$50 Chick-Fil-A Gift Card GIVEAWAY & The Jones Real Estate Group's Favorite Super Bowl Eats

Super Bowl Ll between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons is fast approaching on February 5, 2017.  Our team at the Jones Real Estate Group wants to share some of their favorite Super Bowl Eats and give you an opportunity to win a $50 gift card to Chick-Fil-A to use towards getting one of their easy, fast and ready to serve Hot Chick-fil-A® Nuggets Trays for your Super Bowl Party!  For more information about how to enter continue reading below!

Two awesome dishes that Greg Jones prepares for Super Bowl  are his Baby Back Ribs with Raspberry Chipolte Glaze and his Greg Rita’s for family and friends.IMG_1542

Greg’s Rib Recipe

  1. Start with a slab of pork back ribs and rub it with Canola Oil.
  2. Then rub with Fiesta Pork Rub both sides.
  3. Wrap in aluminum foil (shiny side in)
  4.  Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for two hours.
  5. Bring the ribs out baste them with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on both sides.
  6. Finish on the grill each side approximately 5 minutes.

Greg’s Ritas Recipe

  1. Mix 1 part tequila, 3 parts Jose Quervo Margarita Mix, ½ part Gran Marnier, and ½ part Triple Sec in a pitcher.
  2. Sit down, shut up and hold on!

 

Ann Jones makes an INCREDIBLE Pimento Cheese Dip and it is sure to please the masses on Super Bowl Sunday.

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This recipe comes from www.gonnawantseconds.com go there to check some other fantastic recipes! But here is the pimento cheese recipe.

THE BEST PIMENTO CHEESE DIP

INGREDIENTS

8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
1 1/2 Cups Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
1-4 Ounce Jar Pimientos, Drained and Chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
1/4 Teaspoon Hot Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Using an electic mixer, beat all ingredients until well combined and creamy.

 

One of Gary Wolff’s favorite eats for Super Bowl is this simple and easy slow cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip. This recipe comes from www.passionforsavings.com.Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Crockpot Recipe

INGREDIENTS
2 chicken breasts or thighs
3 oz buffalo chicken sauce
4 oz cream cheese (half a container)
4 oz ranch or blue cheese dressing
1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
½ to 1 cup shredded cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Place the buffalo chicken sauce and chicken breasts in a small pan and heat over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the chicken once while cooking.
Remove from heat and meanwhile, assemble the cream cheese, dressing, and celery and place in your crockpot.
Shred the cooled chicken and add it, along with the buffalo chicken sauce, to the crockpot.
Heat on slow for 2 hours to ensure chicken finishes cooking.
Stir in your cheese just before serving.
Serve warm alongside chips or vegetables.

 

Julia Arroyo is a self-proclaimed meat lover, so this recipe for Sweet & Spicy Chipolte-Honey Baked Chicken Wings hits the spot! This recipe comes from www.paleonewbie.com and is perfect for those of you wanting a delicious super bowl eat, without the guilt of it being unhealthy.

Spicy & Sweet Chipotle-Honey Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Spicy & Sweet Chipotle-Honey Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs chicken wings (pre-cut)
    • 1/4 cup honey
Chipotle Seasoning Mix
    • 1 tbs chipotle powder
    • 1 tbs coconut sugar
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp dry mustard
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a small bowl, prepare the dry Chipotle Seasoning Mix – stir to combine
  2. Place chicken wings on small wire racks, and set inside a foil-lined cookie sheet to catch drippings
  3. Generously coat all sides of the wings with the Chipotle Seasoning Mix
  4. First bake at 400ºF for about 35 minutes
  5. Next baste the chicken wings with honey
  6. Continue baking an additional 10 minutes at 400ºF
  7. Remove from oven and coat one more time with honey
  8. Serve hot, add a side of celery and carrots if desired

We are a lucky enough to have Mike Giddens, who is a native of Louisiana on our team.  Mike loves a good Crawfish boil, but on Super Bowl this delicious bitesize appetizer is the next best thing. This recipe comes to us from www.keyingredient.com.

