Leander Home For Sale

2000 August Jake Dr, Leander, TX 78641

2000 August Jake Dr, Leander, TX 78641
Open House Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 1-4 PM

I’ll be hosting an Open House this Sunday at this home in Leander and you’re invited! A few of this home’s features:

  • This home was built in 2015 on a corner lot about 1 mile east of 183 in Leander. It has a light and bright open floor plan with tile and and hardwoods in the main areas and carpet in the bedrooms and living area, which has a fireplace. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,842 square feet.
  • In the kitchen you’ll find upgraded kitchen cabinets with pull-out shelves, granite counter tops, and a spacious island.
  • In the master there’s a Texas-sized walk-in shower, and the closet has a special entry that connect you directly to the laundry room which is complete with a sink.
  • This home is located in the “destination district” of Leander ISD.
  • View the home’s official listing on my Keller Williams website for more pictures and details.
  • Check our Facebook page for our upcoming Open Houses. Hope to see you there!

Please call or email me with any questions! I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful home if you can’t join us for Sunday’s Open House. Hope to see you there come rain or shine (Gosh, we need the rain). :)

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile App

Free Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting, download my free and powerful Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!

  • Text “KWCP11X” to 87778 to download (this is the easiest method)
  • Or visit this link with more details and to download http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

Avery Ranch Home For Sale

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11616 Harpster Bend, Austin, Texas 78717
3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / 1 office / 2nd family room / 2,234 square feet

I’m proud to be representing this home which is conveniently located in Austin’s desirable Avery Ranch neighborhood. Here’s a preview of this home’s features:

  • Well maintained single owner Austin stone home (on 3 sides) with 2 living areas – the second family room is on the 2nd level and has an ajoining full bath; this family space can be easily converted into a 4th bedroom with bonus space, if desired
  • Light and bright open floor plan with high ceilings, tile and hardwoods in the living areas and carpet in the bedrooms/2nd living
  • Upgrades include kitchen cabinetry, granite and tile backsplash, a professionally installed screened back porch with a transferrable warranty and a large custom back patio extension complete with a stone fire pit overlooking a large back yard. View the full list of upgrades
  • Enjoy the benefits of cooking with natural gas in the kitchen and on the patio (no more propane tank refills)
  • Located in the “destination district” of Leander ISD
  • Close to multiple neighborhood amenity centers, the Avery Ranch Golf Course and Brushy Creek Regional Trail which spans 6 parks and almost 7 miles of scenic nature trails
  • Neighborhood eateries include Z’Tejas, Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, The League and The Rotten Bunch
  • Full sprinkler system
  • View the home’s official listing on the MLS website
  • Check our Facebook page for our upcoming Open Houses. Hope to see you there!
11616 Harpster Bend Austin

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Dining Room View  |  11616 Harpster Bend  |  Austin, TX 78717

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Family Room View  |  11616 Harpster Bend  |  Austin, TX 78717

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Backyard Patio and Fire Pit  |  11616 Harpster Bend  |  Austin, TX 78717

Please call or email me with any questions and be one of the first to preview this property! I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home before it officially lists in May!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile App

Free Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting, download my free and powerful Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!

  • Text “KWCP11X” to 87778 to download (this is the easiest method)
  • Or visit this link with more details and to download http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

Why Buy In Austin?

Why Buy In Austin?

[ Sidenote from Joe: The fine folks at Trulia reached out to the Home Style Austin team to collaborate on a post that addressed the home buying climate in Austin. I provided them with three Austin neighborhoods most envied and sought-after by my clients. Enjoy the findings! ]

Post by Jennifer Riner, Trulia

After years of renting, you might be inclined to allocate your savings toward a home purchase. Current high rental prices across the U.S. combined with boosting homeownership aspirations amongst many Americans create a conversation hard to ignore.

In a Trulia survey conducted by Harris Poll last December, 75 percent of Americans said they dream of owning a home one day, with 80 percent of millennials sharing the same sentiment. Nonetheless, 22 percent of Americans are concerned of potential rising mortgage rates.

