4 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars – yahoo!

Who’s looking for super easy, super quick, super good gluten free snack to satisfy your strongest sugar/salt craving?   I was at a luncheon the other day and these bite sized nuggets of goodness were served.   They certainly aren’t Reese’s peanutbutter cups 🙂  but I bet you could keep adapting the recipe to get them closer 🙂

Anyway, I seriously made a batch using one bowl, a whisk, a scraper, a pan, and a microwave.  Dreamy!  So here you go…

peanut butter bars

Four Ingredients:
Creamy peanut butter
You can definitely go with natural and unsalted peanut butters – but I haven’t gotten to that point of healthy treats yet 🙂
Honey or pure maple syrup
Gluten free rolled oats
Chocolate chips 

Directions for the bars:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey or syrup
1 1/4 gluten free oats

  1.  Line an 8 inch spare pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
  2.  In microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter and maple syrup/honey.  Blend together with a whisk.  Microwave in 30 second intervals and whisk in between until warm, smooth, and a little bubbly.
  3. Add the oats.  Combine until peanut butter mixture and oats are throughly blended.
  4. Pour oat mixture into the parchment lined pan and press until evenly dispersed.

Directions for the chocolate layer on top:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

  1.  Wipe out that microwavable bowl and add remaining peanut butter and chocolate chips.  Stir together and again in 30 second increments, heat in microwave until mixture can be blended completely and is smooth.
  2. Pour over the oat mixture already in the pain and spread evenly.
  3. Place in freezer for 30 minutes or until firm on top.  Remove and slice into small bars – you may need to wait for them to thaw a bit to get a good cut.
**I HIGHLY recommend waiting for bars to come back to room temperature before eating.  They can be tough to chew when still frozen 🙂 These can be stored in the refrigerator or in covered containter but again, I think most enjoyable when not cold.
Enjoy!!! 🙂

April showings bring May closings

April showings bring May closings!  The Spring Market is here and our Kensington Real Estate office has some awesome Homes for sale.  Could one of these be right for you or anyone you know?

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528 Brown Avenue
Seekonk, MA
$459,900
2500sf
4 bedrooms,2full bathrooms
Central Air
.5 acre level lot

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ALL WEEKEND
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81 Avalon Drive
Attleboro, MA
$579,900
2500sf Colonial
3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms
Built 2016, like new, upgrades!
.5 acre level lot
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44 Broadway
North Attleboro, MA
$397,000
1843 sf Ranch
3 bedroom, 2 full bath
Tons of character
Soughtafter spacious uptown location
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100 Benefit Street
Attleboro, MA
$321,000
1100sf Cape
2 bedroom, 1 full bath
Absolutely adorable
Walk to train!!
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177 Tremont St.
Rehoboth, MA
$499,900
3400sf Colonial
3 bedroom, 2 full bath
First floor master and in-law suite possibilties.
Unbelievably spacious and conveniently located!
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ALL WEEKEND
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76 Ingall Lane
Attleboro, MA
$624,900
2600sf NEW Colonial
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial
PLUS bonus room on second floor
Almost ready & just gorgeous!!
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Don’t see what you are looking for?  Give a call 508-930-5259 or send an e-mail with your must-haves, your wishlist, desired towns, and price range.  We have more inventory that should be hitting the market soon.  If you’d like help with searching for your next home, know that happy endings are my specialty!

Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
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Beautiful Seekonk Colonial is Ready for New Owner!

 

528 Brown Ave Seekonk528 Brown Avenue
Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771
For Sale!
Jen McMorran, Realtor, SRES
508-930-5259
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Kensington Real Estate Brokerage

If you have been waiting for a great home to call your own in Seekonk, the wait is over!  This lovingly maintained 2500sf Gambrel Colonial is located just minutes from Baker’s Corners in Seekonk and offers wonderful space and charm throughout.  Custom built with a few touches from the original home that was set on this lot, you will love the beautiful living room with wood stove on those cold fall and winters days (that hopefully we are behind us for now!).  The newly renovated kitchen with center island absolutely shines with all appliances included. A great sized family room with another fireplace and an entertainment sized dining room with sliders out to a deck and patio are perfect for sitting and taking a deep breath at the end of the day.  And, the level backyard offers tons of space for summer gardens and play.

