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Recipe: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Pasta

by Texas Homesteader
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Have you ever made your own homemade pasta? When I was a child we had a family friend who made pasta from scratch. Boy were we all impressed!

But I’ve since found out just exactly how easy it is to make homemade pasta from scratch. Other than water there are only 3 ingredients in my pasta recipe:

Flour, Egg & Salt.

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Simple Composting Guide for A Healthy Garden

by Texas Homesteader
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Black gold, gardeners delight, compost – it’s all the same thing. And making your own compost is simple.

But how do you make compost? What can be composted and what cannot? What kind of container do you put it in? 

There are lots of different answers and methods to those questions.   Let’s start with the container.

Compost is very easy to make at home as long as you're mindful of the greens/browns balance. Come see how we make our own black gold! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Pick The Best Meat Thermometer For The Grill

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Meat thermometers are nothing new. They’re certainly a handy kitchen helper to easily check internal temperatures of meat. That way you can be assured it’s reached a safe cooking temperature without overcooking it and making it dry or tough.

But could I find a fully wireless meat thermometer? One that could communicate through Bluetooth? A thermometer that would send data directly to my smart phone?

Oh yes I did! And you’re not gonna believe how easy it makes cooking meat to perfection, y’all!

Wireless Bluetooth MEATER Meat Thermometer with smartphone app. #TexasHomesteader

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Peach Cobbler Made With Canned Peaches

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Raise your hand if you love peach cobbler. (me, jumping up & down raising hand!!) Peach cobbler is one of my faves.

This peach cobbler is baked in a 10” cast-iron skillet. I love baking cobblers in cast iron. It just seems to add a little sumpin’ to the presentation. Plus the buttery crust seems to get just a little more crispy right at the edges in cast iron. And c’mon, I love my cast iron cookware!

This easy peach cobbler recipe uses canned peaches so you can whip it up any time of the year. But when it’s peach season you can use fresh peaches instead. Both options are included in this recipe.

Peach cobbler baked in cast iron skillet using canned peaches. #TexasHomesteader

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Harvesting Coriander From Cilantro – A Multi-Use Garden Treat

By Texas Homesteader ~

I use coriander in my cooking from time to time. But because I don’t use it often I’d hate to buy a bottle of coriander. It would just go stale before I could use the whole bottle. But luckily I don’t have to buy it.

You see, I always have cilantro in my garden. It typically comes up on a volunteer basis as a result of seed falling to the ground. But cilantro seed is… coriander.

So I take advantage of this dual-purpose garden goodie and harvest coriander when the cilantro is done, typically around the end of May here in NE Texas.

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A Day On The Homestead: Hot, Sticky Summer Days

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you wonder what a day on a Northeast Texas Homestead looks like? I’m sharing our day right here.

It’s true that there are many things we gave up when we left corporate employment. Guaranteed salary, a cushy climate-controlled workplace and paid days off for example. But all those perks just weren’t worth it to us.

This is!

 Come along with me to see what a day on the Homestead is like.

A day in the life on a Northeast Texas Homestead. Summer months offer challenges. #TexasHomesteader

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Quick Mix-N-Bake Cheddar Sour Cream Biscuits

By Texas Homesteader ~ 

I love to serve homemade biscuits for their no-rise, quick baking simplicity. Recently I decided to whip up these cheddar biscuits because most of the ‘fat’ requirement in a typical biscuit recipe is just comprised of sour cream in this recipe. It adds a tangy creaminess that we love.

RancherMan really loves biscuits. And I have a ROCKIN’ Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit recipe that he loves.

But these cheddar biscuits are pretty much mix-n-bake simple. So I’m much more likely to whip up this faster, easier biscuit recipe as a quick option for a random weekday meal.

But I’ve made them plenty of times when we had company too. They always receive rave reviews.

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