Recipe: Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Chocolate Bird's Nests Recipe
A Springtime Favorite

These chocolate nests are easy to make – and kids are likely to join in on the fun, too!

This no-bake recipe takes just 3 ingredients and your finished nests will make perfect treats to wrap-up a dinner with friends… or they make great gifts – just toss them into a treat bag!

Foodie Tips:

❤  Use your favorite melting chocolate for this recipe. I used milk chocolate morsels and dark chocolate is next on my list.

❤  To fill your nest you can pick from an array of sweet egg-like objects – jelly beans, malted milk balls, Cadbury mini eggs, or M&M candies. I used pastel colored chocolate covered almonds – they had a good egg shape and great taste!

Ingredients:

5 Cups  |  Chow Mein Noodles
2 Cups  |  Chocolate Morsels
24 – 36  |  Candy Eggs

What To Do:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate for 1 minute. Remove from oven and stir with a spatula. Return to microwave and heat then stir in 30-second intervals until things are well melted. Don’t let the chocolate boil!

2. Add the noodles into the melted chocolate and stir everything with your spatula until well coated.

3. Using an ice cream scoop transfer mounds of the chocolate noodles to a parchment-lined baking tray. Before the chocolate rests, shape the mounds into nests with a fork or your spatula.

4. Place your candy eggs into the nest and let everything rest until cool and hard.

5. Transfer your nests to a serving platter or individual plate.

Yield: About 10 – 12 nests. Enjoy this chocolate bird’s nest recipe!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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

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Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars

A Pecan Pie Bar Recipe from Home Style Austin
The Taste Of Texas

The Texas Pecan.

No other nut will make a Texan stand up and sing “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” more than by the mere mention our great state’s tree: the Pecan. Click this link, if you think I’m kidding. :)

One of Texas’ most famous streets, 6th Street runs through the heart of downtown Austin into the setting sun to the west. Many folks – even locals – don’t know the history of this street’s original name: Pecan Street. Read this interesting blurb from the Pecan Street Festival‘s website:

“When Edwin Waller designed Austin’s street grid, he named north-south streets after Texas rivers and recommended numeric designations for east-west streets. Instead, they were named after trees. That decision was later reversed, and they were renamed with numbers. Though Pecan Street became Sixth Street, the festival honors its original name.”

Whether you were born here or moved here, this Pecan Pie bar recipe is a tasty Texas treat that will delight the young and young at heart!

Foodie Tips:

❤  While these “set” in the fridge, I prefer my pecan bars served at room temperature. Think soft and chewy.

❤  I amped this recipe up with the addition of Texas-made Falfurrias Brand Butter and Pecan Street Rum, which is distilled just outside Austin’s city limits, in Pflugerville. After one taste of the rum in hot chocolate I was hooked!

Ingredients:

For The Crust:
1 ¼ Sticks (10 Tablespoons)  |  Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
3 Tablespoons  |  Granulated Sugar
1 Large  |  Cage Free Egg
3/4 Teaspoon  |  Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons   All-Purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon  |  Baking Powder
1/8 Teaspoon  |  Kosher Salt

For The Top:
1 Stick (½ Cup)  |  Unsalted Butter
¼ Cup  |  Light Corn Syrup
¼ Cup  |  Pecan Street Rum, Yee Haw! (optional)
3/4 Cup  |  Light Brown Sugar, Packed
1 Tablespoon  |  Heavy Cream
½ Pound  |  Texas Pecans, Chopped
How To Make Pecan Pie Bars

What To Do:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. To prepare the crust, beat the butter and sugar in a medium-sized bowl with an electric mixer or KitchenAid. Gosh, I love my KitchenAid! Beat until light, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter batter on low speed until everything is well-combined.
How To Make Pecan Pie Bars

4. Press the dough into an ungreased 8″ x 8″ baking dish, forming an edge like you would a pie crust (see above). While forming, lightly sprinkle the dough and your hands with flour to make things easier (the dough will be a bit sticky).

5. Bake the dough for 15 minutes until it has set, but not browned. Set the crust aside to cool and head on to step 6!

6. To make the topping, combine the butter, corn syrup, rum (if using) and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until the butter is melted, stirring with a wooden spoon along the way. Raise the heat and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
How To Make Pecan Pie Bars

7. Stir in the heavy cream and pecans. Pour over the crust, trying not to get the gooey topping between the crust and the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the topping has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

8. Wrap your dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold. Cut into bar-sized pieces and transfer to a serving plate.

