Here’s a good comfort food recipe to try that I found in the Seasonal Cabin Cookbook. It is fairly easy to make and a good one to try for fall.
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. oil
1/3 cup spaghetti sauce or BBQ sauce
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. garlic salt
1 pd lean ground beef
3/4 cup shredded cheese
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion, pepper, and garlic in oil over medium heat. Set aside. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg, 2 tbsp. spaghetti sauce, salt, and blend together. Add the beef and mix with your hands. On waxed paper, shape the meat into a 12″ x 8″ rectangle. Sprinkle the cooked veggies over the meat. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Roll up tightly in a jelly-roll fashion. Pinch the ends together and seal. Place in a baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Spread the remaining sauce over the top and bake another 10 mintues.
Decisions, decisions, green tones, black tones, brown tones, red tones, gold tones…
With hundreds of granite colors to select from, it is sometimes hard to narrow down your choices. At our showroom, we typically start by showing customers tile samples in the showroom, and then move out into the slab yard to view actual slabs of granite.
Often times, before final selections are made, customers will request samples, so that they are able to see the stone in their own home and lighting. We have hundreds of different color samples available at our showroom for customers to take home. However, if we do not have a particular color available, we can also contact our suppliers and have samples shipped directly to the customer.
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In our showroom, we hear a lot of questions from our customers, especially in regards to fabricating. One question that often comes up is, “How do you do the undermount sinks?”
At PGC, we run all undermount sinks, as well as curve pieces on our CNC mill. Pieces for your project are first loaded on the mill. The operator then programs the sink program for your sink make and model into the computer system. The CNC mill will then automatically grab the tools it needs to run the program and in-turn, cut and polish the opening for your sink.
Following are a few photos of the process:
If you have any questions in regards to fabricating, please give us a call. We’d be happy to answer them for you.
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It surprises me how many direct residential customers are confused when it comes to granite fabricators and granite suppliers. Some customers may go directly to a supplier to select their granite slabs, not knowing that they also need to select a fabricator.
Suppliers typically carry a large number of granite slabs, as well as other stone material such as marble, onyx, soapstone, etc. Their warehouses are open to the general public for viewing and selecting material. Most suppliers also have showroom areas with granite countertop displays, as well as samples. Customers can visit a supplier to make color selections and tag their name on the material, but the actual material is purchased through a fabricator. Fabricators can work either directly with the customer, or with their remodeler, builder, architect, designer, etc.
While many granite fabricators have showrooms and carry stock material, most also have a fabrication facility that contains various equipment such as bridge saws (for cutting the stone), edge polishing equipment (for polishing edges of the material), CNC mills (for cutting and polishing undermount sinks, and curve piece), hand-tool stations (for touching up edges, smoothing, etc.), honing equipment (for honing material), etc. A fabricator also is responsible for supplying a bid that most likely will include pricing for material, measuring, fabrication, delivery, and installation. Once your cabinets are in place, a measure time can be set with your fabricator. Typically, a fabricator will have a measuring tech come out to make drawings, or templates, which are then used for the fabrication process, which includes cutting the stone to your cabinet specifications. Once the pieces are cut, cut-outs are made as needed, and edges are polished. When it is time for installation, the pieces are loaded on to the installation truck, delivered to your house, set in place, and secured.
If you have any questions related to fabricating, or want more information on which suppliers you can visit, please give us a call. We are happy to help.
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When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, granite is by far the material of choice when it comes to kitchen countertops. When making countertop selections, many consumers are drawn to granite because of its beauty, durability, and low maintenance features. While many customers are choosing both granite and marble for their kitchens & bathrooms, some are also using the material to accent other areas of a room such as for flooring, shelving, etc.
Following are a few examples:
Emperador Marble Vanity
Emperador Marble accent tile with Jura Beige Limestone tile
Emperador Marble window ledge
Juparana Golden Bordeaux vanity
Juparana Golden Bordeaux accent shelf in shower
If you are interested in adding some accent pieces to your room, we’d be glad to help. We are happy to give you suggestions and ideas.
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