“There is always, always something to be thankful for.”

Kristin Croak

Hi there!

Turkey Day is one of the more cherished holidays for families, because it’s the one day everyone gathers around the table to spend quality time together, count their blessings, and eat a wonderful meal. This year I’m excited to host my parents, my aunt, my sons, my sister and my grandchildren.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and Many Blessings.
I’m thankful for all of you and for living in beautiful Payson Arizona.

Be Wise Winterize…

Recipe to Try

What’s the best part of this recipe? Set it and forget it. A flavor-packed ingredient list including black beans, beef brisket, a healthy dose of spices, and veggies (plus the quick prep time) take this chili to the next level.

Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili

By Southern Living



3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons ancho Chile powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 pounds beef brisket, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

2 (15-oz.) cans black beans

1 (15-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 medium-size red onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

3/4 cup beef broth

4 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

Step 1 – Stir together flour, ancho Chile powder, cumin, salt, and oregano in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly on each side of beef brisket cubes, and set aside.

Step 2 – Combine black beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and beef broth in a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker.

Step 3 – Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add half of brisket cubes; cook, stirring often, until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer beef to slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and brisket.

Step 4 – Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours. Uncover and cook until slightly thickened about 1 hour.

Fun Stuff!

Payson Art League

Fall fine art & fine craft show & sale.

Sat Nov 9th 10:00am – Sun 10th 4:00pm

Julia Randal Elementary School
600 S Green Valley Pkwy, Payson, AZ

Vocal Jazz Saxophonist

Donna Wilde with Pianist Beth Lederman

Sun Nov 10th 3:00pm

Community Presbyterian Church,
800 W Main St, Payson, AZ 85541

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Review

Thu Nov 14th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Payson High School Auditorium
301 S McLane Road

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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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