The Hillbilly Housewife

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  • Fri, Mar 22, 2013 - 12:13pm

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    Wendy S. Delmater

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    The Hillbilly Housewife

If you want to start cooking from scratch, especially if you wish to use up ingredients from your deep larder, this is the site for tried-and-true recipes. The Hilbilly Housewife site is also chock full of frugal ideas and money-saving "life hacks."

This morning I wanted to make pancakes. We normally use Aunt Jemimah Whole Wheat Blend mix, which is currently about $3 retail. It makes 12-15 pancakes. And notice the nasty work "blend." That means it has evil white flour in it! Using this recipe I quickly made five 100% whole wheat pancakes for about 30¢. It was easy.

vs. scratch: 

Mind you, the egg milk and oil were not included in the mix, either. So an equivalent to my old box of pancake mix will cost me 90¢. This was a great way to use up some of the home ground, red heard wheat flour in my pantry.

  • Fri, Feb 21, 2014 - 12:02am

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    Solana Morris

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    BudgetBytes

I love the Tightwad Gazette too.  I love how she takes a very logical approach to every solution and often tests and analyzes multiple alternatives instead of just saying "do this because it saves money".  

I recently found a website that I now use a lot with tons of cooking from scratch recipes that calculates cost per serving for every recipe:

http://www.budgetbytes.com

I like how it has step by step pictures too, so you can learn new things.  

I learned from it also how to make homemade chicken broth almost entirely from things you would have otherwise thrown away (or composted).

  • Fri, Feb 21, 2014 - 12:06am

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    Solana Morris

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    BudgetBytes

I love the Tightwad Gazette too.  I love how she takes a very logical approach to every solution and often tests and analyzes multiple alternatives instead of just saying "do this because it saves money".  

I recently found a website that I now use a lot with tons of cooking from scratch recipes that calculates cost per serving for every recipe:

http://www.budgetbytes.com

I like how it has step by step pictures too, so you can learn new things.  

I learned from it also how to make homemade chicken broth almost entirely from things you would have otherwise thrown away (or composted).

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