Austin: A market to watch for 2016

Along with the stats, Trulia provided predictions on the 2016 housing market to assist upcoming buyers. In that, economists pointed out Austin as the third hottest housing market to watch this year, based on five factors:

  • Employment growth last year
  • Low vacancy rates
  • Affordability
  • High inbound home searches and
  • A large share of millennials molded the top ten list.

Austin stole the third spot primarily due to two elements: a high number of young residents and job expansion.

With 80 percent of millennial Americans dreaming of owning a home – a third of whom plan to buy by 2018 – and Austin being an increasingly important city for young professionals, buying a home in Austin is a hot topic. Especially as the average home price in Austin is sitting in the affordable $250,000 to $300,000 range. In addition mortgages in Austin are 3.54 on a 30-year fixed rate, slightly lower than the national 3.56 rate. But, some economists forecast a rise in the near future, as Trulia’s survey respondents anticipated, so locking down a prime rate now is key.

Choosing Austin isn’t necessarily a difficult decision, but Austin is a diverse city and neighborhood prices reflect its variety. Consider the following enviable Austin areas and their median price points, demographics, crime rankings and schools to help scope the market.

803 Kinney Avenue, Austin, TX 78704  |  List Price: $824,900

803 Kinney Avenue, Austin, TX 78704  |  List Price: $824,900

ZILKER

Zilker is a neighborhood in south central Austin best known for the Zilker Metropolitan Park, a 351-acre haven with a spring-fed pool, Botanical Gardens, Nature and Science Center, Zilker Hillside Theatre and Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. The average list price on homes for sale in Zilker is $862,671, a 9 percent week-over-week drop as of March 2016. Compared to the rest of Travis County, crime rates in Zilker are low. In Zilker, 59 percent of residents are single, with 55 percent homeowners and a median age of 35 years old. The median household income across all age groups is $78,403, and 73 percent of residents are college educated.

1516 Wildcat Hollow Austin Texas 78746 | List Price: $2,088,000

1516 Wildcat Hollow Austin Texas 78746 | List Price: $2,088,000

WEST LAKE HILLS

Also in Travis County, West Lake Hills homes are some of the most expensive in the greater Austin region. The average list price is $2,553,927 based on 25 homes for sale, and the median household income is $155,441 per year. Just 17 percent of residents are single and 89 percent are homeowners. The median age of residents in West Lake Hills is 45 years old. Schools in West Lake Hills are top-rated, with Eanes Elementary and Forest Trail Elementary scoring a 10 out of 10 on Trulia’s ranks. Valley View Elementary scored a 9 out of 10. There were 14 counts of theft, 13 counts of assault and 11 counts of burglary in West Lake Hills over the past year.

107 Laura Lane Austin TX 78746 | List Price: $1,980,000

107 Laura Lane Austin TX 78746 | List Price: $1,980,000

ROLLINGWOOD

Rollingwood is an affluent area just 15 minutes west of Downtown Austin. Home prices on real estate in Rollingwood are high with an average list price of $1,907,500 and a correspondingly elevated median household income of $155,441 per year. Just 17 percent of residents are single and 99 percent are homeowners, with a median age of 45 years old. Crime in Rollingwood is extremely low, with just two counts of arrest and one count of vandalism in the past year. Both Rollingwood and West Lake Hills overlook Red Bud Isle Park, a 13 acre recreational park flanked by the Colorado River that is popular with nature lovers who enjoy hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Red Bud Isle is also one of Austin’s 12 prized off-leash dog parks.

Red Bud Isle Park, Austin Texas

Choosing a neighborhood in Austin or the surrounding suburbs will largely depend on your budget and lifestyle, and contacting an established agent to help you in your search is part of being a smart buyer. To help find a home in Zilker, West Lake Hills, Rollingwood and beyond, contact Joe Paul Reider of Keller Williams Realty.

 

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting, download my free and powerful Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!

