“June is the gateway to summer.”

– Jean Hersey

Kristin Croak

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Demand is high right now and there are buyers ready to purchase. Sellers, this is a great time to list and sell your property.  

Call me today for a complimentary market analysis.

Recipe to Try

The Best Classic Burger Recipe

The Best Classic Burger Recipe



  • 1 1/2 pounds 80% lean 20% fat ground beef or ground chuck

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Optional: 4 slices of cheese

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • Optional: hamburger toppings – lettuce tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the grill to 375 degrees F (medium-high).

  2. In a large bowl, add the beef. Sprinkle evenly with the Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until they are just combined.

  3. Divide the meat mixture into fourths. Take 1/4 of the meat mixture and use your hands to press it into the shape of a hamburger patty that is about 3/4 inch thick. Make an indention in the middle of the patty to prevent bulging in the center of the hamburger as it cooks. Repeat with the remaining meat mixture, making 4 hamburgers.

  4. Place the burgers on the grill. Cook 4-5 minutes on the first side. Flip the burgers over and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, until the burgers have reached the desired doneness.*

  5. If adding cheese, lay a slice of cheese on each burger patty about 1 minute before taking the burgers off the grill, so the cheese has a chance to melt.

  6. Serve the burgers on hamburger buns with optional hamburger toppings.

Things to do… Fishing!

Bear Canyon Lake

A fisherman’s favorite.  The 60-acre lake holds rainbows, brookies, cutthroat, and arctic grayling. A steep trail limits access to the hardy, just right for keeping the crowds down. The contrast between the blue water and green pines is absolutely stunning.

June 6


June 14

Flag Day

June 21

Father’s Day

June 30

Meteor Day

Did you know? June 30, 1908 – A meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away.

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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