Honey-Rosemary Roasted Cashews

A Rosemary Roasted Cashew Recipe From Home Style Austin
A Fall Favorite

This time of year the appetite turns to the warm, toasty notes of autumn. Here in Central Texas my rosemary plant is bountiful throughout the year so the freshness of this herb makes this snack unmistakably delicious.

Why use so many cashews? Well, they’re great for snacking, parties, and gift giving! I use Costco Organic Whole Cashews which are perfect for this recipe. Add some local Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey and your tastebuds are likely to fly into outer orbit!

Sweet + Salty + Herby = One tasty treat!
Honey + Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Time To Prepare:

About 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

2 Pounds 8 Ounces  Organic Unsalted Cashews
4 Tablespoons  Fresh Rosemary, Coarsely Chopped
1 Teaspoon  Cayenne Pepper
3-4 Teaspoons  Kosher Salt
4 Tablespoons  Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey – or – 4 Teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar
2-3 Tablespoons  Butter, Melted (I use Falfurrias brand butter)

A Rosemary Roasted Cashew Recipe From Home Style Austin

What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Evenly place the cashews in a large baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.

3. Melt the butter. I microwave my butter in a glass condiment prep cup in 15 seconds intervals.

4. While the cashews are roasting combine the fresh rosemary, cayenne pepper, salt, honey, and the melted butter in a large bowl.

5. Remove the cashews from the oven and add them to the bowl and give them a good shake to coat them with the rosemary-honey-butter mixture.

These honey-rosemary roasted cashews are best served warm! Store any leftovers in an airtight container or plastic bag. Enjoy!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

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Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey

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Halloween “Boo Bark” Recipe

Boo Bark RecipeA Sweet ‘n Scary Treat

This week fall blew into Austin with temperatures in the 90s falling to the jaw-dropping 40s in mere minutes! With the temperature shifts there’s no doubting Halloween is officially in full gear – our favorite time of the year! There’s no better way to enjoy the sweet days of fall than with a slice of this wickedly tasty Halloween treat!
Boo Bark Recipe

Foodie Tips:

❤ If using white chocolate try incorporating orange candy melts to create your own culinary masterpiece. Here’s a fun video on how you can make your own special chocolate swirls!

❤ The suggested ingredients (below) are super flexible. Use as many or as little as you prefer. Just ensure you have more chocolate than treats to ensure a good Boo Bark bond.

Time To Prepare:

About 2 hours (includes time for the Boo Bark to rest in and out of the fridge).

Boo Bark Ingredients

Ingredients:

16-24 Ounces  Chocolate

Assorted Candies To Your Liking Including:
Candy Eye Balls (the eyes make the Boo Bark come to life!)
Candy Corn
M&Ms (you can create your own design here!)
Halloween Themed Sprinkles
Halloween Oreos, Sliced
Snickers Candy Bars, Sliced
Take 5 Candy Bars, Sliced
Boo Bark Recipe

What To Do:

1. Line a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with parchment paper. Make sure to include extra paper on the sides so that the chocolate doesn’t touch the pan.

2. Gather and prepare your ingredients.

3. If using Oreo cookies, scatter a few in the prepared pan.

4. Melt your chocolate. Place your chocolate into a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring often. Be careful not to overcook/burn the chocolate. Once it’s smooth enough to pour it’s ready!

5. Pour the chocolate into the prepared pan, working from the center outward. The Boo Bark edges do not need to be uniform.

6. Top the Boo Bark with your chosen candy decorations. Lightly press any larger pieces to ensure they bond with the chocolate.

7. Place your Boo Bark in the fridge for about an hour to set/harden. Remove from the fridge and let rest for about 30 minutes. Break the bark into bite-sized pieces with a knife and enjoy!

Check out some of the other Halloween-inspired ideas here at the Home Style Austin blog or on our hand-curated Halloween Pinterest Board!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

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Mobile: 512-222-3302
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For Lease In Downtown Austin

300 Bowie Street Unit 3806 Austin TX 78703 Balcony View

300 Bowie Street Unit 3806, Austin, TX 78703
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 reserved parking space, 698 square feet
Leasing for: $2,500/month

300 Bowie Street Unit 3806 Austin TX 78704

Live in the center of Austin’s vibrant downtown district. Here are some of this condo’s features:

  • Located in the green-rated Spring Condominiums on the 38th floor with impressive views of Austin’s skyline and surrounding vistas.
  • Never worry about where to park with your reserved parking space in a gated garage.
  • Also included are a new stainless steel refrigerator and a washer and dryer.
  • There’s wood and tile flooring throughout.
  • Resident amenities include a pool, gym, resident lounge, and more.
  • You’ll be mere steps away from Lady Bird Lake, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • View this condo’s official listing for full details!

