Homemade Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

A tasty homemade buttermilk pound cake topped with powdered sugar..

It all started around Thanksgiving. Each year I buy a half-gallon of buttermilk to make the biscuits and cornbread that go into my homemade cornbread dressing. The rest of the year I use regular milk in those recipes, but for Thanksgiving and Christmas I “splurge” on some buttermilk. It tastes richer I think and it’s […]

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Instant Pot Steal Cut Oats

A bowl of perfectly cooked steel cut oats prepared in the instant pot

If I had to limit myself to only one electric pressure cooker dish, this instant pot steel cut oats recipe would be it. It’s by far my most prepared dish and a breakfast favorite around here throughout the week. It’s simple, inexpensive, and filling. Don’t let the length of directions intimidate you. Since this is […]

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BBQ Ribs

These old-fashioned barbecue ribs made with homemade sauce are hard to beat.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up and one of her favorite meals is bbq ribs with fries and coleslaw. With that in mind, I thought it was high time to rework and revisit this old recipe from way back when. Old-Fashioned BBQ Ribs From Scratch  1 cup ketchup 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup […]

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Pickled Leeks

A reader question about canning and pickling leeks. Lots of suggestions and advice from fellow readers in the comments.

Reader Question About Pickling Leeks A friend of mine recently asked me if I had a recipe for Pickled Leeks. He says his aunt used to make them using the wild leeks from her yard and they were very good. She told him they were easy to make “just pour brine on the clean leeks […]

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Why I’m Growing Tomato Plants In My Yard

Why we grow our own tomatoes each year and how we do it.

I just came in from planting 35 little tomato plants in the garden. I love being able to grow my own tomatoes each year. We started growing tomato plants a few weeks ago from seed and they finally grew big enough to be planted outside. And now the hard part starts… waiting for them to keep […]

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Gluten Free Sesame Chicken

Who knew making Sesame Chicken was this easy. We like this better than takeout.

I’ve been on a quest for the perfect gluten free sesame chicken recipe. My husband had been suffering from migraines for years. We’ve finally figured out that going gluten-free almost completely eliminates them. As a result, I’ve been playing around with a lot of gluten-free dishes. One thing we missed was the occasional Chinese take-out. […]

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Use That Bacon Grease

Saving bacon grease in a jar for cooking and frying

It’s Saturday morning and I have a big batch of bacon cooking in the oven. It already smells amazing and I know we all look forward to bacon sandwiches for breakfast with a side of cantaloupe. Yum! But to be honest, the main reason I’m cooking bacon today is because my bacon grease jar is […]

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How To Make Your Own Air Freshener Spray

Make your own homemade air freshener and fabric refresher. Just 3 ingredient and the only other thing you need is a spray bottle.

Do you remember watching the first few ads for air freshener spray like Febreze? I remember seeing them and think that it’ll never catch on and it certainly wasn’t something I would ever use. Boy was I wrong. I bought my first bottle a few months after we got our cat to get rid of […]

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Irish Brisket Crockpot Meal

A simple way to fix a traditional corned beef and cabbage dish in your slowcooker. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

This is a traditional good luck meal that is served on St. Patrick’s Day. This version of an old favorite makes quick work of a delicious meal. If you want to make it for a larger group just double your ingredients and use a 5 or 6 qt. slow cooker. This is perfect for a […]

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How To Store Onions – Frugal Tip

Onions are something I almost always have around. They are so versatile and add a nice burst of flavor to soups, stews and sandwiches. The most economical way to buy onion is in a large bag, but how often do the last few start to rot before you get a chance to use them? The […]

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Plain Cornbread

Here's simple cornbread recipe you can make from scratch. As frugal as it is good and perfect with chili, soup or stew.

Cornbread is a staple around here. It comes together quickly and goes perfect with chili, soup or stew. And of course you need a cornbread when you make a big batch of pinto beans. Here’s how I make mine from scratch. 2 medium eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup oil or melted butter 1-1/2 cups cornmeal […]

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