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Zucchini Rolls

Zucchini Rolls


  • 1 ball smoked scamorza Mozzarella
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • white bread
  • 2 or 3 zucchini
  • bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • thyme, basil, parsley
  • parmesan cheese


Filling: boil the potatoes, once softened peel them and add to the shredded smoked scamorza, white bread, grated parmesan cheese, chopped herbs, salt, and pepper. Season the mixture with a touch of olive oil.

Mix all together and let the dough rest in the fridge for about a half-hour.

Slice the zucchini into stripes then blanche them into salted boiling water for less than two minutes or simply grill them very lightly.

Once they cool down to be manageable, fill the stripes with the dough, and shape the rolls.

Sit the rolls into a butter greased baking dish, top the rolls with the mixture of bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and chopped herbs and sprinkle them whit a touch of olive oil.

Put the baking dish into a preheated oven (200C/400F) until the top surface is golden brown (it should take approximately 15 minutes).

Let the rolls rest for a while, about 10 minutes, then ready to serve.



Recipe from La Cucina Sabina:

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CSsports’ Evan Shear Provides Insights on NFL’s Marshawn Lynch’s Recent Retirement Advice

ThinkAdvisor, a leading information provider for registered investment advisors and financial advisors, recently interviewed CSsports’ Evan Shear about the Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch’s insightful advice about retirement planning. In the article, Evan notes the importance of the NFL player’s statements and how his advice should serve as a powerful reminder to younger players.

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Evan Shear, through his work with professional athletes at CSsports, creates financial plans for NFL players that help preserve and grow the money they earn during their careers allowing them to transition successfully into retirement.

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10 Common Scams and How to Avoid Them

As we age, we may become more susceptible to fraudsters who make a living preying on retirees. This can be especially true for widows and widowers who are making decisions alone and may be particularly trusting of friendly strangers. In order to protect ourselves and those we love, it’s important to be aware of the most common scams older Americans fall for.

1. Lottery Scam

You get an unsolicited phone call or email saying you’ve won a large prize. All you need to do is send money to pay for shipping, taxes or some ancillary fee. You send the money, but the fictional prize never arrives.

2. Grandchild Scam

Your grandchild calls to confess her troubles. Or so you think. It’s not uncommon for someone posing as your grandchild to call and, preying on your compassion, claim to be in a crisis situation and need money urgently. She may also beg you not to call her parents (which would give the scam away).

3. Charity Scam

You donate to one charity and end up being on every charity list. That’s because they sell your name, phone number and email to other nonprofit and commercial organizations. These could include companies with similar names to charities you support – but they exist solely to scam donations.

4. Computer Scam

Someone calls pretending to be from a major company, such as Microsoft, and says he can see that your computer has a virus. He offers to help you get rid of it by asking you to log into a website that lets him control your computer – then steals your ID information.

5. Timeshare Scam

If you own a timeshare, you may get a call from someone claiming they’re authorized to sell it for you, for a fee. After paying, however, you never hear from them again.

6. Homeowner Scams

A man comes to your door and offers to clean your gutters or trim your trees, which sounds like a good idea. Until he asks for prepayment and never completes the job.

7. Medical Scam

You get an unsolicited call about a discounted price for some kind of medical equipment (i.e., heart monitor, wheelchair or bathtub bench). He asks for a deposit and your personal information or Medicaid number to send the equipment, which never arrives.

8. Foreclosure Scam

You’re approached by a “professional” who claims your home is under threat of foreclosure and offers to pay off your mortgage or taxes if you sign over the deed to the property. With your deed, the fraudster can then refinance the mortgage for the full value of your home and take the money. Keep in mind, even if you sign over a deed to someone, you are still liable for your mortgage obligations.

