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5 Reasons Buying a Home is Better Than Renting!

Purchasing a home offers amazing financial benefits. Renting a home offers amazing financial benefits for the owner of the property you are renting from. Keep that in mind the next time you think about staying in your rental.

1. You Are Paying For A Home Regardless if You Rent or Buy

Some will argue renting eliminates the costs of property taxes and home repairs. All renters should realize that all the expenses your landlord must incur (property taxes, repairs, insurance and etc.) are rolled into your rent anyway along with profit margin.

2.  Home Ownership Is a Form of Forced Savings

Studies have shown homeowners have a net worth 44X times higher than a renter. It was recently estimated that a family buying a average home this past January could build more than $40,000 in family wealth in the next five years.

3. Owning Is a Hedge Against Inflation

Home values and rents tend to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation. When you own, your home's value will protect you against in…

Leftover Turkey Burritos


I am not the best food photographer so please forgive me but I will toot my own horn about my cooking. Douglas tells me I should be on Chopped. Although I think I win, yes I'm pretty darn confident in that, I am scared about being on TV. 

With Thanksgiving coming up and turkey will be leftover, I have a great recipe for you to try. We fried a turkey this past Sunday and it was wonderful that day but wow, what you can do with the leftovers is amazing.

What You Need: 

Three Cups Cooked, Chopped Turkey
1 Medium Onion Diced
1 Cup Quartered Cherry Tomatoes
2 Tsp. Taco Seasoning
1/2 Cup Water
1 1/2 Cup Taco Sauce
2 Cups Shredded Cheese Blend
10 Flour Tortillas

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

In a large skillet with a lid pour 1 to 2 tsp. Olive Oil. With the cook top on high, heat the oil until you can tell it has thinned out. It is hot now. Add 1/2 tsp salt and  1 tsp. pepper to the skillet. Add Onions. Stir the onions with the salt and pepper and let sit until the edges brown. Turn heat down, stir and let caramelize for ten minutes. Stir so the onions do not stick to the pan. 

Once the onions have cooked for ten minutes, add your chopped turkey. Heat for around two minutes. Add taco seasonings and water. Add tomatoes. Cover skillet and cook until water has absorbed. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir until creamy.

In a casserole dish, spread 3/4 cup of taco sauce to the bottom of the dish. Heat tortillas in microwave for 40 seconds. 

Spoon meat mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down, in dish. Place in dish. Reserve a small amount of meat mixture to place on top of casserole. With reserved taco sauce, spoon evenly over filled tortillas. Cover with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover; top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 7-10 minutes until cheese has melted and attained the brown look you like. 



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