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CBHarper Family Kitchen: Lasagna Extraordinaire by Janette Springer

This recipe and story is brought to us by Janette Springer, REALTOR®, GRI and 2015 Eagle Award Winner.

988_4172684Well I couldn’t pass on this topic because my family has been making and passing this recipe on for generations. I even taught both my sons and we have added something extra to the tradition.

Our recipe is made with a combination of ground hamburger and sausage just to start but the major unique item in this is we don’t use noodles of any kind.  We have been taught to use crescent rolls on the top & bottom of this dish.  It is best if you make sure to roll these out and line your pan, thin is the best or else you end up eating a lot of bread and not a lot of goods in the middle.

Since you can do a lot with crescent rolls something special we like to do is when we were finishing off the top is take and spell out a message; Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Love you, Happy Father’s day and so on…..

Well enough of the family stories please enjoy this awesome recipe.

Lasagna Extraordinaire
From the kitchen of Janette Springer

The adults and kids love to eat this as well as make it.  Zachariah, and now Matthew say it is easy for them to make and favorite to eat with the tradition being to spell out something on top with crescents when making it.


1 lb. Hamburger Meat (90/10 works well)

1lb. Favorite Breakfast Sausage
(I use Owens) Cook, drain continue

Add in the following spices to start building the flavor:
2 tbsp. Oregano

1-1/2 tbsp. Basil

Freshly minced garlic to liking

(A LOT) 3 tbsp. Parsley flakes
Parsley flakes should cover pan twice. Parsley is important to this recipe so please use plenty.  Once this has cooked together then add tomato sauce.

One can of tomato sauce

Crescent rolls (3-4 small cans or 2-3 large cans/you can use the garlic flavored ones)

Spray Pam Non-Stick Spray

1-8 oz. container of small cottage cheese

1 egg

8 oz. cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Mozzarella cheese


Once meat has browned together (drain) then add in spices and one can of tomato sauce.

Let this simmer for about 15 minutes for the meat to absorb the flavor.

Now while this is simmering you should prepare the pan.
You will bake this in which is 9 ½ X 11.

Take Pam Non-Stick and spray the bottom and sides.  Then take your crescent rolls and a rolling pin and line the inside of the pan.  The key on this is rolling the crescents very thin so the rolls don’t mask the inside.

In separate bowl mix together 1-8 oz. container of small cottage cheese with 1 egg, parsley flakes just enough that you can see and 8 oz. fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

The final step is to take the pan lined with crescents and start layering the cheese mix, meat and mozzarella cheese until all used and finish it off with a final layer of crescent rolls for the top.  Remember to only place crescents on the bottom and top only.  Place in oven for 25 minutes to 30 minutes if the crescents start browning before you feel it has been long enough to melt the inside just place foil on top to prevent burning.


Whenever Zach or Matt makes this they always write a message on the top with crescents… Happy Birthday, or whatever the occasion.  This is a tradition Zach started and now we all do it.  This recipe was printed in the last HEB cookbook as well.


CWJC Provides to Women in Kendall County

12670488_10154180300206614_4102375344100948896_nTuesday, September 27th — Led by Christian Woman Job Corps Program Director, Debbie McCormick, her beginnings at this wonderful organization changed her life. First as a participant and then as an office administrator for both the men’s and women’s programs. CWJC was a life altering experience for and her desire to give back so that other women may benefit.

Open to woman 18 and over this free program provides job and life skills training. It prepares applicants for the workforce, life’s challenges and builds character that employers are looking for. Funding for this program, that improves the lives of so many, is raised in part through the Annual Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kendall County 2016 Style Show. Located at the beautiful Resort at Tapatio Springs, this year’s style show aimed to encourage women on the road to success. Attendees, including D’Ann Harper, Amy Thibodeaux, Lisa Stanley, Debbie McNeal, Christy Green, Bizzy Darling, Janetter Springer, Valerie Noia and Anna Rukavina, listened to graduates stories as they walked the runway.

Cheers to all the graduates, sponsors, hosts and those that support or are benefited by this noble cause. If you know someone in the Kendall County area that needs help getting back into the workforce, call (830) 331-9916 or visit www.cjcboerne.org.

Zap Success: Janette Springer

There is a vast amount of technology platforms available to real estate agents. None of them however, operate like Zap. A system that was 15 years in the making, it offers a superb technological advantage designed specifically for real estate agents. This completely integrated system gives our agents the ability to understand, anticipate and serve their clients’ needs.

Here is a recent story highlighting how Zap allowed Janette Springer to achieve a level of success she never thought possible.

“I wanted to share my story about a Zap Lead. I was blessed with a very challenging opportunity, as well as a great learning experience that I could have never had otherwise. After receiving a lead for one of my listings (or so I thought) a caller turned out to have mistakenly found me on the other end of the line. As I interviewed the caller, I learned he was not interested in my listing, but proceeded to offer him other search options.

As time went on he told me about this particular listing he found and wanted to view. It had a three story viewing tower that offered a view seemingly from Helotes to La Cantera. He decided to submit an offer and ended up under contract. Then the work began with the roof replacement, issues everyone was experiencing at that time with the storms. An insurance company that was not able to work with the buyer was another hurdle along with a seller leaving the country. In addition, the roofer could not get that work done before close and the seller’s agent was in the middle. Despite all of this, we did get it all done. I am happy to report my client loves his new home and is currently installing a pool.

