Frugal Living and Cooking Posts

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year – Resolutions and Word of the Year

It's been a little while since my last full post here. I haven't added anything new to the site since Christmas Eve. To be honest, I needed a bit of a break after the daily Advent Calendar posts. We enjoyed the holidays and the rest of winter break. This morning though, as we were getting back … [Read More...]

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Tasty Bites

The Hillbilly Housewife's Tasty Bites

Many of you know that we are a culturally mixed household. My husband is from the South, I’m from Germany. Since getting married we have blended our two cultures as much as possible. Our Christmases growing up have been very different. Mine was less about presents and more about the spiritual and religious aspects of […]

Frugal Recipes

Homemade Pork Barbecue sandwiches

Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

We love good barbecue around here. I used to head down to a little restaurant down the road to pick up a pound or two ... until I figured out how easy it is to make my own. Look for pork roasts to go on sale and stock up when you can. You can freeze the meat before you cook it, or freeze the cooked … [Read More...]

Slowcooker Breakfast Casserole with Eggs Bacon and Potatoes

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I love waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking. Sadly, I'm the morning person around here so that doesn't happen very often... unless I whip up this easy breakfast dish the night before and stick it in the crockpot before going to bed. By the time I'm up and had my first cup of coffee, a … [Read More...]

Carrot Cake Recipe - Poke Cake

Carrot Cake Poke Cake Recipe

I love a nice slice of traditional carrot cake and will grab it for dessert if we are out for dinner somewhere (which doesn't happen very often). For some reason it's not something I bake on a regular basis. I don't know why. Instead, when I really have to have some carrot cake, I started making … [Read More...]

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Frugal Living

Frugal Tip - Using old envelopes as scratch paper

Using Old Envelopes – Frugal Tip

No matter what we do, we get quite a bit of junk mail and of course there are bills coming in each week. It all adds up to quite a bit of paper, particularly from the envelopes. If you look at an envelope, there's quite a bit of white paper to work with. I used to take it all straight to … [Read More...]

Cooking Potatoes In The Microwave for quick frugal meals

Microwaving Potatoes – Frugal Tip

Let's talk about potatoes today. They are a great frugal staple. You can buy them inexpensively, or if you're so inclined you can also easily grow them in your yard. I prefer to buy them and use my limited gardening space to grow more expensive foods (herbs, lettuce, tomatoes etc.). I always have … [Read More...]

How To Remove Candle Wax From Carpet

Getting Candle Wax Out of Carpet – Frugal Tip

I had a candle mishap a couple of days ago. I have a green candle in a tin that's Christmas tree scented. I love to burn it this time of the year and had done just that. The smell was starting to get a little overwhelming though and it was time to blow it out. Instead of ¬†getting up from the … [Read More...]

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