  • Text “KWCP11X” to 87778 to download (this is the easiest method)
  • Or visit this link with more details and to download http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

 

Please Note: All listing information for homes currently for sale in these neighborhoods is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Data and availability is accurate as of March 28, 2016 and subject to change.

For Sale In Canyon Creek

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9100 Dona Villa Place, Austin, Texas 78726
3 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms / 1 Study / 2,660 Square Feet

I’m proud to be representing this home which just listed!

Nestled in northwest Austin’s desirable Canyon Creek neighborhood here’s a preview of this home’s many features (click the links in green to fully enjoy what this home has to offer):

  • Beautiful stone exterior with a spacious front verandah
  • Open floor plan with high ceilings, tile and berber throughout
  • Extras you’ll find include two large bow windows, a 3 car garage, and a one-of-a-kind wine storage crafted by a local artisan of oak and iron. Get the full list of this home’s upgrades here.
  • Kitchen extras include granite counter tops, a custom tile backsplash, a double oven, and fluted kitchen cabinetry with glass door accents
  • Enjoy the benefits of gas in the cook’s kitchen and family room fireplace
  • A spacious yard with mature trees and a full sprinkler system
  • Located in the acclaimed Leander ISD
  • Mere steps to a peaceful greenbelt that connects to Trailhead Park with over 4 miles of nature trails – read our blog post for the full story and some sample pics are below
  • Well positioned between two HEBs, Four Points’ Trails at 620 shopping, dining and entertainment district and just 10 minutes to The Oasis on Lake Travis
  • Offered at $454,900
  • More pictures at my MLS Listing
  • Check our Facebook page for upcoming Open Houses. Hope to see you there!

Please call or email me with any questions and be one of the first to preview this property. I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home while it’s available!

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting, download my free and powerful Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!

  • Text “KWCP11X” to 87778 to download (this is the easiest method)
  • Or visit this link with more details and to download http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

Please Note:
All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies.

Here are some pictures taken at this neighborhood’s greenbelt:

A Fallen Tree In Canyon Creek

The Great Old Oak Tree Of Canyon CreekA Split Tree In Canyon CreekA Wild Mushroom Grows in Canyon Creek

 

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

For Sale In Avery Ranch

10824-Casitas-Dr-Austin-TX-78717

10824 Casitas Drive, Austin, Texas 78717
4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / 1,982 Square Feet

I’m proud to be representing this home which just listed!

Nestled in Austin’s desirable Avery Ranch neighborhood here’s a preview of this home’s features:

  • 100% Austin stone home with 2 living areas and an owner’s retreat opening into the master suite – perfect space for a home office, nursery, craft or reading room
  • Open floor plan with high ceilings, tile and berber throughout
  • Backs up to a peaceful greenbelt that connects to the Avery Ranch Golf Course and Brushy Creek Regional Trail which spans 6 parks and almost 7 miles of scenic nature trails
  • Enjoy the benefits of gas in the gourmet kitchen, living room fireplace and patio BBQ gas stub
  • Jetted tub in the master bath
  • Easy walking distance to great restaurants including Z’Tejas, Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, and the much awaited The Rotten Bunch, which is opening later this month
  • Located in Leander ISD
  • Full sprinkler system
  • Offered at $299,900
  • More pictures at my MLS Listing
  • Check our Facebook page for upcoming Open Houses. Hope to see you there!

10824 Casitas Austin TX 78717 Master Bedroom View

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Please call or email me with any questions and be one of the first to preview this property. I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home while it’s available!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider




~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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

10824 Casitas Austin TX 78717

10824-Casitas-Dr-Austin-TX-78717

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile App

Free Real Estate App: If you’re home hunting, download my free and powerful Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!

  • Text “KWCP11X” to 87778 to download (this is the easiest method)
  • Or visit this link with more details and to download http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

Austin’s Dog Friendly Hangouts

A Lab Sitting In Bluebonnets, Brushy Creek Regional Trail (Austin)You + Them = Best. Time. Ever!

