All Posts by Hillbilly Housewife

Crockpot Turkey Frame Soup

Put that turkey frame to good use by first making homemade broth and then turning it into a delicious pot of soup... all in your slow cooker.

1 carcass (frame of turkey), wings, bones, skin and everything from your leftover cooked turkey 3 stalks celery complete with leaves 1 medium yellow onion 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon marjoram 5 black peppercorns Remove all the good meat from the carcass, wrap well and set aside in the refrigerator. Then, break […]

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New Year’s Day Lucky Meal

Here's what we're cooking (and eating) each New Year's Day for Good Luck. It also makes for a mighty tasty dinner.

Down here in the South we cook a traditional New Year’s Day meal that’s supposed to bring good luck, fortune and wealth in the new year. For us there are four components to the New Years Meal. Pork, Greens, Black-Eyed Peas and Corn Bread. Let’s break them down according to what they mean. This is […]

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Southern Collard Greens

You've gotta try cooking collards from scratch. Such a tasty treat and surprisingly easy to make.

Around here it’s a tradition to eat Collard Greens on New Year’s Day. But don’t stop there. These delicious leafy green vegetables cooked in crispy bacon with some onion, garlic and spices are delicious all winter long. Put on a pot of these, let them cook for a good 2 hours and make sure you […]

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Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Skip the canned stuff and cook up a batch of black-eyed peas from scratch. They taste amazing.

Down here in the south, it’s tradition to eat greens and black eyed peas on New Year’s Day (usually served with ham and some other sides.)  Black eyed peas actually have quite a long history of bringing good luck and prosperity to a number of people.  Here in the south, it is most widely believed […]

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