Today I just wanted to take a moment to recommend a great website for all you frugal mommies, the Hillbilly Housewife. If you haven’t been there before, click on the link it’s a must see. If you haven’t been there in awhile, go back she’s always posting new stuff. Susanne, aka the Hillbilly Housewife is very down to earth and easy to relate to. I love her glass half full attitude and her problem solving skills. If she can’t afford to buy it then she’ll just find a way to make it herself, alas a girl after my own heart 🙂
I’ve even got my husband excited about the Hillbilly Housewife site since I started making her awesome dishwasher powder. I only had to go buy one ingredient to make it, which was pretty exciting. Except for the citric acid I had everything on hand for making my homemade laundry detergent. It does a great job, especially since I took her advice about also filling the rinse compartment with vinegar. Before I started using Susanne’s recipe I was buying those plastic covered gel and powder combos. Not only are commercial dish tablets super expensive they are made of scary chemicals and coated in plastic. Yuck!
Susanne has lots of amazing from scratch recipes, and she even has some gluten free recipes if you’re “lucky” like me and try to avoid wheat like the plague! Just about any form of bread is exciting in our house since we cut out wheat. Check out this recipe for Gluten Free Zucchini Bread.
I don’t know about you but I LOVE hiding vegetables in my baked goods. It’s nice to pull one over on the kiddos. Thank you Hillbilly Housewife!
If gluten isn’t a problem for you here’s a great post on batch-cooking and freezing breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles. Susanne even gives a great tip on how to flash freeze the pancakes before bagging them up. If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of trying to pry apart a stuck-together block of pancakes… trust me, this is a great tip! The advice is still great even if you’re a gluten free family… just use different recipes.
So if I have you thoroughly intrigued click on any of the links below and go pay Susanne a nice visit!
Do you have any frugal websites to recomend?