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Homestead Hack: No-Mess Way To Pour Honey

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I refuse to store my honey in those plastic squeezy bears and use glass canning jars to store my honey. But how do I keep honey pouring neatly? Honey jars seemed too expensive but I wanted something quality and made of glass. Luckily I’ve found an awesome solution. Come check out this Homestead Hack.

I needed a way to measure small amounts of honey each day without making a mess. I decided a vintage syrup dispenser fit the bill nicely. #TexasHomesteader

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Quick Garlic Herb Sauce Using Fresh Herbs, Olive Oil & White Wine Vinegar.

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Fresh Garlic Herb Sauce is a blend of fresh herbs, garlic and a splash of olive oil & vinegar. It’s a delightful way to enjoy the light taste of summer.

Plus it whips up in minutes and is great on chicken, pasta, even as a flavorful salad dressing! 

Fresh Garlic Herb Sauce for the light taste of summer. Whips up in minutes and is great on chicken, pasta, even as a salad dressing! #TexasHomesteader

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How I Make Cheap ‘Oat Flour’ With Whole Oats

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I often replace some of (or sometimes ALL of) the whole-wheat flour in my bread recipes with oat flour. But I don’t BUY oat flour, I make it myself.

Oat flour contains the healthy properties of whole oats. And by making it myself it’s cheap too. Don’t worry, it’s not hard nor does it require high-dollar equipment. I use bulk oats and a coffee grinder, y’all.

You’re not gonna believe how easy this is.

I grind whole oats into 'oat flour' and include it as a healthy ingredient in my homemade bread. The same hearty feel as whole wheat. #TexasHomesteader

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Favorite Jelly Recipes on our Blog…

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A while back we changed the name of our little ole blog to ‘Texas Homesteader. There were many reasons for this, but mainly so that when I share a recipe or gardening tip, readers know right away what elevation or planting zone I’m referring to.

But whomever previously had the blog name ‘Texas Homesteader‘ before us apparently had some rockin’ jalapeno jelly. I’m constantly getting hits for folks looking for it. But I’m sorry to say it’s not here.

Although we love, love, LOVE jalapenos in almost everything we eat, neither RancherMan nor I enjoy sweet/spicy combinations. But I do share some delicious jelly recipes on this blog.

So if you’ve come looking for Jalapeno jelly recipe – sorry I can’t help ya. But I hope you stick around for some of the most delicious jelly (with EASY recipes) you ever hoped to find!

We have lots of great jelly recipes on our site, some don't even require added pectin. Come see how easy it is! #TexasHomesteader

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Applesauce Can Replace Fat In Baked Goods – More Fiber, More Vitamins, Healthier Snacks

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Did you know that you can substitute some (or even ALL) of the oil in your baked treats with applesauce? The result can be fewer calories, more fiber & vitamins and nearly zero difference to taste.

Whaaaaa….??? No, really!

Not only do I enjoy eating homemade applesauce straight from the jar, but it replaces a cooking item I typically have to buy. You can substitute applesauce for oil #TexasHomesteader

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