Mom’s Carrot Cake

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Mom's Carrot Cake We’ve had more requests for this carrot cake that Mom made, over all the “fancy ones.”  I don’t know where she got it, but made it as early as I can about remember.  Try it, follow the recipe, you won’t be disappointed! Ingredients: Cake: 2 c. flour 1 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 2 t. cinnamon 1-1/2 c. vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 c. sugar 3 c. grated carrots Frosting:  (We double this) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar 1 c. grated or... Read more »

Pat’s Tangy Green Beans

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This is so, so good.  We’ve made it many times and it’s always a hit.  The photo is of the dish before it is cooked.  Yes, I know you can’t see the beans – there’s too much onion, bacon and almonds on top.  Trust me. Thanks to our southern cook, Pat King, for this recipe! Ingredients: 2 cans French-cut green beans 1 medium onion, cut in rings 8 strips bacon 1/2 c. slivered almonds 6 T. sugar 6 T. vinegar Directions: Drain beans and put in 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.... Read more »

I’m in love with my Zaggfoilo for iPad

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I’d been reading about this for some time, when I went to lunch with a friend who had just purchased one.  I had to have one, too.  It is the greatest thing for actually working on your iPad and brings it one step closer to a full lap-top computer.  The keyboard connects to the iPad via Bluetooth connection and is flawless.  Both the keyboard and iPad easily pull out and can be used separately – and the keyboard will work with anything Bluetooth – including most newer computers,... Read more »

Home Prices and Sales Trend Higher as Recovery Continues

The national median home price rose for the third straight month in April, indicating that a housing recovery is strengthening in 2012.  In the 53 metropolitan areas surveyed by the RE/MAX National Housing Report, median home prices were 3.2% higher than March and a solid 5.9% higher than April 2011.  After 18 consecutive months of year-over-year price declines, February was the first month home prices experienced an increase.  How, March and April have followed suit creating a positive trend.... Read more »

RE/MAX Shines In RealTrends 500 Study

RE/MAX Leads the Industry in Topeka Kansas (Image)

RE/MAX agents continue to be the most productive real estate professionals – by a wide margin. In the annual REAL Trends 500 study – an independent ranking of the Top 500 U.S. brokerages – RE/MAX Sales Associates averaged 15.1 transaction sides last year. That figure was twice as high as the collective average of all agents in the study who are not affiliated with RE/MAX (7 transaction sides). It was also twice as high as the averages posted by national competitors such as Coldwell Banker (7.2),... Read more »

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