How to Clean Your Cast Iron Skillet & Cast Iron Peach Cobbler (Recipe)


Susanne over at Hillbilly Housewife just published her newest ebook all about Cooking In Cast Iron.  (It’s on sale for just $2.50 at the moment).  I love my cast iron pan so I asked her if she would share the answer to my biggest question:  How am I supposed to clean my cast iron skillet after I’m finished cooking in it? She was gracious enough to allow me to share her answer with you!   One of the questions I am {Read More}

Cheesy Baked Chicken

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Start by taking 3-4 chicken breasts and cutting them up into large chunks. Crush your crackers/panko mixture and put it in a shallow dish. Mix up an egg with 1/2 cup of milk and set it in another dish. Shred your cheese (or dump it out of the bag!) and put it in another shallow dish. Prep your baking pans with cooking spray, and lay them all out next to each other, assembly-line style. Dunk the chicken in the egg/milk {Read More}

Super Easy, Simply Yummy Pork Chops


(that your kids will love) Pork Chops, your favorite cut or try chicken 2 packages of Onion Soup Mix 1/4 cup flour or Hillbilly Housewife Homemade Baking Mix Olive oil Gallon Zip top Baggie Add onion soup mix packages and a bit of flour or Hillbilly Housewife Homemade Baking Mix into a gallon plastic baggie add enough olive oil to make a slushy paste. Add the chops 1 or 2 at a time to coat. I bake them on my PC {Read More}

The Slow Cooked Single Parent


Faydra Koenig shares: As America’s Divorce Coach  I work with men and women all over America who are making a life shift from married with full-time families to single with full parenting responsibilities shared with their ex. One of the common emotional shifts is at the dinner table. What may have been a time for the whole family to meet each evening and commune over mom or dad’s cooking has morphed into a part-time affair. What Can You Do? When {Read More}

Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Squash Stew

When I decided to share crockpot recipes I asked my friend, Carrie Willard of Natural Moms Recipes if she had one she wanted to contribute.  Here’s what she sent over: Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Squash Stew Recipe Type: Slow Cooker Author: Carrie Willard Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hours Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup dried lentils, sorted and rinsed 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cubed 10 small new red potatoes, scrubbed and halved 1 medium yellow onion, {Read More}

February is Invite-a-Friend Month and You’re invited!

Invite-a-Friend Special

I’m inviting you to join Watkins with a business membership this month and qualify for a $20 Watkins gift certificate from our Summit Group leaders and a $30 Watkins gift certificate from me! (gift certificates mailed after you sign up) Become a Watkins Consultant this month. Don’t you and your family deserve to use quality natural products and have the opportunity to earn extra income? Join for just $39.95 (plus tax) and get a 25% discount on the products you {Read More}

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Noodles

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My mom used to make homemade noodles and chicken, one of my most favorite meals. I love the flavor and chew of homemade noodles. The texture and freshness is nothing like the packaged dry egg noodles you find in the pasta aisle at the supermarket. With cold and flu season upon us this soup is just what the doctor ordered! Most cooks think making homemade noodles is difficult. It isn’t! You don’t have to measure the ingredients with extreme care as {Read More}

Glazed Apple Muffins


Fall is apple picking season. I have lots of fond memories of picking apples at the orchard with my dad when I was young. Crisp autumn weather and bright red and green apples. We could hardly wait to pick an apple, polish it on our shirt, and take a big juicy bite. I ran across the original recipe at Chasing Some Blue Sky and adapted it using Watkins products. These muffins are moist with lots of cinnamon apple flavor. The glaze {Read More}

How To Make Jalapeno Pepper Jelly And Serve It


I love hot pepper jellies as an appetizer or even a snack. That’s why I included my favorite recipe in the Homemade Jelly and Jam recipes book. Today I’d like to share another great recipe with you. It’s a Jalapeno pepper jelly that’ll vow your guests. Jalapeno Pepper Jelly #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Appetizer Author: The Hillbilly Housewife Ingredients • 3/4 lb. jalapeno peppers • 2 cup cider vinegar • 5 cups sugar • 1 pouch of {Read More}

Make Good Choices With Good Food


Darn Good & Dang Tasty When you think of eating healthy food does your brain turn to things like tasteless tuna salad on dry melba toast – or something equally as bland? We want to eat good food that tastes good, too, ~we really do~ but the reality is that it’s not always easy to come up with a meal, especially on the fly, that isn’t full of (if you’ll forgive my language) crap. I completely understand how you feel.  {Read More}