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Howdy, West Texas friends! It's Lainie Eilenberger here, your trusted real estate expert from Key and Slate Real Estate Group. As we welcome the beautiful autumn season, I wanted to share a delightful recipe that's perfect for those cozy evenings at home. But before we dive into the kitchen, let me tell you a bit about my real estate services and why I'm the go-to agent for Lubbock and West Texas.

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At Key and Slate Real Estate Group, we're passionate about helping you find your dream home in this vibrant part of the Lone Star State. I serve all of West Texas, from Abernathy to Wolfforth and everywhere in between. Whether you're buying, selling, or investing, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.

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Before we get to the recipe, be sure to check out my website, It's your one-stop-shop for all things Lubbock and West Texas real estate. You can easily search for homes by various criteria like price, location, and school district. Plus, I keep you updated on the local housing market and share informative blogs to make your real estate journey as smooth as possible.

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Now, let's get to the heart of this blog post – a delectable Pumpkin Bread recipe that's perfect for embracing the fall season.

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe


  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup of sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup of powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of milk

  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.

  3. In another bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  5. Stir in the pumpkin puree, sour cream, and vanilla extract until well combined.

  6. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; you want a tender loaf.

  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  9. While the bread is cooling, prepare the cream cheese icing by beating together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

  10. Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the cream cheese icing over the top.

Now, savor a slice of this homemade pumpkin bread with a warm cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy the fall vibes! If you'd like to chat about real estate, explore beautiful West Texas homes, or have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy autumn, y'all!

Delicious homemade Pumpkin Bread with creamy Cream Cheese Icing, prepared by West Texas Real Estate Expert Lainie Eilenberger. 🍂🏡
Indulge in the flavors of fall with this homemade Pumpkin Bread, lovingly prepared by West Texas Real Estate Expert, Lainie Eilenberger. 🍂🏡 Savor the warmth of autumn while exploring Lubbock and West Texas homes at #PumpkinBread #LainieEilenberger #WestTexasHomes

Hey there, y'all! It's Lainie Eilenberger, your trusted real estate partner, and today I've got something extra special for you—a mouthwatering recipe that embodies the warmth, comfort, and hearty flavors of West Texas. But before we dive into this delicious Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger, let me remind you that I'm not just your real estate agent; I'm your guide to Lubbock and the entire West Texas real estate landscape. From the bustling streets of Lubbock to the serene expanses of Muleshoe and all the charming towns in West Texas, I've got your back.

Now, let's get cooking and explore what makes me the best real estate agent in Lubbock and West Texas!


  • 1 lb. of high-quality ground beef

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 8 slices of your favorite bread

  • 8 slices of melty American cheese

  • 8 tablespoons of rich, creamy butter

  • 4 tbsp. Mayo


Step 1: A Burger Born of West Texas

In a mixing bowl, take that beautiful pound of ground beef, sprinkle it with a pinch of salt, and a dash of pepper. With a touch of West Texas love, shape the mixture into four equally-sized patties. Now, let's grill these patties until they reach your ideal level of perfection. A good 4-5 minutes on each side should do the trick.

Step 2: Crafting the Grilled Cheese Heaven

Here's where the magic happens! In a separate skillet over medium heat, drop in 2 tablespoons of that rich, creamy butter. Place four slices of bread, the buttery side down, and let them get toasty. Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the each slices of bread. Then, lay a slice of American cheese on each slice and watch it melt into gooey goodness.

Step 3: Assemble the Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger

Now that your burger patties are cooked to savory satisfaction and your grilled cheese is a work of art, it's time to assemble this masterpiece. On one slice of your grilled cheese, lay down a burger patty, then top it all off with another slice of your magnificent grilled cheese.

Step 4: Grill to Gooey Perfection

In the skillet where you cooked your burger patties, add a bit more of that rich buttery goodness if needed. Place your assembled Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger sandwiches in there and let them cook until both sides are heavenly golden brown and the cheese inside is a delectable pool of gooey joy.

