Traditional Thanksgiving Meals

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching rapidly. With only twenty-five days left to plan, let us help you with a few simple recipes to make your holiday meal a success! Each family has their own tips and tricks and there seems to always be a “secret” ingredient. If you are not much of a cook, that’s okay! Some of my personal favorite recipes are simple and delicious! In my opinion, the hardest part about thanksgiving is trying to fit through the front door after you’ve consumed so many amazing foods and desserts. Perhaps a personal challenge should be to have a “no carb November” in preparation for the upcoming calories. But then again, bathing suit season is a long ways away…I will just remember these calories with my new year’s resolutions.

So here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that are easy and always a big hit. Some I have gathered from magazines or Pinterest over the years but I always adapt them to best fit the “tastes” of whoever I am entertaining. Bon Appetit!
World Famous Sausage Stuffing:

Ingredients- 2-14oz packages of Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing mix, 3-1lb rolls of jimmy dean sage sausage, 2 large sweet onions, 1 bunch of celery hearts, 2 sticks of salted butter, 32oz chicken stock, 2 Tbsp of dried sage, 1 Tbsp black pepper, salt to taste

Directions- Preheat oven to 350 degrees; Break up sausage into small pieces and cook in a large skillet with dried sage; melt butter in large pot over medium heat, add onions and celery, cook until soft and opaque, stir often; remove from heat; add chicken stock, stuffing mix, sausage, salt & pepper and mix thoroughly. Spoon mixture into a large greased Pyrex container and top with some leftover butter, bake for around 30 minutes. Make sure you do not overcook or this will dry out.

Serving size- around 20 servings
Mashed Potatoes:

Ingredients- 3lbs of potatoes peeled and quartered, 3 cloves of garlic, ½ cup of heavy cream, 1 ½ sticks of butter, salt & pepper to taste

Directions- In a large pot, combine and cook the potatoes & garlic with enough salted water to cover potatoes a few inches, in another saucepan, cook cream on low and bring to a simmer, remove from heat and add butter to melt, drain the potatoes and garlic and return to the same pot and mash the potatoes, add the cream mixture to the potatoes, salt & pepper to taste.

Service size- around 8 servings
Very Cheesy Mac & Cheese:

Ingredients- 3 cans of evaporated milk, 2 lbs of cheddar cheese (shredded), 1 box of noodles, 1 stick of margarine, 4 eggs

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees; cook macaroni noodles and drain; mix together the milk and eggs and set aside; place 2lbs of cheese in the bottom of a large pyrex glass container; pour milk mixture overtop the cheese; slice your stick of margarine and put on top of the mixture; pour in your cooked noodles and make sure all is mixed in well; if you have any extra cheese, sprinkle more on top and bake for approximately 45 minutes. The top will brown and you will know it is ready!

Serving Size- around 8-10 servings

My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your West Columbia/Lexington, SC REALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.

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2847 Kirkwood Drive in West Columbia SC is For Sale

2847 Kirkwood Drive in West Columbia SC is For Sale

A convenient suburb of the capitol city of Columbia SC, West Columbia has a small town feel and charm for everyone who lives and visits there. Most people from West Columbia want to stay. People who move into West Columbia often love its convenience to downtown yet quiet and comfortable setting. Most convenient city suburbs do not offer land and acreage with their homes…but this particular home in West Columbia SC does! 2847 Kirkwood Drive in West Columbia SC sits on 2.25 acres of land and is now for sale!

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2847 Kirkwood Drive in West Columbia is a gorgeous home that was built approximately in the year 1900. The current owners have painstakingly begun the renovation and remodeling project to keep the beautiful charm of this century + old home and make it functional and comfortable for today’s lifestyle! Most of the largest projects have been completed with a few smaller projects remaining to make it your own! The home is now vinyl siding for easy care. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with beautiful cherry cabinetry, a gourmet gas stove and range, a built-in oven, wine cooler and oversized frige and freezer. The appliances are all stainless steel and the countertops are a beautiful Quartz! A bar for stools gives extra seating and a dining room is open to the kitchen for a larger table.

Also downstairs is a huge great room that is entered from the front foyer. There are wooden ceiling beams and beautiful pine paneled walls. The floors throughout are hardwood and have been recently and beautifully refinished! There is also a formal room downstairs with a fireplace for whatever its owner may need: formal living room, formal dining room, office, etc. There is one bedroom downstairs with a fireplace and his/hers closets. This bedroom connects to the downstairs bathroom. This bathroom holds a shower/ jetted tub and the washer and dryer area.

