Category Archives for Cooking

How To Season and Re-Season Cast Iron Cookware

The following is a small excerpt from “The Hillbilly Housewife’s Cast Iron Cookbook“. It’s the most frequent question I get about cooking with cast iron skillets.  Over time, cast iron cookware develops a thin protective coating known as “seasoning” from the natural fats and oils associated with the cooking process. This coating fills in all […]

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Slow Cooker Reviews

I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking. No matter how busy I get or how much running around town I’ve got to do, I know a yummy home-cooked meal will be ready when we get home. As you know, I’ve recently written and published a Kindle cookbook of Chicken Crockpot recipes. It’s been very well […]

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Weekday Cookie Recipes – 99 Cents on Amazon Today

Good Morning and Happy Friday! The “Weekday Cookie Recipes” Kindle cookbook is only 99 cents on Amazon today. Grab a copy at www.HillbillyHousewife.com/cookiebook Cookies are good any day of the week. But sometimes it takes too long to throw a batch together during the weekday. That’s where these cookie recipes come in handy – they’re […]

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Using Casseroles For Freezer Cooking

Using your freezer is a smart and effective way to provide hot meals for your family, especially if the majority of those meals are casseroles! Here are a few good tips to making sure your casserole freezer cooking day is successful! Prepare two casseroles any time you make one. Put one in the oven to […]

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Keeping Casserole Ingredients On Hand

If you want to throw together the perfect meal, you need to make sure that you keep all of your casserole pantry staples on hand. Here is a list that you can print to check your inventory against. By keeping these casserole ingredients on hand, you will be able to create a beautiful meal in […]

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Choosing the Right Casserole Bakeware for Your Meal

Casserole bakeware is essential for every day meals and holiday baking. However, choosing the wrong size can mean the difference between a delicious meal or a very dry casserole dish! Here’s how you can make sure that the next time you are making a delicious meal, you choose the right casserole bakeware for your family […]

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How To Cook A Casserole

Every casserole recipe has its own distinctive ingredients and flavors but, for each, the basic cooking process is the same. Here are the four key steps for a perfectly cooked and delicious meat casserole. Step 1: Place flour on a plate. Season with salt and pepper. Add the meat and toss to coat. Shake off […]

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To Soak Beans Or Not To Soak Them

Do you soak your dry beans before cooking them? For the longest time, I didn’t bother to soak them. They softened just fine after a few hours of cooking. After a little research and some trial and error, I found that my beans cook a lot better and have a nicer texture when I soak […]

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Baking in Your Slow Cooker

Many people don’t realize they can actually bake in their slow cooker. In fact, some recipes make baking in your slow cooker easier than baking in an oven. Also on the plus side, slow cooker baking uses less energy. Here are some recipes and ideas for baking in your slow cooker. 1. Whole Wheat Bread […]

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Adapting Your Favorite Recipes for the Crockpot

“I wonder if I could cook that in the slow cooker…” Have you asked yourself this before? Many of us with slow cookers have eyeballed them and wondered if we could cook our favorite recipe(s) in them. Often, you can. But before you just throw everything into the slow cooker and hope for the best, […]

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