Yield: About 9 servings. Enjoy them one by one!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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

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Mobile: 512-222-3302
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Pecan Pie Bars

Served Solo Or With An Ice Cream Sidekick, Pecan Bars Are Delicious!

 

Recipe: Chicken Pappardelle

Pappardelle with Chicken Recipe


Pappardelle In My Belly!

Not too long after posting about my Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta recipe, I fell in love with this dish. It seems I like pasta as much as the blue Texas sky.

Pappardelle? It’s a wonderfully wide noodle that hails from Tuscany. It was during a trip to Italy when I first discovered a delightful dish of pappardelle resting underneath cinghiale (wild boar) paired with a nice glass of red. Despite the fact that Italy is half the size of Texas, its 20 regions are wildly diverse in geography, dialect, and food. Pappardelle is authentic to the hills of Tuscany.

Try this dish and I’ll hope you enjoy it!

How To Make Chicken Pappardelle
Italy vs Italy Size

Foodie Tips:

❤  You can find pappardelle pasta at Central Market and HEB.

Pappardelle costs about $5 and it’s worth its weight in gold!

If you’re adventurous you can also make pappardelle by hand – here’s a fun video that shows you the magic:

❤  Many foodies prefer to cook pasta 1 minute less than the package directions indicate for al dente perfection! What does “al dente” mean? In Italian… “to the tooth,” which implies the pasta is tender, but not mushy.

❤  I once had an Italian finger shaken at me for using red sauce from a jar. “Why would you use jarred sauce?” If you’re not in a hurry, try my homemade red sauce recipe.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons  |  Olive Oil
1 ½ Pounds  |  Chicken Breast or Boneless Thighs, Chopped Into Chunks
To Taste  |  Salt and Pepper
1  |  Yellow Onion, Diced
2 Stalks   Celery, Diced
1  |  Red Pepper, Diced
1 ½ Teaspoons  |  Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
½ Teaspoon  |  Red Pepper Flakes
2 Cups  |  Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauce (Olive Oil, Garlic & Basil)
⅔ Cup  |  Chicken Broth
1 Pound  |  Pappardelle
¼ Cup  |  Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped
To Love  |  Parmigiano-Reggiano, Shredded

What To Do:

1. Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven or medium-sized pot over medium-high heat.

2. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and saute it until golden brown (about 5 minutes).

3. Add the onion, celery, and red pepper – cook until the onion is soft and translucent (about 3 minutes).

4. Add the fresh rosemary and red pepper flakes. Cook 1-2 minutes to marry.

5. Add the pasta sauce and broth, stir, and bring to a boil. Shred the chicken with a fork or wooden spoon. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

6. While the sauce is simmering, prepare the pappardelle and add to the sauce.

7. Transfer your chicken pappardelle to a pasta bowl (or plate). Top with freshly chopped parsley and parmigiano-reggiano. Molto bene!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
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Chicken Pappardelle Recipe

 

 

Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta
Pasta! Pasta!

One of the greatest culinary lessons I learned traveling abroad is the greatness of the well-prepared simple dish.

I created this pasta dish using some of my favorite ingredients – tomatoes, garlic, pasta, and cheese. What’s not to like about that?

Foodie Tips:

❤  When you’re in a pinch for time, feel free to use your favorite jarred pesto sauce. For an extra-special touch, I make my very own homemade pesto. You can freeze it ahead of time so it’s already ready when you are!

❤  If you want a little more tomato-garlic “zing” to the dish you can easily double the roasted tomato-garlic ingredients (the first five shown below). A lotta tomato goes a long way! :)

❤  This dish makes a great accompaniment with bruschetta, insalata caprese, or your favorite soup.  Click these green links for more of my favorite recipes!

Ingredients:

2-3 Cups  |  Cherry Tomatoes (or Grape Tomatoes), Whole
3-5 Cloves   Garlic, Peeled and Left Whole
1 Teaspoon  | Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon  | Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
2 Tablespoons   Olive Oil (for roasting)
1 Pound  |  Rigatoni Pasta
2 Tablespoons   Olive Oil (for sauttéing)
¼ Cup  |  Basil Pesto
To Serve  |  A Drizzling of More Olive Oil
To Serve  |  Parmigiano-Reggiano, Freshly Grated

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pesto Pasta Recipe

What To Do:

1. Roast The Veggies: Preheat oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, place the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and 2 Tablespoons of oil in a medium-sized bowl and stir until well mingled. Transfer the mix to a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Oven roast for 20 minutes – no stirring required!

2. Make Pasta: While the veggies are roasting, prepare the rigatoni al dente (about 1 minute less than the package directions). For best results, do not overcook the pasta!