A beautiful staircase leads to 5 more potential bedrooms and another full bathroom. One of the these rooms is currently unfinished and being used as storage. Another of the rooms is being used as a closet/dressing room for the bedroom that the current owners planned to use as their master bedroom. 2 of the bedrooms have been very nicely finished. The larger of these 2 has a fireplace and several closets.

On the exterior of this gorgeous old home is a side porch and a detached 4 bay garage. The backyard is absolutely beautiful and fence with a gunite pool and water spray feature!

If you love old homes with all of their charm and character, here is your opportunity to own one one land and in a super convenient location! Don’t miss your opportunity to see this one! Call, text or email to make an appointment today!

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My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your West Columbia/Lexington, SCREALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.


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3155 Sierra Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170

 

3155 Sierra Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170

Well maintained in the Westgate Community, you will find 3155 Sierra Drive. This established home in the West Columbia, SC area, is 1,505 square feet and sits on a lovely piece of property. Inside this ranch style home, you will find three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a kitchen complete with a newer stove and dishwasher and a formal room in the front of the house that could be used as an office. You will love the French doors leading to a cozy family room and the built-in bookshelves are perfect for collectables or other great publications. At the back of the house is a beautiful heated and cooled sunroom. This room is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee in the mornings and a good book in the evening!

Square Footage:   1,505 sqft
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
All Brick Home
Flat, fenced in backyard
Zoned for Lexington School District Two

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Outside, there is an attached carport complete with a private entrance to welcome into the home. If you enjoy spending time in the yard, this home is already “fine-tuned” for starting a beautiful garden. A functioning sprinkler system will assist with that garden or general yard maintenance. The backyard also has storage shed perfect for storing lawn equipment and other useful supplies.
 


 

3155 Sierra Drive is conveniently located to either I-26 or I-20. This home is perfect in location to travel with ease to work or to downtown Columbia. This property is zoned for Lexington School District Two and students will currently attend Springdale Elementary, Fulmer Middle, and Airport High School. For more information on this home please contact me today at 803-348-1155.

 

My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your Lexington SC REALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.

 

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Open House this Sunday at 120 Brent Ford Rd in Columbia, SC

Open House this Sunday at 120 Brent Ford Rd in Columbia, SC

Open House, this Sunday, February 2nd from 2-4pm, at 120 Brent Ford Road in Columbia, SC 29212! This 2,500 square foot home is very spacious and ONLY 5 minutes from LAKE MURRAY!!

Come out this Sunday and check it out!


120 Brent Ford Road Columbia, SC 29212

The home located at 120 Brentford Rd in Columbia SC is for sale! This home is located in the desirable Coldstream subdivision located near Irmo, SC and only 5 minutes from the beautiful Lake Murray! Coldstream has no mandatory homeowners assocation dues and displays a variety of sizes and construction styles of homes. The location is convenient to doctors, shopping, interstates and also to Lexington and downtown Columbia SC. The students living in this community attend award-winning Lexington/Richland School District 5 schools.

SEE MOST CURRENT PRICING AND INFORMATION ON 120 BRENTFORD RD HERE

120 Brentford Rd in Columbia SC is a home with great space! It has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The bedroom are all a very nice size. The master bedroom has a his and hers closet (one is a walk-in). Also the master bedroom has a private bathroom with a large garden tub and shower combo!  There is a bright foyer leading into a living room with a fireplace and nice molding. The kitchen is large with a great pantry, a smooth-top drop-in stove and a dishwasher and plenty of cabinets and countertops! The kitchen has an eat-in area and there is a separate formal dining room with new hardwood flooring and nice chair rail, beadboard and crown molding. The 2 car garage was nicely closed in at one time and it gives a large second family area for entertainment or as a playroom. There is also a large FROG or bonus room up above the garage which could function as a 4th bedroom!

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Off of the back of the living room is a sunroom and off of the kitchen is a nice, long deck. The backyard is privacy fenced and there is a separate shed for storage!

My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your Lexington, SC REALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.

Homes for Sale in Windstone at White Knoll -Lexington, SC   327 Keegan Rock Court, Windstone At White Knoll, Lexington, SC 29073

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,676 SqFt Only $145,000!

307 Keegan Rock Court, #49, Windstone At White Knoll, Lexington, SC 29073

6 Beds 3 ½ Baths 3,460 SqFt Only $229,900!!

271 Keegan Rock Court, #51, Windstone At White Knoll, Lexington, SC 29073

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550 Kaymin Hill Court, Windstone At White Knoll, Lexington, SC 29073

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426 Nolancrest Drive, #103, Windstone At White Knoll, Lexington, SC 29073

4 Beds 2 ½ Baths 2,408 SqFt Only $184,162.00!!

>>>SEE ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN WINDSTONE HERE<<<   My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your Lexington SC REALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.

