Michelle Terry's Blog
Americans spend hundreds of dollars each month on take out and restaurant food. Think of all the things you could spend your money on if you weren’t buying all of that food? Stay home and cook dinner with friends or family and save that money. Here are six essential spices to have in the home to cook flavorful dinner each night. Garlic Powder: Garlic powder is a kitchen staple. It is not the same as using fresh garlic but it still does the trick. Garlic powder pairs well with all foods that you are looking to add that garlicky flavor to including chicken, pasta, steak, rice, potatoes, and much more. Use it alone or add it with other spices and sauces to create rubs and marinades. Ground Cumin: Cumin has an intense flavor that is both nutty and earthy but also slightly spicy. It pairs well with chicken, potatoes, beans, etc. Cumin also pairs well with other spices such as garlic powder, which can be used as a dry rub or added to a marinade. Onion Powder: Onion powder provides the flavor of onion without the actual onion. It goes well with anything that you are trying to add onion flavor to. It’s best used with other seasonings rather then as a standalone seasoning such as in sauces and spice blends. Cajun Seasoning: Cajun seasoning has a bit of heat with bold flavor. It’s a combination of paprika, black pepper, onion, cayenne, thyme, white pepper, garlic and sage. It’s often used in jambalaya, gumbo, dirty rice, and Andouille, but can also be used in much less intricate dishes. This includes fish, chicken, and steak. Red Pepper Flakes: Red pepper flakes are perfect for adding heat to dishes before, during and after being cooked. Red pepper flakes go great on pizza, pasta, chicken, and anything else you’d like to add heat to. Italian Seasoning: Italian seasoning is a combination of multiple spices including rosemary, basil, oregano, and thyme. Adding Italian seasoning to dishes is a simple way to add flavor. It goes well with chicken, potatoes, green beans, and much more. These are just a few of the essential spices and spices blends that you should have in your home. You can create simple or intricate dishes and endless of flavor with these different spices.
75 East Rd, Warren, MA 01083
WOW! THIS GORGEOUS 4-5 BR/2 BATH HOME LOOKS LIKE IT IS RIGHT OUT OF BETTER HOMES & GARDENS MAGAZINE! NICE SUNNY KITCHEN, LARGE FORMAL DINING, FORMAL LIVING RM, FAMILY RM/1ST FLOOR BR OR OFFICE, NICE BIG BRS, MASTER SUITE W/ PRIVATE BATH, BEAUTIFUL WINDING STAIRCASE,ENCLOSED SUN PORCH,1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY/MUD RM, WALK UP ATTIC, NEWER ROOF, NEWER FHA FURNACE, ALL NEW PAINT & ELECTRICAL, 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE, TOWN WATER/SEWER, PRIVATE YARD! GREAT PRICE!
SundaySeptember 17 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $254,900. This Cape style home was sold by Michelle Terry - Exit Real Estate Executives.
23 Lakeshore Drive, Sturbridge, MA 01518
Seasonal water views of Long Pond from this 1985 cape style home with three bedrooms and 2 full baths~~~Large open kitchen filled with cabinets that opens to the dining room with sliding glass doors to the rear screened deck~~~Living room with with wide pine floors....wainscoting on the walls....brick hearth for the wood stove~~~ First floor bedroom~~~ Two generous size bedrooms on the second floor both with walk in closets~~~Attached garage~~~Basement with sliders to a rear balcony is ready for finish~~~Dead end street with water access via a right of way~~~Generator installed~~~Recent Forced hot water heat on the first floor....baseboard electric on the second level individually zoned~~~Recent roof~~~
Lot 6 New Boston Rd., Sturbridge, MA 01566
UP AND READY for occupancy!! This 9 room upscale home offers all of the luxuries that you will need including a gourmet Kraftmade kitchen with ceiling height uppers, beautiful moldings and granite counter tops! The gorgeous kitchen is open to the dining room & fireplaced living room, all with beautiful hardwoods! The 1st floor also offers a large media room/office with privacy, a nice sized mud room and a beautiful front entry! The 2nd floor offers an oversized master suite with a huge walk in closet,massive attached storage room (future bonus rm) and a private master bath with an extra wide shower, double vanity, granite counter top & tiled flooring, 3 more great sized bedrooms, large common bath with a double vanity, granite counter and separate laundry! Walk out basement, 2 car garage, paved drive way, 1+ acre of privacy close to South Pond, the Brookfield town beach & the public boat launch! Great access to the MA Pike, Rts 84,20 & 9! Burgess/Tantasqua School district
SaturdaySeptember 16 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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We've all heard of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. It has been ominously dubbed "the silent killer" because of its colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating properties. As children, we learn a great deal about fire safety, having drills at school and lessons at home from our parents. But many of us are in the dark when it comes to the causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and the best preventative measures to take. Read on to learn what you need to know about the silent killer to protect yourself and your family.
What produces carbon monoxide?Carbon monoxide, or CO, is produced by burning fuels. Common items that emit CO gas, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, include:
- motor vehicles
- small engines
- gas ranges
Why is CO so dangerous?Carbon monoxide, when inhaled, replaces the oxygen in our blood. If too much CO builds up in a closed room it can cause serious health problems or even death. Common symptoms from CO poisoning include:
- fast breathing or heart rate
Who is at Risk?Everyone can be exposed to carbon monoxide, but some are at greater risk than others. According to Mayo Clinic, the most at-risk people for CO poisoning include:
- Unborn babies - fetal blood cells absorb CO faster than regular blood cells, therefore unborn babies experience oxygen deprivation much more rapidly
- Children - kids take breaths more frequently than adults, making them more susceptible to CO poisoning
- Older adults - older people are more likely to experience brain damage from CO exposure
What preventative steps can you take?The home is full of potential dangers when it comes to CO poisoning. Here are some of the most important steps you can take to reduce risk:
- Buy and maintain CO detectors for your home
- Never use your oven to heat your home
- Never leave a vehicle or small engine running in an enclosed space such as a shed or garage
- Do not use a charcoal grill inside
- Do not use a gas lantern inside a tent for prolonged periods of time
- Don't run a generator in your home or basement
- Have your chimney checked for blockages
- Check the ventilation on your gas appliances
- Fire safety is also carbon monoxide safety - breathing in smoke fumes from a house fire can cause CO poisoning and death