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Have your dessert and enjoy your weekend too!

Peanut Butter Swirl Saltine Toffee

toffee

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!!

Chocolate Pudding Cake

cake

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Oreo Brownies

oreo

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!!

Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Rolls

brie

GET THE RECIPE HERE!!

Try not to bake them all at once (;

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Happy Friday everyone! The weather in Austin, TX this week has been nothing short of GORGEOUS and I’m sure this weekend won’t disappoint. So I’m going to start the weekend off right by sharing with you a sweet and scrumptious recipe to match this sweet weather we’ve been having. Enjoy!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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Ingredients

For the filling:

8 oz. cream cheese-softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg white

1 cup raspberries-washed and well drained

For the cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

5.5 Tablespoons unsalted butter- softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup sour cream

For the streusel topping:

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

3 tablespoons butter-chilled and cubed

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8 or 9 inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • To make the filling: Mix together the cream cheese and sugar on medium-low speed until creamy. Add eeg white end mix on low just to combine. Set aside.
  • To make the cake batter: In a bow stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  • With an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar on medium-low speed. Add egg and egg yolk and vanilla. Slowly mix in the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula. Spread the cream cheese filling on top. Place raspberries onto cream cheese filling.
  • To make the topping: Combine sugar, flour and chilled cubed butter in a bowl. Stir with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.( Make sure the streusel is in pea-sized crumbs)
  • Sprinkle the streusel on top of raspberries.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack, run a thin knife around the cake and loose ring of springform pan.
  • Store in the fridge.

Have a safe and fun weekend everyone. Enjoy this weather!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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Did you feel that? The temperature dropped below 80 this weekend in Austin so to us locals that instantly means FALL. Ladies, bring out those sweaters and UGG boots! Well, if you’re like me then you’re not quite ready for that step yet, but you are ready for some delicious fall style recipes. Here are 6 tried and true recipes that will sure to start making your house feel and more importantly SMELL like fall!

Tomato Soup with Cheese Croutons

soup

http://www.simplystacie.net/2016/05/creamy-tomato-soup-with-cheese-toast-croutons/#_a5y_p=5346737

Baked Spaghetti

spaghetti

http://dinnerthendessert.com/baked-million-dollar-spaghetti/

Shepherd’s Pie

pie

http://sipsandspoonfuls.com/2013/02/shepherds-pie.html

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

onion

http://www.spendwithpennies.com/slow-cooker-french-onion-soup/

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

chowder

http://www.closetcooking.com/2015/04/ham-and-potato-corn-chowder.html

Super Creamy Mac n’ Cheese

cheese

http://www.seasonsandsuppers.ca/perfect-creamymacaroni-and-cheese/

Now if the weather could drop below 70 then it will really start feeling like fall!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

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IT’S FRIDAY! Congratulations you made it through another LONG work week. The last thing you want to do is go home and wonder “what’s for dinner?” So not to worry, I got you covered. Here are 3 EASY dinner recipes you can make tonight that will not only satisfy your hunger, but give you enough time to celebrate the weekend!

Strawberry Bacon Salad

strawberry

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2016/05/31/favorite-strawberry-bacon-salad/

Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta

pasta

http://www.budgetbytes.com/2015/11/one-pot-creamy-sun-dried-tomato-pasta/

Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese

cheese

http://www.cookingforkeeps.com/2015/04/08/pizza-margherita-grilled-cheese/

Which one will you be making tonight? Happy Cooking, and Have a FUN, SAFE Weekend!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

Keywords: “Austin homes for sale, Austin real estate luxury homes for sale, houses, properties, luxury, Austin real estates condos, town homes, townhomes, mansions, luxury fine houses estates, search listings, Austin MLS, executive, custom, new homes builders, residential, commercial, single family, buyers, agents, listing agents, relocation, relocating, Austin MLS, REIA, neighborhoods, subdivisions, FSBO, Travis County, homes for sale, housing, real estate, realty, realtor, rental, houses, apartments, condos, lofts, commercial, property, residential, renovated, remodeled, historic, homes by owner, buy, owner, for sale by owners, Remax, Remax of Texas”

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The Face of Satisfaction || Congratulations to Pastory Ray and his wife on the purchase of their BRAND, NEW HOME! I have worked with Pastor Ray on the sale and purchase of a home and each time was more fun than the last. I wish you all the best sir and I am sure we will work together again in the near future!

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Keywords: “Austin homes for sale, Austin real estate luxury homes for sale, houses, properties, luxury, Austin real estates condos, town homes, townhomes, mansions, luxury fine houses estates, search listings, Austin MLS, executive, custom, new homes builders, residential, commercial, single family, buyers, agents, listing agents, relocation, relocating, Austin MLS, REIA, neighborhoods, subdivisions, FSBO, Travis County, homes for sale, housing, real estate, realty, realtor, rental, houses, apartments, condos, lofts, commercial, property, residential, renovated, remodeled, historic, homes by owner, buy, owner, for sale by owners, Remax, Remax of Texas”

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We all give into cravings when we’re hungry and grab the first thing off the shelf. In order to not give into temptation, next time make some of these healthy snacks in big batches to keep on hand.

Spiced Popcorn 3 Ways

popcorn

Popcorn is a satisfying and nutritious snack that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. For this recipe, you can either go with a curry paprika, garlic parm, or spicy oregano spice blend.

http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/spiced-popcorn-3-ways/

Fresh Fruit Trail Mix

trail-mix

My go-to snack is a fresh fruit trail mix. You have to make it yourself with whatever mixed nuts you want, but replace the dried fruit with fresh grapes, blueberries, and/or cherries to make it lower in carbs and fresher. And I love the zing you get from the fresh fruit combined with the nuts.

