Frugal Living and Cooking Posts

How to make money by using your credit card smartly.

“Sneaky” Ways To Make Money With Your Credit Card

Let me start this frugal tip of with a note of caution. Using credit cards can be risky. The tips I'm going to share with you will only work for you if you're very disciplined about your purchases and make sure you can pay off your balance at the end of each and every month. Even a little slip here … [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

Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and broccoli stir fry was one of my favorite foods in college. I would head to the mall and grab a plate in the food court and eat it for 2 or 3 meals. Once I got married and had my own family, heading out for takeout wasn't usually an option. I missed my favorite chinese dish though and … [Read More...]

Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup that freezes well.

Tomato and Sweet Potato Freezer Soup

I've been using up a lot of tomatoes from the garden lately. Tomato season is coming to an end and to be honest, we're getting a little tired of eating them with lunch and dinner each day. Instead I've been putting them into recipes (along with making tomato sauce etc.). Here's a current favorite. I … [Read More...]

Bowl of homemade corn chips - so quick and easy to make from corn tortillas. Just cut and bake

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

I've been trying to replace more and more "convenience" foods in our house with homemade versions. It doesn't always save money, but I like the fact that I know what we're eating and what's in the food I'm making. As an added bonus, most homemade food just plain tastes better. Something very easy … [Read More...]

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Frugal Living

Buttermilk made at home from regular milk and a little vinegar Great for baking.

How To “Make” Buttermilk From Sweet Milk (Soured Milk)

I was getting ready to make a batch of biscuits last night to go with the Chicken Chili I had cooking in the slow cooker. I thought I still had some buttermilk leftover from making cornbread and buttermilk pancakes this past weekend, but apparently it was all gone. Instead I grabbed a little … [Read More...]

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...]

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