Step 5: Serve and Savor West Texas Comfort

Now, slice your Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger in half diagonally, revealing the layers of pure West Texas goodness within. Pair it with your favorite West Texas sides; perhaps some crispy fries or sweet potato wedges. As you savor this scrumptious creation, remember that I'm here to make your West Texas real estate dreams come true.

Explore my websites for more information:, your one-stop hub for Lubbock and West Texas real estate, and, your guide to the charming One Ford Road subdivision—a true gem in Lubbock. For a comprehensive home search, visit, seamlessly connected to the MLS.

Don't miss out on exclusive virtual home tours on my YouTube channel at Let's connect, and together, we'll make your West Texas dreams a reality.

Enjoy your Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger, savor the comforts of West Texas, and happy home hunting!

Delicious Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger - A Recipe by Top Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agent, Lainie Eilenberger
Scrumptious Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger Recipe by Lainie Eilenberger, Premier Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agent

By Lainie Eilenberger, Your Trusted Lubbock and West Texas Real Estate Expert

Hello, friends! It's Lainie Eilenberger, your go-to real estate agent here in Lubbock and West Texas. As we embrace the cozy joys of October, I wanted to share a delightful recipe that's perfect for this season: homemade candied apples. These sweet treats are not only fun to make but also a fantastic way to celebrate the autumn spirit. So, gather your family, put on your aprons, and let's dive into this festive recipe. But before we start, let me tell you a little more about my real estate services and how I can help you find your dream home in this beautiful corner of Texas.

Candied Apples Recipe:


  • 6 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith or your favorite variety)

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Wooden sticks or craft sticks

  • Cooking spray or parchment paper


1. Prepare the Apples:

  • Wash and thoroughly dry the apples.

  • Remove the stems, and insert wooden sticks into the tops where the stems were. Ensure they're firmly in place.

2. Prepare Your Workstation:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray. This will prevent the candied apples from sticking.

3. Make the Candy Coating:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water.

  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

  • Once the mixture starts boiling, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer. Continue boiling until it reaches 300°F (hard crack stage). This will take about 20 minutes.

  • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the red food coloring and vanilla extract. Be cautious; the mixture is extremely hot.

4. Coat the Apples:

  • Carefully dip each apple into the hot candy mixture, swirling it around to coat evenly.

  • Allow any excess candy to drip off, and place the coated apple onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Work quickly before the candy coating hardens.

5. Let Them Cool:

  • Allow the candied apples to cool and harden completely. This usually takes about 30 minutes.

6. Enjoy:

  • Once the candy coating is firm, your homemade candied apples are ready to enjoy!

About Key and Slate Real Estate Group: Now, let's talk about what I do when I'm not indulging in delicious recipes. I'm proud to be a part of Key and Slate Real Estate Group, your premier choice for all things real estate in Lubbock and West Texas. Whether you're buying your first home, selling a property, or looking for your dream house, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.

Why Choose Me?

  • Local Expertise: With an in-depth knowledge of the Lubbock and West Texas housing market, I can help you find the perfect home in the neighborhood that suits your lifestyle.

  • Personalized Service: I believe in tailored solutions. Your real estate journey is unique, and I'm dedicated to understanding your needs and exceeding your expectations.

Whether you're satisfying your sweet tooth with candied apples or embarking on a real estate journey in Lubbock and West Texas, I'm here to make it enjoyable and successful. Let's create delightful memories this season and find your perfect home together. If you have any real estate questions or want to explore the local housing market, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy autumn, everyone! 🍂🍏

Candied Apples Recipe: A Sweet Seasonal Treat by Lainie Eilenberger, Your Lubbock & West Texas Realtor
Fall's Sweetest Delight: Homemade Candied Apples 🍏🍬✨ #TasteOfAutumn #LainieEilenbergerRealtor


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