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Garlic Chickien - by Marla Mink-Johnson

Melt 1 stick butter in a saucepan, add 5 cloves fresh minced garlic, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, and 2 1/2 T lemon juice to the pan. I buy the minced garlic in the jar. Combine 1/2 C Italian style bread crumbs and 1/2 C Parmesan cheese on a piece of wax paper or foil. Dip 4 chicken breasts first in the butter mixture then in the bread crumb mixture and place in a casserole dish. Pour remaining sauce gently around the chicken pieces and top them with what is left of the bread crumb mixture. Bake covered, at 350 for 45 minutes, uncover and bake for another 20 minutes. Plate the chicken and pour the drippings from the casserole on top. It is perfect with garlic mashed potatoes. 

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No Pressure House Washing - by Jeffrey Lambert

Have you ever seen siding with mold problems or just plain dirty? That’s when you see green stuff all over the vinyl or steel siding of your house. It’s not a pretty sight. Actually, it may be more subtle than that. If you have mold or dirt growing on your siding, chances are it will just be a shade greener than the rest of the gray. It’s subtle, but it’s noticeable.

 Vinyl and steel siding is convenient and easy, but developing mold problems on your siding is a major headache. Keep your eye out for the green shade and take care of business, and you can enjoy your siding forever! We do not pressure wash vinyl siding because the powerful water can: Loosen siding panels poke holes through the siding damage insulation underneath which can cause mold problems. We wash your vinyl siding the safe way with a pet & plant safe chemical, scrub brush, and a low pressure garden hose. Types of houses we wash: Vinyl, Metal, Wood.

 Choose a option for a FREE ESTIMATE:

 Option A Wash siding, exterior gutters, fascia, soffits, trim around doors & windows, clearing cobwebs and bird nests that will give your home a clean look & curb appeal.

 Option B Wash exterior gutters, fascia, soffits, trim around doors & windows, clearing cobwebs and bird nests that will give your home a clean look & curb appeal. Option B is recommended if you hav... Continue Reading

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I recently bought a rental property that needs a lot of work in the backyard. The north and west sides slope and are bare which causes erosion. Planting a perennial garden of flowers and ground covers is part of the plan to stop the erosion. While planning this garden out I wanted to also make it useful for the environment. What better way to do that than plant a garden that feeds the creatures that feed us. So, I spent a lot of time researching what to plant to ensure our pollinator's needs are met. 

Feed the birds with bushes that provide safe nesting and hiding places and berries such as cranberry bushes and beautyberry bushes. Globe thistle is an excellent plant that when blooming will feed bees and the seeds will feed birds. Other flowers that will produce seeds to attract birds to your garden are asters, coneflowers, black eyed susan, coreopsis, joe pye weed, sedum, zinnia, marigolds and impatiens. 

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For Sale: 2765 S. Long Creek Road, Decatur


Fantastic starting in the driveway! Brick Ranch with 3 car garage and 1/2 bath! Step thru the front door to 9ft ceilings and oversized entry, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, tray ceilings, split bedroom floor plan. French doors lead to the Den. Vaulted ceiling in the large Great Room, open Kitchen and Dining. Wonderful pantry 4'5x 4'9 and 6x6 Mud room for additional storage and a main floor laundry room . Large master bedroom with his and hers closets, wonderful spa bath with jetted soaking tub, walk in shower, and his and hers sinks. Recessed lighting and tray ceiling finish the details in the large master bedroom. Enjoy the private patio with 16 x32 in-ground heated salt-water pool.

  • Price: $248,900
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Partial Baths: 1
  • Square Footage: 2186
  • MLS #: 6171526
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  • Date: 06/17/2017
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Location: Ravinia Music Festival - 200 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
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