528 Brown Ave, Seekonk
4 bedrooms
2 full bathrooms
2500 square feet
Central Air
Hardwood floors
Granite and stainless kitchen
Fully remodeled full bath and laundry upstairs
Great sized bedrooms
Spacious level lot

Are you a commuter looking to make your travels easier?  Then you will definitely appreciate that 528 Brown Ave is just 7 minutes to the South Attleboro MBTA train station and Rt 95.  Traveling north to Boston or south to Providence, this home is in the ideal location!  (As an added bonus, Market Basket is located in the same shopping plaza as the train so super convenient for picking up milk or the last minute makings for dinnner.)  Even getting to TF Green Airport for flights is a dream.

Stay tuned for the open house schedule but please feel free to call 508-930-5259 with any questions.  I have assured these sellers that I am going to find them great buyers to love this home as much as they did … could that be you?

Always a pleasure to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
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20 Simple Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale

Spring has sprung and so has the real estate market!   Are you ready?

Below are 10 awesome tips for improving your home’s curb appeal and wowing buyers as soon as they pull up in front.  Think about immediately wanting them to get excited and feel like they just can’t wait to get inside!

And once they do enter, please don’t let them down 🙂  Create an atmosphere where they can feel comfortable – where they feel like they are already “Home”.   Read through the 10 simple tips below for transforming the interior of your house into a “Home” as well and you’ll see what a difference they can make in your sale!

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You only get one chance to make a first impression.  Make the most of it!  Once buyers are emotionally attached, there usually are few objections that can get in the way of them moving forward.  (And remember buyers who are emotionally attached are the ones to act the fastest and pay the most that they can.)

Let me know if you need suggestions or assistance in getting your property ready to sell.  It would be a pleasure to work with you on making your next move a success!  From Boston to Attleboro to Providence and beyond,  my team is ready to serve you throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 

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You can own a home!!

Are you wondering if buying a home is a possibility for you?

Do you dream of personalizing a home to your own tastes and lifestyle?

Are you tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage and being limited their rules?

Being a first time home buyer is very exciting – and a little bit scary for some :), but I have an awesome team of experienced professionals who can help get you ready and guide you through the entire process.   I am just a call, an e-mail, or a click away to start your home search so let’s find time to chat about your needs, your wants, and your budget.  In the meantime, here are 3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Homeownership come true…Making Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

First Time Home Buyers are one of my specialties and I have many satisfied “first timers” who made it through the process.  Happy to make a connection if you’d like to talk with someone who has recently been through a complete transaction from searching on-line to getting their keys at the closing table.  And as they will all attest to, I have lots of stories to share from my vast experience in real estate over the past 20+ years 🙂  Every deal seems to have its own nuances these days, but be assured, I have a solid reputation in the real estate industry, I always have an eye on the big picture while working through the little details, and I am committed to the goals of my buyers and sellers.

 Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Coming soon to a neighborhood for you!

76 Ingall Lane Under ConstructionComing soon!!
Brigham Hill Estates
76 Ingall Lane, Attleboro
Offered at $624,900 

76 Ingall Lane in Attleboro is well underway on the sought after and last remaining cul-de-sac lot of Phase II in Brigham Hill Estates.  Are you ready?  Because this one could be ready in April!

Surrounded by other amazing custom homes, 76 Ingall Lane is a  2600sf, 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial and will once again offer incredible style and the superior quality that all of our buyers have grown to expect (along with many of the Attleboro area’s best realtors who bring clients back again and again).

Side porch and full walk out basement76 Ingall Lane boasts amazing space for everyone. The main living level features a gourmet kitchen with huge island and open floor plan to dining area and spacious family room with fireplace & built-ins, a formal dining room, a butlers pantry, and a stylish mudroom.  Upstairs enjoy a luxurious master suite, two additional great sized bedrooms, plus a bonus room above the garage for an office, playroom, nursery, hobby room, or just a you-room.  Need more space? You will love the full walk out basement with tons of full sized windows & light, rough plumbing for a future bath, and unbelievable possibilities!!!

Do you enjoy sunsets? Fresh air?  Relaxing and playing in a your yard?  This home sits on a 20,000sf lot that is fairly shallow as you can see from the pictures, but don’t worry!  The charming covered deck off of the kitchen,  beautiful views of greenspace, huge side yard, woods for privacy in the back of the house totally make up for that!

(Stay tuned for more photos as the interior of this home progresses… it is going to be amazing!)

