Easy Home Organization Tips and Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

August 3, 2011


Hello again and welcome to another edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter.

My friend Tracy Roberts of MomsInABlog.com has me on an organizing frenzy!  She has inspired me with her new step-by-step solution I've been looking for to get my house in order, once and for all.  Be sure to click on and take a look at 30 Days to an Organized Home.

This week I am featuring two articles which were also inspired by working my way to an organized home.  It's amazing how once I started really digging in and committing to organizing, the process just kept snowballing.  Please scroll down and read the featured articles to learn more.

Every week in our recipe sharing section, we feature a recipe submitted by a reader. Please be sure to take a look at this week's entry. Also, please continue to submit as many recipes as you want each and every week to HBHW. We only ask that your recipes be YOUR recipes and not copied and pasted from another source. This is just a fun way to share recipes and to get your name mentioned here on HBHW.

This week's quote is about having a focus, a goal, a destination.  It's definitely a fun quote, but gets right to the point.  The story is actually a poem I posted that I found in an old cookbook.  I hope you'll take a moment to read and enjoy both.

Those are my thoughts this week. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me at susanne@hillbillyhousewife.com

Warm Regards,

Susanne - The Hillbilly Housewife

Inspirational Quote

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
~ Yogi Berra ~

Featured Article

There are a lot of ways to get your home organized, but I find it's much easier when I actually can still find things after I put everything away!  Also, having a few tips along the way helps.  I've always believed in getting as much advice as possible before I start a project.  Here are a few tips that I've found along my way to organizing my home.  Be sure to click on to learn more:

How To Organize Your Home and Find Everything
Tips To Organize Your Home

Recipe Sharing

This is the spot we have chosen to highlight recipes shared by our readers. Rather than post my own here, I'll randomly choose a recipe from the ones we receive here at HBHW. I hope you'll give this recipe a try.

How To Freeze Peaches

Free stone peaches
Sugar (keeps them from turning brown)

Slice your peaces into thin slices, no need to peel them…just make sure they are washed. Place slices on a wax paper (or parchment paper) lined cookie tray. Sprinkle with sugar. Place tray into freezer (make sure you have an empty shelf ready to go!) Once peaches are frozen, remove from tray and place into ziploc bag. Get all the air out of the bag and place in freezer again. This makes a wonderful…healthy snack during the summer. You can enjoy them one at a time or ten at a time! ENJOY!

Note: You can do the same thing with fresh mangos. Did it today and what a healthy cold treat!!!

This post was submitted by Elizabeth.


If you have a recipe you would like to share, please click here to send it to me and I'll be happy to add it to the website. Here are some recipes I thought you'd enjoy:

Recipe For Grape Ice Cream
Ice Cream S'more Sandwich
Fast Homemade Ice Cream Recipe
Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe
Low Fat Mint Ice Cream Recipe

Frugal Tips

Our favorite frugal tips come from you, our readers. If you have a tip to share, please do so by clicking on this link: http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/submit-a-frugal-tip and fill out the submit a frugal tip form. I'll be glad to add your tip to the site and share it in an upcoming edition of the newsletter. Here are a few frugal tips we would like to share with you now:

Easy Cleaning With Re-Purposed Back Scrubber
Repurpose Flexible Plastic Cutting Boards
Reusing Paper Towels
Using One Roll Of Paper Towels A Year
Freeze Scouring Pads
Homemade Laundry Detergent

I’m Looking For Requests

This section is all about you. If you are looking for a particular recipe or a tip on how to do something, submit it here and I will post it on the website for you and highlight your request here in the newsletter. Input from HBHW readers will hopefully result in an answer or suggestion for your request. So take a moment to post your questions by clicking this link. Of course if you have a tip or idea for any question posted in this section feel free to leave a comment under the appropriate post. You can go directly to this section and browse through all the recent submissions and replies by clicking on "I'm Looking for" here, and start looking through them.

Need Recipe For Canning Squash In Oven
Layer Chicken Feed Recipe
Cafe Francias
1940′s Recipes
Freezer Slaw Recipe Anyone?


Below you will find responses to I'm Looking For Requests, as well as comments on recipes, articles, and the newsletter itself. Click on and join in the conversation:

Comment on Cool Summer Cooking Tips by Shane Steenburgh
Comment on 1940′s Recipes by Jana
Comment on Oven Canning Method by Debbie
Comment on Mattress Cleaner To Remove Urine by Eileen Tweedie
Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Tania Petry
Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Tania Petry
Comment on My Best Turnips by Ella
Comment on My Best Turnips by The Hillbilly Housewife
Comment on Mattress Cleaner To Remove Urine by sherry
Comment on Yummy Gluten Free Zucchini Bread by Janel

Inspirational Story

Please click on the link below to read an inspirational poem I came across in a very old cookbook. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. And please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts after you get a chance to read the poem.

The Housekeeper's Symphony

Final Thought

That’s it for this edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter. I hope you’ve had as much fun reading it as I had creating it for you. I also hope that you have found the information helpful and useful. And by all means feel free to forward the newsletter to family and friends or even better, encourage them to subscribe to it.

Do you have a question, a tip, a recipe or a story you’d like to share with us? Email it to me and I’ll include it in a future issue. Can’t wait to see what you have to say.

Warm Wishes,

Susanne - The Hillbilly Housewife