Ingredients: – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
– 2 tsp. lemon zest
– 7/8 cup + 1 tbs. sugar
– 1 egg, room temperature
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 1 tsp. kosher salt
– 2 cups fresh blueberries
– ½ cup buttermilk* This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top.Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in blueberries. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a few more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
The Funny Bone
Sam walks into his boss’s office. ‘Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but there are three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.’ After a few minutes of haggling, the boss finally agrees to a 5% raise, and Sam happily gets up to leave.
‘By the way,’ asks the boss as Sam is getting up, ‘which three companies are after you?’ ‘The electric company, the water company, and the phone company,’ Sam replied.
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The Red Carpet Experience
At North Georgia Replacement Windows (NGRW), we understand that you can purhcase a window from a lot of places. Some are better than others, but there’s one thing that will always separate NGRW from other companies and that’s our ‘Red Carpet Experience.’
It starts from the initial call or visit to our showroom where you’re greeted by friendly, knowledgeable personnel who can guide you through the process of choosing the best windows, doors or insulation for your home. When you have one of our expert consultants in your home, you’ll immediately recognize that we are there to serve your best interest, and our no-hassle, no-gimmick, no-pressure approach to doing business will be truly appreciated.
The ‘Red Carpet Experience’ is also the way we treat your home. The actual red carpets are thick, rubber backed rugs used to protect the surfaces of the areas we are working around. They are safer to work on and provide superior protection. Our master carpenters wear booties and pay attention to the fine details of their craft, like using premium OSI sealants and even wiping your new windows down.
When we leave, we want your home to be more clean and beautiful than the condition we found it in. Plus, you’ll enjoy savings on your energy bills and maintenance for as long as you live in your home.
Employee Spotlight Rebecca Scott In April 2008, NGRW was growing fast and the owners were growing weary. After interviewing many job applicants, Ted called his mother to express the hardship of finding the perfect office administrator. At this time, Ted’s mom tells him of a smart young lady that she goes to church with that was looking for a job. Meet Rebecca Scott…
Rebecca is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. (She’s our editor – a.k.a Grammar Queen.) Rebecca has one of the most competitive spirits, while at the same time being one of the most compassionate people you could ever meet. Along with being a die-hard Braves fan, Rebecca is very involved with her church and recently just came back from a mission trip to the Philippines.
Rebecca handles answering the phone calls, placing orders, posting on social media, and above all keeping the guys around the office in-line. We are truly blessed to have Rebecca as part of the NGRW team and anyone who has ever dealt with her understands why.
Learn More About BPI Whole Home Assessments
Watch this video to learn how you can earn a rebate from Georgia Power, all while identifying what improvements can be made to make your home more energy efficient. Contact NGRW to schedule your BPI Whole Home Assessment today!
Energy Savings Tip
With the recent snow and ice, it’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner. However, before you know it, the temperatures will be warming up. Here are a few tips for how you can save energy this Spring:
1. Natural Ventilation – when temperatures are moderate and humidity is limited, you can cool/heat your home simply by opening a window or door.
2. Get Moving- with nicer temperatures, enjoy a walk or bike ride as opposed to driving your car. This will keep you healthy and reduce fuel consumption.
3. Don’t Heat Your Home With Appliances – On warmer days, avoid using the oven. Try a toaster oven or even grilling outside.
For more tips on how to save energy this Spring, click here.
– U.S. Department of Energy
Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 888-1604(770) 888-1604 [email protected]
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Pesto Pasta Salad
The Pioneer Woman
8 oz. Rotini (corkscrew) pasta
1/3 c. prepared Pesto
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. milk (for thinning purposes)
1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 c. grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 c. black olives, halved
4 oz. mozarella cheese, cubed
4 tbs. pine nuts (optional)
Parmesan for sprinkling
Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Then drain it & rinse in cold water. Allow pasta to dry slightly, then toss in a bowl with 4 tbs. pesto. (Add more if you want the pasta to be more coated.) Add Parmesan & toss. Cover& refrigerate pasta cold. Make the dressing by whisking together mayonnaise, sour cream, & milk with the rest of the pesto. Add salt & pepper, taste, & adjust seasonings as needed. The dressing needs to be somewhat thin & pourable in order to coat the lettuce & pasta later. Set the dressing aside. If using pine nuts, toast them over medium-low heat in a small skillet until they brown slightly. Set them aside. To assemble, make bed of lettuce in large bowl, then add generous layer of pesto-coated pasta. Add tomatoes, olives, and chunks of cheese. Spoon a good amount of dressing over the top; it should be thin enough to seep down into the salad, not so thick it will stay on top of everything. Sprinkle salad with pine nuts & a little extra Parmesan & serve!
The Funny Bone
A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window. For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, then the driver said, ‘Please, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me.’ The passenger, who was also frightened, apologized and said he didn’t realize that a tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much, to which the driver replied, ‘I’m sorry, it’s really not your fault at all. Today is my first day driving a cab. I have been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.’
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Our showroom has undergone a lot of changes so far in 2013, and we are encouraged by the new layout and product selection currently on display. One of the biggest improvements has occurred within our door department. We have one of the larger selections of Therma Tru fiberglass doors on display. Catalogs are beneficial, but it is always more helpful for consumers to see and touch the products firsthand. That’s exactly what you can do when you visit us at our showroom in Roswell. We have over 30 doors on display, showcasing various woodgrain options, colors, and decorative glass styles. Likewise, we have additional glass samples in efforts to display the majority of decorative glass patterns offered by Therma Tru. Whether you’re in the market for a new door, or you need windows, please make plans to stop by our showroom and see us soon!
Rescuing addicts, regenerating men, and reconciling families. That’s the mission of No Longer Bound. Started by one of North Georgia Replacement Windows’ customers, Mike Harden, this 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization began in 1983. Harden returned home from a tour of duty in Vietnam with a strong cocaine addiction. Through his personal relationship and encounter with Jesus Christ, Harden was able to overcome his addiction and eventually was led to start No Longer Bound. The ministry has grown a lot over the past 30 years and currently has two campuses, one in Cumming, GA and the other in Bremen, GA. Each year, over 80 lives are transformed from drug and alcohol addiction. With this rehabilitation, the men also gain valuable work and life skills through the ministry’s various outreaches, including their Thrift Store and Cars4Recovery program. For more information on NLB and how you can get involved, visit their website at www.nolongerbound.com.
Energy Savings Tip
Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means countless pools will be opening across the country. As much fun and entertainment that they provide, a pool is also a place to lose large amounts of energy- and thus money!
Tip: Invest in a pool pump timer. This will limit the number of hours your pool pump operates, letting you determine when and how long to leave it on. This simple addition can help save money and energy over the course of the summer!
– Georgia Power
Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm. Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
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