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Well now, ain't this a fine day for a story and some vittles. Lainie Eilenberger here, your trusty West Texas realtor and guardian of cherished family recipes. Today, I'm sharing a bit of heritage with y'all, my Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken. This here is a dish as old and treasured as the West Texas plains themselves. It's a symbol of our heartland; just like real estate, it combines tradition, warmth, and a touch of West Texas spirit. Whether we're rustling up some comfort food or mapping out the vast terrain of property dealing, it's all about grit, know-how, and that homely Southern hospitality.


Now, let's rustle up some ingredients for this delectable dish:


  • A whole chicken, cut into pieces, as hearty as a West Texas sunset

  • 2 cups of buttermilk, for that rich, tangy bath

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour, for a crust as crisp as a cowboy's hat

  • 2 tsp of paprika, for that hint of smoke over the prairie

  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, for a touch of cowboy kick

  • Salt and black pepper to taste, like the balance of a good horse and rider

  • Vegetable oil for frying, to golden up our chicken as bright as a Lubbock sunrise


Next, let's wrangle up this Southern classic:


  1. Give the chicken a good wash under cold water, then pat 'em dry. This makes sure our buttermilk and flour stick as close as a cowboy to his horse.

  2. Soak the chicken in buttermilk for at least a couple of hours, or let 'em bathe overnight for an even richer flavor. Just like letting a good plan settle in, this step will ensure our chicken is tender and full of flavor.

  3. In a dish wide enough for a tumbleweed, mix the flour, paprika, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. This here's our crust, the outer layer that's gonna turn our chicken into a crispy, flavorful delight.

  4. After the chicken's had a good soak, shake off any extra liquid and roll each piece in our spice-blanketed flour. Make sure each piece is fully covered, like a well-insulated log cabin in winter.

  5. Time for the sizzle, y'all! Heat about a half-inch of oil in a cast iron skillet. Just like the vast, even terrain of West Texas, this skillet will make sure our chicken fries up evenly golden.

  6. Fry the chicken in batches, like cattle at the branding, for 10-15 minutes on each side. Each piece should be as golden as Texas tea, and the juices should run as clear as a summer sky.

  7. Lastly, let the chicken rest on paper towels to drip off any excess oil. Now your Grandma's Buttermilk Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken is ready to be the star at your dinner table, just like it's always been at ours.


Just as we've journeyed through the making of this cherished dish, I've also made it my mission to guide you through the winding trails of the real estate world. I've rustled up three real estate websites to make sure your home buying or selling experience is as satisfying as this here fried chicken:


Top Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agents | Key & Slate Real Estate Group (lainieeilenberger.com) - This is my homestead on the digital prairie, where you'll learn more about my services and how I can help you navigate the real estate landscape. Just as we took care in selecting our ingredients for Grandma's fried chicken, I'll help you sift through the choices to find that home that suits your needs just right.


One Ford Road | Lubbock Homes For Sale | Key & Slate Real Estate Group (onefordroad-lubbock.com) - Consider this site as your real estate trail guide, particularly for the One Ford Road community. It's got all the ins and outs, the lay of the land, that'll make navigating the Lubbock housing market a breeze. This site's full of nuggets of information about One Ford Road, making it an ideal spot to find your own piece of the American Dream.


We Sell Lubbock. Your Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Experts! - Now this site, this is your comprehensive map to the West Texas real estate landscape. Through insightful blogs, market trends, and home buying and selling tips, you'll get a panoramic view of the local property market. Just like our trusty cast iron skillet ensures even cooking for our chicken, this site will equip you with the information you need for a well-rounded and balanced real estate journey.


Whether you're mastering the art of making Grandma's Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Fried Chicken or looking to find your dream home in our beautiful West Texas, remember, success boils down to careful planning, a good dose of patience, and a sprinkling of charm.


So, sit back, savor that delicious fried chicken, and when you're ready to step onto the property trail or put your home on the market, remember, I'm just a holler away. Let's make your real estate journey as pleasurable and rewarding as our cookin' adventure today!


Note - We provide Top-Rated Real Estate services to Lubbock, Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Littlefield, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Spur, Snyder, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth and everywhere in-between.


Yours,

Lainie Eilenberger




If you're yearning for a dessert that captures the essence of West Texas, these Blondies are your ticket to flavor heaven. Combining the luscious richness of butterscotch, the irresistible nuttiness of pecans, and a dash of bourbon, these indulgent treats will seduce your taste buds into pure bliss. In this blog, we'll embark on a culinary adventure, guiding you through the recipe step-by-step to create the most unforgettable West Texas Blondies imaginable. But before we dive into the kitchen, let's introduce you to the real estate maven, Lainie Eilenberger, and her celebrated Key and Slate Real Estate Group.


Lainie Eilenberger is a force to be reckoned with in the real estate world, spearheading the esteemed Key and Slate Real Estate Group—a distinguished agency that serves the West Texas region. Known for her unwavering dedication to clients, Lainie has earned a reputation for providing unparalleled service and expertise in the market. Specializing in West Texas properties, Lainie and her team boast an extensive knowledge of the local areas, ensuring clients find their dream homes or achieve successful property transactions.


Key and Slate Real Estate Group covers an array of West Texas communities, including Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Wolfforth, and their surrounding havens. Through a personalized approach, Lainie and her team tailor their services to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Their unwavering commitment, professionalism, and vast network position them as the go-to choice for anyone seeking to buy, sell, or invest in West Texas real estate.


