Category Archives: Holidays

How To Spatchcock & Smoke A Turkey With Pecan Wood

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I’ve heard of cooking a chicken ‘spatchcock’ style. That’s simply where you cut away the backbone to open the whole chicken and spread it out flat. It cooks much faster that way.

But we were wondering if we could do the same thing with a larger bird. Perhaps our holiday Turkey? So we sat out to experiment.

Spatchcock smoked turkey cooks much faster than a whole bird traditionally roasted in the oven. The flavor is deep and delicious. #TexasHomesteader

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The Gift Of Time: 6 Fun Experience Gift Ideas

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Experience gifts last much longer than that plastic toy under the tree. You get to spend special time with the gift recipient, you get to enjoy the experience gift too and those memories last a long time for both gift giver as well as gift recipient.

Are you looking for experience gift ideas too? C’mon in, I’m sharing the experience gifts we’ve given to our grandkids over the last several years.

We opted for an experience gifts over toys for our grandchildren at Christmas. Come see examples of the fun times we've spent with them. #TexasHomesteader

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12 Must-Have Gifts For Any Home Cook

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Do you know someone who loves to cook? Or maybe someone like me, who tolerates cooking and just needs tools to get it all done more quickly or easily?

There are tons of great gift ideas out there to make cooking more enjoyable. (and for me, most importantly – made EASIER! LOL) Here’s a list of my favorite & most-used items in my Homestead kitchen:

Must-Have gifts For Cooks. Come see the most used tools in my homestead kitchen. I always opt for tools that make cooking easier. #TexasHomesteader

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Lavender Gardener’s Hand Scrub Makes A Great Gift Idea

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I make my own natural lavender-scented hand scrub using just Epsom salts, coconut oil, liquid soap and lavender essential oil. It works wonderfully to scrub the dirt from my hands after a hard day of gardening while still being gentle on my hands. And it makes a perfect gift for a gardener as well.

All-Natural Lavender Scented Gardener's Hand Scrub. The perfect gift for the gardeners in your life. Includes crushed lavender blooms. #TexasHomesteader

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