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Cherokee Lakes Community in Lexington SC

The beautiful Cherokee Lakes is conveniently located off Ball Park Road with its entrance on Leaning Pine Trail in Lexington, South Carolina. In driving through this neighborhood you will find Leaning Pine Dr, Leaning Pine Ct, Vanderbilt Rd, Oxford Rd, Oxford Ct, Annapolis Rd, Yale Rd and Olivia Way. This established community has a lot to offer with 143 lots ranging from .3 acres all way up to 1 acre properties! All homes in Cherokee Lakes, have at least 3 bedrooms but some have up to 5 nice sized bedrooms. Square footage ranges from 1,500 to over 2,500 square feet and there is a lot still available to build your own dream home within this community! A nice amenity enjoyed by the entire neighborhood is a community pond which is located off the main neighborhood road.

This neighborhood is right down the road from some of Lexington’s best restaurants and shopping destinations! You can find every type of food from fine dining Italian at Travinia’s to an all American burger at Flight Deck! Shopping destinations such as World Market, Target, Merle Norman, Kohls and TJ Maxx are all less than a 15 minute drive from this community. If you are searching for more adventure close by, check out the Lexington side of Lake Murray, which offers endless possibilities of fun for the whole family!!

Cherokee Lakes is zoned for award winning Lexington District One schools! Students would attend Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Pleasant Hills Middle School and Lexington High School. For more information regarding Lexington, SC education, please click here.

Active Homes in Cherokee Lakes as of November 3, 2013:

306 Vanderbilt Drive Lexington SC

1550 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, ALL BRICK home with a masonry wood burning fireplace that sits on .43 acres of land.

And it’s ONLY $149,900!!

129 Olivia Way Lexington, SC

2396 sqft 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, ALL BRICK home with a gas fireplace and an IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL, less than 5 years old that sits on .33 acres of land!

And its ONLY $269,900!!

>>>SEE ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN CHEROKEE LAKES HERE<<<

My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your Lexington SC REALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.

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312 Cromer Road Lexingon, SC 29073

 
If you think that an all brick home on a little bit of land is impossible to find …this is your dream come true! 312 Cromer Rd in Lexington SC has just come on the market! This home for sale will meet your every desire….beginning with the location! Located in a very convenient part of Lexington, South Carolina, 312 Cromer Rd is located close to Highway 378, Interstates (I-20 & I-26) and even puts you minutes from downtown Columbia! It sits on 2.51 acres that has recently been cleared for a beautiful setting, a great area to put a shed/building and plenty of parking! This location is desirable in Lexington County as it is zoned for the newest Lexington School District One Schools: River Bluff High School (check out this gorgeous campus!), Meadow Glen Middle and Meadow Glen Elementary School.
 
 
If the location and land were not enticing enough to make you want to see this home….the complete remodel and updating of this home definitely will! This all brick home has been completely repainted. It has almost 2400 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms! The entire home is on the main floor/first floor except for the 4th bedroom and bathroom which can function as a guest, in-law or teenage suite! I has a private full bathroom and 2 closets! This 4th bedroom suite is over the 2 car, side-entry garage which has new garage door openers, painted floors and a huge storage room!
 
 
When you walk down the slate path to the beautiful front door of this home, you step into a very open living space. In front of you is a sunken family room. It is large with a fireplace, ceiling fan, new laminate flooring and molding. A half-wall and columns separate the family room from the dining area. This area is large as well, sure to fit a casual or more formal dining setting. To the far right is the newly remodeled kitchen. Brand new white cabinets give the room a brightness. These are set off by black granite and a large black island…for more storage and a convenient work space! The home offers new stainless steel appliances:  smooth top stove, dishwasher, mounted microwave and refrigerator. The kitchen is nicely completed by a tile backsplash  to tie it all together! From the kitchen you can enter a mud room and pantry area. Here is where the washer and dryer sit beside a convenient sink and plenty of cabinetry for storage. From the mud room you can exit to a large back deck, go down a few stairs to a large storage room and garage or walk up a few stairs to the 2nd Master Suite over the garage!
 
On the left side of the home, a hallway takes you to 2 more bedrooms (each with 2 closets) and the main floor master suite. The master suite here also has 2 closets and a private bathroom!
 
 
This home has it all! Brick, location, land…what more could you need? Call, email or text me today to schedule a showing!
My name is Dena Mixon and I would love to be your Lexington SC REALTOR! I am professionally trained and experienced to help home buyers and home sellers in the Midlands of South Carolina. I work very hard to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I can promise that I will always give you the care and best possible service that I can give! Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, please call or text me at (803)348-1155. EXIT Real Estate Consultants.

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