Category Archives: Recipes & Cooking

Favorite simple yet delicious recipes in my Texas Homestead kitchen.

Zero-Waste Cooking – The Art of Eliminating Leftover Food

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Reducing waste in the grocery budget is a hot topic right now. Rushed parents and over-scheduled folks are doing the best they can to keep their grocery budget low in these days of high-priced groceries.

But the USDA estimates that between 30% and 40% of our food is ending up in landfills. 


The USDA estimates that between 30% and 40% of our food ends up in landfills. See our easy tips on eliminating wasted and leftover food. #TexasHomesteader

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Crispy Southwest Egg Rolls – Skillet Fry or Air Fryer Directions

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I enjoy making Southwest egg rolls. They’re SO easy (and you know easy are the only recipes that fly in my Homestead kitchen!)

They’re a delicious Tex-Mex favorite around here, crispy on the outside with creamy chicken filling on the inside. I’m sharing skillet fry AND air fryer directions.

Southwest Egg Rolls - chicken, corn, black beans, onion, bell pepper with beans and cilantro corn. #TexasHomesteader

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Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe – A Hug From The South!

 by Texas Homesteader ~

My easy homemade banana pudding recipe includes healthy wholesome ingredients – milk, real butter, flour, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla – plus bananas & wafers to turn plain vanilla pudding into banana pudding greatness. 

Banana pudding is a quick & easy comfort food for sure. And when it’s homemade? Well it doesn’t get any better than that!

Healthy wholesome banana pudding ingredients - skim milk, real butter, flour, egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla, plus bananas & wafers for banana pudding #TexasHomesteader

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Easiest Egg-Free Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

These egg-free meringue cookies are made light & fluffy using only 4 ingredients – sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract & substituting aquafaba in place of egg whites.

You can either use the sweetened whipped mixture as egg-free meringue for desserts or dollop them onto lined trays and dry them into delicious and airy meringue cookies. 

Aquafaba egg-free meringue cookies flavored with pink strawberry extract. #TexasHomesteader

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