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Pre-Cook Your Turkey So You Can Enjoy The Holiday TOO!

by Texas Homesteader ~

What if I told you that you could serve that traditional meal at your family holiday gathering including a tender, juicy roasted turkey yet not be shackled to the kitchen jumbling messy greasy turkey-cooking pans instead of enjoying the holiday with your family? 

Yes, it’s true. This has been game-changing in my Homestead kitchen. Check it out!

Instead of being stuck in the kitchen roasting a holiday turkey and wrestling greasy pans, see how I significantly simplify the holidays! #TexasHomesteader

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A Surprising Zucchini Substitute Option

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Did you know that young, tender luffa is actually edible??!! Yep, it’s a delicious, tender, and surprisingly pest-free substitute for zucchini in the garden. 

That’s right, if you harvest your young luffa when they’re only about 5” long they’re very similar in taste and texture to a zucchini squash. No, really!

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Easy Homemade Applesauce A Delicious Zero-Waste Treat

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Applesauce is a staple in my Homestead kitchen. But even though I use it often I don’t buy it, oh no! It’s super easy and nearly effortless to make your own applesauce.

And the lowly slow cooker makes it so easy too. Check it out!

EASY HOMEMADE SLOW-COOKER APPLESAUCE recipe - it's easy to make homemade applesauce with fresh apples! #TexasHomesteader

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Recipe: Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Cooked In Shell

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Are you wondering what to do with that garden-fresh spaghetti squash? I like to cook it in the microwave & then shred the strands with a fork.

Then I sauté onions, garlic & bell pepper, add the cooked squash, mix it all with cheese and serve the cheesy spaghetti squash right in its own shell.

RancherMan will happily eat his squash… if I serve it lasagna style!

GARDEN SPAGHETTI SQUASH cooked with cheese & sauteed veggies. Delicious, and a good way to use those veggies from your garden. #TexasHomesteader

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Recipe: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Pasta

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Have you ever made your own homemade pasta? It’s heartier than the pasta you buy in the store. I’ve discovered 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 Care For Cast-Iron Cookware

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Cast Iron skillets are the preferred cookware in my Homestead kitchen. 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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