Brigham Hill Estates in AttleboroBrigham Hill Estates has become the destination for buyers searching for high end new construction in an established subdivision of luxury homes.  Whether traveling to the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut by car,  flying out of TF Green or Logan Airport for work and leisure,  or jumping on a train to get into Boston, Brigham Hill Estates is the perfect location to call Home.

Once our homes near completion, they do not last long on the market!  Give a call 508-930-5259 and let’s set up a time to take a tour and talk about how we can make your dream home a reality.

Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties!

Homeowners really do throw better Super Bowl Parties!

While your appetizers are in the oven and the beer is chilling,  check out a sampling of some of our great housing inventory below …

Now’s the time to find your new home for Super Bowl LIV in 2020!

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Brand NEW upscale custom Townhouses, luxury new construction, turn-key Colonials, commercial property, two-family investment property, and more!  We have something for everyone.  And if you don’t see it in our listing inventory, we can certainly find it for you.  Anything here interest you?

duplex style townhouses OUR NEWEST PROJECT!
Tiffany Street Townhomes
537 Tiffany Street & 539 Tiffany Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Custom NEW Townhouses (all end units)
$374,900

 

new construction Lot 322 Pass Farm Lane
Attleboro, MA 02703
Brigham Hill Estates
Custom New Construction
Prices starting in the $600’s
Gorgeous Ranches and Colonials all built to your specifications.  It doesn’t get better than this!

171 North Ave 171 North Avenue
Attleboro, MA 02703
New Price! $449,900
Solid 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Ranch.
Meticulously maintained!!

81 Avalon Drive 81 Avalon Drive
Attleboro, MA 02703
$579,900
Stunning 3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial
Built 2016
Absolutely still shows like a Model Home!

102 High Street

102 High Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
NOW $400,000!
Beautiful 2-Family Home
Each unit 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Heart of North Attleboro

463 Washington Street Commercial463 Washington Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
$600,000
1.79 Commercial Land
Awesome Rt 1 location
High visibility and close to Rt 95

If you are serious about buying , we are serious about finding you a home!   No matter whether you’d like to buy now  or you are beginning the process, give a call 508-930-5259. We’d love to get you started with your next move!

Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
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Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
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I have that dream too…

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I have started typing this blog post so many times.  I have started typing this next sentence so many times but eloquent inspiring words are just not coming.  So here are my simple thoughts…

More than ever, there is emphasis on dividing,  blaming, and differentiating in society.  We are bombarded by it all day long.

I don’t understand what era we could want back “again” when it comes to rights for all.    Just because we work towards ensuring others equal rights doesn’t mean someone else has to give up theirs.

We need to move forward.
We absolutely need to continue to make advances in equality.
There shouldn’t even be a second thought about it.

We all can be a part of change.
A part of ensuring that all individuals are given a chance –
an opportunity to hope, dream, and thrive so they in turn will inspire others.

Now is the time.

Each of us has the ability to make a difference, no matter how small.  We each can make a difference for ourselves and others.

Now is the time.  Right here.  Right now.  We need to keep moving forward.

NEW TOWNHOUSES for the NEW YEAR!

(Photos of finished home are from a reale that SOLD unit at Flynn Terrace Fall of 2018.)

THEY ARE BACK…
Eight New Luxury Custom Townhomes are now under construction!

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Are you feeling like you may want to make a move this year?

Does the ease of owning high quality new construction appeal?

Does the idea of being able to choose custom finishes sound fun?

How does carefree homeownership sound where someone else is responsible for
plowing, landscaping, and exterior maintenance of your home?

duplex style townhousesDid you miss out on our sold out townhouse communities of

Mill Stream Village,
1284 County Street
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Flynn Terrace,
1400 Commerce Way
Attleboro, Massachusetts

and Ides Hill Commons,
1405 Commerce Way
Attleboro, Massachusetts
?

Then don’t delay… it sounds like you are ready to own one of our
Kensington Real Estate BrokerageNEW  3BR, 2.5BA, Two Car Garage, Tiffany Street Townhomes 
(at 537 Tiffany Street and 539 Tiffany Street in Attleboro)
that are once again proudly offered for sale by
the New Homes Team of Kensington Real Estate Brokerage.

