When In Doubt, Add More Butter

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Real Estate Agent with (512) 786-8300

When I host a party or dinner, someone will pull me aside, and ask what the secret is, to the dish or dessert they may have enjoyed. I'm reminded of something a chef told me a long time ago- "When in doubt, just add more butter

Not margarine, not a spread, but pure, unadulterated butter. He was right. Although I try to eat healthy most of the time, every once in a while you have to live a little. When my wife asked me to taste her sweet potatoes below, and give her some advice, I told her, add even more butter. She did, and they came out spectacular. Well, the sugar and cinnamon didn't hurt either.

When in doubt, add more butter. Happy Thanksgiving all.

Thanksgiving

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Rainmaker
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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Scott,

The secret ingredients of many a chef...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well,

Steve

 

November 24, 2011 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty

Scott - Great advice for all the worried cooks out there today. "When in doubt, add butter." My personal philosophy is that you can eat whatever you want, as long as you're reasonable. With butter, on Thanksgiving, forget reasonable...

November 24, 2011 10:50 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Scott, Good advice :)  Happy Thanksgiving to you!

November 24, 2011 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ Stager
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Scott - I am so with you on this one! While I generally eat very healthy like you, butter is one of my favorite foods (Is it actually a food? - lol) and goes on and with anything and everything! Right now I'm thinking of warm crusty french bread dripping with butter! Or a baked potato with a quarter stick of butter on top...I could go on, but you get the point. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

November 24, 2011 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Greg Nino
Houston, Texas
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

Scott,

That's funny, but true. More REAL butter! I'm glad to have met you in Dallas. Hope to see you in the Rain for many years to come.

November 24, 2011 11:04 AM
Rainer
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Mark Delgado
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Scott, seems you even found a way to add butter to your library of blog posts.  Very clever.  Happy Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2011 11:13 AM
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Jerry Newman
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Thanks, Scott. I just love those sweet potatoes. Adding more butter is a wonderful idea. Wishing You and Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving too!

November 24, 2011 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
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Happy Thanksgiving, Scott.  

November 24, 2011 04:46 PM
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Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
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I second that Scott.  Butter and heavy whipping cream.  You just can't go wrong.

November 24, 2011 06:12 PM
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Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
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Scott, I cringe at all that butter you are too funny...Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

November 24, 2011 07:23 PM
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Mike Mitchell
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I like that, thanks for the tip Scott! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2011 09:26 PM
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Marilyn Boudreaux
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Thanksgiving is not a day when you spare on butter!  I heard that the secret to keeping your turkey moist is basting with butter, go figure !!

November 27, 2011 12:31 AM
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Thom Abbott
Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale
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Scott...my partner did a different sweet potato dish for T-day. It was quite tasty. But later he confessed...HE FORGOT THE BUTTER! Ahhhhh!

I rarely use real butter, but when I go home to visit Mom, she has nothing BUT real butter.

Happy Thanksgiving and hope its a great holiday season for you and your family!

November 27, 2011 05:49 PM
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Karen Bernetti
Staging4Smooth Transitions Connecticut Home Staging

Hey Scott - sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving feast.  I'll have to remember that little nugget of advice!  My family does LOVE butter - I guess too much is never enough.

P.S.  I mentioned you in my blog tonight!! 

November 30, 2011 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Russell Lewis
Broker,CLHMS,GRI
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate

Hey man, I have been away for awhile and just getting back to AR and yes...the secret is MORE BUTTER! Good to see you still plugging away someday we shoud have lunch OR maybe YOu can organize the December Austin Active Rain get together ;-O

December 01, 2011 10:35 PM
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Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
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Scott, Thanksgiving Day is for being thankful, and we can drift a bit from the healthy food for one day.  Those sweet potatoes look WONDERFUL.

December 03, 2011 08:45 AM
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Tim Bradley
Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY
Contour Investment Properties

Oh yeah...I made stroganoff last night, and by the time all the meat, then the onions, then the mushrooms, were sauteed, a stick of butter was missing. Add a cup of sour cream, and .... ;)

December 03, 2011 01:50 PM
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Cathy Bureau
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Hey Scott! This is not one of those tupid delayed/old emails. I just read this post sice I miss you!  I love butter so this works for me.

December 03, 2011 10:42 PM
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