As an avid dog lover, I’m often searching for places where I can hangout with my four-legged friends. I decided to put together this list of homegrown places where we’ve had a tail-waggin’ good time.

I’ll keep this list updated, so you might want to bookmark this page for future fun times!

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB) – One of our most favorite beer gardens. A great place to chill, have some brew and listen to some tunes. Here’s my blog post. And here’s even more info.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden – You know a place freely welcomes dogs when you find events for the 4-legged … plus “people and pooches” search functionality on their site. Sausage, beer, “manmosas,” a Michelada Bar and more. The car is already loaded and in reverse! Visit Banger’s online.

Dog Friendly Blue Corn Harvest Grill In Cedar Park

Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill – Located on FM 1431 is this tree-covered patio where you can enjoy Southwestern cuisine under the Texas sky. Visit them online.

Dog Friendly Botticellis In AustinBotticelli’s – This popular South Congress Italian restaurant offers live music and tasty Italian food. You’ll enter the dog-friendly beer garden from the rear of the restaurant (shwon above). More info.

Dog Friendly Brick House Tavern & TapBrick House Tavern + Tap – Tucked along Research Boulevard, Brick House has a fully-covered patio which means when it’s raining cats and dogs, you and your doggie dear will be high and dry. More info.

Brushy Creek Regional TrailBrushy Creek Regional TrailOne of Austin’s hidden gems is this 7-mile long stretch of paved and gravel trails. Waterfalls, historical markers, dinosaurs and more. You can read more about BCRT at my article here on the Home Style Austin Blog.

Dog Friendly Don Mario In LakewayDon Mario
 – Don’t miss our favorite dog-friendly patio on your way to Lakeway. Their carnitas taco plate and five salsas were a pack pleaser. PS ~ Don’t miss the balloon lady – she’s a true artist! Don Mario online.

Dog Friendly Flat Creek EstateFlat Creek Wine Estate (Marble Falls) – The closest winery to Avery Ranch … and my favorite! Enjoy a half-hour scenic drive into the Hill Country and when you get there, dogs are welcome on the outside patio. Drink in the wine and the great view! More info.

Hill Country Water Gardens (Cedar Park) – Voted best nursery by water dogs! A large nursery and water garden with great inspiration. More info.

Lowes (Citywide) – Whenever I shop here the employees love on my dog. Harley even scored a dog treat here so he’s always ready to lend a paw with home improvement projects. Lowes knows pets. More info.

Dog Friendly Lupe Tortilla In Cedar ParkLupe Tortilla (Abor Walk and Cedar Park) – Happy Hour specials, giant tortillas and great margaritas. If you’ve never been here before make sure and ask for the free fajita sampler. A new location is opening up at 183 and FM1431 and they will be dog friendly as well. Sniff here for more info.

Dog Friendly Morelia Mexican Grill In Avery RanchMorelia Mexican Grill (Avery Ranch) – Voted best dog-friendly patio in Avery Ranch. Two outdoor televisions will keep you occupied while your pup is at your side. Super-easy entrance from the front parking lot. More Morelia.

Dog Friendly P. Terry's Burger StandP. Terry’s Burger Stand (32nd and N. Lamar) – Their french fries, veggie burger and root beer shake really hit the spot! “Rut Roh” – not every location offers patio dining. More P. Terry’s.

Pet Supplies Plus In Austin, TexasPet Supplies Plus (183) – Shop ’till they drop at PSP. Great hours and a free Preferred Pet Club you’ll both want to join. We smell savings! More info.

Red Bud Isle Park In AustinRed Bud Isle Park – This park should be renamed Happy Dog Island. Perhaps Austin’s best off leash dog park that’s an island flanked by the Colorado River. You can read more about Red Bud here at my blog post.

Round Rock Garden Center – A native plant and organic gardening center since 2002. Also a great place to snap a pumpkin patch pic with your four-legged friend. Located in Old Town Round Rock. More info.

