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HTX NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Fall in love with the latest ULR events, new properties on the market and other Houston happenings here:


Museum District Townhome

This gorgeous four story home offers breathtaking views of the City from the 4th floor terrace. Located on the corner with a lovely landscaped fenced in front yard. Just minutes to Downtown and Medical Center and walkable to museums, Hermann Park, and light rail. Miele kitchen appliances and fabulous kitchen countertops. Oversized game room with a half bath on the fourth floor and plenty of attic storage. Custom window treatments throughout and high end washer/dryer and refrigerator are negotiable. This home has been meticulously cared for and ready for a selective buyer.

For more information contact Lynn or click here!


HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

1. THE HOUSTON FOOD & FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL

Welcome to the 2019 Houston Food and Wine Fest. Your experience will be filled with amazing food from world class chefs and award winning wines from around the globe! Tickets are inclusive and the event is 21+. Outside of food and wine, there will be craft cocktails and craft beer for you to sample. As a festival guest you will have the opportunity to taste over 20 unique servings from local and national chefs. If you ever want to start a fundraiser then make sure you contact the Fundraising Management Consultant first.

  • Date: November 9th
  • Location: Guadalupe Plaza Park | 2311 Runnels Street
  • Time: 3:00-7:00pm
  • Admission: $55-$150
  • Website: Here
Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

2. HOU-ATX BBQ THROWDOWN 2019!

The Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company announce the 3rd Annual HOU-ATX BBQ Throwdown featuring top barbecue restaurants from Houston and Austin competing to determine who reigns supreme when it comes to Texas barbecue. Admission includes Saint Arnold beer and samples of each barbecue joint’s competition dish.

  • Date: November 17th
  • Location: Saint Arnold Brewing Company | 2000 Lyons Avenue
  • Time: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Admission: $70-$130
  • Website: Here
Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

3.  HOUSTON THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1949, when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the downtown Foley’s. Since then, the Thanksgiving Day parade has gone through a few changes but today, it remains a 70-year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning.

  • Date: November 28th
  • Location: Downtown Houston
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Admission: Free
  • Website: Here
Photo Courtesy of Texas Hill Country

AGENT OF THE MONTH: Amanda Joy Schroder

Amanda has a mission to enrich the lives of her clients through real estate. Personalizing the experience for her clients is her top priority so she can help them find their perfect home sweet home. It’s her goal to make sure her clients get as many benefits as they possibly can, even ones they may have not considered. There is so much to offer in Houston and each area has its own nice touches and characteristics. Amanda really cares about her client’s needs and will do everything in her power to turn their dreams into a beautiful reality.

Amanda also has a niche for Interior Design, Staging, Marketing, and Flips Houses for fun with her husband. She is a Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS Certification) who can give great advice on staging homes and has a great amount of knowledge in forecasting trends for Interior Design, Real Estate, and City Development. Certified Negotiation Expert

For more information on Amanda or to request her services, click here!


SWEET POTATO CHEESECAKE

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! Here is a tasty dessert recipe sure to impress at any friends-giving or family get together.

FOR CRUST

  • 10 oz. gingersnaps
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) melted butter
 FOR CHEESECAKE
  • 2 (8-0z.) packages cream cheese, softened, cut into small pieces
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 oz. sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/4 c. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c. roasted sweet potatoes, peeled and pureed in the food processor
FOR TOPPING
  • 3/4 c. lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 12 tbsp. (1 ¼ sticks) melted butter, warm
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 350°. Pulse gingersnaps and salt in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Drizzle in melted butter and mix until fully incorporated. Transfer to a 9” spring form pan and press firmly into the bottom and slightly up the sides.
  2. Bake crust until golden brown around edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool until ready to use.
  3. Make filling: Reduce oven to 325°. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese on medium high speed until very smooth. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, sour cream, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Continue to mix, scraping down sides as needed until mixture is smooth. Add sweet potato puree and mix until no lumps remain.
  4. Pour cheesecake filling into cooled crust and bake until almost set, about 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile, make the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together both sugars, cinnamon and salt. Add warm melted butter and stir to combine. Using a fork, mix in flour until a moist mixture forms.
  6. Remove cheesecake from oven and sprinkle topping over, squeezing it in your hands to make medium sized clumps. Bake cheesecake until topping is beginning to look golden, and cheesecake no longer jiggles in the middle, about 30 to 35 minutes more. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours.

You can view the full recipe here.

Photo Courtesy of Delish

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