top with a large dollop of mango peach salsa.
Serve.
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This is a very pretty dish. Bright and colorful.
I served with a simple salad of organic greens - any dressing will do.
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Enjoy!
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Compliments of:
Cathy Burriss
Licensed Loan Officer NMLS #340707
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group
201 Lake Street E
Wayzata, MN 55364
952-471-2211

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1735 Carriage Drive, Victoria, MN and "Fabuous Beef Tenderloin"

Introducing:
1735 Carriage Drive, Victoria
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Presented by:
Eric and Sharla Stafford
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minnetonka
612-282-6895
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Sponsored by:
PHH Home Loans
The Burriss Group, Wayzata
952-471-2211
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Stunning, Lennar-built home in the high-demand, Laketown neighborhood.
This beautiful home offers an open floor plan with soaring ceilings,
professionally finished lower-level and breathtaking nature views/wild prairie.
New Victoria elementary school is a short 1/2-mile walk from door-to-door.
Priced below market at $525,000 - and loaded with amenities!
Main floor office, 3-fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with extensive granite countertops,
butler's pantry and walk-in pantry.
Spacious and warm!
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4265 sq. ft.
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Today's Recipe: "Fabulous Beef Tenderloin"
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Ingredients:
1 (3-5 lb.) beef tenderloin roast
3/4 c. light soy sauce
1 stick butter (melted)
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Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Melt butter in large skillet, sear all sides of tenderloin over medium-high heat.
3. Transfer meat into a baking pan (13x9). Pour burned butter and light soy sauce over the tenderloin.
4. Bake for 45 -60 minutes, until the internal temperature is 140 degrees F.
5. Allow tenderloin t orest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve hot or cold.
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Served yesterday with rosemary potatoes and buttery mushrooms
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Enjoy!
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Cathy Burriss
Loan Officer
PHH Home Loans - Wayzata Office
The Burriss Group
952-471-2211

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

7397 Bent Bow Trail and Apple Pot Roast

Introducing:
7397 Bent Bow Trail
Chanhassen, Minnesota
$639,000
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Presented by:
Eric and Sharla Stafford
Coldwell Banker Burnet
952-221-7751
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Luncheon/Presentation by:
PHH Home Loans' Burriss Group
Cathy Burriss
952-471-2211
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A Must See!
This stunning home in high-demand Longacres neighborhood has been totally updated: fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, mud-room with large lockers, new carpets.
The professionally finished lower level is perfect for any gathering!
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 3-Car Garage
A beautiful home in a terrific family neighborhood...
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Today's Recipe: Apple Flavored Pot Roast
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Ingredients:
1 (approx. 3 lb.) boneless beef chuck roast
1 (12 oz) can of frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 (1 oz.) envelope dry onion soup mix
3 baked potatoes, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, chopped
(For gravy: 2 Tbsp Flour)
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Directions:
1. Preheat the oven or roaster to 325 degrees F
2. Place the roast in a roasting pan or large casserole dish. Fill the dish with about 1/2 inch of water, then stir in the apple juice concentrate. Sprinkle soy sauce over the top of the roast. Make several small slits in the roast and stuff pieces of garlic into them. Season the roast with onion soup mix. Cover with aluminum foil or a lid.
3. Bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven, than remove from the oven and add the carrots, onions and potatoes. Cover again, and cotinue to cook for an additional 2 hours, or unti the roast is fork-tender.
4. When done, pour 1/2 of the cooking juices into a sauce pan, place on stovetop over med-high heat. In a jar or plastic (lidded) container, shake flour with a cup of water. Add to cooking juices to make a thick, flavorful gravy to pour over your roast.
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Enjoy!