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin property – please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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Spicy Thai Chicken And Zoodles

Spicy Thai Chicken And Zoodles Recipe

Oodles and Oodles of Zoodles

As a true lover of pasta I wasn’t convinced that a zucchini noodle or “zoodle” would be a satisfying substitute. Turns out I was surprised! Zucchini noodles are fun to make, gluten free, and they will likely leave you feeling as if you had a pasta experience without the guilt. Go on, we’re having seconds!

To spiralize your zucchini you’ll want to give it a little practice. There are many spiral slicers available and I recently upgraded from a hand-held spiralizer to a fancy one from KitchenAid that transformed me into a Zoodler Pro!
Thai Zucchini Noodles

It’s because of this recipe that I was inspired by spiralizing, so I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do!

Foodie Tips:

❤ I once made the peanut sauce a couple of days in advance and was convinced it tasted even better once things were able to mingle. The sauce is so good I usually double it.

❤ If you’re shy about spicy foods you can omit the red pepper flakes. I often sneak in a little extra.

❤ This dish pairs well with spring or egg rolls (shown).

Time To Prepare:

About 25 minutes.

For The Spicy Peanut Sauce:

Garlic Clove, Peeled & Smashed
½ Cup  Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon  Lime Juice
1 Inch  Fresh Ginger, Diced
½ Teaspoon  Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tablespoons  Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon  Light Brown Sugar
⅓ Cup  Water

For The Main Dish:

3-4 Tablespoons  Olive Oil
1 Pound  Chicken Tenders, Diced
Zucchini, Spiralized
1 Large  Carrot, Spiralized
Red Bell Pepper, Julienned
¼ Cup  Fresh Cilantro, Diced
¼ Cup  Green Onions, Diced
To Garnish  Toasted Sesame Seeds
To Garnish  Peanuts, Chopped
To Garnish  Juice of Lime
Spicy Thai Chicken And Zoodles Recipe

What To Do:

1. In a food processor or blender combine the eight spicy peanut sauce ingredients and set aside.

2. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and the chicken tenders. Sauté each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the heat and let it rest until cooled. Then dice the chicken.

3. In the same large skillet over medium-high heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the zucchini and carrot noodles. Flash fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Remove the noodles and place them in a large bowl along with the chicken, red pepper, fresh cilantro, green onions and spicy peanut sauce. Toss until the noodles are well coated.

5. Serve garnished with toasted sesame seeds, more chopped peanuts, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Enjoy this dish!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

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Mobile: 512-222-3302
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Joe’s Fideo Recipe

Home Style Austin Fideo Recipe

A Texas Treat

“Fideo” actually refers to a dish made with short, vermicelli-style pasta (shown above in the lower left corner). Fideo is first browned in a skillet then various ingredients are added to typically make a pasta or soup dish. The folks at Q&Q sure know how to help us make tasty dishes – fideo has been a tasty Texas treat for more than 100 years!

While fideo can be prepared in a multitude of ways – this is my very own recipe that pairs greatly with enchiladas and a side salad. Enjoy!

Foodie Tips:

❤ What are “hatch cubes?” These are my own homemade treats that will save your time in the kitchen (shown below). I buy a frozen bag of Hatch Chilies from Trader Joe’s. I defrost it and pour the hatches into ice cube trays then freeze. I “pop” and transfer them into a Ziploc freezer bag and I can easily add the number of cubes into my recipe based on my appetite for heat. :) Pastas, soups, and eggs have never been the same since!

❤ This recipe can be easily doubled. Twice is nice!

❤ Fideo can be made in a million ways. Google or YouTube it and you’ll see.

How To Make Fideo

Shown Above: One Of My Homemade “Hatch Cubes”

Time To Prepare:

About 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

½ Tablespoon  |  Butter
5 ounce Box  |  Q&Q Fideo Vermicelli
1 Cup  |  White Onion, Chopped
2 Tablespoons  |  Tomato Paste
| Hatch Cube or a Small Can of Hatch Green Chilies (optional)
2 Cups  |  Chicken Broth
|  Garlic Cloves
Bay Leaf

What To Do:

1. In a skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter.

2. Add the fideo and sauté until the vermicelli is just golden brown (think Rice-a-Roni, but Texas style). I like my Q&Q toasted, but be careful not to burn it.

