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Make Your Own Pinto Bean Seasoning Mix – It’s Easy!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’m always cooking dried beans. It’s a pantry staple in our home. Beans are cheap, healthy and easy to make. I wrote recently about how I often Cook 2-Lbs Of Beans At Once in my Instant Pot.

WHAT? 2 lbs??!! That’s crazy. There are only two of you in your home, right? Won’t you be tired of pintos by the time you eat them?

Go ahead & check out the article, I show how I easily served those pintos in different ways for several days. Our palates never got bored!

But most of the time when I’m cooking up a batch of dried pintos I’m cooking them as a main dish for supper or as a side. If that’s the case I just season them with my own Pinto Bean Seasoning. Since I’ve been asked to share my seasoning recipe, read on dear friends!

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Different Flavors Dress Up Plain Pinto Beans

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I enjoy cooking from what we already have in our freezers and pantry. But we’re eating good, y’all!

Recently I was looking through the pantry and I spied a large 2-lb bag of pintos. Aaaaah the lowly pinto bean. I wonder if I should cook a whole 2-lb bag of them? Will we get tired of them before they’re all eaten?

I decided to cook them up  and see how many different ways we could enjoy them before our palates got bored. Come see!

I cooked a whole 2-lb bag of dry pinto beans in my Instant Pot. But we enjoyed them several different ways so we never got bored. #TexasHomesteader

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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

by Texas Homesteader~

While out tending the garden, I spied a few volunteer cilantro plants. I love cilantro and I always allow it to go to seed in the garden. Although I’m not a big fan of using coriander (aka: cilantro seed) in my cooking, it virtually guarantees that I’ll have volunteer cilantro plants in my garden the next spring.

Cilantro has a pretty short growing season. It bolts and seeds at the very first whiff of heat. Here in zone 8 that happens pretty early. So when it’s growing, I make sure to put fresh cilantro to good use. I love this Cilantro Rice recipe. And it’s so easy too!

Cilantro-Lime Rice is a quick & easy rice dish. A delightful side dish that goes with mexican meals or meatloaf, chicken, etc. #TexasHomesteader

 

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16 Favorite Bread Recipes All In One Place!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

With the buying frenzy going on in many of our grocery stores these days, more and more people are having difficulty finding fresh bread. The good news is – bread can be very easy to make, even for the novice baker!

There’s a traditional light & fluffy sandwich bread, or a simple recipe for a bread machine. Heck, there’s even mix-n-pour beer bread. I thought I’d share a list of our favorite bread recipes. The links are included in each title. And there’s something for every baking skill…

Come see all our favorite bread recipes in one easy-to-read list. Traditional bread, tortillas, biscuits and more! #TexasHomesteader

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How I Make A Healthy, Creamy Salad Dressing In 1 Minute!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Aaaaah, spring! The trees are turning green & the daffodils are blooming. And there’s all those fresh greens in the garden for a healthy salad.

I LOVE salads! The freshness, the crispness and the healthy aspect of it. To me, it’s like welcoming spring after the long winter season of eating more comfort-foody types of meals.

But ya know, although a healthy food may start out healthy, the health aspect can be changed drastically based on what you add to it.

I mean, heck – an apple is about as healthy as it gets. But add flour, sugar, seasonings, butter and a thick buttery crust and it’s an apple pie dessert instead!

So I really (really) wanted to make my own healthier yet creamy salad dressing. After doinking around a bit I made a delightful, creamy, healthy and tasty salad dressing that I can just mix together in a minute.

And you can’t get a more worthy topping for those fresh greens than that, #amiright??

I wanted a creamy salad dressing, but I wanted it to be healthy. And fresh. And CHEAP. This is the zero-waste recipe I came up with. #TexasHomesteader

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Easy Recipe: Buttered Rice With Garlic & Fresh Sage

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

When we invite my folks to supper, RancherMan often tosses some meat on the grill and I’m left to make a couple of sides and a dessert. The sides can be as simple as opening up a couple of cans of veggies, or I sometimes I Roast Fresh Vegetables (mom’s fave). But buttered rice with fresh sage is an easy yet delicious side option too and it comes together so quickly.

Rice is cheap and makes a delicious side dish. I make buttered rice with garlic & fresh sage. A few chopped carrots add a nice color too. #TexasHomesteader

 

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Now You Can Make Your Own Baked Pita Chips Too!

by Texas Homesteader~ 

We were recently invited to a family gathering. Now in my family invitations to a shared meal happen often. Since it’s so common & also so that the burden doesn’t fall on the hosting family, each family in attendance brings something to contribute to the meal. There’s always lots of good food at our family gatherings!

This time I wanted to bring something snacky. So I offered to bring some homemade hummus. (If you haven’t seen my Stupid-Easy Hummus Recipe, you should totally check it out!) Of course I’ll need something for dipping but I hate how expensive that little bag of pita chips is! Hummm, I wonder…  I decided to make my own pita-type chips. Let’s see how it goes.

MYO baked pita chips using only 6 flour tortillas! A nice, heavy chip that holds up to dips or hummus. Nice & crispy too. Come see! #TexasHomesteader

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10 Delicious Quick & Easy Homemade Soup Ideas

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

The cold winter months typically mean we’re enjoying some pretty soup-heavy meals in our home. Although we eat soup all year long there’s nothing like a hot, nourishing bowl of soup when the weather’s blustery outside. But y’all know I don’t enjoy being in the kitchen. So my homemade soups need to be quick & easy, yet delicious & comforting.

Are you looking for a quick and super-easy soup idea for supper tonight? Well you’re in luck. Check it out, here are several different faves in our household. The links to each of these recipes are in the titles. Enjoy!

We love hot soups during the cold winter months. Comfort food at its finest! Come see our favorite hot & hearty soup recipes. #TexasHomesteader

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Faster, Easier Homemade Broth In An Instant Pot

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It took me a long time to jump into the Instant Pot scene. I mean, I already had slow cookers, and I had a high-end stainless steel stove-top pressure cooker too. Why would I spend more money to buy something else I had to store? Wanna know what the breaking point was for me to decide to jump in?

Well I’d borrowed my sisters IP to see if I’d *really* use it enough to justify the cost. One of the first things I tried was bone broth. I was hooked!

Y’all, making your own healthy broth has really never been this easy!

Instant Pot Broth is crazy-easy to make, y'all. Literally push-button convenience. Come see how I make and preserve it. #TexasHomesteader

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3-Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

by Texas Homesteader ~

I know, I know – I’ve been posting lots of recipes lately. It’s almost hard to tell how much I hate to cook, huh? (oh yeah, true words y’all.) But I know there’s gonna be a function you’ll be attending and maybe you’ll need to bring a dessert like cookies.

Peanut butter is my favorite cookie. F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E!! But see the previous ‘hate to cook‘ statement above. Lately I’ve been experimenting with a recipe that’s been circling the internet for quite a while using only 3 ingredients. Yep, three.

It’s so straightforward you don’t even need a recipe for it (although I’ll share it anyway). You’re NOT gonna believe this!

A peanut butter cookie recipe using only 3 ingredients: 1 egg, 1 cup peanut butter & 1 cup sugar. Delicious peanut butter cookies FAST! #TexasHomesteader

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