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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Grilled Cheese Heaven

This seriously might be the best sandwich ever. I made it yesterday and I am hooked. You want to try? Scared on onions.... DON'T BE!! Breath mints of course after you eat!

What You Need: 
Serves One

2 Slices of Bread
Butter to Spread
Onion
Green Pepper
Tomato: Any kind you have on hand, I usually have plum.
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
One Slice Swiss Cheese
One Slice Sharp Cheddar (I love Cabot.)
Pan and Stove
Cooking Spray

What to Do:
Spray your pan down with cooking spray.
Slice onion and green pepper about five to six slices. 
Slice your tomato.
Get your pan warm and add your Olive oil waiting until it is warm.
Add onion and pepper and season with S&P; Roast until a nice brown color appears. 
Add your tomato and cook until warm.
Remove from heat.

Butter your bread.
Place one slice of bread in your pan. 
Place on slice of cheese onto bread, layer vegetables. 
Top with remaining slice of cheese and pepper.
Add last slice of bread. 
Return to your hot stove and toast on both sides until brown and crisp.
Slice and Enjoy!



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