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Foolproof Instant Pot Long-Grain Rice – Fast & Easy!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

You can cook perfect rice in an Instant Pot using only THREE minutes of pressure-cooking time with 10 minutes natural release! Rice is a cheap staple in my Homestead kitchen, and being able to cook it fast appeals to the lazy cook in me. You too? Read on, dear friends!

Long-grain white rice - burlap bag, green bowl, canning jar, chalkboard label, wooden measuring spoon #TexasHomesteader

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Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you remember old fashioned cornbread dressing? Some people call it dressing others call it stuffing. But whatever you call it – it’s moist, dense yet fluffy and flavorful. Oh yeah, THAT dressing! It’s beyond simple to make yourself. It starts with a day-old pan of cubed & air-dried cornbread. Then magic happens.

Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread dressing stuffing in cast iron skillet. #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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