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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

Don't Throw the Heel: Make Croutons

I used to be the worst at throwing away the heels of bread because no one was going to eat them in this family. Then one day I thought to myself, why not chop them up, toss with some olive oil and bake them? I tell you that was a great day in my life. Fresh croutons are the best for your salads and instead of buying a box of them with all of that extra packaging you have it already in your home!



What You Need:

Heels from Loaves of Bread (We are obsessed with our Pepperidge Farm Outlet up the road!)
Cavender's Greek Seasoning 
Olive Oil to Coat
Container to coat your bread pieces in with a top or a zipper
Sheet Pan

What to Do:

1. Preheat Oven to 350.

2. Chop your loaves of bread into bit sized pieces. Place in your container your bread pieces, olive oil and Cavender's. Shake until all pieces have a nice coating of seasoning and olive oil.

3. Place on a sheet pan and place in oven for abour 16-20 minutes. You want them done but not burned. 

4. Remove from oven and let sit until cool. Place in a container for storage. 


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