9. Caregiver and Sweetheart Scams

These predators claim to care deeply for you or your well-being, but after winning your trust, they gain access to your accounts to steal money or identity information. 10. Title Company Scam Before purchasing or closing on a new property, a scammer intercepts an email from your realtor or title company. You’re then sent fraudulent payment instructions to complete the transaction. Red flags include last minute changes to instructions, a change in tone or word choice from prior emails, a new sender address and multiple payment requests. These scams are common and widespread. But speaking with trusted loved ones or your financial professional before making decisions can help you avoid these traps. Additionally, keep in mind these tips for staying safe: Don’t pay for things you don’t remember ordering. Don’t give your personal information to unknown third parties. Work with financial institutions that use fraud protection to safeguard your credit card and banking information. Don’t click links in the body of suspicious emails, especially if they claim to come from your bank, credit card company, realtor or title company. Instead, log in to the company’s official website or call them directly to verify. Don’t let strangers into your house. Instead, ask for a business card and say your spouse, kids or lawyer will be in touch. Be wary of caregivers and suitors, especially if you notice signs of substance abuse or other red flags. Limit the purchases and donations you make by check, which may list your home address or other key data. Links are being provided for information purposes only. Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse, authorize or sponsor any of the listed websites or their respective sponsors. Raymond James is not responsible for the content of any website or the collection or use of information regarding any website’s users and/or members. Raymond James does not provide tax or legal services. Please discuss these matters with the appropriate dolore magna aliqua. Quis ipsum suspendisse ultrices gravida. Risus commodo viverra maecenas accumsan lacus vel facilisis.

Happy Holidays from CrossleyShear

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

As we take time to reflect on the year, spend time with loved ones and enjoy the season of good cheer, the team at CrossleyShear Wealth Management would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for your business and for placing your trust and confidence in us. In honor and appreciation of our clients, we continue our tradition and dedication to giving back. With much thought and consideration, we have each chosen the following charities near and dear to our hearts.


This year my family and I have chosen our donation to be directed to the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. Their mission is to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a just and caring community free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. Their center is in Maitland, FL and is one of the oldest facilities in the nation of its kind.

Through their extensive outreach of educational and cultural programs and exhibits, they use the lessons of the Holocaust as a tool. They teach the principles of good citizenship to thousands of people of all ages, religions, races, sexual orientations, abilities and backgrounds each year.

In a world filled with much divisiveness and hatred, we hope that the lessons of the past can be a reminder of what happens when we forget that ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL and that as a great man once said, “All We Need is Love!”

Dale Crossley, JD, Financial Planner

This year I have elected to direct my donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Their mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. While most of us have been affected by cancer and more specifically breast cancer, the timing of this year’s election is especially important to my entire family in the midst of supporting my mother through her current battle. After being diagnosed earlier in the year with stage 3 breast cancer I am happy to say that she finished her final chemo treatment in October and will finish her radiation by the end of January. Her attitude and optimism are an inspiration to us all.

Carrie Barnes, AAMS®, Financial Advisor

Last year, my husband and I learned that our son, Jason, had been diagnosed with Linear Scleroderma, en Coup de Sabre, at the tender age of 5. It is for that reason that I’ve chosen to contribute to the Scleroderma Foundation this year. Scleroderma comes from the Greek words “sclero” meaning hardening and “derma” meaning skin, so it’s a hardening of the skin. While there are varying types of Scleroderma, this rheumatic disease impacts less than 300,000 people in the United States, which means, quite frankly, there is simply not enough information known about it and currently there is not a cure. Although Zack and I remain cautiously optimistic about the prognosis for Jason, I continue to pray that someone will develop a cure for this chronic condition in Jj’s lifetime.

Tracy Stuck, Operations Coordinator

Keeping kids in supplies all year is difficult and teachers end up spending their own money. I was impressed when I
read about Tools 4 Seminole Schools. This program allows Seminole County Public School teachers to “shop” for classroom supplies and materials at no cost to them. Their goal is to ensure all students have the supplies needed to be in school, ready to learn. They strive to keep their shelves stocked all year long, which is why, this year, I’m happy to put my support behind this charity.

Karin Hobin, Marketing Director

The charity I have chosen to donate to this year is The Treatment Advocacy Center. This charity is dedicated to
eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When untreated, these individuals are at high risk for a number of negative circumstances that profoundly impact them and those around them. The human, social and economic impact of not treating serious mental illness is beyond calculation.

Jenny Vantassel, Client Services Representative

Our family has chosen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude develops and improves treatments for children with cancer. No family ever receives a bill from St. Jude. They cover travel, food, housing, and treatment so the families can worry about helping their child. They also provide continuing education during their treatments with teachers on staff to ensure the children do not fall behind in school. Children are our future and we can help make their future brighter just by giving.

Catalina Mejia, Client Services Associate

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the The Boys and Girls Club of America here in Brevard. I was touched by how this organization impacts children in our community. I had an opportunity to learn from a few kids how The Boys and Girls Club changed their life and their future. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential. Fostering productive, caring, responsible citizens, their innovative programs are designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives. The future is our children and it is up to all of us to help them succeed.

We hope the holiday brings you great joy and prosperity.

Evan, Dale, Tracy, Carrie, Karin, Catalina and Jenny

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