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Homemade Grape Jelly Recipe Without Added Pectin (Includes Optional Canning Instructions)

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Deep purple Concord grapes make a very flavorful homemade grape jelly. I’m sharing the lazy-cook’s way to make simple grape jelly without adding pectin. I’m even including the easiest way to preserve it longer-term by simple water-bath canning. Delicious, homemade and makes a great gift idea too.

Homemade Grape Jelly or Jam made with purple Concord grapes. #TexasHomesteader

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Top 10 Self-Sufficiency Posts of 2021

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Are you wondering what our most popular posts of 2021 were? Well it was everything from easier homemade recipes to gardening tips to saving money and MUCH MORE.

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some good reading, y’all. I’m sharing the best of the best!

2021 Best Homesteading Posts Self sufficiency, save money, DIY #TexasHomesteader

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The Easy Way To Make Homemade Jerky

By Texas Homesteader ~

Have you priced a package of beef jerky lately? WHEW! Thankfully I’ve been very pleased at how easy and inexpensive it is to make our own meat jerky at home. We use a mixture of ground meat, seasonings and ‘cure’. You can use ground beef or strips of steak to make jerky. But we decided to make  wild-game jerky using venison and elk.

Homemade jerky made easy using ground beef or wild game meat #TexasHomesteader

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Dehydrating Cubed Potatoes For Preparedness Food Storage

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I always have a couple of jars of dehydrated cubed potatoes in my pantry. From a preparedness standpoint I love to have dehydrated food available.

Jars of dehydrated food aren’t dependent upon electricity to keep them preserved like when storing food in a freezer. Dehydrating cubed potatoes for the pantry, an easy way to preserve the excess! A Mother Earth News post. #TexasHomesteader

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Easy Homemade Applesauce A Delicious Zero-Waste Treat

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

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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