Have a favorite dog place of your own? Drop us an email and let us know – we’ll likely add it to our list!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

~ Joe Paul Reider

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

Home Style Austin’s Spicy Margarita Recipe

A Spicy Margarita Recipe from Home Style AustinWhen In Margaritaville, Texas…

It’s hard to believe that the history of the margarita dates back to less than 100 years ago. While the history of the margarita seems to have a bit of a blurred origin, we can all agree that shaken, stirred, salted, on the rocks, frozen, skinny, spicy and everything in between – to many the margarita is the official drink of Texas (sorry, beer).

While margarita choices seem limitless, my family’s favorite is our spicy margarita recipe – it packs a deep and delicious warmth that will likely have you asking for seconds … and a 10 gallon hat or sombrero so you can throw them into the air.

Foodie Tips:

Tovolo King Cube Ice Mold

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

  This is a drink best served fresh so avoid preparing them in large batches ahead of time. My #1 margarita house rule: The best margaritas are served cold, cold, coooooold! To arrive at the coldest drink possible I place my margarita glasses in the freezer for at least 15 minutes between servings. I also use a cocktail shaker – inside it I place a giant cube of ice from my prized Tovolo king cube ice mold. A few shakes later with one cube and any balmy summer day suddenly feels like a skip through the park in the crisp of fall!

* You can find Tovolo ice cube molds at Downtown Austin’s spirited Serve Gourmet or at Bed Bath & Beyond

  This recipe can be doubled but I suggest you refrain from doubling the jalapeño slices until you’re sure you like the heat on your first batch. Your lips and tongue may thank you.

Spicy Margarita Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients: 

3  |  Fresh Jalapeño Slices, ⅛ Inch Thick (include the seeds)
2 Ounces  |  Tequila (my house staple is Jose Cuervo Silver)
¾ Ounce  |  Grand Marnier
¾ Ounce  |  Triple Sec (I use Hiram Walker)
2 Ounces  |  Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice
To Garnish  |  Extra Lime Wedges
To Garnish  |  Salt
To Serve  |  Ice (Cubed, Crushed or None) – Optional

Directions: 

0. Place your margarita glasses in the freezer to chill them up.

1. Gather your liquor and prepare your lime juice.

2. In a cocktail shaker place the 3 slices of jalapeño. Top with your ice cube. Pour in the tequila, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec and lime juice. Cover the shaker and give it a few ferocious shakes. Set aside.

3. Run a lime wedge along the rim of your chilled margarita glass. Optional; run the rim in a small bowl of the salt to coat the rim (I usually only salt 1/2 the rim). Add ice (optional).

4. Give your shaker a few new shakes and pour your spicy margarita mix into the glass. Top with a lime wedge (squeezed on top or served unsqueezed on the rim) and serve.

Yield: 2-4 spicy margaritas depending on the size of your glass and your love for this drink!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider




~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Firecracker Coleslaw Recipe

Firecracker Coleslaw Recipe From Home Style Austin
Bring Color And Flavor To Your Table

With our taste buds searching for a different kind of slaw we rested on this firecracker coleslaw recipe which we find perfect for the Fourth of July and family BBQs.

This is a colorful dish that’s fresh, crunchy and packs some delightful heat thanks to our trusted friend – the jalapeño. In coleslaw? Keep it tastefully weird, right?! This dish is extremely flexible and you can experiment by introducing your own favorite ingredients.

We never stray too far away from the original recipe.

Foodie Tips:

  Ingredients that sometimes make a cameo in our dish include fresh crumbled bacon or some chopped Texas pecans.

  For those searching for less heat you can reduce or eliminate the fresh jalapeño or add a bit more cabbage.