3. Let’s Tumble: Heat 2 Tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Transfer the roasted vegetables to the skillet. Using a slotted spoon or wok strainer, transfer the pasta to the skillet, including some of the pasta water so the dish retains its moisture. Add the pesto and drizzle with the last of the oil (to taste). Sauté and stir to coat.

4. To Serve: Spoon into bowls and top with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

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

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
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Recipe: Cheesy Carrot Dog Treats

Cheesy Carrot Dog Treats Recipe
An Easy Pack Pleaser

This is a treat recipe that my Doggies have enjoyed for many birthdays. So this month when my SuperLabby Harley turned 11, we knew exactly what to do!

This “mini muffins” recipe is surprisingly easy to make and we hope your pack digs it as much as ours.

Always check with your Vet about which foods are appropriate for you to share with your pet. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Cup   All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup  |  Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tablespoon  |  Baking Powder
1 Cup  |  Cheddar Cheese, Grated
1 Cup  |  Carrot, Grated
2  |  Cage Free Eggs
1 Cup  |  Milk
¼ Cup  |  Vegetable Oil

What To Do:

1. Grease a mini muffin tin with baking spray.

2. Combine the two flours and baking powder; mix well.

3. Add the cheese and carrots and mix well with opposable thumbs and the rest of your fingers.

4. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and whisk in the milk and oil. Pour the batter over the dry mixture and stir gently by hand or with a wooden spoon until everything is mingling well.

5. About this time preheat your oven to 350°F. While it’s preheating…

6. …Fill the mini cups to just underneath the top of the pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

7. Cool and serve. You just became your pup’s superhero! Again, and again!

Yields about 24 tail-waggin’ treats. 

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

Harleys 11th Birthday

Harley’s 11th Birthday Pic ~ He’s Never Looked Happier!

 

 

 

Recipe : Basil Pesto

A Basil Pesto Recipe From Home Style Austin

A Family Favorite

Enjoy this delicious pesto recipe that’s great on pasta, ensalata caprese, bruschetta and just about anything your heart desires.

Foodie Tips:

  Never use a knife to cut your basil leaves; always hand tear basil to prevent it from browning.

  Don’t underestimate the power of basil; it thrives in the Texas sun and loves water. Our garden usually has 4-5 basil plants that keep our kitchen filled with its deliciously aromatic fragrance.

  Vitamin C is a preservative that will help retain the beautiful green color of this pesto. If you’re going to enjoy the pesto fresh without storing leftovers, you can omit this ingredient.

Ingredients: 

2 Cups  |  Firmly Packed Fresh Basil Leaves
⅓ Cup  |  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons  |  Pine Nuts, Toasted
½ Teaspoon  |  Garlic Cloves, Minced
To Taste  |  Gray Sea Salt
To Taste  |  Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Optional: Pinch  |  Powdered Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
¼ Cup  |  Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions: 

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While it’s getting ready prepare an ice water bath in a large bowl.

2. Put the basil in a large sieve and plunge it into the boiling water. Immediately immerse all the basil and stir so that it blanches evenly. Blanch for about 15 seconds. Remove, shake off the excess water, then plunge the basil into the ice water bath and stir again so it cools as fast as possible. Drain well.

3. Squeeze the water out of the basil with your hands until very dry. Roughly chop the basil and put in a blender. Add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste, olive oil, pine nuts, and the Vitamin C, if using. Blend for at least 30 seconds. In this way the green of the basil will thoroughly color the oil. Add the cheese and pulse to combine.

The pesto will keep several days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Yields about ¾ cup, enough for 1 pound of pasta. Enjoy!

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Strawberry Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Very Berry Delicious

This cake has become a family favorite. It usually graces our table during the hot summer months and it’s loaded with the bright taste of strawberry – both inside the cake as well as the strawberry buttercream frosting. This cake has debuted at several family birthday parties and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Foodie Tips:

  After 2-3 attempts at making the icing I’ve mastered a non-runny frosting! You’ll want to drain the strawberries used in the frosting (not the cake) very well. I placed them in a small strainer to drain the initial juice by pressing with a spoon. Then I transfer the mashed berries to a coffee filter where I continue to blot until dry. If you find that your icing is still on the runny side you can add small batches of confectioner’s sugar until you reach your desired thickness.

  I store my cake in a covered glass cake stand until the unveiling; it keeps the cake moist and leftovers will last for a few days in the fridge.

