Category Archives for Cooking

Use That Bacon Grease

Saving bacon grease in a jar for cooking and frying

It’s Saturday morning and I have a big batch of bacon cooking in the oven. It already smells amazing and I know we all look forward to bacon sandwiches for breakfast with a side of cantaloupe. Yum! But to be honest, the main reason I’m cooking bacon today is because my bacon grease jar is […]

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How To Make Bone Broth

Here's how easy it is to make that first batch of bone broth. All it takes are the leftovers from that roasted chicken, some water and a splash of Apple Cider vinegar if you have it. The only other ingredients are heat and time.

Bone broth is the liquid you get from boiling bones in water for several hours. It has a lot of nutritional value, is full of minerals and is said to help boost your immune system. It’s also very tasty and makes a wonderful base for all sorts of soups and stews. The easiest way to […]

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How To Roast A Turkey

I remember my first Thanksgiving as a solo cook. My husband and I were newly wed and had just moved away from family. I was determined to cook him a perfect Thanksgiving meal. I was on the phone with my mother-in-law daily to figure out how to do this. In the end. We had a […]

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15 Pumpkin Recipes You’ve Gotta Try This Fall

A collection of my favorite pumpkin recipes from pie and soup to pancakes and lattes.

It’s almost Halloween and Fall is making an appearance all the way down here in the south. The leaves are turning, the air is getting crisp and I’m digging out my handknit socks and sweater to wear. And of course there are pumpkins to be found everywhere. As much fun as it is to carve […]

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Planning Meals Day By Day

European market

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 […]

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My Best Tips For Using Garden Fresh Tomatoes

I thought I’d share a few simple tips with you for storing, cutting, peeling and deseeding tomatoes. These will come in handy when you are blessed with an abundance of garden fresh tomatoes (like we are right now). These tips will come in handy if you grow your own, or get a big basket of tomatoes from […]

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Cooking for a Crowd on a Tight Budget

Great tips for cooking for a crowd on a budget.

A couple of days ago, I received a private Facebook message from a Hillbilly Housewife reader. She asked me for some suggestions on what she could cook for her church youth group on a tight budget. I gave her a few ideas, but knew that the HBHW community would come up with some things I […]

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Tips for Grilling Moist Meats

Grill full of meat cooking

This is a guest post by Christine Steendahl from AuthenticMoms.com Spring is here! One of the first things I think about when spring appears is “time to grill”! I love a grilled meal and we just don’t grill in the winter. I know you can, but something about heading outside in our Illinois sub-freezing temperatures […]

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10 Yummy Slowcooker Soup Recipes

Winter is here and that means we’re eating a lot of soup. There’s just nothing better than coming home to a nice warm pot of soup. Just whip up some biscuits to go with it, make some toast, or dust of the bread maker and start some bread when you’re starting the soup in your […]

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How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t fret.  You can make ice cream at home without the aid of either a hand-cranked machine or an electric ice cream maker. How?  All you need is a freezer, and a little muscle. Here’s how to do it. This will work with any ice cream recipe. […]

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