Tag Archives: Fall-Back Friday

Fall-Back Friday: MYO Cream Of ANYTHING Soup

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF Y’all!!    It’s been a busy week for RancherMan & me.  We’re nursing one of our cows back to health, she had twins but neither calf made it.  Mama cow’s health was hit hard and we’ve been taking extra care to make sure she’s comfortable and healing.  Thankfully she’s almost back to normal now, the partial paralysis in her back legs is gone and we made sure she warded off any infection.  But we also spent several hours on the tractor mowing pastures – with the wild hog wallows it’s similar to enduring a 6-hour bumper car ride on the tractor!  LOL  And of course the weather has really heated up for most of the country – I think we’re all looking forward to fall!  But we’ve finally made it to Friday.  Woo-hoo!  To celebrate I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular in the past with our readers. Today I’m sharing how easy it is to make your own Cream-Of WHATEVER soup.  Cream of Chicken?  Yes.  Cream of Celery?  Sure.  Cream of Mushroom?  You bet!  Any variety you like, check it out!

It's so easy to make your own Cream of ANYTHING soup in minutes. Healthier ingredients, lower sodium, no landfill trash. Give it a try! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Healthier Mint Chocolate Chip ‘Ice Cream’

by Tammy Taylor~

Well, well, well.  The weatherman warns that a powerful high pressure has formed, covering a huge swath of central U.S. from Texas almost to Canada so temps will soar to record highs.  (sigh…)  How timely that today’s Fall-Back Friday is all about a quick, easy, no-churn mint chocolate chip ‘ice cream’ made with frozen bananas, mint-infused milk, instant chocolate pudding mix (I make it myself) and chocolate chips.  What’s Fall-Back Friday you ask??  It’s a blog feature where I fall back into the blog archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with my readers – and c’mon, what perfect timing!  Ice Cream!!  Check it out, y’all.

Fall-Back Friday: Healthier Mint Chocolate Chip 'Ice Cream' - a quick, easy, no-churn mint chocolate chip 'ice cream' made with frozen bananas, mint-infused milk, instant chocolate pudding mix (I make it myself) and chocolate chips #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Powerfully-Flavored HERB BOMBS!

by Tammy Taylor

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Now that summer is in full swing, the garden is growing wonderfully!  I’m harvesting and serving up as much of our fresh garden produce as I can, flavorful steamed dishes, hearty salads and homemade pickles are often on the menu.   But as much as we love steamed zucchini, you can only eat so much of it before you yearn for something more…  I’ve been making Zoodles (zucchini noodles) from our excess garden zucchini & I love this handy-dandy *vegetti device that turns an ordinary zucchini into a low-carb noodle with just the twist of the wrist.  I’m lightly cooking the zoodles using a powerful punch of flavor via these homemade Herb Bombs made with the herbs grown right outside my door.  What are Herb Bombs you say??  Well today to celebrate Fall-Back Friday, I’ll fall back into the archives to bring this post back to the surface & share this beauty with ya.  Oh man you’re gonna love this – check it out!

Homemade Herb Bombs are made with the herbs grown right outside my door. Powerful Flavor is as close as my freezer! #TaylorMadeHomestead(read more)

 

 

 

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Fall-Back Friday: Quick & Easy Window Treatment

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF Y’all!  Today I’ll celebrate finally reaching Friday falling back into the blog archives and bringing back to the surface one of my most popular posts and man-o-man are you gonna love this!  I needed a window treatment that was pretty but offered both privacy & light so I decided to add lace right to the window – it was PERFECT.  And if you don’t want anything flowery you can use something with no pattern such as tulle or maybe some lace with a stripe pattern – whatever works for you.  And here’s the kicker – it’s completely reversible!  Living in an apartment and hate that one window doesn’t offer privacy from your neighbors?  A small piece of lace & some kitchen ingredients – DONE.  When you move out it can all come down like is was never there.  Or how about those long sidelight windows next to front doors these days?  The only option I had when we lived in that house in town was spring rods and sheers – DANG I wish I’d known about this then!  OK I’ve blubbered enough – go, go, GO – you don’t want to miss this!

