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New Home Designs, Bigger Homesites at Heritage Creek

By Gina Masenior, in Heritage Creek

Heritage Creek in Milton - Phase 3 homesites available

It’s easy to visit Heritage Creek in Milton and fall in love with the beautiful neotraditional streetscapes, inviting front porches with irrigated flower boxes, natural gas heat, and low home maintenance.

And with the community pool and gym set to open around Memorial Day next year, our current and soon-to-be homeowners have even more to love!

The excitement at Heritage Creek doesn’t stop there. We recently released a new phase of homesites offering new home designs for buyers who prefer larger property and more traditionally styled floor plans. To top it off, this new phase of homesites features pond views.

5 New Floor Plans

Introducing 5 new floor plans from our Courtyard Series, including The Sanderling, The Whimbrel, The Heron, The Kingfisher, and The Cassidy. These unique designs provide the ideal connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces with a more usable, private, and comfortable outdoor living space.

Heritage Creek - The SanderlingThe Sanderling

1,631 – 3,292 Heated Sqft
2,326 – 4,285 Total Sqft
2 – 3 Bedrooms
2 – 3 Bathrooms
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Heritage Creek - The WhimbrelThe Whimbrel

1,917 – 4,993 Heated Sqft
2,544 – 6,569 Total Sqft
3 – 6 Bedrooms
2 – 4 Bathrooms
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Heritage Creek - The HeronThe Heron

2,137 – 3,964 Heated Sqft
2,858 – 5,078 Total Sqft
3 – 5 Bedrooms
2.5 – 4.5 Bathrooms
2 Floors
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Heritage Creek - The KingfisherThe Kingfisher

2,627 – 4,752 Heated Sqft
3,235 – 5,446 Total Sqft
3 – 5 Bedrooms
2.5 – 6 Bathrooms
2 Floors
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Heritage Creek - The CassidyThe Cassidy

2,518 – 4,458 Heated Sqft
3,482 – 7,475 Total Sqft
4 – 6 Bedrooms
3.5 – 6.5 Bathrooms
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Where everyone wears a SMILE!

By Gina Masenior, in Heritage Creek

Webster’s Dictionary describes a smile as, “A facial expression characterized by an upward curving of the corners of the mouth and indicating pleasure, amusement, or derision

At Heritage Creek, we had our first “Mid-Week Happy Hour” and had a great turn-out. Everyone brought an appetizer and a smile. You see, as a newer community, we are still meeting our neighbors, making new friends with those who have just moved in, and put our hands and hearts out to those who are considering a move to Heritage Creek.

We have a great bunch of people who warmly embrace each other. We look forward to our community events, parties, and warm friendships. All one needs to do is check out our Wine and Cheese Event or Italian Fest to see just how much fun we have here at Heritage Creek.

Each person has left a home and perhaps, even a state where they raised their family, had working relationships, and may have lived for 30-40 years before retiring. Each person was anxious to start over again and make new friends, not just acquaintances.  We warmly invite you to stop back in and see for yourselves what a wonderful community Heritage Creek is.

Our homeowners are pretty talented when it comes to amazing recipes that they share with us at happy hours so I am going to share with you one of the favorites from our last happy hour. Don and Ken’s Caviar Stuffed Potatoes recipe is below. Note – Don recommends an Argentinian Malbec to pair with this recipe.

Don and Ken’s Caviar Stuffed Potatoes

  • 10-12 red or purple small potatoes
  • 1 container Crème Fresh
  • Caviar, either red or black
  • Chopped Chives
  • Poke holes in small potatoes and steam in microwave 7-9 minutes. Test with cake tester to ensure they are done all the way through.
  • Drain and chill in refrigerator overnight.
  • Cut potatoes in half and slice a small portion off the bottom so that each half will sit on a plate on its own. Scoop out the center of each potato, fill a freezer bag or cake decorating back with Crème Fresh and fill each potato.
  • Top with the Caviar of choice or use a combination of both.
  • Sprinkle each with snipped chives and STAND BACK – DELICIOUS!!!
  • (Use potato centers for brunch with whipped eggs and chives).

 

See  you soon – Cheers!

Italian Fest is a Recipe for Fun

By Gina Masenior, in Heritage Creek

On June 23rd, Heritage Creek had its first annual Italian Fest night for current and future residents. All were treated to a great homemade menu of Antipasto Salad, Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer, Italian Sausage Stuffed Bread, Hearty Vegetarian Lasagna, Meat Lasagna, Italian Meatballs and Sausage, Pastries from Vaccaro’s in Little Italy, and local wine and beer.

Come out to our community of small town charm and timeless beauty on July 7th for the Grand Opening of our brand new Hartford model from 11-4 pm. I’m sure you’ll spot our happy homeowners. They will be the ones wearing the “Proud Homeowner at Heritage Creek” t-shirts!

In the meantime, here’s a recipe from our Italian Fest!

Easy Italian Meatballs

Yields 60

Ingredients

2/3 C Italian Bread Crumbs (add more as needed)
¼ C Olive Oil
2 onions, diced
2 lbs ground beef
2 lbs ground pork or turkey
4 eggs
½ bunch fresh parsley, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
1 T and 1 t salt
2 t ground black pepper
1 t red pepper flakes (or more if you like them spicy)
2 t dried Italian herb seasoning (or 1 t oregano/1 t basil)
¼ C grated Parmesan or Romano

Directions

  1. Heat OO and cook onions until translucent, about 20 minutes.
  2. Mix beef and pork or turkey in large bowl. Add cooled down onions, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper, red pepper, cheese, and Italian herbs.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat oven at 425 F.
  5. Make meatballs into 1-2 inch balls and arrange on a foil-covered baking sheet.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes, until browned. Add to favorite sauce/gravy and cook another 1-2 hours for a home cooked flavor.
  7. Serve with favorite pasta dish.


