Category Archives for Cooking

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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Start Your Day With A Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure you remember your Mom telling you that when she was trying to get you to eat something before heading to school. The same still holds true today and there is now plenty of scientific evidence that our bodies don’t function as well without a […]

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What Exactly Is A Pone?

Here is another example of why our Hillbilly Housewife readers are the best! This description of the term “pone” is offered by CoachTurner in answer to another reader’s request for a “pone” recipe. I am pleased to post it here so more people will find it when they search. Thank you, CoachTurner, for your detailed […]

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It’s National Banana Bread Day

Did you know that today is National Banana Bread Day? I didn’t either until I came across a couple of Facebook posts this morning. How fun to  have a special day dedicated to my favorite quick bread. Banana breads are the perfect way to use up those over-ripe bananas laying on the kitchen counter. It’s […]

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The Hillbilly Housewife On Kindle

The Hillbilly Housewife website is up and running again. I couldn’t be happier. For a moment there I thought we had lost everything… very scary. I can not express how relieved I am that the wonderful Courtney Chowning was able to recover and fix everything. To celebrate and to make up for the fact that […]

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Tips For Freezing Fruit And Berries

Because I love baking pies, I also love having a plentiful supply of fruit and berries on hand, prepared and ready to go. I got on a freezer cooking kick recently, so decided that along with the meals I was freezing, I’d try my hand at pie fillings. There are a few things to do […]

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Glass Canning Jars – Perfect For Freezer Meals

I’ve been doing a lot of meal planning lately, and that typically means a lot of frugal freezer meals, especially soups, stews, meat sauce, and other family favorites. Recently I removed a plastic ziploc bag of my homemade spaghetti sauce from the freezer, let it thaw slightly, then pushed the contents out into a saucepan. […]

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Pie Baking Tips For Perfect Results

Baking a pie isn’t hard to do once you understand the basics. Yes, there are lots and lots of little tricks that result in a flakier, lighter pie crust and a firmer, tastier filling, but even knowing a couple simple tips will give you a pie you’ll be proud to serve. Here are the tips […]

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