REALTOR Luncheon a success!

7209 Sedgebrook West

I had a REALTOR Luncheon at my listing on 7209 Sedgebrook Drive West in Stanley.  This home is located in the Gates at Waterside Crossing.  To lure the REALTORs out away from the warm dry offices, you have to promise to have good food.  I try to make homemade stuff instead of getting mine catered because people will actually come for that reason!  This time I made a host of gourmet sandwiches: tuna salad, pimiento cheese, turkey and ham.  I served the sandwiches with chips and soda.  I also had three simple desserts that I made:  Brownies, Cupcakes with homemade chocolate frosting and Hello Dollies.  The recipes I used are below:

Hello Dollies
Hello Dollies

Hello Dollies

These are rich, yummy layered squares that require no bowl or mixing. They are very easy to make and come out wonderful. (I have no idea where the name came from…got these out of a 30 year old women’s club cookbook.) 12/23/08: Butter amount changed to reflect the advice and opinions in reviews. Thanks!

35 min | 10 min prep


  • 4-6 tablespoons butter, melted (many reviewers prefer the higher amount)
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or nuts, of choice
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread melted butter in a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Sprinkle with graham crumbs.
  4. Add the nuts, chips and coconut, sprinkling evenly over crumbs.
  5. Cover all with condensed milk.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and cut into squares.
Pimiento Cheese
Pimiento Cheese

Drew’s Homemade Pimiento Cheese

You’ll never buy pimiento cheese again! If you want a milder version, omit the cayenne pepper. Everyone asks for this very easy recipe. Try this in a grilled cheese sandwich! YUM.

SERVES 6 , 1 1/2 cups cheese spread

  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use 1/4 cup)
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar chopped pimiento, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or distilled vinegar
  1. Chop pimientos into small pieces, or pulse in a food processor.
  2. In small bowl, stir all ingredients until well mixed.
  3. OR put all ingredients into a food processor, and pulse until well-blended and pimientos are in small pieces.
  4. Serve on crackers, with celery, or make pimiento cheese sandwiches!
  5. NOTE: Using 1/4 cup mayonnaise makes a rather stiff spread which we like.
  6. You may prefer to add up to 1/2 cup mayonnaise to get the spreading consistency you like.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

10 min | 10 min prep

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Place butter in a bowl and beat until creamy.
  2. Add sugar and cocoa, mixing well.
  3. Stir in milk in portions, stirring each time.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Spread on cooled cake or other items needing frosting.
Tuna Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich

Tuna & Egg Salad

I made this with a few tweeks.  First, I doubled the tuna, then I only used 2 hard boiled eggs.  I wanted it to be more tuna salad than egg salad.  Also, I used 1 large can albacore tuna and 1 envelope of hickory smoked tuna.

55 min | 45 min prep


  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish (dill or sweet)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  1. Mash eggs with a potato masher or large fork.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mix thoroughly.
  3. Chill.
  4. Goes well with crackers or as a sandwich spread!

My luncheon was sponsored by Chris Hopkins from Myers Park Mortgage.  You should call him if you have any mortgage needs, he is really awesome!


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