3. Add the onion and continue sautéing. Add the tomato paste, hatch (if using), broth, garlic and the bay leaf.

4. Simmer until the vermicelli is al dente (about 5 minutes).

5. Remove from heat, let thicken a bit, discard the bay leaf, and enjoy!

Yield: About 2-4 servings, maybe less, if you enjoy food like I do! 

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
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Barbaco Apparel Fideo StickerFideo Fan?
I found these awesome Q&Q Fideo stickers from our friends at BarbacoApparel in San Antonio. These vinyl stickers are a great way to show your love for Texas’ favorite vermicelli!

Open House in Cedar Park Town Center

1807 Lost Maples Loop Cedar Park TX 786131807 Lost Maples Loop, Cedar Park, TX 78613
4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 1,880 square feet
Offered at: $259,900

We’re hosting an Open House Saturday, February 23rd from 1-4 PM in Cedar Park. Here are some of this home’s features:

1807 Lost Maples Loop Cedar Park TX 78613

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful home – or join me at my Open House on Saturday, February 23rd from 1-4 PM! Please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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Rosemary Olive Bread Recipe

Rosemary Olive Bread Recipe From Home Style Austin
Bring On The Bread

I’ve never been one eager to make my own bread. But when I stumbled across this recipe that’s a no knead skillet olive bread I tried it. And I loved it! Now it makes regular appearances in my home.

This bread makes a great entertaining appetizer or sidekick for meals – your guests will be surprised you made it with your own two hands.

Time To Prepare:

About hours; most of the time is reserved for the bread to “rise.”

Foodie Tips:

  Kalamata olives are my chosen favorite for this bread. You can substitute the kalamatas with your own favorite.

  Fresh herbs gives this bread a delightful taste. I noted my favorite herbs to use below – they come fresh from my garden!

Ingredients:

For The Dough:
2 Cups  |  Lukewarm Water
2 ¼ Teaspoons (1 Packet)  |  Active Dry Yeast
4 ⅓ Cups  |  All-Purpose Flour, Divided
½ Tablespoon  |  Kosher Salt
1 Cup  |  Kalamata Olives, Drained And Sliced (Or Whole)
1 Large  |  Garlic Clove, Minced
1 Tablespoon  |  Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
1 Tablespoon  |  Fresh Basil, Chopped (Optional)
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Oregano, Chopped (Optional)
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Thyme, Chopped (Optional)
1 Tablespoon  |  Olive Oil

To Serve:
1-2 Tablespoons  |  Olive Oil
To Garnish  |  Kosher Salt
To Garnish  |  Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped

What To Do:

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the water and the yeast. Add 1 cup of flour and the ½ tablespoon of salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is well combined.

2. Add the olives, garlic and the herbs of your choice and stir well. Add the remaining flour 1 cup at a time and stir well between additions.

3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set it in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.

4. In a 10-inch iron skillet add the tablespoon of olive oil (you can also use a stoneware baking dish if you don’t have an iron skillet). Using your fingers or a folded paper towel, coat the bottom and sides of the skillet with olive oil.

5. Remove the plastic wrap from the dough. Flour your hands and transfer the dough to the prepared skillet and carefully shape it into a roundish loaf. No kneading needed!

6. Cover the skillet with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 400°F.

7. Score the top of the dough with a knife. Brush the remaining olive oil on top of the dough, sprinkle it with the salt and parsley, and place it in the oven.

8. Bake about 30 minutes or until the top is nice and brown… and a knife comes out clean.

9. Remove the bread from the oven. Transfer the bread from the skillet onto a wire cooling rack. Brush the remaining 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt and the fresh parsley.

You can let the bread cool entirely but I like mine served still warm. Dipped in olive oil or red sauce I’ve enjoyed this bread as my meal!

Yield: About 12 servings.

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
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For Sale in Cypress Canyon

900 Canyon Springs Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613
900 Canyon Springs Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,096 square feet
Offered at: $465,000

*** UPDATE: This home has sold! Thank you to my wonderful clients for trusting me with this significant life event! ***

We’re hosting an Open House Sunday, December 9th from 1-4 PM in Cedar Park. Here are some of this home’s features:

  • Built in 2010 this home sits on a large corner lot in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to Lake Travis and the Hill Country.
  • Open concept floor plan with a bedroom downstairs plus a full bath.
  • Granite counter tops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
  • French doors, crown molding, and high ceilings.
  • AT&T GigaPower (Fiber) is available and this home is wired for gigabit ethernet. There is 4K-capable coax in all bedrooms, game room and living room.
  • Enjoy the benefits of cooking in the kitchen with natural gas.
  • Gas fireplace in the living room.
  • Leander ISD schools.
  • View the home’s official listing on my MLS website.