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Now, let's satisfy your craving for divine flavors with our irresistible West Texas Blondies. These delectable treats transcend ordinary blondies by infusing them with the unique flavors that make West Texas cuisine shine.


What sets these Blondies apart is the harmonious trio of pecans, butterscotch, and bourbon. Each ingredient elevates the taste, infusing the Blondies with the essence of West Texas.


Pecans take center stage, contributing a delightful crunch and depth of flavor to every bite. Beloved in West Texas cuisine, pecans add a local charm that truly embodies the region's culinary heritage.


Butterscotch, with its luxurious buttery sweetness, serves as the perfect companion to the buttery base of the Blondies. It adds a touch of caramel-like decadence that tantalizes the taste buds and takes each bite to new heights of indulgence.


And let's not forget the hint of bourbon—the beloved spirit of West Texas. Its subtle warmth and complexity infuse the dessert with a distinctive aroma and flavor, elevating it to a level of sophistication that's synonymous with the region.


The result is an exquisite taste experience—a Blondie with a buttery, slightly chewy texture and a caramelized crust that teases the senses. The flavors unite seamlessly, with the sweet butterscotch perfectly complementing the earthiness of the pecans, all underpinned by the gentle warmth of the bourbon. Each bite is a symphony of flavors that dances on your palate, leaving you craving more.


These West Texas Blondies are the ultimate treat to share with your loved ones. Whether you're gathered for a lively get-together, commemorating a special occasion, or simply seeking a delectable dessert to savor, these Blondies will astonish and delight everyone in their presence. The unique combination of flavors will spark conversations and create lasting memories, leaving your friends and family begging for the recipe and longing for another bite.


Just as these Blondies capture the heart and soul of West Texas, Lainie Eilenberger and Key and Slate Real Estate Group embody the essence of excellence in the real estate world. Their unwavering commitment to providing outstanding service mirrors the perfect balance of flavors found in these Blondies. Lainie's passion for her clients and her extensive knowledge of the West Texas market have solidified her as a trusted real estate agent in the region.


Similar to the pecans that add a satisfying crunch to the Blondies, Lainie and her team take the time to understand your unique preferences and goals, ensuring a personalized experience that exceeds your expectations. They navigate the real estate landscape with precision and care, guiding you towards finding your dream home or making a successful investment in the vibrant West Texas market.


Just like the butterscotch and bourbon that lend indulgence and sophistication to the Blondies, Key and Slate Real Estate Group offers exceptional service that goes above and beyond. Their professionalism, extensive network, and warm approach make the real estate journey a seamless and enjoyable experience for every client.


So, as you relish each mouthwatering bite of these West Texas Blondies, allow the flavors to transport you to the heart of the region's vibrant culinary scene. And as you embark on your real estate endeavors, trust Lainie Eilenberger and Key and Slate Real Estate Group to guide you with their expertise and unwavering dedication. Together, you'll embark on a journey that intertwines the pleasure of delectable desserts and the excitement of finding your perfect West Texas home.


Indulge in the heavenly flavors of West Texas Blondies and discover the unparalleled service of Lainie Eilenberger and Key and Slate Real Estate Group. With each delectable bite, you'll savor the essence of West Texas, and with each real estate endeavor, you'll experience the epitome of professionalism and expertise. Let your taste buds and your dreams converge in a world of flavor and possibility.




  • Lainie Eilenberger

Lainie Eilenberger here, your West Texas Realtor, and I'm excited to share with you my grandmother's famous homemade biscuit recipe. But before we dive into the kitchen, let me tell you a little bit about my real estate business.


As a member of the Key & Slate Real Estate Group, my team and I are committed to delivering unparalleled service to our clients throughout Lubbock and West Texas. We understand the local market like the back of our hand and are here to guide you through every step of the buying and selling process. From cozy homes to commercial properties and sprawling land, we have the expertise to help you find your perfect property.


Now, let's get cooking. These biscuits are the stuff of legends and will have your taste buds singing for joy. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and gather the following ingredients:


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar

  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

  • 1/2 cup of cold butter

  • shredded 2/3 cup of whole milk


Mix the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Using a cheese grater, shred the cold butter and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix the ingredients together until the mixture is crumbly. Pour in the milk and stir with a large spoon until just combined. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently 2-3 times. Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness and cut out circles of dough with a biscuit cutter or a large dinner glass. Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.


These biscuits are the perfect comfort food for any occasion and go well with a warm bowl of chili or a delicious breakfast spread. And if you're looking for real estate assistance, my team and I are here to serve. Check out our websites to browse through all of the available listings in Lubbock and West Texas, and to learn more about the local real estate market. We're your go-to resource for all things real estate in the area. Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!


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These websites are your ultimate resources for all things real estate in the heart of West Texas. As proud members of the esteemed Key & Slate Real Estate Group, our team of expert agents is dedicated to providing exceptional service and guidance to clients looking for their dream homes, commercial properties, and expansive lands across a variety of desirable locations, including Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Littlefield, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Spur, Snyder, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, and Wolfforth. Our websites boast comprehensive listings, useful resources, and engaging articles about the real estate market and other exciting topics that matter to you. Thank you for stopping by, and we're excited to help you achieve your real estate goals!




Homemade biscuits baked to perfection using Lainie Eilenberger's cherished grandma's recipe, a delightful creation by the top Lubbock and West Texas real estate agent
Homemade Biscuits: A Delicious Family Recipe by Lainie Eilenberger, Top Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agent


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