“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”

– Hillary Depiano

Kristin Croak

Hi there!

It’s a NEW YEAR, and a NEW DECADE!

How are you heading into the roaring 20s? I’m continuing my ongoing health journey! I am so thankful for all of the progress I have made so far, and grateful for the ability to move my body and breathe the fresh air of Rim Country each day. I realize what a precious gift it is as each year goes by, and my resolution this year is to be mindful of the gift of health, and work hard to preserve it! The healthier we are, the more we are able to give out to our family, friends and community. In the end, isn’t that the best part of being alive?

So, cheers to your journey and mine, friends! To a healthy, wealthy, and vibrant 2020!
Happy New Year!

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep in 2020
Here are the goals:
  • The Fresh Start Effect
  • Family Goals
  • Improve Your Health
  • Exercise More
  • Work and Professional Goals
  • Way Towards Financial Freedom
  • Invest for Your Kids

Recipe to Try

Miso-Maple Sweet Potato Tacos
These Asian-inspired glazed sweet potato tacos are topped with a creamy cilantro-coconut sauce.
Serve them for a healthy meat, dairy, and gluten free meal!

Miso-Maple Sweet Potato Tacos

Topped with a creamy cilantro-coconut sauce.

For the sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons miso paste

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled and chopped into small cubes

1 small red onion, chopped

Olive oil

Taco fixing options

Corn tortillas, 2 to 3 per person

Avocado, sliced



Chopped scallions

Toasted pepitas

Cilantro-coconut sauce

½ cup light coconut milk

¼ cup cilantro leaves

¼ cup basil leaves

1 scallion, green and white parts, chopped

¼ cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 small garlic clove

Splash of Sriracha hot sauce (optional)

Pinch of sugar (optional)

Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make It

Heat oven to 400°F. Whisk the miso paste, maple syrup, and vinegar together in a small bowl. Spread sweet potatoes and onions in a single layer on a baking sheet (you might need 2 baking sheets). Drizzle with a little olive oil, and then liberally brush the glaze over the vegetables.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. The time will vary depending on the heat of your oven and the size of your sweet potato cubes. The onions will likely be done first so be sure to watch and take them out when they’re nicely browned but not burnt. When the sweet potatoes are finished, remove from the oven, taste and add another brushing of glaze if you wish.

Fun Stuff!

Jason Lyle Black

Piano Concert

Thu Jan 16th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Payson High School Auditorium,

301 S McLane Road

Loren & Mark

Guitar Show

Thursday Jan 30th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Payson High School Auditorium

301 S McLane Road


Did You Know?

The town of Payson, Arizona received a 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant for projects to enhance safety, mobility and health for all residents.

Payson is undergoing a historic Main Street revitalization. Its grant will fund a sidewalk with curb ramps, solar-powered crossing signs and a themed artistic design painted on the sidewalks.

I am committed with results! I work with a great team of professionals including a photographer to capture your home to give maximum exposure in both our online and offline marketing. I am a top producer in the Rim Country and work with you from start to finish of the home buying/selling process. Even after the sale, I am always here to help!

I Start it, I Finish it. Committed with Results.

  Kristin Croak, PLLC

   ERA Young Realty & Investment
   424 S Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541

   (928) 970-0634


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