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Sweet Summer Shortcakes
By Kraft

Prep Time - 5min

Total Time - 27min.

Servings - 6 servings


What You Need

4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup sugar

2-1/3 cups all-purpose baking mix

1/2 cup milk

3 Tbsp. sugar

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


Make It

  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Toss strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Stir baking mix, milk, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter in large bowl until mixture forms soft dough. Drop into 6 mounds, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  • Split shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and COOL WHIP.
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Laminate flooring is a multi-layer, synthetic flooring product that simulates wood. Although there are many pros to having laminate flooring, there are several common problems that can come along with it.

Laminate Problems and How to Fix Them:

  1. Peaking

            Peaking is an expansion problem. Floors and walls expand and contract based on the weather, humidity and other things. When flooring expands against doorways, molding, or walls, it can buckle. This can be fixed by taking out the molding to let the floor expand and even out.

2.  Water/Moisture-induced warping/buckling

            Dampness, either from humidity or water, can cause laminate flooring to buckle or warp. A balancing layer can help to even out the flooring. 

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There is a popular misconception among buyers that if a lender pre-qualifies them for a mortgage, they have been pre-approved for a loan. However, these two terms are very different.

Getting pre-qualified is the first step in the mortgage process, where a bank or lender goes over your comprehensive finances. This includes your debt, income, and assets. Pre-qualification does not include credit report analysis nor does it include an in-depth look at your capability to buy a home. This step is simple and can easily be done over the phone or on the internet, typically with no charge.

 The purpose of pre-qualification is to allow you and your lender to go over any goals or needs you may have in regard to your mortgage. This is when your lender can

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Millican Reserve Market on the Green

Date: May 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Location: Millican Reserve 19851 FM 2154, COLLEGE STATION, TX 77845
Please join for a fun springtime day outdoors at the Millican Reserve. Come enjoy some live music, delicious lunch, and spend the afternoon shopping for fresh local produce and local art. This event is free and open to the public.


Mommy/ Son Dig Day & Play Date

Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Location: 19851 FM 2154. College Station, TX 7845
Mommy/Son Dig Day & Play Date is a come-and-go event for moms and sons (and anyone else who would benefit!) to enjoy a day

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When you want to sell your house a lot of people think they know the best time to place your house on the market. Some say early spring and others say late winter. But when is really the best time to place your house for sale? We’ve done some research and have the answer for you!

            May seems to be month that appears a lot. May is a good time to list your house because with such high demand for houses and not enough supply, buyers are getting frustrated with rejected or competing offers. In May they have been looking for a little bit and just want to settle on a house. Most often they are willing to pay a little bit more on the home to avoid being rejected again. Houses in May tend to sell 18 days faster than any other month and for

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I’ve chosen real estate investing as a vehicle for wealth creation, but I’ve never really taken the time to explain why I’ve chosen real estate investing and why I believe it is (one of the) great ways of achieving financial freedom. Hopefully, this article will explain why I like real estate investing so much, and why I believe that real estate is a great wealth creator for everyone.

I imagine many of you have read articles (like this one) that talks all about how saving money and investing it wisely over a long period of time can generate large sums of cash. The conventional wisdom is that, if you start saving early enough in your life, you contribute periodically to that savings and you invest

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Inspection day is a big day during your home buying process. It’s your opportunity to understand the true condition of your home and pinpoint any issues before you buy. It can be a fun yet exhausting day so to make things easier, here are a few key things you should look at when inspecting your home.


Look around the interior walls and ceilings of each room. Are there apparent cracks or shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Does the foundation appear straight? Walk the perimeter of the home to inspect if there are any trees that may be encroaching on the structure of the foundation.


Take a look outside at the exterior of the home. Are the gutters firmly attached? Are there any loose wires or

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 4/3/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Lincoln Recreation Center
1000 Eleanor Street
College Station, Texas 77840   The Lincoln Recreation Center will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m. This free event will include food, face painting, jupiter jumps, coloring, live entertainment and more! The egg hunt is open to all children ages 10 and under. 

Co-Sponsored by Pi Omicron Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc., and Concerned Black Men of the Brazos Valley.

For more information, contact the Lincoln Recreation Center at 979.764.3779.

Bravos Valley Earth Day

Brazos Valley Earth Day is held each April…
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Easter egg fruit pizza


  • 1 pouch (1lb 1.5oz) sugar cookie mix (or your favorite "from scratch" recipe)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz (1/2 brick) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped
  • approx. 3 cups fruit cut into pieces (I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries) 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13″ pizza pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the cookie mix, melted butter, and egg and mix with a spoon until a soft dough forms.
  3. Press the dough evenly onto the pan.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely, about 45 minutes. Cut into
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About eight percent of houses sold a year are homes sold by the owner. If you want to save time and money, there will be some things you’ll need to avoid. Even with a real estate agent, some of these tips will help a sale run a little bit smoother.

 Not investing in your home

Your house probably needs some repairs here and there. It is understandable that you aren’t wanting to invest more money into the home you are about to sell. If you want to sell your home in a decent time span and get the most out of your house, investing in it is your best bet. Be sure to clean up the house for showings, maybe even splurge on professional carpet cleaning. A big problem with house showings is the smell. Stains on the carpet and bad odor from pets can be a

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