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Easier Homemade Peach Ice Cream – The Taste Of Summer!

by Texas Homesteader~ 

RancherMan’s a huge ice cream fan. He would eat it every day if I’d let him. LOL

But since he enjoys it so much I try to find ways to give him healthier ‘ice cream’ options more often. Tasty ways such as my Homemade Fudgesicles. Their chocolaty deliciousness has a yogurt base. So they’re filled with healthy probiotics.

I also make a sugar free Ice Cream Substitute using frozen fruit. A few frozen bananas for sweetness and maybe a handful of berries. Just blend and enjoy!

But sometimes, ya just want real, honest-to-goodness ice cream!

I had some fresh peaches that needed to be used up before they went bad. So I decided to give ‘er a try.

Homemade peach ice cream can go from start to finish in only about 25 minutes. Come see this easier recipe. #TexasHomesteader
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Meat-Stuffed Zucchini Boats Make Use Of All That Zucchini!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Have you ever heard of zucchini boats? It’s a hollowed-out zucchini filled with hearty deliciousness and baked until tender. What a great idea for a little something different when the zucchini in your garden threatens to take over the world! LOL

Recently I found myself with some fresh zucchini. Now ordinarily I use zucchini as a veggie side dish. But I was looking for something a little more substantial this time. Something different.

I decided to make zucchini boats with them. I’ll make ’em hearty too by stuffing them with meat & cheese. Then I can use them as the main entrée.

I’m very happy to say it was not only ridiculously easy, but delicious too!

Zucchini boats are a hearty way to make use of all that garden zucchini. Fill with a hearty meat & cheese mixture & bake until tendercrisp #TexasHomesteader

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Easiest Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe – Made Healthier With Applesauce!

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Sometimes you find yourself with food needing to be used in a different way than you intended in able to ward off food waste. That’s just what happened with these apples.

Oh they looked great. But when we got them home we just didn’t care for them. They were not granny smith, but were firm and tart all the same.

So I set out to look for things to do with them so they wouldn’t be wasted. They didn’t taste half bad peeled. So maybe I can cook with them instead of eating them fresh. I gave these chunky apple cinnamon muffins a try.

These Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins are quick & easy, using only standard ingredients. And they're made even healthier with applesauce #TexasHomesteader

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How To Easily Cook Instant Pot Pinto Beans

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I  bought an Instant Pot last year and I absolutely love it. The first thing I ever made with it was Bone Broth. When I saw how quick & easy it was, I was HOOKED!

I’ve since learned to make my Homemade IP Yogurt – even easier than it was using the Stovetop Method. And I’ve even learned to make Cheesecake in my Instant Pot!

So to say I’m enamored with my IP is an understatement. It gets pulled out several times each week. A huge time-saver for me is cooking a whole bag of pinto beans. Come see.

Come see how to easily cook dry pinto beans in an Instant Pot. #TexasHomesteader

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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!

it's easy to make your own pinto bean seasoning mix. Just add a few ingredients into a jar and shake to blend. Easy! #TexasHomesteader

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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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