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Favorite simple yet delicious recipes in my Texas Homestead kitchen.

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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Roasted Chickpeas In Air Fryer or Oven – A Crunchy, Salty, Savory Snack

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

These simple air fryer roasted chickpeas make a crunchy, salty, savory snack in minutes! All you need is a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), some olive oil and a handful of savory spices.

Eating chickpeas offers not only fiber and protein but iron, zinc, vitamin B6 & much more. A quick & healthy crispy snack – Perfect!

Air Fryer roasted chickpeas garbanzo beans salty savory healthy snack #TexasHomesteader

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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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