Category Archives: Recipes & Cooking

Favorite simple yet delicious recipes in my Texas Homestead kitchen.

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans – A Simple Recipe

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Everyone loves candied pecans! This simple recipe first coats pecan halves in whipped egg white, then coated with cinnamon and sugar. Just bake them slowly until browned and crispy. Sweet, salty and crunchy!

Plus, we like to give consumable gifts and these candied cinnamon pecans make a very fast and easy gift idea too!

Candied pecans cinnamon sugared pecans sweet, salty & crunchy #TexasHomesteader

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Homemade Grape Jelly Recipe Without Added Pectin (Includes Optional Canning Instructions)

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Deep purple Concord grapes make a very flavorful homemade grape jelly. I’m sharing the lazy-cook’s way to make simple grape jelly without adding pectin. I’m even including the easiest way to preserve it longer-term by simple water-bath canning. Delicious, homemade and makes a great gift idea too.

Homemade Grape Jelly or Jam made with purple Concord grapes. #TexasHomesteader

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Healthier Crispy Fried Chicken Without The Fat – Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I love fried chicken, don’t you? What I don’t love is the added fat with all that soaked-in oil or cleaning the grease-splattered mess left behind. But now I use my Air Fryer to make healthier fried chicken without all that grease, y’all! And it cooks up fast too. 

Air fryer fried chicken with rice and asparagus #TexasHomesteader

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