Tag Archives: Fall

Cantaloupe Bread with Pecan Praline Glaze

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Usually by the middle of July the searing sun has wiped out anything that struggled to remain during the hot summer months. But even though it’s been hot this year my garden has provided garden deliciousness well into the fall months. Yea!

One of the fall feast-or-famine goodies from the garden is cantaloupe. Now I didn’t plant cantaloupe this year, the vines volunteered from my compost. But I let them grow to become a living mulch for the rest of the garden. 

RancherMan eats only a modest amount of fresh cantaloupe. And although I love it, how’s a girl to eat that much by herself?? 

I wondered if there was something I could do with all the excess cantaloupe. As it turns out, there is!

If you have extra fresh cantaloupe, make this Sweet Cantaloupe Bread with Pecan Praline Glaze. DELICIOUS and so easy! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Pear Sauce With Fresh Pears

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I’ve heard of people making something similar to applesauce but using pears instead – Pear Sauce! I love applesauce so I figured I should give it a try.

Using my slow cooker it was super easy too, the procedure is the same as when I made homemade applesauce. Check it out!

Pear Sauce is much like applesauce but made with pears. After being given a supply of pears I gave pear sauce a try. Check it out! #TexasHomesteader

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Pear Relish Recipe – Sweet & Savory Come Together Beautifully!

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I’ve heard that pear relish is delicious but… I dunno. I mean sweet pears coupled with savory onions & bell peppers? And jalapenos? And MUSTARD? Blech!

But this pear relish is surprisingly delicious. So much so that I’ve now made and canned this recipe several times. Check it out.

I'm not typically a fan of Sweet & Savory but when you combine pears with onions, peppers and mustard? MAGIC! Check out my Pear Relish. #TexasHomesteader

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Taste of Fall: Fresh Pear Cake

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Pears are one of my favorite fresh fruits. Although I don’t have a producing pear tree yet, when it’s pear season I often have friends that offer for me to pick some of their fresh pears.

There are many ways I can preserve them for later, but I use them fresh for snacking or cooking. This pear cake is a favorite – all moist & cinnamonny. A true taste of fall!

Taste of Fall: FRESH PEAR CAKE. Pear cake?? It's delicious, all pear/cinnamon fall tasting. A great way to use this season's pears #TexasHomesteader

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Apple Pie Made With Home-Canned Apples

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Recently I wrote about all the things I was able to make and preserve using the apples my aunt shared with me from her very prolific backyard apple tree. 

I of course made and canned apple pie filling but also applesauce, both plain and cinnamon/vanilla flavored and dehydrated crispy cinnamon/sugar apple slices

But now it’s time to put that apple pie filling to the test. Let’s see what kind of convenience food I’ve been able to provide for the supper table.

HOMEMADE APPLE PIE Made With Home-Canned Apples. Since the apples have already been processed through canning, this dessert is quick! #TexasHomesteader

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Canning Recipe: Homemade Apple Cider

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Well, we’re almost at the end of our Fresh Apple Series where I share various things I’ve been able to preserve using fresh apples in the peak of their season. And what a series it’s been!  

I’ve of course made Slow-Cooker Applesauce with many of the apples. I’ve even made and canned some of that applesauce into Cinnamon-Vanilla Flavored Applesauce.

Plus I made and canned Apple Pie Filling for quick homemade pies. And of course one of RancherMan’s favorites too. I dehydrated some of those delicious apples into crispy Cinnamon/Sugar Apple Chips

But we’re not done yet, oh no! Those apples still have deliciousness to offer to our family.   Today I’m sharing how I preserved my Homemade Apple Cider.

HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER preserved in a water-bath canner. I can enjoy it all winter, steaming hot in a mug and stirred w/a cinnamon stick #TexasHomesteader

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