  Decorating a cake can be as much fun as eating it (well kinda close). One way to make a surprising embellishment for your cake is to cut strawberry-shaped hearts using a small cookie cutter. Watch their eyes grow wide with your culinary skills!
A Strawberry Heart Recipe From Home Style Austin

Ingredients: 

The Cake
1 Package  |  Plain White Cake Mix
1 Package  |  JELL-O Brand Strawberry Gelatin Mix
1 Cup  |  Mashed Strawberries With Juice
1 Cup  |  Vegetable Oil
½ Cup  | Whole Milk
4  |  Cage Free Eggs

The Frosting (can be doubled)
8 Ounce Package  |  Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
1  |  Stick Of Unsalted Butter (I suggest Texas born Falfurrias Brand)
3 ½ Cups  |  Confectioner’s Sugar
¾ Cup  |  Mashed Strawberries, Well Drained
To Garnish  |  Sliced Strawberries or Fresh Mint Leaves (optional)

Directions: 

1. To Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Then lightly grease three 9-inch round cake pans and set them aside.

2. Make Cakes: In a large mixing bowl beat on low speed the six cake mix ingredients shown above. Divide the batter among the three pans and place them into the oven. Bake the cakes until they’re lightly brown (about 28-30 minutes). An inserted knife should come out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and cool on a rack (about 45 minutes).

How to make Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake Frosting3. Make Frosting: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl and mix on low speed for about a minute. Add sugar then the strawberries and blend on low until everything marries well.

How to make Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake Frosting

4. To Assemble: Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread the top with frosting. Add the second cake layer and frost the top. Top with the third cake layer and frost the top and sides of the entire layered cake.

How to make Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake

5. Chill (optional): Your cake can be placed in the fridge to get it nice and cool. Serve chilled with a side of strawberry or vanilla ice cream. There’s nothing better!

How to make Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Enjoy this berry fresh cake!

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Recipe : How To Make The Best Ice Cream Sandwich

How To Make The Best Ice Cream SandwichWe All Scream!

After eating one of the best cookies my neighbor Helen introduced me to I knew what was next – I had to turn the cookies into something extra special. A homemade ice cream sandwich.

What’s even sweeter is that after thinking about the best way to form my ice cream (aside from just smashing it between two cookies), I stumbled across a common kitchen item that did the trick exceptionally well – a Mason Jar lid. Check out the recipe details below!

Foodie Tips:Dads Cookie Company

  The awesome cookies I’m referring to are Dad’s Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies. After I ate my first bag, I knew what I had to do – order a 3 pound box! That’s how I roll.

  While I was tempted to use a flavored ice cream (butter pecan, strawberry, chocolate, etc…) your cookie will likely set the table (so to speak) for what flavor to choose. I used good ol’ fashioned vanilla as my cookie’s taste was the hero of this show.

Ingredients: 

2 Handfuls  |  Your Favorite Cookie (homemade or otherwise)
1 Carton  |  Your Favorite Ice Cream
To Dip  |  Chocolate, Melted (optional)
To Decorate  |  Sprinkles (optional)

How To Make The Best Ice Cream Sandwich
Directions: 

1. Turn your Mason Jar lid (the outer ring and removable insert) upside down. Using a spoon press ice cream into the lid; you can thicken it up a bit for an extra tasty treat. Note: I didn’t let my ice cream thaw in advance; I used it straight from the freezer and it worked just fine.

2. Once filled, push the mason jar insert out from the outer ring to remove the round-shaped ice cream. Using a blunt knife you can easily saw and pry the mason lid off from the ice cream. Presto! Place the ice cream on the bottom side of one of your cookies. Top with another cookie and place your sandwich on a plate or storage container then into the freezer. Repeat this process until you are all out of cookies or ice cream or resistance! Freeze cookies good and chilly (about 30 minutes).

3. Decorate your cookies to your liking. I dipped mine in some fresh melted chocolate. I returned my sweets to the freezer for a few minutes more then served them. They were delicious! And a perfect menu item for your next gathering.

I hope you enjoy these awesome bites!

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Whisky BBQ Sauce Recipe

Crown Royal Whisky BBQ SauceCheers To This Royal Broil

This time of year the grill is on more than the television.

The folks at Crown Royal absolutely nailed it with this recipe! From day 1 this has been a family favorite that’s so easy to make and even easier to drink, err, eat! Brighten up your next summer BBQ with this delicious sauce. Enjoy!

Foodie Tips:

  This whisky sauce tastes great on summertime classics like chicken, beef, sausage, pork – even green beans. Taste it once and you’ll see. :)

  I have a handful of favorite mustards. Trusted favorite Grey Poupon, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 (also a fan of tasty Whisky), and Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce top the list. 