Check Out Milton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – or Be Green with Envy!

By Gina Masenior, in Heritage Creek

2011 St. Patrick's Parade in Milton. Photo by Kathy Sperl-Bell.

March is the sign of many things, such as the beginning of Daylight Savings Time on March 11th, or the first day of Spring on the 20th.  Yet, the most celebrated day in March is the 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. And nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like good Irish stew, green beer or stout, and a parade.

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade didn’t take place in Ireland, but in the United States. On March 17th, over a thousand Irish soldiers who had served in the English military marched through New York City. The music and parade helped soldiers reconnect to their Irish roots.

For 35 years, Irish patriotism was celebrated by American immigrants and societies like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernia Society. Bagpipes and drums became a staple of the St. Patrick’s Day parade and that’s still true today.  In 1848, the societies merged their parades and now boast more than 150,000 participants with over 3 million people watching the procession along New York City’s 1.5 mile parade route.

But, if you find yourself far from New York this year, you can still enjoy a parade right here in Delaware.  Milton’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, sponsored by Irish Eyes Pub will be held on March 11th, starting at 2 pm.

So, come on out for the parade and stop by for a visit to Heritage Creek afterward.  We’ll share our favorite Irish recipes with you.  For starters, here’s one we love for Beef and Irish Stout Stew:

Beef and Irish Stout Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean beef stew meat, cut into 1” cubes
  • 3 T vegetable oil
  • 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 ½ C Guinness®
  • 2 C chopped carrot
  • 1 spring fresh thyme
  • 1 T chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Toss the beef cubes with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Dredge the beef in this to coat.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic. Stir the tomato paste into a small amount of water to dilute; pour into the pan and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of the beer into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This adds a lot of flavor to the broth. Pour in the rest of the beer, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

 

Finding Your Passion

By Gina Masenior, in Heritage Creek

Ah, February 14th, Valentine’s Day. It means something different to each of us. For me, it conjures up passion which, according to the Free Dictionary, is a “powerful emotion, such as love, joy, or the object of one’s love or desire.”

Passion has many meanings in our lives. When we are young, our passions may be going out and playing with friends, going to school, or our interests and hobbies. As we get older and graduate to adulthood, our passion may be our significant other or achieving our dreams of parenthood, marriage, or a great career.

Once we get older, our passions become more defined, normally with all the things we may have had to put aside while we pursued the American Dream. Our passion could have been the golf game we played but never conquered, perhaps going on that overseas vacation to Europe, the cruise to Alaska, or even our hobbies of drawing or sewing. Maybe we always intended to do charity work, but did not have the time, or could not dedicate ourselves to it as we wanted to.

Here at Schell Brothers we have a great passion, too. We are passionate about our product, our employees, and our customers.

We believe in paying it forward and giving back to the community. Our passion shows in the curb appeal of our communities, the quality of our materials, the feeling of family and community, and how we personalize your home.

As an individual community sales manager, I am passionate about meeting your needs with my community and homes. Finding just the right fit for you and showing you the benefit of living at Heritage Creek. The Victorian and Craftsman designs that make our community a unique place to live and play in the quaint town of Milton.

I hope you’ll find your passion at Heritage Creek with a Schell Brothers home!

Heritage Creek is a Hidden Treasure

By Gina Masenior, in Heritage Creek

Growing up in the military allows you to be diversified, adventurous, and open to new friends and experiences.  It also causes you to pack your bags every two years, whether you need to or not.  Originally from Northwest New Jersey (yes, there are towns that are not just exits off the Turnpike), I learned tenacity and drive, warmth and humility, hard work, and love of family.

In 1989, we moved our family to Baltimore, Maryland. We enjoyed wonderful new adventures and I started my new home sales career. After discovering the glorious beaches of Delaware, I moved to a sales position in the “lower slower” environment.  At first, it was a little nerve-wracking starting over and meeting new friends. The idea of changing grocery stores, doctors, moving away from family, etc. can be a bit overwhelming. What I discovered is the warmth of the people of Delaware. It’s where you can call your electric company and get a real person to speak with! I also discovered that living near the beaches brings families together more often.

In 2011, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join a great company and sales force with Schell Brothers, a local builder whose mission statement captured my need to work for a customer-oriented company with the eye on future growth.  The Schell Brothers community of Heritage Creek in Milton, Delaware is a hidden treasure. Originally settled in 1672, Milton was known as the “Head of the Broadkill River.” Just a few miles from the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, sea captains and shipbuilders lived and worked here. As one strolls through the town, one can see the historic Victorian and Craftsman style homes and historic landmarks.

The idea behind Heritage Creek was to duplicate the Victorian and Craftsman style homes with full porches, rear garages, and a wonderful Boulevard to stroll down on starlit nights.  The curb appeal is highlighted by overflowing flower boxes on every home,  as well as hanging baskets along the tree-lined streets.  Come find out why Southern Living named Milton one of the 17 best small-town getaways in the United States.