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'Tis the Season for twinkling lights, holiday spirit, quality time, giving the gift of love, and... FOOD! Every family has their own traditions around the holiday season, and the dishes at the dinner table are no different. Gathering around the table is always a special occasion, whether Dad carves the meat, Mom makes your favorite casserole, or Grandma bakes her world famous desserts (you know she'll never tell you the secret ingredients no matter how many times you ask).
This year looks a little different for most families, and you might not be able to enjoy all of the dishes you look forward to every year. But our Rock Stars are keeping the spirit strong by sharing their favorites with you!
Emily, Virtual Sales Ambassador: Derby Pie
"My favorite is my Grandma's Derby Pie. She uses pecans instead of the traditional walnuts that are called for in the recipe, so it's almost like a Chocolate Pecan Pie. Delicious!"
Allie, Design Assistant: Picadillo & Arroz Con Leche
"My Abuela loved to cook and her kitchen was the center of her social life. Friends and family would always stop by during mealtime in hopes to get some of Maria's cooking! She would always make Picadillo and Arroz Con Leche for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The slow simmer for both recipes would permeate our home and it always reminds me of when our family was all together.
Diane, Sales Ambassador: Stuffing
"It's my mom's stuffing! Super simple but delicious - So good!! It's the only thing I go for seconds on!"
-Day Old White Bread
-Chopped Celery & Onion (sauteed in butter)
-Salt and Pepper
Cameron, Sales Manager: Cinnamon Pinwheels and Raspberry Sauce
"So simple and so pretty! They are delicious! Crescent rolls, cinnamon, sugar, butter and pecans for the pinwheels. And raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice for the sauce."
Julie, Design Studio Manager: Red Velvet Cheesecake
"I love making this dish with my Mom. We always take this to our extended family Christmas gathering and everyone loves it and looks forward to it. It's one of the most delicious cheesecakes I've ever had."
What's your favorite?
Where do I even begin? I fell head over heels in love with Garman homes over a year and a half ago, and I told my husband we would one day own/build a Garman home. I was sure of it. So when they revealed they would be building in Knightdale Station (where our family wanted to be), you can only imagine our excitement. Their whole vision for their homes is on point. The quality of their homes is unmatched. And I love how transparent and authentic they are as a company. Every single person who works for Garman/Fresh Paint is so easy to work with and super personable. Their team genuinely cares about you and your home. They are cultivating true community right from the start. Danica specifically has been absolutely incredible. She makes the whole process lots of fun and totally seamless. Our home closes in June, and it still feels surreal that we get to own and live in our dream home. Someone pinch me. We are so pumped to raise our growing family here, and to top it off, we have friends building only a few houses down. I'm convinced Garman is the way to go if you are looking for a home that is going to be more than just a house -- but a place to rest, connect, and gather with family and friends. As I always say, I'm a Garman girl through and through!