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Hillbilly Housewife Advent Calendar Day 19

Advent Calendar Day 19 – We All Scream For Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. When my daughter started kindergarten, she learned this from a friend and we ended up hearing constantly for months. Whenever we asked her what she wanted to for snack, dinner, breakfast , you name it ... we got the above... screamed out loud of … [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 Macaroni and Cheese dinner with noodles

Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Do you still make the boxed kind of Mac & Cheese? We did for the longest time. It was just so quick and easy to pick it up at the store and fix it as a quick side dish or a something for the kids to eat. But then I started to think about all the extra preservatives and colors in there ... and … [Read More...]

Jar of Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

I shared this particular recipe on my Facebook page a few days ago and it was a big hit. I thought I'd post it here as well to make it easier to save it for later. You can pin it right from this post, print it, or bookmark the page. It's a great little gift that's perfect for friends, teachers and … [Read More...]

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Good o'l fashioned chicken pot pie is always a favorite around here. And if you make it from scratch, it's a very frugal meal. Get the cheapest cut of chicken you can and just cook it. I like getting a whole chicken, cook it in the crockpot and then use some of the meat for this dish. For The … [Read More...]

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Frugal Living

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...]

Making Candy

How To Make Candy On A Dime – Frugal Tip

I love baking and making sweet treats, especially around the holidays. They make great inexpensive gifts and candy making is actually a lot of fun. If you haven't tried it, here are some great frugal tips from my friends Tawra and Jill at The tips can also be found (along with all … [Read More...]

Candy Corn Covered Pumpkin

Candy Corn Covered Pumpkin – Frugal Tip

Here’s a cute little pumpkin idea that will have your pumpkin lasting longer. Instead of carving it, cover it in candy corn pieces. For an everlasting piece, glue the candy pieces to a plastic pumpkin and cover everything with modge podge. Just use a glue gun to attach the pieces and leave the … [Read More...]

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