Frugal Living and Cooking Posts

Tips for Using Fresh Tomatoes

My Best Tips For Using Garden Fresh Tomatoes

I thought I'd share a few simple tips with you for storing, cutting, peeling and deseeding tomatoes. These will come in handy when you are blessed with an abundance of garden fresh tomatoes (like we are right now). These tips will come in handy if you grow your own, or get a big basket of tomatoes … [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

Floating Islands Dessert

Floating Islands (Floats) Recipe

I have been looking for a recipe that my grandmother used to make. She just called it Float. I know it takes milk and eggs and sugar. Beyond that, I am just lost. I asked her once for the recipe and she said she really didn't have one. I tried her directions and it was okay, but it sure wasn't my … [Read More...]

Blueberry Buckle

Old Fashioned Blueberry Buckle

I'm looking for a blueberry buckle recipe from twenty five years ago. I remember that it had a topping on it like a crumb mixture as for a pie. - Thalia   From The Hillbilly Housewife Buckles are a favorite around here. They are the cousins of coffee cakes and the blueberry kind is my very … [Read More...]

Bowl of orange chicken over rice.

Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

This is such a simple recipe. There are only 4 ingredients (chicken, orange jam, barbecue sauce and soy sauce), and it cooks to perfection in the slow cooker. Serve over some cooked rice and dinner is done. If you're feeling fancy, steam up some broccoli or slice up some garden fresh cucumbers to go … [Read More...]

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Frugal Living

Do you know what goes on your dinner table?

Know What Goes On The Dinner Table – Frugal Tip

I love getting emails from Hillbilly Housewife readers. It always makes my day to hear how what I'm sharing here on the blog and in my eBooks is helping others. It's what keeps me going :) Yesterday I got one such email from Anne. She writes: I use a lot of your homemade convenience foods... I'm … [Read More...]

Marinating Cheaper Cuts of Meat  - Frugal Tip

Marinate Before You Grill – Frugal Tip

With summer on the way it's time to clean of the grill. Sure it's nice to grill up a nice steak, some chicken breast or put a chunk of salmon on a cedar plank. Expensive cuts of meat and fish make it easy to end up with a tender and flavorful grilled meal. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a … [Read More...]

Checking the Freshness of Yeat

Checking Yeast For Freshness – Frugal Tip

There's nothing worse than having a nice loaf of bread starting to bake in the oven or the breadmaker, only to discover that it isn't rising properly because your yeast is less than fresh. There's a simple test you can do to see if your yeast still rises properly. All you need is a 2 cup glass … [Read More...]

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