Mortgage Master is closed today

In honor of Labor Day, Mortgage Master is closed today.   We will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.


Enjoy your day off celebrating the "working man"!   This Labor Day, I think we’ll be grilling up some Turkey Burgers…hey they’re not that bad!  In fact, they’re darn good.   

Here’s my recipe:

  • Ground Turkey
  • Sauted onions and garlic (cool before mixing) in olive oil
  • Bread crumbs (add enough so that you can form patties, but not too much where it’s dry)
  • Dash of basil, oregano, salt and pepper (I like smoked sea salts, but regular sea salt will do).
  • If you’re making chipolte sauce (recipe follows) add a little bit of the sauce from the chipolte can or add a little bbq sauce.

Form patties and grill until cooked through.   This is turkey, not beef, so you do want these burgers cooked through.  I like to top mine with slices of pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomatoe and grilled onions and with Chipolte Sauce (recipe follows).

Chipolte Sauce

  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. sweet onions or green onions
  • 2 T. dill
  • 1 T. minced canned chipoltes (these are hot and smokey)
  • 1 T. capers drained.

Mix it up and put it in the fridge until you’re ready to use with your Turkey Burger.  BTW, this is awesome with fries!

How I Beat the Heat…Watermelon and Raspberry Sorbet

I thought about saving this for a "fun Friday post…but with our record temps here, you may not want to wait!   My neighbor has turned me onto homemade sorbet…here’s my first attempt last night.   WINNER!!!


I love to cook (well, I guess there’s no cooking involved here) and I promise this will not become a recipe site…but I just had to share this treat with you.  It’s too easy, healthy (80 calories/0 fat) and very refreshing!   

Watermelon and Raspberry Sorbet

  • 1 cup simple syrup (ask me if you don’t know what this is)
  • 4 1/2 cups of fresh watermelon chunks (no rind)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, plus extra to top off your sorbet
  • 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a blender and puree.  I had to do the watermelon and raspberry separate…my blender isn’t big enough for all of this.   I left about one cup of watermelon liquid in the blender and added the whole raspberries to puree.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl (you don’t want raspberry seeds in your sorbet).  Cover and chill in the fridge until cold (1-2 hours).   Pour mixture into an ice-cream maker and let it work it’s magic (about an hour in my ice cream maker, times will vary).

Sorbet can be saved…but I think it’s best fresh.  The freezer can turn this delightful treat into hard ice.   And if you have kids, this stuff won’t last long enough to see the freezer!   

Yields about 5 cups.

You can thank me later!