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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

Support Ronald McDonald House-- Southern Living Christmas Cookbook!

I am so glad to be partnering again with Ronald McDonald House Charities to bring support and awareness to this amazing charity that helps parents in such a scary and emotionally draining time of their lives. 

I wanted to share with you my favorite recipe this year from the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook you have to purchase in order to support this amazing charity!


Ingredients:

1/4 cup balsamic glaze
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon Mustard
2 Medium Granny Smith or Gala Apples-- cut crosswise into 10 (1/4 inch thick) Slices
1 Medium Lemon, halved
8 Ounces Smoked Gouda Cheese, Cut Into 1/16 w-Inch Slices
8 Ounces Thinly Sliced Italian Salami (Such as Sopressata)
Garnish: Fresh Basil Leaves

What to Do:

1. Stir together the balsamic glaze and mustard in a small bowl.
2. Rub the apple slices with the lemon halves. Top each apple with 1 slice of the cheese and 2 slices of salami. Drizzle with the glaze mixture. Garnish if desired. 


The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond is partnering again with Dillard's on this Holiday season on this exciting fundraising campaign. This campaign benefits the families of seriously ill children so that they can have a comfortable haven near their hospitalized child at the Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at VCU and St. Mary's Hospitals. Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond provided small comforts to over 7,000 people and slated to provide more this year. 

For the 9th Year, Dillard's is offering a special, custom edition of Southern Living's Christmas Cookbook for $10. This exclusive, hard bound cookbook is filled with fabulous holiday recipes, menus, decorating tips and entertainment ideas. These cookbooks are availbe for purchase at the Dillards located both in Short Pump Mall and Stony Point Mall. Go---- get yours today and help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond help these families in need. 

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