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Homestead Hack: Leftover Great Northern Beans

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Recently I cooked some great northern beans. They were delicious & we enjoyed them as a side dish for that evening’s meal. I served them later in the week as a quick side dish also.

But then I wondered… Is there a more exciting way to serve these beans that will have RancherMan smacking his lips?

Well yes, yes there is! Check out this Homestead Hack!

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Homestead Hack: Expanding Your Muffin Tin

by Texas Homesteader ~

I was baking homemade blueberry muffins for a Sibling Vacation recently. I typically make jumbo-sized muffins for RancherMan. But this time I used my smaller muffin-sized tin because there would be several of us in attendance. It’s easier to eat two small muffins than to waste part of a larger one, ya know?

So I whipped up my Blueberry Muffin batter, placed my silicone muffin pan on a cookie sheet & filled the muffin cups. But there was still about 4 muffins worth of batter remaining.

Do I overfill the muffin cups? Do I bake this dozen and then refill 4 of the muffin cups and bake them separately? What a waste! Ugh, what’s a girl to do?

Need more muffin cup spaces? No worries! I used wide-mouth canning rings for those last 4 muffins. Everything baked up at the same time. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make An All-Natural Air Freshener For Pennies

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Years ago I did away with artificial scents in our home. Oh how I used to love those reed diffusers, plug-in room fresheners and scented candles!

But I decided those artificial scents just weren’t right for me or my family.

Recently I made a super-cute room freshener using a repurposed canning jar and leftover lace. So easy, so inexpensive and so pretty!

I don't want artificial air fresheners & scented candles in our home. So I easily made my own air freshener with baking soda, essential oil, a repurposed canning jar & leftover lace. #TexasHomesteader

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