Recipe: Hatchbrowns

Hatchbrowns Recipe by Home Style AustinHatch Attack

If you’re like me, by the time August rolls around I’m already in the comfort food state of mind. This is a special time of year when the smoky and spicy taste of hatch chili peppers delight!

While some invite hatch peppers to lunch or dinner only, I love welcoming hatch peppers at the start of my day; this inspiration is how this “hatchbrown” recipe was born. Enjoy it and the rest of your fall “flavorites!”

Foodie Tips:

❤  Nothing beats the taste of freshly smoked hatches. If you’re not sure how to roast your own here’s an article with some tips that will have you a culinary hatch wizard in a snap. Take advantage of hatch roasting events at HEB or Central Market and enjoy the smell on the car ride home – prior to the devouring!

❤  If you’re in a flurry outside of fresh hatch season you can keep some Trader Joe’s fire roasted and chopped hatch peppers on hand. They pack just as much punch as the fresh boys and I encourage you to keep a pouch in your freezer year-round for those heated moments when you gotta have yours.

❤  Eggs? Poached eggs are on my mind. Here’s a recipe for how to make perfectly poached eggs! Follow the video – and not so much the recipe text beneath it (which differs).

❤  You’re likely to find another popular hatch-inspired recipe or two here on the Home Style Austin Blog. (hint hint).

Ingredients:

3 – 5 Strips  |  Bacon
3  |  Gold Potatoes, Washed, Dried, and 1/4″ Cube-Diced
1 Tablespoon  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter
¼ Cup  |  Roasted Hatch Chili Peppers, Chopped or Diced
To Garnish  |  Green Onions (optional)
To Taste  |  Fresh Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt (optional)
To Serve  |  Your Favorite Eggs (optional)

What To Do:

1. Over medium heat fry the bacon and remove from pan. Keep the bacon drippings in the pan. You know this is going to be good. :)

2. Add the diced potatoes to the bacon renderings and add the butter. Return to heat, stir and cook until golden crispy, about 10-12 minutes.

3. Add the hatch peppers and stir into the potatoes until warm.

4. Garnish with onions, salt and pepper and serve with a side of eggs.

Yield: About 2 – 4 servings.

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
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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Spicy Stuffed Cornbread Recipe

A Spicy Stuffed Cornbread Recipe by Home Style Austin
Cornbread With A Kick

This week with cold, icy weather blowing into Austin, there’s nothing I like better than cooking in a warm kitchen.

This spicy stuffed cornbread recipe packs a flavorful kick and will transform mere yellow cornbread mix into a sensationally savory dish that you can eat solo or paired with your favorite main course, like my family’s recipe for homemade chili.

You’ll never think of mere cornbread the same way again! And it surely warms-up the chilliest of days … and nights.

Foodie Tip:

  For an extra-savory dish you can add some browned beef or chorizo to amp-up the cornbread.

Ingredients: 

the stuffing:

15.25 Ounce Can  |  Whole Kernel Fiesta Corn, Drained
15 Ounce Can  |  HEB Texas Style Borracho Beans With Shiner Bock, Drained
7 Ounce Can  |  Diced Green Chiles, Drained
1  |  Fresh Jalapeño, Diced (Including Seeds)
To Taste  |  Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1 Pat  |  Butter (I suggest Falfurrias Brand Butter)
2 Cups  |  Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
2-3  |  Green Onions, Sliced Thin (Optional Garnish)

the cornbread: 

You can use your favorite packaged cornbread or if you’re shy of one, here’s a recipe I like to make from scratch:

1 ¼ Cups  |  All-Purpose Flour
¾ Cup  |  Quaker Brand Enriched Corn Meal
¼ Cup  |  Sugar
2 Teaspoons  |  Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon   |  Salt
1 Cup  |  Whole Milk
¼ Cup  |  Vegetable Oil
1  |  Cage Free Egg, Beaten

Directions: 

0. Preheat oven to 400°F (or to the baking temperature specified for your chosen cornbread recipe).

Making The Filling For Spicy Stuffed Cornbread
1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the first five ingredients for the stuffing. Set aside.

2. Prepare your cornbread mix according to package instructions. If making the scratch cornbread recipe (from above) combine all dry ingredients together. Add the milk, oil and egg and stir. Set aside.

3. Butter a 9-inch square skillet or pan. Place the skillet (or pan) into your warm oven for about 5 minutes.

Spicy Stuffed Cornbread About To Go Into The Oven
4. Remove your warmed skillet from the oven. Add half your cornbread mixture into the skillet. Top the cornbread mixture with your stuffing mixture. Add 1 cup of the cheese on top then pour the rest of the cornbread mixture on the very top.

5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown and a knife or wooden pick inserted in the center removes clean.

6. Remove the stuffed cornbread from the oven, sprinkle the last cup of cheese on top then return to the oven until the cheese is bubbly awesome.