This eight unit townhouse community is set on Tiffany Street below Flynn Terrace and Ides Hill Commons (when coming from Rt 123).  You can not beat the convenient location a mile to Rt 95 and minutes to either the downtown Attleboro train station or South Attleboro train station near Market Basket.  Plus attractions like the New England Sports Village, Capron Park Zoo, the Attleboro Farmers’ Market and tons of awesome restaurants and shopping are also only minutes away.  Commuters absolutely appreciate this location whether traveling south to Providence (and really anywhere in Rhode Island) or north to the Boston area.

Foundations are poured, paving has been completed, and framing has commenced.  We expect delivery for these custom luxury Townhomes in late April/May.  (With New England weather, it is always tough to predict new construction progress through the winter months but believe me, if our contractors can get on site to work they will keep on working!)

 

All eight of these units will feature the same popular two car garage layout that was offered at Ides Hill Commons and Flynn Terrace.  AND with each building consisting of only two townhouses, ALL units will be END UNITS.

eat in kitchen with french door to patio3 bedrooms
2.5 bathroom
Two car garage with storage room behind
Kitchen with breakfast bar, choice of hardwood or tile
Master suite with walk-in closet and private full bath
Spacious living room with gas fireplace and triple window
Crown molding throughout kitchen, dining and living rooms
Hardwood floors
living room with gas fireplaceCustom tile backsplash
Ceramic tile bathroom floors
Granite/solid surface counter tops (generous allowances)
Energy efficient gas heat
Central air
Private patios

Choose your paint colors, counter tops, tile, and flooring…
you are on your way to a gorgeous Townhome that shows off “you”!
(Pictures in this post are of a custom two car garage unit at Flynn Terrace.  Note: hardwood floors in bedrooms are an upgrade.)

 

Low condo fee currently estimated at $200/month to cover plowing, landscaping, exterior maintenance, and master insurance.  Ahh… carefree living!

Priced at $374,900 these units are sure to sell out as quickly as Ides Hill Commons and Flynn Terrace.  I have had the pleasure of selling these Townhomes in all three of our recent projects – Mill Stream Village, Flynn Terrance, and most recently Ides Hill Commons.  I’ve also assisted homeowners in re-selling their condos in all three of these complexes as their individual needs changed.  Whether new construction, one year old, three years old, or 10 years old, these units stand the test of time with their solid construction and upscale finishes.  I really do not anticipate that these new units will last long on the market.  Even if you are just exploring the idea, please always feel free to reach out for more information (jen.mcmorran@gmail.com or 508-930-5259).   It is a pleasure to be a resource to those thinking about making a move in real estate!

If you have a home to sell, definitely give a call 508-930-5259 no matter where you think you will be moving to next.  With the recent dip in mortgage rates and low inventory, now is the time for us to work on a plan to get your current home ready to list for sale, on the market, and SOLD!

Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. Know that I love to find the right Homes for individuals and families, to work hard for my clients, and to earn your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

flynn

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This one’s for you Rachel… The BEST granola recipe!

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Just talking to my good friend Rachel about how she made some “not so appealing”, slightly chewy, “young daughter said these are not good” breakfast cookies.  Well, never fear Rachel, your good friend Jennifer is here!  (Yes, she is my one friend that calls me Jennifer 🙂  Best friends since second grade so no chance she will be calling me “Jen” after 40 years!)

But back to what’s important… This granola recipe is fool proof – believe me whomever you share this with will thank you.  I definitely know Rachel’s daughter Janie will!!

Best breakfast ever… granola and vanilla greek yogurt. No matter what has happened in the morning, this little dish of delciousness always gets me back on track and ready to face the day. You can’t beat the combination of savory and sweet. I encourage you to do some experimenting as well! This recipe is a good starting point for any additional fruits, nuts, or any other flavors you’d like to add.

Ingredients:
3 cups rolled oats (NOT instant)
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashew pieces
¾ cup shredded sweet coconut
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons DARK brown sugar

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ tsp salt

1 cup raisins or other dried fruit (optional)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In one bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.  In separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Mix until fully incorporated into a syrup.  Pour syrup mixture over oat & nut mixture and mix until syrup is fully distributed.  Split mixture between two cookie sheets. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring and turning every 15 minutes to achieve even golden brown color. Remove from oven, cool a bit, and then combine with dried fruit if desired.

**You can use a variety of favorite nuts, just keep measured amounts of nuts the same and you should be all set. Enjoy!

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