Archives for September 2010

Sweet Whole Wheat Bread

When I came across this recipe in my King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook, I was hesitant because of my intense dislike for raisins. But, since the other recipes I have tried from this cookbook have been so amazing I decided to test this one out. (It also had a little something to do with the bag of rye berries that have been sitting in my pantry for the past… well I don’t even … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Time to Eat from the Pantry

Well, the time has come for the Happy House to relocate. We received word last month that we were being transferred so in a few weeks all of our things will be loaded on a truck and moved south. One thing that will not be going on the truck is food. Whether or not you can ship food depends on which moving company the military hires to pack your goods. In the past our movers have never moved any … [Read more...]

Reconstituting Frozen Mashed Potatoes

A few months ago I got a great deal on potatoes, ten pounds for two dollars! There was a two bag limit so I got two. Even our big family cannot eat twenty pounds of potatoes before they go bad so I decided to make a huge batch of mashed potatoes and freeze it. When thawing frozen mashed potatoes you end up with a lot of extra water. At first I tried to squeeze the water out by cutting a small … [Read more...]

The $18,000 Cookie

The following is a guest post from my friend Lauren. You might remember her from a few weeks back when she guest posted about a little contest she had entered. She has returned with an update and a recipe! Let it be said that when the readers of The Happy Housewife rally, they RALLY. No sooner did Toni raise the alarm that our little video needed your votes than you’d helped propel us from third … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Grandma’s in Town Edition

Have you ever wondered if you could cut a few more dollars from your grocery budget? I am always looking for new ways to cut costs and save more money at the store. My friend Carrie has put together over 2 hours worth of audio as well as a 40 page workbook to help you get the most for your money at the grocery store. Carrie has been teaching shopping and couponing courses for years and is an … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Get Dinner on the Table

Dinner doesn't have to look like this every night! After my menu planning post it occurred to me that many of you are great at menu planning, but struggle with actually implementing the dinner plan. It is no secret that eating at home is much cheaper and healthier than eating out, so here are five simple ways to get dinner on the table. Prep Food on the Weekend To be honest I am not a huge … [Read more...]