Monday, November 23, 2015

Family fun that is quick and delicious, easy and nutritious

Making your own version of your favorite take-out meals at home means you can control the amount of sodium and fat your family is consuming without compromising on flavor. If you stock your freezer with whole-wheat pita and your pantry with healthy pasta sauce, you will always have the base for a perfect Pitazza at a moment's notice.

Healthy cooking tip: To add protein to your Pitazza without the extra sodium, roast a whole chicken. Remove the meat and store in your fridge. Freeze the bones for when you have spare time to make your own, low-sodium chicken broth.

Prep time: 8 minutes

Bake time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Serving Size: ½ pita

Calories per serving: 202


• ½ cup (125 mL) Healthy Choice Garlic and Fine Herb pasta sauce

• 1 90g whole wheat pita, split in half to make 2 circles

• ½ cup (125 mL) finely sliced peppers (red, orange and/or yellow)

• ½ cup (125 mL) sliced mushrooms

• ¼ cup (50 mL) minced red onion

• 2 tbsp. low-fat feta cheese crumbled or your favorite low-fat cheese


• Preheat oven to 400F/205C.

• On large baking sheet arrange pita bread

• Spread ¼ cup (75 mL) Healthy Choice Garlic and Fine Herb tomato sauce evenly on each pita half

• Top with ¼ cup (50 mL) each: peppers, mushroom and 2 tbsp.(25 mL) red onion.

• Evenly sprinkle crumbled feta cheese; bake for 12 minutes or until the pita crust is golden.

• Slice Pitazza into two pieces, serve with garden salad.

Tip: Top with diced chicken for an extra protein punch

Tip: Make it Naanzza using low fat, low sodium naan bread

Tips and tricks for your next soiree

Try some of the tips and tricks at a new Paramount Citrus website to guarantee your gathering will be a blockbuster to remember.

* Get your grill on: Now is the time to tune up the grill. Creative grilling starts before your meat and veggies hit the heat, and a splash of citrus flavor is just what they need to stand out among the crowd. Find ways to add an extra kick of flavor to any barbecue dish at Add the tang of freshly squeezed lemon juice to chicken marinades and the kick of lime zest to spicy dry rubs for steak and chops.

* Shake up some cocktails: Grab a variety of spirits with a few favorite mixers. Place them in a designated area of the room along with lemons and limes for garnishes. This will take the burden off you to feel required to replenish your guests' drinks and let you enjoy your party. If you're looking for that perfect refreshment and a signature drink for your party, try making this simple yet delicious lime cooler from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Los Angeles' acclaimed Border Grill.

Minty Lime Cooler

Makes 2 servings

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice from a Paramount Citrus lime

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed mint leaves

1 (12 ounce) bottle cold sparkling water

lime slices and mint sprigs for garnish

Combine the lime juice, sugar and mint in a blender. Puree until smooth. Fill two tall glasses half-full with ice cubes. Pour half of the lime juice concentrate in each. Top with sparkling water, garnish with lime and mint and serve.

For a Mojito, adults can pour 1 ounce white rum into tall glass with ice, and top with Minty Lime Cooler.

* Choose a theme: Everyone loves a good party theme. Pick a food theme like southern barbecue or Mexican. Ambiance is also key, since it will set the tone of any party. Invest in some fun patio lights, lanterns or tiki torches to place around your yard if you plan to utilize your outside space.

* Don't forget the kids: If you know children will attend your party, have kid-friendly items ready for them to play with such as chalk or bubbles. Better yet, rent a bounce house. The kids are sure to entertain themselves for hours while parents can take a break and enjoy the party.

With these tips, your soiree will be the talk of your neighborhood, and your friends will be sure to request an encore performance next year.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quotes about Home!

Quotes about Home
Home Sweet Home.

I found this quote at a house and just had to share. Who doesn't love a good quote about the feeling just being home can bring. This is just one reason why I love chalkboards in the home!

Here are a few of my other favorite quotes on home:

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where can go as we are and not be questions.
-Maya Angelou

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. 

Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 

If you need to find a home in the Pensacola area, whether you are looking to buy or rent, Realty Masters can help you. Give us a call at (850) 473-3983 and visit our website

Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983

Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at

Monday, November 9, 2015

Best & Worst Months to Lease Your Home

Rental Market Slows for Winter
Great news for renters but bad news for landlords!

Have you heard the phrase timing is everything? That surely seems to be true in real estate.  Every year, we see a slow down in the Pensacola rental market during the fall and winter months.  Simple laws of supply and demand are to blame for this as fewer people move in the winter months therefore more inventory is available.

The good news here is for renters; since this is the slowest time of the year for Pensacola rentals, consider it one of the best times to make your move! Landlords are more flexible with lease terms and offer lower rents.  In addition, there are more rentals available during this time period allowing for more options for you.

Best and Worst months to lease your home
# of homes rented monthly in Pensacola~ 
I have analyzed statistics from the Pensacola MLS over the last five years to determine the best and worst months for landlords to lease a home in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

Worst Months to Lease your Home in Pensacola: 
1. November
2. December
3. September
4. October

Here are some tips for landlords to combat the slow winter months:

  • Price competitively. In summer, we are able to experiment with raising rental prices. 
  • Offer a move in incentive.  Some owners offer a discount off the first month's rent or slightly reduced deposits if tenants are well qualified. 
  • Offer a 7 Month lease. This will allow for flexibility for renters and put your lease expiration at a better time of the year for future leasing. 

Best Months to Lease Your home in Pensacola :
1. May
2. June
3. July
4. February

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983

Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at

Friday, November 6, 2015

Luxury Cantonment Home for Lease~

Luxury Cantonment Home for Lease~ 
1212 Mill Creek Trail, Cantonment, FL 32533 

As a realtor, you are susceptible to falling in love with some of your homes. This 3,787 square foot home in Cantonment is no exception.  

Tucked on a private 1.87 acre lot, this Cantonment home is located just off Chemstrand with all the conveniences of the 9 Mile Rd. area. This stunning home is available for lease at $2,200 per month and ready for immediate occupancy. For more details or a personal tour, give our office a call at (850) 473-3983 or 

Thanks and have a great day, 
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at
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