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Elements of a Stylish & Functional Farmhouse Kitchen

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On May 30, 2017
With our rural location in southeastern Oklahoma, the farmhouse design that’s present in Carlton Landing fits right into the landscape. There’s something attractive and comforting about a beautifully designed farmhouse kitchen. With an emphasis on function and friendliness, this particular style can be modified to be as traditional or as modern as you prefer and always...Read More→
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9 Charming Front Porches with Smart Ideas to Steal

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On May 15, 2017
Editor’s note: Hello, Carlton Landing friends! I’m Rachel Shingleton and I’m excited to be a new contributor to the CL blog. My husband Simon and I live in Oklahoma City full time but have owned our home on the Boardwalk since May of 2014. Along with our two sons, we enjoy spending our weekends hanging out...Read More→
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The VERY Best Brussel Sprouts

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On December 9, 2016
On a recent trip to Northern California, Grant and I enjoyed a dish very similar to this. The moment I tasted this recipe, I knew I needed to recreate it as a holiday side. Ingredients: 1 lb. brussel sprouts, quartered 2 T. olive oil kosher salt/fresh ground pepper glazed pecans 4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled...Read More→
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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Frittata

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On November 15, 2016
I love frittatas! They are easy, flexible, and the perfect cross between an omelette and quiche. This is a great meal for using up leftover meat or veggies in the fridge. Complement with a simple green or fruit salad. Ingredients: 6 slices bacon 1 large onion 12 eggs 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup grated parmesan...Read More→
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Homemade Ricotta & Roasted Grapes

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On October 28, 2016
I love Fall entertaining! This appetizer is perfect for a cool evening porch party. Homemade Ricotta 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 t. salt 4 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice Line a sieve with cheesecloth and place over a bowl. In a large pot, slowly bring the milk, cream, and salt to...Read More→
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Penne with Spicy Sausage

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On July 15, 2016
Savory, hearty and requiring less than 30 minutes to prepare, this pasta dish is a weeknight favorite with my family. Serve it on the porch with a crisp salad for a satisfying outdoor dinner. Ingredients: 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casings removed 2 tablespoons freshly minced parsley, optional 1/2 cup dry white wine 3 1/2...Read More→
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Lemon Ice Box Pie In A Jar

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On June 24, 2016
Cool, tangy and refreshing, this lemon dessert is the perfect antidote for hot summer nights. It’s a snap to prepare, and you can make it up to three days in advance. Ingredients: Crust layer 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (18 crackers, or 2/3 of a sleeve) 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons granulated sugar Pinch salt...Read More→
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Citrus Roasted Spring Veggies

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On April 8, 2016
This is a wonderful way to prepare almost any vegetable. I have tried it with potatoes, broccoli, parsnips and more. Light and savory, the cooked veggies serve as a delectable side for a spring meal. I also love to warm up the left-overs for lunch, topping them with a perfectly poached egg. Ingredients: Asparagus Rainbow...Read More→
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Homemade Granola Cups

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On February 12, 2016
These cute cups are perfect for breakfast or an after-school snack. They are filled with healthy and delicious yogurt, and the kids love to decorate their cups with fresh fruit. Ingredients: 2 cups oats 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup vegetable oil pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 1-2 T brown sugar (optional – if...Read More→
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Cream Scones

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On January 29, 2016
My family loves these sweet, crumbly wedges with warm butter and jam or lemon curd. Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 to 1/3 cup granulated sugar, to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups heavy or whipping cream Additional heavy cream, for brushing on scones Coarse...Read More→
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Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream Sundae

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On January 15, 2016
Quick-To-Make Cake With A Long Name Here’s the perfect solution for those days when you NEED a chocolate sheet cake, but you only have 30 minutes to make it! My family pairs this cake with mounds of vanilla ice cream and a generous drizzling of salted caramel sauce. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking...Read More→
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