Ingredients: 

½ Cup  |  Crown Royal Whisky
4 Cloves  |  Garlic, Minced
2 Cups  |  Brown Sugar, Packed
½ Cup  |  Cider Vinegar
2 Cups  |  Chicken Stock
½ Cup  |  Tomato Paste
3 Tablespoons  |  Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons  |  Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon  |  Hot Sauce (we used Pickapeppa Hot Red Pepper Sauce)

Directions: 

1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Simmer for 20 minutes, until thick.

3. Generously baste on your chosen grilled meat about 15 minutes until everything is done.

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Austin’s Best Fireplaces

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

When LOFT Home and Photographer Ryann Ford join forces at The Commodore Perry Estate, amazing things ensue

 

Have a sit for a bit. We have a story to share. 

They’re often the bookend for the best of days.

They can take a rainy day and make it feel all sunny inside … and out.

They’re by our side all through the years.

They crackle. They sparkle. They rejuvenate and inspire.

What we’re talking about is the fire.

Just as vast and vigorous as our great state, a place by the fire has its own personality; this space is as unique as our very own fingerprints!

They’re found inside and out. They’re tiny, grand, quietly simple, and sometimes over-the-top unabashedly “Austintatious.” They’re made from a wide array of materials like stone, brick, metal, glass and even wood itself. Sometimes they’re just naturally born from a small circle of dirt edged with a few stones.

While they’re often best thought of during the chilly days of fall and winter, we admire the fire all year ’round!

Come see why “fire” is the best four letter word right up there with “love” and “home.” Let’s have a look at some of the grandest, simplest, most awesome fire spots right here in Central Texas.

Uniting the inside and outside is this ultra-awesome fireplace. Listen closely – it’s playing Austin’s soul.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

High fives and high notes to ♫ Webber + Studio Architects and Jacob Termansen Photography

Ready to entertain is this timeless fireplace that tips its hat to more than one yesteryear.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Congrats to Texas Construction Company for a job well done

With Mid Century Modern lines and a gathering of friends to match, this fireplace makes this space one great space.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Hip hip hooray! NEST Modern and Photographer Al Argueta

Not all fireplaces are alike! Like this work of art that shows us fireplaces aren’t always square-shaped wall huggers. 

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A Texas-sized thanks to Webber + Studio Architects and Casey Dunn Photography

Casting a warm glow is this fireplace that gifts us a Texas-sized good mood.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Thanks for the good mood to Rachel Mast Design

This outdoor fireplace is dressed in white stucco, radiating a Mediterranean spirit.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Congrats to Cornerstone Architects and Coles Hairston Photography

Flanked by windows that connect the inside to the outside is this fiery charmer. 

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

A fiery thanks to Specht Harpman Architects

The quaking of leaves. A chance to spot wild deer before they spot you. This fire pit makes the perfect location to enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Warm compliments to our super friend Judy Paddock for one great view

Fireside dining is the best kind of dining. What’s for dinner? Hint: It’s fire roasted!

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Thanks to Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects for this fireside favorite

After dinner there’s no better place to relax than by the fire. 

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Thanks to Clayton&Little Architects for the toasty inspiration

This covered fireplace guarantees 365 days of awesome outdoor living come rain or come shine.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

10-gallon hats off to Dale Sauer Homes

Illuminating the exuberant essence of Texas is this impressive outdoor stone fireplace. The hearthstone makes for a great spot to share the warmest stories of the day. Or night.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Thanks for igniting inspiration to Root Design Company

This chiminea shows us why cold, dreary days are the best days for a fire.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Bravo to: Our very own chiminea!

Fashionably funky and functional is this timeless beauty that marches to the beat of its very own drum.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

Drumroll, please! Thanks for keeping it funky to our friends at Avenue B Development

Fire and water. And views to a thrill. Need we say more?

Austin's Best Fireaplaces by Home Style Austin

Thanks for the fireside views to infinity and beyond to Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes

Proving that a fire space and water pair remarkably well is this covered outdoor fire feature that cleverly takes center stage.

Austin's Best Fireplaces by Home Style Austin

We send a super cannonball splash and a hearty congrats to CG&S Design-Build and Photographer Jonathan Jackson

Bringing a new twist to the conventional Texas porch is this Horseshoe Bay beauty. Fire and water never looked better!

Austin's Best Fireplaces Compliments of Home Style Austin

A double cannonball splash goes to Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes

Have a favorite place by the fire all your own? Drop us an email and let us know – we’ll likely add it to our list of fiery favorites!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
512-222-3302