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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oct 5
11:02
AM
Category | General

EASY Three Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of pure pumpkin (small, 15 oz)
  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • Chocolate Chips 1-2 cups (depending on taste)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix cake mix and pumpkin together.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop cookies onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Let cool slightly before serving.

Yes, that's it. Easiest recipe EVER

 


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Your credit score can make the difference between whether or not you qualify for a mortgage. It can also affect your interest rate and how much home you can afford. Click the image below for 3 tips to help keep your credit score healthy!

For information about what's in a credit score, check out our video.


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Savory Shrimp Piccata

Aug 10
1:45
PM
Category | Informational

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces uncooked shrimp (peeled and deveined)
½ teaspoon salt, divided
1 medium shallot, diced
¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
3 tablespoons drained capers
2 tablespoons butter, diced
Lemon slices (to serve)


Instructions:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and season with half the salt. Cook the shrimp until it turns pink and is slightly undercooked (about 3-4 minutes). Remove the shrimp from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside for later. Add the shallot to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Then add the broth, wine, lemon juice, pepper, and the remaining salt. Simmer for 5 minutes. Put the shrimp back into the skillet to finish cooking. Cook for 1 minute, or until the shrimp is completely cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parsley, capers, and butter. Serve immediately (once butter has melted) over the pasta of your choice, rice, or zoodles and top with lemon slices.

Serves 2


Informational

One common misconception about buying a home is that you need a 20% down payment. While there are some benefits to putting more money down, it may be possible to get a zero-down home loan.* This could help you purchase a home if you have a steady income but have not been able to save enough for a large down payment. Understanding what zero and low-down payment options are available is the first step in figuring out what program best suites your needs. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a repeat buyer, at Homestead we have many options to suit all borrowers. With every option there are qualification requirements, so it is best to ask your Loan Originator for more details about these programs. The chart below reviews few of our best flexible options.   

 *Down Payment will be based on program type. Each program has certain qualification restrictions. Contact you Loan Originator for program qualifications.


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Back To School Safety Rules

Aug 10
1:32
PM
Category | Informational

At Homestead, we know that the health and safety of the children if your life are top priorities on your list. This time of year can get very hectic for parents and guardians - from purchasing school supplies to shopping for new school clothes, there is a lot to accomplish before the first bell of the season rings! As we look forward to the upcoming school year, elementary age and even older children need to be reminded of about safety when attending school.

Below are some helpful tips and safety rules to remind children about when they head back to school.

Have a great 2018-2019 school year!


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