Holiday Recipe Contest Winners and Diet Friendly Cup Of Soup Recipes – HBHW Newsletter

December 29th, 2010


Hello again and welcome to another edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter. I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year filled with wonderful moments with your family and friends, and all the best in 2011.

Our Holiday Recipe Contest has come to a close and our first three prize winners have been notified.  Congratulations to our winners and Thank You to all who participated.  Please scroll down for a list of our winners and their recipes.  Most of our winners have not sent their email address to us.  Be sure to send your email address as soon as possible so we can get your gifts out to all of you.

Our featured article this week is about a topic that comes up quite often just around New Year’s Eve – resolving to get a handle on finances once and for all.  I hope you’ll scroll down and click on the link to read our featured article.

This week’s quote and story are about turning the page on a new year and making the most of what’s ahead.  I hope you’ll take a moment or two out of your busy day to read and reflect on today’s quote and story.

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

Warm Regards,

Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife

Inspirational Quote
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~ T. S. Eliot ~

Holiday Recipe Contest

The recipients of the first 3 prizes in our Holiday Recipe Contest have been selected by you, our readers. Please join me in congratulating:

Nancy Kendrick – 1st Prize for “Brown Bag Apple Pie”
Julie Williamson – 2nd Prize for “Creamy Old Fashioned Egg Nog”
Candice Duckworth – 3rd Prize for “Easy Spinach Pie”

Nancy will receive a lifetime membership from;  Julie will receive a lifetime membership from; and Candice will receive a twelve month membership from  Congratulations!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy the great things you’ll find in these memberships to help you accomplish more with your hard-earned money and your precious time.

The remaining prize winners have yet to be notified as we are missing the emails for these winners. Here they are:

Brenda Ohmstead for “2 Ingredient Fudge
Hannah for “Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies
Gretchen La Pour for “Cranberry Pudding Cake with Butter Sauce
Orilla Crider for “Easy Cooked Egg Nog
Jen for “Eclair Cake
Marie Grennell for “Girls Scout Chili
Rosemarie L. for “Creamy Fudge
Ronda Bowman for “Triple Chocolate Mess
Laura Hamm for “Grandma’s Toffee

If you see your name and recipe here, please contact me at and let me know your email address so we can get your prize to you as well as your other gifts.  Thank you and Congratulations!

You should already have received your very own copy of the ebook we put together with your recipes.  I hope you are enjoying it.  Very shortly you will also be receiving another gift to you from my friend Patti Winker of  Patti has put together a collection of sweet treats that she has gathered over the years.  This little ebook is fun and old fashioned so I know you’ll love it.  Watch for an email from Patti with your gift attached.

As a reminder, here are the valuable prizes we are giving away:


  • A copy of the Crockpot Cooking Guide
  • A copy of the Freezer Cooking Guide
  • A copy of the Meal Planning Guide


  • Lifetime Membership
  • Six Month Membership
  • Three Month Membership


  • Lifetime Membership
  • Six Month Membership
  • Three Month Membership


3 month subscription (Value $15)

12 month subscription (Value $47)

Christmas for the Freezer menu (Value $10)

Thank you again for entering our Holiday Recipe Contest.

Featured Article

Since New Year’s Eve typically gets people thinking about doing things a new way in the next year, I’ve decided to feature an article about one of the things most people include in their New Year’s Resolutions –  getting control of their money.  Creating a good budget on paper is the first step to controlling spending.  But, many people try budgeting and still the money trickles away.  One way to stop the money from disappearing is to see where it’s going. Just click the link below to get started plugging the leak in your bucket:

Where’s the Leak in Your Family’s Money Bucket?

Recipe Sharing

And, since getting fit and healthy seems to be another New Year’s Resolution most people make, I thought I’d share some very easy and delicious soups to help you stay on track with your diet and healthy eating resolution this year:

Cup of Soup Recipes

Coconut Chicken Curry: 1 cup hot chicken broth with a pinch of curry powder, 1 dash cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon dry, unsweetened coconut. 23 Calories; 1g Fat (47.5% calories from fat); trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 6mg Sodium.

Country Compassion: 1 cup hot beef broth, 1 teaspoon bacon bits; 1 teaspoon mashed potato flakes and 1/2 teaspoon dry onion. 20 Calories; 1g Fat (24.5% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 39mg Sodium.

French Onion: 1 cup beef bouillon, 1 teaspoon dry onion and a small pinch of garlic powder. 10 calories. 11 Calories; trace Fat (1.3% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium.

French Onion Supreme: Prepare French Onion above. Crumble 1 saltine cracker into the soup, and add 1/2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese. 27 Calories; 1g Fat (21.1% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 37mg Sodium.

Chicken Rice or Noodle Soup: 1 cup boiling chicken broth, 2 teaspoons instant rice or 1 tablespoon broken up ramen noodles, 1 pinch poultry seasoning, 1 pinch onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon dry parsley, 1 dash black pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes before drinking. 27 Calories; trace Fat (1.3% calories from fat); trace Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 6mg Sodium.

Frugal Tips

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Do you have a tip to share? Fill out the submit a frugal tip form and I’ll be glad to add it to the site and share your tip in an upcoming edition of the newsletter.


Here are some of the most recent recipes that have been added to the HBHW site. Enjoy!

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Do you have a recipe you would like to share? Click here to send it to me and I’ll be happy to add it to the website.

I’m Looking For:

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 in an upcoming newsletter. I’ll give you my input and other readers of the newsletter will have the opportunity to share their recipes and tips as well. So take a moment to post your questions and 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.

I’m Looking For Requests
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I’m Looking For Responses
Below you will find some of the recent responses to the “I’m Looking For” Requests. You may also want to go directly to this section and browse through all the recent submissions and replies. To do so, click on “I’m Looking for” here, and start looking through them.
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Inspirational Story

A Fresh New Year
~ William Arthur Ward ~

Another fresh new year is here,
another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
to love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
to live each day with zest.
To daily grow and try to be
my highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
once more to right some wrongs.
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
and sing more joyful songs!

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

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