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Fall-Back Friday: Farmer’s Breakfast-Bake Casserole

by Tammy Taylor~

RancherMan & I only have 3 laying hens so we’re not overloaded with too many eggs, but c’mon they give us 3 eggs Every. Single. Day!  I’ve been looking for ways to use ’em up so to celebrate Fall-Back Friday I’ll fall back into the archives and bring this delicious recipe to the surface for you!  It’s hearty & it uses things I typically have in my kitchen & pantry.  And it makes a great quick & easy dish for overnight company too.  If you’re looking for a delicious way to use up those eggs you don’t want to miss this.

We have lots of fresh eggs and this Farmer's Breakfast-Bake Casserole recipe is a delicious, easy way to use them. #TaylorMadeHomestead(read more)

Fall-Back Friday: Baked Jalapeno PopperRolls

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF!   Howzabout I share with you a Fall-Back Friday post with you today?  I’ll fall back into the archives and bring to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with my readers and today’s post is sharing an invention our youngest daughter & I came up with one day in the Taylor kitchen.  It involves spicy black beans, cheese, jalapenos and eggroll wrappers and we’ve named it Baked Jalapeno PopperRolls.  It’s the slim, trim, tasty baked low-fat cousin of traditional fatty deep-fried poppers and you’re gonna LOVE IT!  Check it out, y’all!

The slim, trim, tasty & baked low-fat cousin of traditional deep-fried poppers and you're gonna LOVE IT! Check it out, y'all! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Obedience Training

by Tammy Taylor~

WHEW – this is such a busy time of year here on the ranch.  We have spring calves being born and the garden chores are really firing up too, but we finally made it to Friday, y’all!  So sit back & I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post with you – I’ll fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with our readers.  Today I’m sharing the importance of obedience training for a ranch dog.  We adopted our mini-schnauzer Bailey and discovered she really needed obedience training to keep her safe.  Think about it – if she sees a skunk, or venomous snake, or encounters an angry mama cow – she needs to turn her curiosity off NOW and come when we call to keep her from getting into potentially life-threatening trouble!  We were concerned that we might not be able to get her trained as poorly as she responded to our commands initially, but she came through beautifully!  Come on y’all, check it out.

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Fall-Back Friday: Savory Pesto-Flavored Beer Bread

by Tammy Taylor

WHEW – we made it to Friday, y’all.  To celebrate such a joyous task I’m going to share a Fall-Back Friday post with you – I’ll fall back into the blog archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with our readers.  And today’s post is all about bread.  And BEER!  All brought together in Italian-Flavored deliciousness…  I love making homemade bread and I make it every week for my handsome RancherMan, but sometimes you don’t want all the fuss – you want something quick & savory and boy do I have a recipe for you!    Check out this quick & easy Italian-Flavored Beer Bred recipe y’all!

Fall-Back Friday: Quick & Easy Savory Pesto-Flavored Beer Bread Recipe - No Rise Time Needed! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Easy Triple Chocolate TRUFFLES!

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF Y’all!!  Things are certainly starting to turn green in NE Texas, I absolutely love this time of year!  And I love this time of week as well – when I can share with you, my dear friends, a Fall-Back Friday post.  You see I’ll Fall Back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with my readers and today?  Oh, and today dear friends we are celebrating CHOCOLATE(choirs singing…)  Oh yes, my handsome RancherMan loves this easy recipe because this is the decadent treat that he often makes just for me all by himself.  (and I love him for it!)  Triple Chocolate Truffles using only 4 – count ’em FOUR ingredients!!  Check out this easy recipe y’all…

Celebrate CHOCOLATE! Oh yes Triple Chocolate Truffles using only FOUR ingredients!! Check out this super quick & easy recipe y'all... #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Bread-Making Shortcuts

by Tammy Taylor

The weather is starting to warm and I’m seeing subtle hints of spring – woo-hoo!!  And we’ve finally reached Friday, so today I’m going to share a Fall-Back Friday post with y’all.  What’s Fall-Back Friday you ask?   Well it’s where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular in the past, & today’s topic is making homemade bread.  I’ve (FINALLY) stumbled on a fantastic recipe for soft fluffy homemade Sandwich Bread that I make for RancherMan and he loves it.  I’ve even modified it somewhat to make an Oatmeal Sandwich Bread variation using a bit of oat flour made by grinding whole oats in my coffee grinder.  But no matter which recipe I’m using, I love that I can use these shortcuts to shorten the time spent in the kitchen as well as fewer dishes to wash.  Win/win!  Check it out, y’all!

When making homemade bread I use these shortcuts to shorten the time spent in the kitchen as well as fewer dishes to wash.  Win/Win! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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