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Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe online somewhere along the lines, and made it for one of my recent “cheats” on my current diet.  I’m trying to find the site in my browser history so I can come back and update this post and give proper credit, but here’s the recipe for now regardless.  You will probably want to have some milk on hand for consumption.

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
3 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
10 oz bag chocolate chips
1 package Oreo Cookies (regular or double stuff)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In one bowl, combine the butter and sugars until well combined...

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Fatty Gets Fit

If you’ve had the opportunity to meet me, either in a real estate capacity or personally, you know that I’m a bigger guy.  I’m currently undertaking a new mission:  Drop the weight!  I’ve started a second blog, specifically to my fitness.  Please feel free to check it out, and comments are absolutely encouraged.  I’ll also be posting some of my favorite recipes over there as well.  What are you waiting for?  Head on over to Fatty Gets Fit!

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Winter Is Coming – Stop Frozen Pipes Before They Start!

It’s that time of year again here in Buffalo.  The weather is getting colder, and the leaves are starting to change.  Before you know it, we will be  under 2 feet of lake effect snow coming off Lake Erie!  Taking some time to prepare your plumbing before winter hits could save you a lot of headaches, and a LOT of money!

If you have a vacant property, it is a good idea to winterize your home prior to the snow actually arriving.  There are a lot of contractors that will provide this service, and the cost of the service certainly outweighs the cost of the damage that could result from not having a property properly winterized.  For the purposes of this article, let’s focus on occupied properties.

Did you kno...

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Buffalo Wing Fest Review

Yesterday, Andy and I decided to hit up the Buffalo Wing Festival, since neither of us had been there before and we figured it might be a good time. Prior to this, I had never been there, so it seemed like something I had to do.  I’m pretty sure Andy had been at least once, but the call of the Buffalo Wing can be ignored by no man.  When we arrived, we ran into my friend Matt Reilly, who I hadn’t seen in years, so we decided to hang out and rate our wing experience as we went.

Parking: We...

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Magic Cookie Bars

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of my culinary creations.  The dining hall at Niagara University used to make this dessert called a Magic Cookie Bar, which I used to consume at a ridiculous rate whenever it was out.  Recently I decided to make it at home.  There is a lot of room for variety in this recipe.  Change the type of chips you use, add nuts, add coconut, whatever you like.  Personally, I don’t like coconut so I opted not to include it.

2 sle...

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Baked Mac And Cheese

I decided I needed a break from the real estate writing for a day, so I’m posting my baked mac and cheese recipe.  I modified a recipe that I found online at Food Net*work, to better suit my needs.  This yields 8 servings, easily, and probably more if you are serving it as a side dish along with something else.

Mac & Cheese:
* 2 cups elbow macaroni
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 3 tablespoons flour
* 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
* 3 cups milk
* 1/2 tbsp onion salt
* 1/2 tbsp paprika
* 1 large egg
* 14 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
* Fresh black pepper

* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Preheat ov...

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