Tag Archives: Cooking

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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Caring For Cast-Iron Cookware

by Texas Homesteader ~

Cast Iron skillets are usually the preferred cookware in my Homestead kitchen. And although cleaning and caring for cast iron is somewhat different than other materials, it’s not hard nor complicated.

A few simple tricks will keep your cast iron rust free, virtually non stick and ready to serve you well for decades.

See a few tips to keep your cast iron cookware perfectly seasoned, rust free and virtually NON-STICK! #TexasHomesteader

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Easiest Vanilla Wafer Cookie Recipe

By Texas Homesteader ~

Vanilla wafers. You know the ones, those small golden cookies that everyone uses when they make banana pudding. They’re delicious, but other than when eating banana pudding I’d never really given them much thought.

I’d invited my parents over to join us for supper. Dad loves when I make dessert so I almost always do when they join us for a meal. This time I’d decided to make banana pudding.

As I was making my grocery list for the meal, I paused when I added vanilla wafers to the list. I mean, how hard could they really be to bake up fresh? As it turns out, not hard at all!

This vanilla wafer cookie recipe is simple and the cookies bake up fast. They're lightly crisp and slightly chewy, and very buttery! #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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How To Grow, Harvest & Preserve Garlic

by Texas Homesteader 

We eat a lot of garlic. It lends a vibrant flavor to even the simplest savory dishes.

And the health benefits of garlic are well documented. So I make sure to plant plenty in my garden each year.

But how do you preserve a full garden’s harvest of garlic? I want to make sure that not a single clove of my homegrown garlic goes bad.

Tips of planting, growing, harvesting and preserving garlic. #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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How To Make Self-Rising Flour In Less Than 1 Minute

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Oh no! Your recipe calls for self-rising flour and all you have is all purpose flour. What will you do?

Must you stop mid-recipe and head to the store, plunk down money for MORE flour and then head back home before finally resuming your recipe?

Nope. You can make your own self-rising flour in a flash.

No, really – I mean it! Check out this helpful Homestead Hack.

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