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Easy Coffee Cozies Knitting Pattern

An Easy and Free Pattern for knitting these adorable little coffee cozies

I started knitting up these little coffee cup cozies as a way to use up yarn leftover from sock knitting projects. They make cute little gifts and stocking stuffers. I love using them year around for both hot and cold drinks and they are much nicer to hold and look at than the cardboard sleeves […]

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10 Tips For Beating Rising Food Costs

Grocery prices have been going up and up over the past few years and there is no end in sight. I don’t know about you, but we’re spending a much bigger chunk of our budget on food these days. That means I’m making every penny count and doing my best to make smart purchases. Today […]

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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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Yarn Barf or a Story in Patience and Appreciation

Usually what you find here on the HBHW website is very hands-on, practical advice. This post is going to be a little different. It’s a little more philosophical and personal, but I think you’re going to enjoy it. I promised to share a little more about my passion for yarn, knitting and spinning with you […]

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Frugal Back To School Shopping

It’s that time of year again… summer is almost over and the kids are heading back to school. That of course means back to school shopping. Or does it? I’m here with a couple of frugal strategies that will save you big. Looking at the news, magazines and what everyone is doing, you get the […]

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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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3 Big Benefits of Homemade Cleaners

Homemade Natural Cleaners that are good for you, good for the environment and great for your wallet

I’ve been hanging out with my friend Amber over the past few weeks and have been learning all kinds of neat tricks, recipes and ideas from her when it comes to all natural homemade cleaners. Amber teaches a lot of classes and workshops on this topic and has recently published a Kindle book with some […]

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