Ingredients:

The Dressing
1 ½ Tablespoons  |  Salt
1 Clove  |  Garlic, Minced
½ Cup  |  Cider Vinegar
⅓ Cup  |  Sugar
2 Tablespoons  |  Mustard (We’re keen for Trader Joe’s Garlic Aioli Mustard)
2 Tablespoons  |  Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons  |  Juice From The Jar Of Pickled Jalapeños (from below)
1 ½ Teaspoons  |  Hot Sauce (we used Hot Picapeppa Sauce)
½ Teaspoon  |  Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
½ Teaspoon  |  Celery Seed

The Slaw
½ Small  |  Green Cabbage, Cored and Shredded
½ Small  |  Red Cabbage, Cored and Shredded
3  |  Carrots, Peeled and Grated
1 Each  |  Red, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers, Seeded and Thinly Slivered
2  |  Fresh Jalapeño Peppers, Seeded and Thinly Sliced
2 Tablespoons  |  Minced Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

Directions: 

1. To prepare the dressing combine the salt and garlic in a large mixing bowl by pressing them together with the back of a spoon to make a paste.

2. Add the remaining eight dressing ingredients and whisk until everything is well-combined. Set aside.

3. Add the six slaw ingredients to the dressing and toss/mix well. Let the slaw rest in your fridge for 30 minutes or up to a few hours. This slaw is best served fresh but will last into the following day.

Yield: 10+ servings (enough for a family picnic or party)

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider




~ Joe Paul Reider

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

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Avocado and Chicken Enchiladas

An Avocado and Chicken Enchiladas Recipe From Home Style Austin
Avocado Creamy Good!

When our friend Penny shared this recipe we knew we had to make this dish.

Sour cream, avocado, chicken and cheese can only mean one thing – we’re having seconds.

Foodie Tips:

  I like the tasty heat of jalapeño combined with the creamy sour cream sauce. If you’re a little heat-shy you can omit the jalapeño.

  We found our Mexican cheese mixture at our neighborhood HEB which was a blend of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero and Quesadilla Cheeses. You can substitute your favorite cheese – Pepper Jack would work well.

  Great sidekicks for this dish can include my spicy stuffed cornbread, chicken tortilla soup or a fresh garden salad.

Ingredients: 

For The Sauce:

1 Tablespoon  |  Unsalted Butter (I suggest Falfurrias)
1  |  Jalapeño, Chopped With Or Without Seeds (optional)
1 Clove  |  Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon  |  Flour
1 Cup  |  Chicken Stock
2 Teaspoons  |  Cumin
¼ Teaspoon  |  Salt
½ Teaspoon  |  Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
½ Cup  |  Cilantro, Chopped
1 Cup  |  Your Favorite Salsa Verde (we used Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde)
½ Cup  |  Sour Cream

For The Enchiladas:

4 Cups  |  Rotisserie Chicken Breast, Shredded
4 Cups  |  Mexican Blend Cheese, Shredded And Divided Into Two 2-Cup Piles
3  |  Avocados, Peeled And Chopped
8  |  Flour Tortillas

An Avocado and Chicken Enchiladas Recipe From Home Style Austin

Directions:

1. Make The Sauce: In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat sauté the garlic and jalapeño in butter for about 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for two minutes. Add the stock, cumin, salt, pepper and stir until everything comes to a boil. Remove the sauce from the heat and add the sour cream and cilantro; combine well and set aside.

2.  Prep Your Baking Dish: Coat the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour ½ cup of your sour cream sauce and spread it to evenly coat the bottom of the dish. Preheat oven to 375°F.

3. Make Your Enchiladas: [Note: For this step only work from 2 cups of cheese for your enchilada filling so you will have 2 cups to sprinkle on top.] Top a tortilla with the chicken, cheese, avocado and a spoonful of the sour cream sauce. Roll up the enchilada and place it seam side down in your baking dish. Repeat this process until all your enchiladas are made. If you have any extra chicken or avocado no worries – you can sprinkle this on top of your enchiladas. Pour the remaining sauce on top of the enchiladas, cover with the last 2 cups of the Mexican cheese mixture.

4. Bake Away: Place in your preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbly-gooey. Remove from oven and let rest a few minutes. You can garnish with a little more chopped cilantro or chopped avocado.

Hope you enjoy this dish!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 



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Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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