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Planning Meals Day By Day

I just got back from a short trip to Germany. I love how traveling to a different country gives me a fresh perspective on how I'm doing things here in the States. Today I want to talk to you about meal planning and grocery shopping. If you've been reading the blog for a while, you know that I'm a … [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

Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

I love stuffed zucchini. My mom used to make them with sausage or with ground beef and they always turned out yummy. You can also make these with very large zucchini. They tend to get a bit tough during the baking process though because you need to increase the time a bit. If you are making this … [Read More...]

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...]

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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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