Tag Archives: Frugality

Homemade Hamburger Buns – Easier Than You Think!

By Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’ve all but quit buying commercially-produced hamburger buns wrapped in disposable plastic. I’d much rather bake them fresh in my own kitchen. It’s healthier, it’s lower waste, it’s cheaper and (thankfully) it’s easier than you think!

I typically use my standard Honey/Oat Sandwich Bread recipe. And I like to use my bread machine to do most of the work for me, it’s a tremendous shortcut y’all. But a bread machine’s not necessarily needed.

Homemade Hamburger buns are simple to make. And who doesn't love homemade bread??! #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 shared at Mother Earth News - it's easy to make homemade applesauce with fresh apples! #MotherEarthNews #TexasHomesteader

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5 Frugal Things – Homemade Gifts, Equipment Repair, Too Many Eggs, etc

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Summer is surely here, y’all. It’s HOT outside. So we’re mindful to get as many of our outside chores complete in the early hours as we can. And we take lots of breaks, drink lots of cold water and stay hydrated.

Since our budget is so tight, we’re always on the lookout for doing little things on a regular basis that saves us some money. Are you looking to incorporate some money-saving steps in your own days?

Well here’s 5 frugal things we did this week to save some cold, hard, cash.

5 Frugal Things to save money this week. Equipment repair, homemade gift, repurposing, mindful cooking #TexasHomesteader

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Recipe: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Pasta

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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

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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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Simple Composting Guide for A Healthy Garden

by Texas Homesteader
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Black gold, gardeners delight, compost – it’s all the same thing. And making your own compost is simple.

But how do you make compost? What can be composted and what cannot? What kind of container do you put it in? 

There are lots of different answers and methods to those questions.   Let’s start with the container.

Compost is very easy to make at home as long as you're mindful of the greens/browns balance. Come see how we make our own black gold! #TexasHomesteader

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