Entries by Country Village

Easter Greetings! 🐰💐

This past Easter weekend, a very special visitor dropped by Country Village: the Easter Bunny! The sun came out after a long week of rain and brought with it a beautiful warm spring day. Riding around on decorated golf carts, the Easter Bunny made its way around the community spreading joy and cheer to the […]

COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents, In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), Beacon Property Management is taking immediate steps to help ensure the health and safety of our residents, staff members and all who visit the communities we manage. We are monitoring the CDC’s evolving recommendations for avoidance of the coronavirus, and remain proactive as we […]

Ginger Tea Cold Buster

Ingredients 1 cup of water 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice Instructions Place chopped fresh ginger root into a pot with a lid on it. I use stainless steel Revere pots; glass and enamel pots also work well Bring water and herbs to a boil and then immediately turn […]

Autumn Harvest Cobbler Recipe

MAKES: 12 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups cold water, divided 6 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup golden raisins 1 cup dried apricots, halved 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons cornstarch   TOPPING: 2 cups biscuit/baking mix 3/4 cup […]

Pumpkin Bars with Streusel Topping Recipe

The first glimpse of an orange pumpkin means it’s officially fall. In Seattle, we hit 95 degrees one day, and then the next, it was sweatshirt weather! And I am all for sweatshirt weather. Let’s just keep this train rolling, shall we? These pumpkin bars have a cheesecake-like filling and a crunchy streusel topping. Don’t […]

Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Easy DIY Jewelry Cleaner

When your favorite bling just doesn’t have the same sparkle, instead of purchasing expensive cleaning solutions or bucking out for a professional scrubbing, try this easy DIY jewelry cleaner. Using ingredients you already have in your pantry, this concoction costs pennies to make and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals — just the power of science. […]

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe!

Recipe by: Lynn Borden “This is recipe that I modified several years ago to lower the calories and fat. Also, by using 3 medium loaf pans instead of one regular loaf pan, the bread is eaten before it dries out. I freeze the other two loaves.” INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 cups […]

Easy Pot Roast Recipe!

Ingredients: Units: US | Metric 1 (4 -5 lb) beef roast, any kind 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix, dry 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package ranch dressing mix, dry 1/2 cup water Directions: 1 Place beef roast in crock pot. 2 Mix the […]