2 900 Canyon Springs Drive Front Entry3 900 Canyon Springs Drive Living Room4 900 Canyon Springs Drive Kitchen5 900 Canyon Springs Drive Dining Room6 900 Canyon Springs Drive Master Bath7 900 Canyon Springs Drive Master Bath 2

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful home – or join me at the Open House on Sunday, December 9th from 1-4 PM! Please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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For Sale in Quail Hollow

1501 Quail Hollow Drive Austin TX 787581501 Cricket Hollow Drive, Austin, TX 78758
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,584 square feet
Offered at: $304,900

We’re hosting an Open House today from 1-4 PM in Austin’s Tech corridor. Here are some of this home’s features:

  • Conveniently located between Mopac, 183, and I-35. This home is just 2 miles from The Domain Austin near some of Austin’s finest restaurants and shopping venues.
  • Located on a 1/2 acre cul-de-sac lot with mature trees.
  • This remodeled home features granite counters, subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
  • Recent upgrades include the roof, siding, and the home’s electrical panel.
  • Enjoy the benefits of cooking with natural gas.
  • A modern, sleek fireplace in the living room.
  • Pflugerville ISD schools.
  • View the home’s official listing on my MLS website.


1501 Quail Hollow Drive Austin TX 78758 Living Room View

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home – or join us at an Open House on Sunday, September 16th from 1-4 PM! Please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
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The Best Chicken Sandwich Recipe

The Best Chicken Sandwich by Home Style Austin
A Sensationally Savory Sandwich

When you pair the best cheddary-cheesy biscuit with the best chicken nugget, great things happen. Let’s dive on in!

Time To Prepare:

About 30-45 minutes

Foodie Tips:

  You can bake the chicken strips in the oven but the instructions below are for an air fryer. An air fryer cooks quicker than the oven and crispier than both the microwave or the oven – it’s my favorite kitchen appliance!

  While I highly recommend the cheddar biscuits below you can substitute your own favorite biscuit.

  What are the benefits of using tapioca flour? You just found them!

Ingredients:

for the biscuits:
1 Package  |  Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix
¾ Cup  |  Cold Water
½ Cup  |  Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
⅓ Cup  |  Butter, Softened (I use unsalted Falfurrias)
1 Pouch  |  Garlic Herd Blend (included with mix)

for the chicken:
2 Pounds  |  Boneless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into Biscuit-Sized Pieces
¼ Cup  |  Dill Pickle Juice
1  |  Cage Free Egg, Beaten
2 Tablespoons  |  Coconut Milk
¼ Cup  |  Tapioca Flour
1 Tablespoon  |  Paprika
1 Teaspoon  |  Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
½ Teaspoon  |  Garlic Powder
Dash  |  Cayenne Pepper
1 Tablespoon  |  Vegetable Oil
To Serve (Optional)   |  Lettuce, Thinly-Sliced Tomato, Pickles
To Serve (Optional)  |  Condiments (Honey Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise)

What To Do:

1. Let’s brine the chicken by placing the chicken and dill pickle juice into a Ziploc bag. Marinate these in the fridge for about an hour.

The Best Chicken Sandwich Recipe

2. Prepare the biscuit dough according to the package directions. Scoop them onto a greased baking pan and set aside. I use a 3 Tablespoon sized OXO cookie scoop which makes forming the perfect-sized biscuits a snap!

3. Preheat your oven to 425°F – this is for the biscuits – not the chicken.

4. Remove the chicken from the fridge and discard the pickle juice. Add the beaten egg and coconut milk to the bag and let everything mingle for 5-10 minutes. Discard the excess liquid and set aside.

5. Combine the dry ingredients (the tapioca flour, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper) in a medium-sized bowl. Add this dry mix to the bag of chicken and mix everything together until well combined.

6. Place the biscuits in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. While the biscuits are baking…

7. …Pour 1 Tablespoon of oil into the bottom of the air fryer. Then place your coated chicken into your air fryer basket and set it to 400°F for about 10-12 minutes, flipping the chicken at the midway mark.

8. To serve remove the biscuits from the oven. Slice them in half and top with chicken. Dress your chicken sandwich with your favorite toppings and enjoy! (I used my homemade honey mustard, lettuce, and mayo as shown. I would have used tomato but I was out!) Ketchup would be an easy substitute. :) 

The Best Chicken Sandwich by Home Style Austin

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com