I was blessed with my first Luxury Series property for my designation that I am working towards. It took a team of players to get me through this – Amy Thibodeaux, Debbie McNeal and Judith Sinklier at First American Title, I could have never done it without them. I am very grateful that we have this lead source, as well as wonderful support in-house to ask for guidance. I can’t wait to get my second Luxury Series client for my designation!”


Thank you so much Janette Springer for sharing this story of success and home. Cheers to your continued success!


Janette Springer, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Boerne Sales Office
1677 River Road, Boerne TX 78006
(210) 213-3689 mobile
(830) 816-7249 office



Medina Lake Overflowing From Recent Rains

Medina Lake is located approximately 23 miles southeast of Bandera, Texas. Beginning Memorial Day weekend in May through August the park is open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm, and weekends only September to May. This Bandera County Park spans about 5,575 acres and is a popular retreat for fishing, boating, picnicking and water activities.

Various media sources have reported that the lake was on the verge of drying up. Certainly Medina Lake was only partially fully, about 4.5 percent according to the San Antonio Express News, but there has been water in the lake for some time. The recent rains have seen the increase the lake to nearly 100 percent capacity. We have so far reached a rainfall total of 21 inches since January. This sets us ahead of our usual 29 inch annual rainfall total and more rain is on the way. No matter how you slice it, this weather certainly helps those who own property from no longer having dry coves. It is worth mentioning though that is has taken over 50 years and a 4 year drought to cause the problems with the lake initially.

We asked several of our Sales Agents who’s expertise is real estate to weigh in on the recent rains and it’s effect on the area.

Missy Stagers of CB Harper’s Northwest Office and M. Stagers & Partners has several listings in this area. She says, “I do not see [the recent rains] impacting the market greatly …it has had water for a while.  The fact that is [the lake is] full and the media attention is great since there was so much bad media before.  The lake was also stocked with over 200 bass fish as well last year.  All of which are good things, so it won’t appear property owners are desperate and can now argue they have water, but prices are prices.”  Very well said Missy! Take a look at Missy’s listings, listed below, in prime proximity to Medina Lake.

471 County Road 262 • Mico, TX 78056




1021 Georges Rd., Lakehills, TX 78063




Janette Springer of CB Harper’s Boerne Office offered some wonderful insight, “I can only assume that taking a lake from extreme drought conditions to a lake that is full and beautiful will be nothing but positive for the Real Estate market from this point forward.  The call volume increase as well as the mobile ID options has definitely increased lately now whether due to the time of year or the lake flowing at 100% capacity I can only say that it is a blessing for all.  The sellers that have been in position to sell due to the drought have now been put in a better position to sell because the lake is full.  Having a full lake should bring more buyers to the area.”

Pictures below is one of Janette’s listing in the area, with an open house set for this Sunday June 5th located at 918 Pebble Beach Dr. NW, Pipe Creek, TX 78063.



Janette continued by stating, “May of 2015 the rain came to this area and up stream that brought this lake up to over half full.  The lake is 101% and running over spillway now which hasn’t taken place since sometime in 2009.  Those down stream are starting to get a little nervous with not knowing when the rain will stop and if they might be subject to evacuation should this continue.  The spill way has no limit so with the rain continuing we need to be thinking of options should this all come true.  Medina Lake in the Texas Hill Country was formed with the construction of a dam in 1910 with completion in 1913. The full depth at the dam is 152 ft and was the fourth largest dam in the US when it was completed. It is said the local farmers are the ones that got the funding from a German bank to make this happen since no US banks would fund the project. Now over 100 years old, it was once the largest dam in Texas and the 4th largest dam in the United States.”

Thank you to both of these Sales Agents for their input and what a great looking group of homes. It’s still a wonderful time to purchase a home! With school out for the summer doesn’t a lake house sound like a great place to call home?

Congratulations GRI Graduates

Congratulations to our recent GRI graduates!

Cathy Hernandez: Over 20 years of experience in business, marketing, leadership and management. Happily married for 23 years with 2 children.

Bizzy DarlingAs a native of San Antonio and a Boerne resident for the past 15 years, Bizzy Darling is uniquely familiar with both communities as well as the surrounding areas.

Sharon KellySharon values time, open lines of communication, and prides herself on doing the right thing. 

Stacy WheatonWhether buying, selling or leasing, she will provide for you the finest quality real estate services at a fair value, and do it efficiently and enthusiastically.

Neelam KingerHolds an accounting degree with seven years of experience in banking and fifteen years of personal business. Married with three children; she lives in the city of San Antonio for the past seventeen years. Loves to deal with people from all walks of life. 

Shannon Miller: Shannon has lived in Texas for 30 years, and made San Antonio her home 22 years ago. She takes great pride in finding her clients a perfect home to buy, or helping her clients sell their current home. 

Janette SpringerJanette is a life-long Texan with her husband, Glenn, of 26 years in the San Antonio area. Her love of people and wanting to help them compliments a love to work in the real estate field. She and Glenn have raised two sons and is a proud Aggie mom.

Well done ladies and thank you for sharing a little bit about yourselves.

Earn the GRI Designation

In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.