It’s Cookie Season

Make Your Own Snickerdoodle Cookies This Holiday Season!

Cold December air and short Winter days mean the Holidays are fast approaching! Christmas parties and family gatherings are always better with treats; especially a good cookie. Impress your friends this year by baking some delicious Snickerdoodle cookies… from scratch! Here’s a great recipe to get you started:

Snickerdoodle Cookie

Yield: Makes About 3 1/2 Dozen Sugar Dusted Snickerdoodles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 cup vegetable shortening, softened
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 34 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 34 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°. Combine 1 12 cups sugar, butter, shortening, baking powder, vanilla, and salt in a bowl and beat on medium speed of hand mixer until pale and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, and beat until smooth. Add flour, and beat until just combined.
  2. Using 2 tablespoons, portion and roll dough into 1″ balls; combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and roll balls in cinnamon-sugar to coat. Place balls 2″ apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, and using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup, press each ball to flatten into a disk; bake until lightly golden and set, about 10 minutes.
  3. Enjoy your delicious baked goods!

 

This recipe is courtesy of Todd Coleman, Executive Food Editor for Saveur.com

If you’re wanting to sell your home or buy a new one this Holiday Season, give us a call at (970) 507-8655.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees in The National Forest

For many people, going out to cut down a Christmas Tree is a valued family tradition passed down from generation to generation. It is a great way to bond as a family in our beautiful National Forests. Pagosa Springs has an abundance of tree-cutting areas and opportunity, so you are sure to find the perfect tree for you and your family! The Forest Service provides some excellent guides for identifying trees and cutting them:

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The San Juan National Forest offers permits (priced at $8) to go out and find the perfect tree for your family! Not only will you get a Christmas Tree for the year, but you are also contributing to the conservation of our forests, and fire mitigation as well! If you are unsure where to find a tree, you can contact the Forest Service here and they will answer any questions you may have! *Permits will go on sale November 12, 2020.

Southwest Colorado is a great place to enjoy a snowy Christmas. Give us a call today at (970) 507-8655! We would love to help you find your Next Home!

Christmas Giving Trees

We are excited to create an amazing Christmas for many of our residents in Pagosa Springs, CO. We need your support, please stop by Liberty Theatre or Ace Hardware and get a tag off the Giving Trees. Trees will be up on November 29th,Friday. Gifts should be turned into our office by December 20th.

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Come Join us for Free Admission – The Grinch Movie

Next Home Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals are proud sponsors for the showing of The Grinch movie!

Please come and join us for free admission on Sunday December 15th, doors open at 4pm movie starts at 5pm at Liberty Theatre.

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Pagosa Happening’s

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For your Pagosa time here are a few activities that you may want to check out!

The leaves have changed colors and have fallen to make way for the brisk air and the winter snow.  With the season changes there are  many activities going on in Pagosa Springs, CO for your enjoyment.

November 2019

Nov. 1-30: Choke Cherry 56 Talisman Dr #8C, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, Enjoy 20% off a select product every day in November to celebrate 20 years of making people happy!

Nov. 23: PLPOA, 230 Port Ave- 2pm-5pm: Orphaned Thanksgiving Dinner Are you orphaned for Thanksgiving or just want someone else to do the cooking and cleaning? Let your community be your family.

Nov. 24: Pagosa Springs High School, 800 8th Street, Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’.

Nov. 24: 4th Annual Art for the Animals (AFTA) 2019 10am – 4pm at PLPOA 230 Port Ave: Art for the Animals (AFTA) is a holiday event for local artisans offering custom creations of many kinds. AFTA is hosted by and benefits the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs & Pagosa Springs Arts Council. In addition to local artists’ amazing creations, AFTA offers shoppers live music, free parking, gift wrapping, holiday decorations, food and drinks.

Nov. 28: Sage Mobile, 275 E. Pagosa Street: This will be their second annual FREE Thanksgiving lunch. They will be offering lunch to anyone in need of a good hot meal and some company.

Nov. 29: Meet the artist Belvedere Arts Studio and Gallery, 2363 Eagle Drive. 4pm-6pm. Featuring art by Cheryl Crane, with music by Steve Blech Schmidt.

Nov. 29Santa Arrives Town of Pagosa Springs Visitor Center  105 Hot Springs Blvd: Plan to stop by for cookies and hot chocolate to kick off the holiday season.

 

Pagosa Springs’ Upcoming Winterfest

The annual Pagosa Springs Winterfest will return February 2-4, 2018. The Winterfest is a fun-filled family event, including activities such as fat bike races, sled races, a ‘penguin plunge’ and more! The Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce encourages locals and visitors to get involved in the daily festival activities. More information can be found on the Chamber’s website, or by clicking on the picture below.

Photo Courtesy of PagosaChamber.com
Photo Courtesy of PagosaChamber.com

NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty is bringing The Giving Tree to Pagosa Springs!

NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty will be participating in The Giving Tree this Holiday Season! We will be placing trees at both Terry’s Ace Hardware and The Liberty Theatre in Pagosa Springs. On each tree, will be tags with our mascot ‘Luke’ (pictured below).

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Each tag will have an image of Luke

Each tag will have a child’s name and item desired off his/her wish list. Please help us by picking up a tag from one of the locations and bringing the item listed to either of the NextHome offices in Pagosa Springs:

Uptown: 56 Talisman Dr., Suite 7

Downtown: 420 Pagosa St, Suite A

The deadline for donation drop-offs is December 22, 2017. We would love your assistance in making a child’s wishes come true!