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How To Make Homemade Jerky Strips & Snack Sticks

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’ve been very pleased at how easy and inexpensive it is to make our own jerky at home. We use a mixture of ground meat, seasonings and ‘cure’. You can use either ground meat 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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Big Honkin’ List Of Homemade Gifts They’ll Actually Love!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

We all know that homemade gifts are special. But how do you come up with homemade Christmas gift ideas they’ll actually LOVE?

I’m sharing various gifts we’ve made over the years that have been very well received. Come see!

I'm sharing a list of homemade gifts that we've made & gifted - they've all been very well received. Beeswax candles, jars of home-preserved goodies, repurposed denim handwarmers, hummingbird feeders & MORE! #TexasHomesteader

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Using Nature For A Pretty All-Natural Tablescape

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I made a beautiful fall tablescape using natural materials typically found on the ground or in trees & bushes this time of year.

The eco-warrior in me loves that this is all natural yet so beautiful. Come see what I did.

All-Natural Tablescape using nature's beauty found on nature hikes. #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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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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Ultimate Composting Guide for Making Your Own Compost At Home

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

How do you make compost? What can be composted and what cannot? What kind of container do you use? 

There are lots of different answers and methods to those questions. I’m sharing easy composting tips below.

Building healthy soil, compost, mulch for garden planting. #TexasHomesteader

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Repurposing Denim: Easy No-Sew Coasters

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I was looking to find repurpose ideas for RancherMan’s worn jeans. I decided to make cute no-sew denim coasters from the pockets. I love the rustic western feel and I enjoy having them in various places in our home. 

I love these no-sew denim coasters. They're EASY and I make them where condensation does not soak through! #TexasHomesteader

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