Tag Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Honey-Sweetened Whipped Cream

by Tammy Taylor~

To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m gonna share with you a recipe for honey-sweetened whipped cream. You see, I’d never made homemade whipped cream before.  Everyone told me it was super easy, but it took our sweet granddaughter whipping up homemade whipped cream before our very eyes to give me the push to try making it myself.  I found a delicious honey-sweetened whipped cream recipe over at Real Food Enthusiast, and decided to give it a try.

I tweaked the recipe to suit our tastes, but boy howdy was it ever delicious.  And easy!  Check it out.

I finally took the leap and made my own honey-sweetened whipped cream. It was delicious, fast and oh-so-easy! #TxHomesteader

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Throwback Thursday: Cute Clothespin Apron

by Tammy Taylor~

Our clean clothes are always dried on the line.  Heck we live where blue skies rule, why not use that free solar energy to dry our clothes?  And that line-dried aroma?  (breathes deeply…)  Is there anything like it??!!

Recently for her birthday I made my sister the cutest clothespin apron ever.  (I’m jealous, so I want to use the rest of the cloth to make one for myself!)  It was easy even with my oh-so-limited sewing abilities, and she loves it!

To celebrate Throwback Thursday, I’ll share the tutorial today.  Check it out, y’all!

Throwback Thursday - clothespin apron tutorial. #TxHomesteader

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Throwback Thursday: Solar Light Feature Using Cedar Posts

by Tammy Taylor~

Let’s celebrate Throwback Thursday, shall we?  Today’s share is one of my favorite projects too.  You see, last year I was so saddened that a huge cedar tree that had died in our barn pasture and had to be cut down. I loved that tree!

We used one of the larger limbs for my Clothesline Pole and while I loved that, the rest of this massive tree was just hauled to the burn pile.  I couldn’t stand that soon the bonfire would be lit & it would be gone forever.  So I asked RancherMan to go out to the burn pile & cut some of the thicker parts of the tree into 3 separate lengths.  Puzzled, he placated me anyway.  I absolutely love what we made with them.

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Throwback Thursday: Use Those Clover Blossoms Deliciously!

by Tammy Taylor~

The clover is blooming!  Now our bees love it of course, but these days I’m collecting those fragrant blooms and using it to make a sweet treat.  Clover-Blossom Jelly.  Really??!!   Yeah, really.  And it’s so easy too.  To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’ll share the easy instructions with you.  You’re welcome!

Clover-Blossom Jelly #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: 4 Easy Ways We Reuse Bacon Grease

by Tammy Taylor~

Many of us remember our grandmothers keeping a small grease can on the back of her stove.  Grandma knew that grease could serve a valuable purpose in her kitchen.  Maybe some of you still have your own grease cans.  I can certainly tell ya that bacon grease is a precious commodity in my kitchen.  To celebrate Fall-Back Friday, I’m falling back into the archives & bringing back a super-popular post.  I’m sharing 4 easy ways we reuse bacon grease in the Taylor household.  Check it out, y’all.

Many of us remember our grandmothers kept a little grease can on the back of her stove? Grandma knew that grease could serve a valuable purpose in her kitchen. I can certainly tell ya that bacon grease is a precious commodity in my kitchen. I'm sharing 4 easy ways we reuse bacon grease in the Taylor household. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Don’t Worry, Compost Doesn’t Stink!

by Tammy Taylor~

So you’ve set your New Year’s Resolutions (or New Year’s Goals) and now you’re all gung-ho to do better this year.  And maybe, just maybe one of your goals is to finally start that compost pile you’ve been meaning to start.  I mean, what’s not to love?  It reduces the ‘smell’ in your kitchen trash can because food’s not sitting in there for several days.  And it makes compost.  COMPOST!  You know, the stuff you typically drive to the store and plunk down your hard-earned money to buy in a big plastic (ugh) bag and then schlep home.