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INGREDIENTS

½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup butter, melted
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup green onion tops, sliced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup Louisiana crawfish tails, finely chopped
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper
1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread, halved lengthwise

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, butter, mozzarella, green onion, and garlic powder. Fold in chopped crawfish, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread crawfish mixture on French bread, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cut in 2-inch pieces, and serve immediately.

From all of us here at the Jones Real Estate Group we hope you enjoy  some of our favorite football food recipes and have a great evening with family and friends and good food as you watch Super Bowl Ll!

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Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm
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The Jones Real Estate Group's BEST Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell this Year!

The Jones Real Estate Group’s BEST Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell this Year!

Are you thinking about selling your home this year?  The Jones Real Estate Group has teamed up to give you their BEST tips in four major areas to help sell your home quick and get you the most equity from the sale of your home. Take a minute and review how these simple changes can help make the sale of your home a quick and easy reality.

 

Curb Appeal

First impressions matter!! The exterior of your home gives potential buyers the first impression and you want it to be looking its very best!!

 

  1. FRONT DOOR– Enhance front door entry by adding a nice clean wreath or potted flowers. A great Feng Shui idea is putting a pot of red flowers at the front entry. Keep the front entry swept and free of leaves and debris.

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  1. LIGHTING-Clean your light fixtures or even make modern upgrades.

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  1. PAINT– If the front door needs to be repainted, do it! This is where the buyers are waiting while the Realtor is unlocking the door. Also, if the exterior paint has started chipping off and fading away, you may want to think about repainting the exterior.

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  1. FRONT YARD– Mulch all beds, replace dead or scraggly looking bushes. Trim trees and branches that overhang the roof. Add a pop of color with annuals if it is spring/summer. Keep grass mowed and blow all leaves when needed. During the holidays, keep your decorating to a minimum.  Too many decorations or yard art detracts. Follow an easy rule- SIMPLIFY!!  Try to keep the outdoor children’s toys in one area…like inside the garage.

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  1. BACK YARD– The back yard or back patio can be another living space here in San Antonio. Highlight the covered patio and make it look like another sitting area. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor kitchen, make it sparkle!

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De-Clutter & De-Personalize

When you own a home, it is easy to accumulate more stuff than you intend to. Selling a cluttered home is hard due to the fact that many people do not have the necessary vision to see beyond it. Appearance is critical in real estate sales. Your family photos are beautiful and your kids’ drawings on the fridge are adorable, buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the house. That means putting away your photos, clearing your closets from unnecessary clutter, and using matching hangers to give your closet more visual impact. There are many solutions  and things you can do to make your home look its best and sell more reliably.

 

  1. KITCHEN– The kitchen is the first place to start! The kitchen always seems to have lots and lots of little items that seem to grow and collect there. Clear counters and only keep what is necessary on the counter. Store small electrical appliances.  Clean out your pantry as well as cabinet drawers. Keep floors swept and mopped. Make sure the trash/recycling bin are emptied everyday! Keep the kitchen sink totally clean-absolutely no dirty dishes ever! And don’t forget the refrigerator, clean it out and let it sparkle- even if you plan on taking the fridge.  It is best to have it clean and odor free. A quick tip to help with odors is to cut a bit of lemon and run it through your disposal. This creates a clean, attractive citrus smell in your kitchen. Don’t be a heavy handed with scented potpourri or candles. Some buyers may feel you are covering up bad odors. Keep your scents fresh with fresh flowers or baking cookies.

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  1. BATHROOMS– Bathrooms, same as with kitchen. Clean off the counters, no mineral spots on any of the glass, and keep fresh towels hanging on the towel racks.

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  1. LIVING ROOM– Living room, family room, bedrooms, keep it simple. You can add personality with color of pillows or accessories but keep it to a minimum. Tone down the family photos that are everywhere. If you have a gallery as a focal point on a wall and it is professionally done, go ahead and leave it. But only if it enhances the area.