7. Remove the cornbread from the oven, garnish with some green onions (if you’d like) the let rest a few minutes.

How To Make Spicy Stuffed Cornbread
Serve warm and enjoy!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Spicy Stuffed Cornbread Is Tasty And Delicious

Spicy Stuffed Cornbread Recipe

Monkey Bread Recipe

A Monkey Bread Recipe By Home Style Austin

Perfect For Breakfast Gatherings

True Texans will go nuts for this sugary-simple recipe. Literally!

We took the time honored monkey bread recipe and cranked it up a bit Texas style with nuts (an abbreviation for Texas pecans) and Texas-made Falfurrias brand butter.

Foodie Tip:

  If you want to extend beyond the flavor border of pecan and craisin try experimenting with other combinations of your own like banana and caramel or walnut and raisin. You can also try a savory spin by skipping the sugar coating, rolling the biscuits in butter or olive oil then sprinkling them with bacon and cheese or your favorite herb.

We like this pecan-craisin version best to let’s get started!

Ingredients: 

½ Cup  |  Granulated Sugar
2 Teaspoons  |  Cinnamon
2 Cans (16.3 ounces each)  |  Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
½ Cup  |  Pecans, Chopped
½ Cup  |  Craisins
¾ Cup  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter, Melted
1 Cup  | Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed

Directions: 

0. Heat oven to 350°F.

1. Lightly grease a 12-cup fluted tube pan (Bundt pan) with cooking spray or shortening.

2. In a large Ziploc storage bag mix the granulated sugar and the cinnamon and shake well to mix. Set aside.

3. Open the first can of Grands. Separate the dough into its 8 pieces and cut each piece into quarters. Place the quartered pieces into the bag of sugar, zip/close the bag and shake well to evenly coat the biscuit pieces. Open the bag and transfer the coated biscuit pieces into the pan. Top with half of the pecans and craisins.

How To Make Monkey Bread By Home Style Austin

4. Repeat step 3 with the second can of biscuits and finish off with a layer of the remaining nuts and craisins.

5. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and the brown sugar and pour the mixture over the biscuit pieces.

6. Bake about 30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and an inserted knife comes out clean. Let the bread rest in a pan about 10 minutes then turn it over upside down onto a serving plate to let all the sugary greatness cascade over the bread. Pull apart to serve.

Best served warm!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Hatch-Chicken Mac n’ Cheese Recipe

A Hatch Chicken Mac n' Cheese Recipe by Home Style Austin
A Smokey Love Affair

This time of year when the Hatch Chili Peppers make their bountiful cameo appearance, we get weak in the knees for all things hatch. Just perusing almost 100 recipes at Central Market’s website made us break an indoor sweat for this sensationally, seasonal pepper.

With hatches in hand we decided to incorporate these delightfully, smokey-tasting peppers into our interpretation of gourmet Mac n’ Cheese. This dish will take more time than it does to whip-up Mac from a box, but we think the results undoubtedly justify the labor of love.

Hatch Chili Peppers from Home Style Austin

Foodie Tips:

  • We prepare our hatch chili peppers and our chicken ahead of time so assembly time will be efficient; we have Mac n’ Cheese to eat! The roasted rotisserie chicken? We scored ours ready-to-go from our local HEB mere steps from an impressive Hatch Chili Pepper display.
  • Not sure how to roast your Hatch Chili Peppers? Here’s a helpful post I found that may help. We roasted our peppers on the outdoor grill. Our local HEB Plus! was even hosting hatch chili roasting events to make things even easier.
  • As an alternative to olive oil we have been having fun with avocado oil; it has a high smoke point and can offer various health benefits. We found our oil locally at Salt & Time on East 7th Street.
  • You can substitute the cheeses below with your favorites, like with Monterrey Jack or Mozzarella.
  • If it’s not hatch season you can use a couple cans of green chiles, although the flavor won’t be as smokey. If you’re out of shallots, try substituting red or white onions. No penne? Try elbow macaroni or your favorite sauce-hugging pasta (sorry, spaghetti, linguini and angel hair – we have other plans in store for you).

Ingredients: 

2  |  Shallots, Peeled, Roasted and Chopped
3 Cloves  |  Garlic, Peeled, Roasted and Chopped
2 Teaspoons  |  Avocado Oil (or olive oil)
2 Tablespoons  |  Flour
4 Cups  |  Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Thyme, Chopped
2 Cups  |  Jalapeño Pepper Jack Cheese, Shredded
2 Cups  |  Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
To Taste  |  Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 Pound  |  Penne Pasta, Cooked and Drained
4-5  |  Hatch Chili Peppers, Roasted, Skinned, Seeded and Chopped
2-3 Cups  |  Roasted Rotisserie Chicken, Deboned and Shredded
1/2 – 1 Cup  | Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Tablespoons  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter, Melted
2 Tablespoons  |  Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped

Making Mac n' Cheese with Home Style Austin

Directions: 

1. Place the peeled shallots and garlic in a small aluminum foil pouch and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the oil. Roast on the grill (or indoor oven at 425°F) about 25 minutes, until tender. This is a good time to boil the water, prepare the pasta and set it aside after drining. Remove the shallot-garlic medley from oven/grill and give it some time to cool a bit. Remove the veggies from the foil then chop them up.

2. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add another teaspoon of oil, the chopped vegetables then sauté for about a minute. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute (do not allow to burn). Whisk in the heavy cream and the thyme then stir in the Hatch Chili Peppers. Allow the mixture to reduce by a third.

3. Add your cheeses and stir until melted, creamy and thick. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Hungry yet? :)

4. Remove the cheese sauce from the heat and gently stir in the pasta and chicken. [Note: If your sauté pan is too small you can transfer the sauce into the pasta pot.] Transfer the Mac n’ Cheese into a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

5. In a small bowl mix together the panko, butter and parsley; spread this mixture over the Mac n’ Cheese. Bake uncovered for about 25-35 minutes, until everything is browned and bubbly. Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes then serve.

Hatch Chicken Mac n' Cheese From the Home Style Austin Oven

Yields: 8-12 servings, depending on your appetite! Enjoy!

Love this recipe? We want to hear from you!

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Pots o’ Gold Party Mix

Pots o Gold Recipe

For The Sweet n’ Salty Leprechaun In You

This is one of our team’s most favorite snack *AND* our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe!

Each pot o’ gold brings your lucky tastebuds a sweet and salty taste in a super-addictive way. Serve the mix up in little hats or your own St. Paddy’s Day inspired gear. Lucky you!

Foodie Tips:

  • Honey roasted cashews? Our absolute favorite nut!
  • We have it on good word that Falfurrias brand butter is the best in these here parts of the galaxy.
  • We’re sorry you have to hand-pick the green M&Ms. If you’re a wee-bit tired, order them en masse here on Amazon.
  • For another version of Pots o’ Gold check out the pic below – you can use Skittles or M&Ms to create your own lucky treat.

Ingredients: 

4 Cups  |  Lucky Charms Cereal
2 Cups  |  Corn Chex Cereal
1 ½ Cups  | Mini Pretzel Twists
1 Cup  |  Honey Roasted Cashews
1 Cup  |  Dry Roasted Peanuts
½ Cup  |  Brown Sugar, Packed Well
¼ Cup  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter
2 Tablespoons  |  Corn Syrup
⅛ Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
¼ Cup  |  Green M&M’s Candies (the chosen ones)

What To Do:

1. In a large microwaveable bowl mix together the first 5 ingredients then set the cereal mixture aside.

2. In a 2-cup microwave-friendly measuring cup, heat the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup about 2 minutes on high, stirring after 1 minute, then returning to microwave until melted and smooth.

3. Stir in baking soda into the heated brown sugar mixture until dissolved. Pour over the cereal mixture and stir until well coated.

4. Microwave the whole “she-bang” 1-2 minutes, scraping the bowl every 30 seconds, until cereal begins to brown. Let cool 5 minutes.

Pots o Gold Party Mix Recipe

5. Stir in the M&M candies. Spread mixture on wax paper to cool.

6. Break the mix into bite-sized pieces and place into wee widdle individually-sized serving cups!

Enjoy!

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Pots o' Gold Recipe

Another version of Pots o’ Gold that’s sure to make those Irish eyes a’ smile!

Steak Diane Recipe

A Steak Diane Recipe from Home Style Austin

The Great Steak Escape

I love the taste of lemon – especially when it’s married with a nice, juicy sirloin.

This recipe holds a special place in my heart … and most importantly my belly. Give Steak Diane a try and you’ll see why!

Ingredients:

4  |  Sirloin Strip Steaks, ½” thick
To Taste  |  Salt
To Taste  |  Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
1 Teaspoon  |  Dry Mustard
4 Tablespoons  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter
3 Tablespoons  |  Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons  |  Chives, Snipped
1 Teaspoon  |  Worcestershire Sauce

What To Do: 

1. With a meat mallet, pound steaks to 1/3-inch thickness.

2. Sprinkle one side of each steak with salt, pepper and 1/8 teaspoon of the dry mustard; pound into meat. Repeat on the other side of the meat and continue until all steaks are done.

3. Melt the butter in a skillet or chafing dish. Add the meat and cook 2 minutes only on each side. Transfer the steaks to a hot serving plate.

4. To skillet, add the lemon juice, chives, and worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Pour sauce over meat.

Serves 4

Foodie Tips:

  • Don’t overcook the meat. Go with the flow and follow the directions. A pink center is a tasty center.
  • Steak Diane tastes great partnered with twice-baked potatoes.

~ Joe Paul Reider

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