Your gut feeling is right – making it yourself is cheaper, uses your kitchen waste and DOESN’T come entombed in plastic.  All the way around, good for the environment, good for your garden and good for your budget #amiright??!  But you newbie composters may worry and think to yourself “If you’re rotting food scraps, doesn’t that stink??!”  Well worry not, dear readers.  Today’s Fall-Back Friday post brings that popular post back to the surface to ease your mind.  Check it out!

Are you new to composting? Do you worry it's going to stink? Worry not - check out this Fall-Back Friday post about composting. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Velvety Chocolaty Homemade Hot Cocoa

by Tammy Taylor~

I think January is one of the coldest months of the year.  Here in NE Texas we don’t really get cold in November.  And the first part of December it’s not unusual to be wearing shorts.  By the end of December we get what we consider cold weather, but oh January!  Now I don’t know about you, but when those cold winds blow I like to be inside with a warm fire going, a nice warm lap blanket and schnoodled up on the couch watching movies.  RancherMan & I enjoy a hot steaming cup of hot cocoa too.  Now the powdered stuff tastes good enough I guess, but it’s no comparison to the homemade version.  And it’s quick & easy too.  Just make a chocolate syrup using cocoa, sugar & cold coffee, add the milk and voila!

Quick & Easy Homemade Chocolate Hot Cocoa #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Christmas Season Roundup – Reduce Stress & Enjoy The Holiday!

by Tammy Taylor~

OMGosh y’all, I’m stuffed!  Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving as much as RancherMan & I did??  I love the holidays, we like to fill them with all the warm-fuzzies the holiday offers and encircle ourselves with the love of family.  But now Thanksgiving is over & it’s time to set our sights on Christmas #canyoubelieveit?

I know, I know, it’s easy to get overwhelmed during the Christmas holiday.  Today I’m sharing my Christmas-Idea roundup.  Not only thoughts for dealing with gifts but also holiday decorations, wrapping and even how to deal with the stress of it all.  Grab a cup of coffee & come check it out, y’all!  I promise you’ll find something that speaks to you.

It's easy to get overwhelmed during Christmas. I'm sharing thoughts about how to deal with the stress of it all for a more peaceful & beautiful holiday! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Healthier Double-Chocolate Banana Chunk Cookies

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF y’all!  To celebrate the weekend I’m offering a Fall-Back Friday post for you. I’ll Fall-Back into the archives & bring to the surface a post that’s proven very popular with our readers.  But first a little back story: My aunt tries to eat only healthy foods & is careful about what she eats.  But when she came for a visit I still wanted to bake up a sweet treat for her.  She loves chocolate too (I think that MUST run in the family) so I whipped up a batch of double chocolate banana chunk cookies.  It uses the natural sugars in the bananas and a touch of honey to sweeten them.  They’re delicious!

Fall-Back Friday: Healthier double-chocolate banana chunk cookies uses sweetness in the banana and a touch of honey to sweeten. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Shortcut For Pizza Night!

by Tammy Taylor~

Cooler weather is sneaking up on many areas of the US.  But it’s still  hot, humid & sticky here in NE Texas.  How’s the weather where you are – are y’all enjoying cooler weather yet??   And we finally made it to the weekend too – TGIF y’all!  To celebrate the day I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post with ya.  I’ll fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with our readers in the past.  Today’s post is aaaaaaall about PIZZA NIGHT!

RancherMan & I like homemade pizza of course.  But we also like it’s quicker pizza cousin – the tortilla pizza.  And what better shortcut than to have on hand dehydrated Italian-flavored tomato leather to speed up those pizzas?  Pull out tortilla, place tomato leather & just start piling on the toppings.  The tomato leather rehydrates while the pizza is cooking. Now that’s homemade convenience food at its finest! Come see how I made tomato leather from leftover pasta sauce.

I've dehydrated leftover pasta sauce into tortilla-sized tomato leathers.  This shortcut makes pizza night even better.  #TaylorMadeHomestead

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