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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

Caramel Pear with Gouda Bruschetta

This is such a light dish and is perfect at a party or to serve watching a movie. 


What You Need:

One Pear, sliced thinly
One Baguette cut into 1-2" Pieces
1 Stick Butter, Melted
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
Slices of Gouda Cheese
Caramel Syrup
Candied Nuts (Optional)

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven 350. Spray a medium size pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a smallish bowl mix the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Dip bread pieces into the bowl, fully coating each. Place on pan. After all pieces have been coated, cook in oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. 

3. With a rough tear, place Gouda slices on top of the bread. Return to oven until cheese is bubbly. You can always just broil it quickly too.

4. Take out of oven and place on cute platter. Top each bread piece with a slice of pear. Once all of the bruschetta has been pear topped, drizzle with caramel syrup and top with candied nuts. 

Enjoy!








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