All posts by FrugalHausfrau

Hi, I'm the Mollie, the Frugal Hausfrau. In a moment of insanity I decided to put my two cents worth out there and start this blog about frugal shopping and cooking. I’ve always been frugal, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes out of habit, but I'm also interested in nutrition, wholesome foods, the latest trends and old fashioned methods. I’m a little Grandma, and a touch of Cook’s Illustrated with a dash of Bon Appetit thrown in, always with an eye toward the practical application of cooking and tending a family; after all I’ve been doing it since I was tall enough to pull up chair to stand at the counter, sink and stove - almost 50 years! This is what I'd like to pass down to my own daughter and son...

Cinnamon Swirl Ragamuffins

If the name Ragamuffin doesn’t captivate you, the taste will. Ragamuffins are the lazy cook’s (by lazy I mean me, not necessarily you) way to a little Cinnamon Roll flavor without the yeast & the wait that comes with it.

Cinnamon Swirl Ragamuffin

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Asparagus & Chive Frittata – Instant Pot Recipe

So are you guys morning people? Not me. Nope. Not ever. But I love breakfast and brunch dishes any time of day. Here’s a great little Asparagus & Chive Frittata that’s easy enough to make anytime. (Even if you’re only half awake!)

Instant Pot Asparagus & Chive Frittata

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Famous Dave’s Cornbread

If you want an incredible, moist, fluffy cornbread, you’ve got to try Famous Dave Anderson’s recipe. He claims it’s even better than his corn muffins that are served at his Famous Dave’s restaurants. I agree!

Famous Dave’s Cornbread

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Original Cheese Zombie Sandwiches

It might have been the name that drew me in. The Cheese Zombie. It was the wholehearted endorsement of those who had grown up on Cheese Zombies that hooked me. A Cheese Zombie is a sheet tray of home-made bread layered with an oozy, gooey American cheese and Cheese Zombies are sooo much better than they sound.

The last time I made Zombies, I made 1/3 plain cheese, 1/3 with pickled Jalapenos and 1/3 with ham. The possibilities are endless.

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Ham & Parmesan Risotto (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

I love me some Risotto – how ’bout you? It amazes me how you can take a simple ingredient like rice, add a glug of wine & a few gratings of cheese (plus a bit of this and that) and turn it into a gourmet meal – no make that a gourmet experience – because you get to drink the rest of the wine! Plus plus!

Ham & Parmesan Risotto

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Not Your Father’s Root Beer & Bourbon Glazed Ham

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned Not Your Father’s Root Beer on my blog before – see my Dad and I are pretty wild about it and split one every now and then. So when Dad said he’d like a ham, I immediately (and selflessly, I might add) sacrificed a bottle. Of his, of course, lol! (Fyi: plain old root beer will work in this recipe, too.)

Not Your Fathers Root Beer & Bourbon Glazed Ham

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Sabayon Lemon Tart

I’ve got a treat for everyone, today! A lovely lemon tart that I’m calling a Sabayon Lemon Tart. It’s beautiful, bright, and creamy & dreamy.

Sabayon Lemon Tart adapted from Thomas Keller

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