Saturday, August 30, 2014

Salmon Marinade

August 29, 2014 by  
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Ingredients
1½ pounds salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
⅓ cup soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large re-sealable plastic bag, pour soy sauce mixture over fish, seal, and turn to coat. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Or wrap it in foil and bake at 425° for approximately 15 minutes.

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Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Recipe

August 28, 2014 by  
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This is an amazingly simple pumpkin bread recipe that will leave you wanting MORE. I cook the bread in the crockpot instead of the oven so I don't warm my home on a hot day! A side effect of slow cooking the bread is it's incredibly moist!

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients
½ cup of oil
½ cup of sugar
½ cup of packed brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1 15oz can of pumpkin
1½ cup of flour (sifted)
¼ tsp. of salt
½ tsp. of cinnamon
½ tsp. of nutmeg
1 tsp. of baking soda

Instructions
1. Blend the oil and both of the sugars into a large bowl.
2. Stir in the beaten eggs and canned pumpkin. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour the batter into a greased or oiled bread pan. (I used a canola oil spray that worked just fine.)
4. Add two cups of water to your crockpot and place the pan into a crock pot.
5. Cover the top of the crockpot with eight-ten paper towels. This is to trap condensation and keep the bread from becoming mushy.
6. Place the crockpot lid on top of the crockpot (I tried to make sure the paper towels were trapped around the lid so they didn't slip) and bake on high 2½ to 3 hours.

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Cheesy Turkey Baked Pasta

August 27, 2014 by  
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 pound ground turkey (10% fat)
4 cups cooked whole wheat pasta shells
2 1/2 cups marinara sauce (bottled or homemade)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (divided)
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.

2. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-heat and add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute until onions have softened, about 4 minutes. Crumble in the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta, marinara sauce, parsley and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon the pasta mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top and the Parmesan cheese.

3. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

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How to Plant Your Own Terrarium

August 26, 2014 by  
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If you pay attention to interior design blogs, you’ve likely seen colorful terrariums popping up all over the place. These intricate indoor gardens may seem difficult to make, but with the right supplies and a few slow-growing plants, you can create your own terrarium to make your home look just like the pros’.

  1. Find the right structure. Terrariums should be built inside of a clear glass or plastic container so that you can see what’s going on inside. Something like a fish bowl, mason jar, or even a store-bought terrarium will work best. Do your best to choose the size based on how large you plants are.
  2. Form the garden bed. The success of your terrarium depends on the base. Start by lining the container with a one-inch layer of pebbles for drainage, and then add a ½-inch layer of activated charcoal. A 1 ½-inch layer of pre-moistened sphagnum moss goes over that to prevent the soil from slipping in between the pebbles.
  3. Plant your plants. Whether you choose succulents or herbs, they need to go on top of this well-draining garden bed. Remove your plants from their pots and cut away pot-bound roots. Place a layer of soil in your terrarium that’s just taller than your plants' roots, and plant the plants inside where the leaves won’t touch the glass.
  4. Decorate. Now that your terrarium is complete, it’s time to make it look pretty. Add some decorative rocks inside, and then place it in front of a well-lit window where your guests can easily see it.

How to Make Your Own Terrarium [HGTV]
How to Make Terrariums [About Home]
Terrariums: A Guide to Plants and Care [BHG]

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

August 25, 2014 by  
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Yield – 4 servings
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients
14 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp homemade pumpkin pie spice
Butter and syrup for serving
Fresh fruit or smoothie as side

Directions

Set out the bread for dipping.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin and pie spice until smooth.

Dip each side of the bread and cook on a hot, greased griddle or skillet. Flip after 1 – 2 minutes.

Once all are cooked, serve with butter and maple and a side of fresh fruit.

If freezing, let cool completely to reduce freezer burn.

Enjoy this perfect fall “breakfast for dinner”!

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August Resident Referral

August 24, 2014 by  
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Our resident referral program is a great way to make some extra cash by referring your friends, family and co-workers to also be your neighbor! The referral amount for August is $800! Please contact the leasing office for more details. Some restrictions may apply.

Water Aerobics Coming Soon

August 22, 2014 by  
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We are pleased to announce that Hatfield Village will be offering free water aerobics to our residents starting on 7.5.14 until 8.30.14! This will be held every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. sharp at the Hatfield Village pool. Each session will take approximately 30 minutes. Please make sure to bring appropriate bathing attire. Please visit the leasing office if you have any questions. We are excited to see our residents take advantage of this great program!

Ristorante Il Melograno: Authentic Italian Cuisine

August 19, 2014 by  
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Ristorante Il Melograno is a well-regarded eatery serving authentic Italian fare. A warm, relaxing ambiance and friendly, attentive servers add to the appeal of this popular Doylestown spot.

Start off your meal with a flavorful antipasto like Mozzarella alla Caprese with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes & roasted peppers, Calamari Fritti – fried squid with marinara sauce, or Scallops al Tartufo – seared scallops in truffle butter sauce. Pasta dishes include Spaghetti alla Pescatora – spaghetti with shrimp & calamari, and Tortellini alla Panna – tortellini with proscuitto & peas in cream sauce. Pollo al Marsala – chicken marsala with mushrooms, Vitello alla Siciliana – veal with eggplant, mozzarella, & garlic, and Salmone al Pomodoro – salmon with tomato & basil, are among the entrees served.

Ristorante Il Melograno is open Tuesdays through Sundays.

Ristorante Il Melograno
73 Old Dublin Pike
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-7707
http://www.ilmelogranodoylestown.com/
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Water Aerobics Coming Soon

August 19, 2014 by  
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We are pleased to announce that Hatfield Village will be offering free water aerobics to our residents starting on 7.5.14 until 8.30.14! This will be held every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. sharp at the Hatfield Village pool. Each session will take approximately 30 minutes. Please make sure to bring appropriate bathing attire. Please visit the leasing office if you have any questions. We are excited to see our residents take advantage of this great program!

August Resident Referral

August 17, 2014 by  
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Our resident referral program is a great way to make some extra cash by referring your friends, family and co-workers to also be your neighbor! The referral amount for August is $800! Please contact the leasing office for more details. Some restrictions may apply.

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