Curry Granola Bars

granola

One of my favorite healthy snacks as of late is my homemade, no-bake, gluten-free savory curry granola bars! I’ve been really into savory bars lately as a way to mix it up from the usual sweeter options, and these bars come together really quickly and have a great texture and unexpected flavor.

http://www.fannetasticfood.com/2015/11/06/savory-curry-granola-bar-recipe-no-bake/

Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

oat

These chocolate coconut oat balls are one of my favorite snacks. They are no-bake and easy to roll together using ingredients from the pantry. I love that they are portion controlled and easy to take with me on the go!

http://www.katheats.com/chocolate-coconut-oat-balls

BBQ-Flavored Roasted Chickpeas

chickpeas

Once I figured out how to make a spice blend that perfectly mimicked the flavor of BBQ chips — but is completely healthy — I knew these would be my favorite snack. They’re filled with fiber and protein to fill you up, and they’re so easy that even my takeout-loving friends can make them. I make a big batch on Monday and snack on ‘em throughout the week.

http://www.sproutedroutes.com/crispy-roasted-chickpeas-three-ways/

Now you don’t need to feel bad about snacking!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

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It’s no secret Texas is the best out of all the states. Here’s just another reason why. You picked them, here are the 5 greatest burgers in Texas; each from one of the major metropolitan cities!

brisket

No. 1 Brisket Burger With Pork Belly
Folc, San Antonio
$18 (includes potatoes)
It’s hard not to salivate when this burger lands at your table. Known for New American fare that combines elegant plates and complex techniques, Folc delivers a brisket-and-pork-belly burger that offers a near-salacious experience. Cast aside any notions of neatness, because your linen napkin will definitely earn its keep. The tender patty has an over-the-top 70-to-30 meat-to-fat ratio, but what sends it over the moon is a slice of seared pork belly. The duo pairs well with a sunny-side-up egg—sop up any runaway yolk with Folc’s excellent blanched-and-fried fingerling potatoes. 226 E. Olmos Dr, 210-822-0100. Tue–Sat 11–2:30 & 5:30–10, Sun 11–3.

congress

No. 2 Congress Burger
Second Bar + Kitchen, Austin
$14
You may need a wet wipe before it’s over, because this burger is monumentally juicy. The sumptuous blend of brisket and chuck comes nicely seasoned between a thatch of Gruyère and shallot confit. Making it extremely easy to customize are sides of leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and sweet pickles, not to mention two ramekins with sharp mustard and homemade ketchup. If you feel the need to branch out, add seared foie gras or pork belly (but, dear God, not both). Afterward, indulge in prime downtown people-watching from the terrace or the cacophonous dining room. 200 Congress Ave, 512-827-2750. Sun–Thur 11–11:30, Fri & Sat 11–1:30 a.m.

lust

No. 3 L.U.S.T. Burger
The Bearded Lady, Fort Worth
$12
Where does lust begin? At the first glimpse of this lascivious creation, or upon sinking your teeth into it? Its half-pound hand-formed patty clocks in at 78-percent-lean Prime Angus chuck and comes studded with chopped roasted poblano and feta. Measuring three quarters of an inch thick, it’s topped with melted Gouda cheese, avocado, and caramelized onion tendrils. Extras come alongside: a fluffy green lettuce leaf; a sweet, firm tomato slice; and a spicy house-made sour pickle or two. L.U.S.T. is especially enjoyable if accompanied by a brew on tap—the twenties-era cottage and patio are home to the most popular craft beer bar in town. 1229 Seventh Ave, 817-349-9832. Tue–Sun 11–2 a.m.

philly

No. 4 Pimento Cheese Burger
Knife, Dallas
$14 (includes fries)
Chef John Tesar constructs this all-sirloin steakhouse burger with fanatical attention to detail. He sears a six-ounce patty of 44 Farms beef to a rosy medium-rare on a griddle, then pumps it up with a tangle of sautéed red onions and a huge scoop of house-made, Tabasco-spiked pimento cheese. He tucks the whole gooey mess into a lightly toasted bun lined with a single leaf of Bibb lettuce. “The lettuce is a bib,” says Tesar. “It keeps the juices and grilled onions and cheese from soaking through.” The result tastes like the Fourth of July, a family reunion, and a summer picnic all rolled into one. The Highland Dallas hotel, 5300 E. Mockingbird Ln; 214-443-9339. Mon–Thur 11:30–2 & 5–11, Fri & Sat 11:30–2 & 5–midnight, Sun 11:15–2 & 5–10.

pimento

No. 5 Philly Cheese Steak Burger
Original Hubcap Grill, Houston
$8.49
There’s a special place in the hearts of burger fans for a juicy, char-y slab of ground beef topped with even more beef. Such is the case here, with owner Ricky Craig’s redoubtable hand-formed all-chuck patties smothered in a promiscuous pile of thin-sliced ribeye soaked in a savory mayo sauce with Swiss cheese, grilled onions, and bell peppers. Despite the high level of ooziness, the house-made buns form a sturdy platform for easy eating. 1111 Prairie, 713-223-5885. Mon–Sat 11–3. Multiple locations.

Next time you’re hankering for a burger, check out one of these in your area. They won’t disappoint!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~ Kathy De La Cruz

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