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    4. CLOSETS– Clean and neat closets with no dirty clothes strewn across the carpet or in the closets. Keep the clothes neatly folded or hung neatly on the closet rods. Have a clothes hamper ready in each bedroom closet so all family members know that is where the dirty clothes are deposited.

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Neutralize

Keeping a neutral color scheme can help your buyers envision themselves in your home.

 

  1. NEUTRAL SPACES– Neutralize you color scheme on the walls in every room. Sometimes this is hard to do, but try and make the main rooms as neutral as possible. You want the buyers to “picture” their items in the house. Remove excess furniture and make your rooms look larger. You may want to add lighting and emphasize the natural light your home gets.  Using a mirror and subtle lamps can help with this as well.  When using curtains keep them neutral or choose ones with subtle designs.  Using sheer curtains lets more light into a room and that can help your home look more appealing. Set the rods as high as possible and use thin rods to maximize the space.

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Sanitize

No one wants to move into a dirty home, so clean your home to make it much more appealing to prospective buyers

 

  1. ODORS– Not all buyers like pets. Please make sure pets are secured and their water/eating bowls are removed when you are expecting showings. Have an objective neighbor or family member come in the house to see if they can “smell” that you have pets. There is nothing more of a turn off for potential buyers as pet odors. Especially cat litter boxes and/or pet stains on carpets.

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  1. CARPET– Have the carpet cleaned professionally as well as the windows. Too many times home owners don’t clean their windows and carpets until they are ready to sell and this little thing makes your house so much more inviting that you should really start this as a yearly habit!

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  1. COUNTERTOPS-Clear your countertops to make the space look larger, and enhance the open feel.

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  1. SHOWERS– Bathrooms and kitchens are the two essential areas of the home, and they can make or break a deal. Clean dirty shower doors with a solution of one part muriatic acid and ten parts water.

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From all of us here at the Jones Real Estate Group, we want you to be successful in selling your home this year.  Our team has the experience and expertise to make your home selling goal a reality.  We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you or your family and friends to discuss how together we can accomplish this goal in 2017!

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Posted on January 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm
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Gratitude from The Jones Real Estate Group

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With less than a week until we celebrate Thanksgiving, The Jones Real Estate Group has much to be grateful for!

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, our own Greg Jones, received the San Antonio Board of Realtor’s GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD  for his exceptional work with J-Jireh Ministries and the Open Arms Christmas Shoebox Challenge.    This award recognizes a REALTOR® who made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life their community through volunteer work. Among the activities that qualify for consideration is involvement in affordable housing issues, improving the quality of education in an area, supporting initiatives aimed at a community’s youth, and work on any other community-based programs. Congratulations Greg!  You truly are the most deserving recipient!

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With our hearts full of gratitude during this Thanksgiving season, The Jones Real Estate Group would love to share with you the things they are most grateful for.

Greg Jones has said he is grateful  and humbled by the opportunity he has had to serve the children who are helpless to change their lives.  Greg is also thankful for his relationships with family, friends and his association with J-Jireh Ministries.

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Gary Wolff is grateful for three things: Family, Good Health & Living in the United States of America.

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Mike Giddens is grateful for his Jones Real Estate Group and Phyllis Browning families, the Currey Creek Church Godly Men and his beautiful wife, Shedell and his amazing two kids!

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Julia Arroyo is grateful to be alive and be blessed with a beautiful family, supportive husband and three intelligent lovely sons.  Julia is also grateful for the opportunity to work in a wonderful atmosphere with wonderful co-workers who have helped her develop her knowlege and excitment of the real estate world.  Julia is thankful for opportunities that allow her to continue to grow personally, professionally and spirtually.

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Ann Jones is very thankful for the love of family and friends!  Ann is  thankful for the good health that she, Greg and their children and grandchildren have had this past year!  Ann is thankful for being born in a free country where we are given so many opportunities to achieve our goals both mentally and spiritually as well as physically.  Lastly, Ann is thankful for the road that God has chosen for Greg and Ann to end up in San Antonio, Texas where they have made so many friends and a place they now call home!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Jones Real Estate Group!

 

 

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 8:41 am
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