Frugal Living and Cooking Posts

Great tips for cooking for a crowd on a budget.

Cooking for a Crowd on a Tight Budget

A couple of days ago, I received a private Facebook message from a Hillbilly Housewife reader. She asked me for some suggestions on what she could cook for her church youth group on a tight budget. I gave her a few ideas, but knew that the HBHW community would come up with some things I hadn't even … [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

Bowl of Red Slaw or BBQ Slaw

Red BBQ Slaw

Barbecue (or Red) Slaw is  a Carolina tradition. We serve it on barbecue sandwiches or as a side to go with pulled pork. It's also great on hot dogs and burgers. I like the fact that there's no mayonnaise in this slaw recipe. It makes it perfect for outdoor picnics and barbecues. You don't have to … [Read More...]

A Basic Recipe for an oil based vinaigrette and 5 yummy variations.

Basic Vinaigrette with 5 Yummy Variations

We've been having a lot of simple meals around here lately. There's just something nice about enjoying just the flavor of say a pan fried potato or a perfect cheese omelet. To round out our simple potatoes and egg dinner, I got ready to fix a green salad. Our usual ranch dressing just didn't seem to … [Read More...]

Copy Cat Chili Recipe

Pinto Bean Chili Recipe

I'm looking for a recipe for a pinto bean chili (with or without beef) with the flavor of a canned chili, or something like the chili sold at Steak N Shake. Thanks! Ali   From the Hillbilly Housewife: I found a copy cat Steak N Shake chili recipe. It's made with kidney beans instead of … [Read More...]

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Frugal Living

Cleaning Your Toilet Naturally

Natural Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner – Frugal Tip

I used to clean my toilet with plenty of harsh chemicals and bleach. If it didn't smell toxic while scrubbing, I didn't think it would get things clean. Then I stumbled across a simple and natural toilet bowl cleaner you can make yourself from two ingredients that are probably sitting in your … [Read More...]

Container garden with lots of spring vegetable plants.

Planting For Spring – Frugal Tips

We've started getting our garden beds and containers ready for spring gardening. This is our second year of "serious" gardening, meaning we're working on growing a fair portion of our veggies in the garden, not just playing around with a few container plants. Last year we ended up spending a fair … [Read More...]

How to clean a clogged shower head

How To Clean Your Shower Head With Vinegar

I got in the shower this morning and noticed that my shower head was starting to get pretty clogged. It happens every six months or and after much trial and error, I came up with a quick and easy way to get it cleaned. It's very simple, doesn't take a bunch of elbow grease and most importantly no … [Read More...]

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