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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...

Oven Roasted Tomato Tart

Have a safe Memorial day, all. If you’re not in the States, Memorial day is the day we honor those who’ve died serving our country. It’s also the day many visit the final resting places of loved ones, go to parades and have get togethers around the grill. Here, Memorial day is really the unofficial “official” start of summer.

Roasted Tomato Tart

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Desserts: Cakes & Cupcakes

Here’s my collection of cakes and cupcakes, some old family recipes and some new favorites – there’s a little something for almost any occasion whether it’s just for family, for birthdays or for special occasions. I hope you’ll find something you like.











layer cakes






down home faves















perfect for potlucks






fun for a dinner party or holiday















individual chocolate sumpins






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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

I admit to being surprised that I liked this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad so much, and so did the folks. And I have my lil’ sis (who I no longer consider evil for suggesting such a salad knowing I’m not a Ranch fan) to thank.

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

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My Home-made Ranch Mix & Ranch Dressing

Surprise. I’m making a recipe for Bacon Ranch Potato Salad (coming up next.) A surprise because those that know me know I don’t like Ranch. Uh, hunh, no, no, nope.

Home Made Ranch Dressing Mix

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Special Occasion Desserts

Sometimes you’re looking for a dessert that’s a little over the top. That would be these – my favorite desserts for Holidays, Birthdays & Company. I hope you’ll find something you like here; most are a little more complicated than our everyday sweets, a few are drop dead simple and all are scrumptious!

special cakes for celebrations or company










extravagant cupcakes






favorite cheesecakes






elegant endings















frozen desserts






individual chocolate sumpins






special pies & tarts















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I’m taking this compilation of recipes over to Fiesta Friday 173, put on this week by the intrepid beach comber, Angie and her two co-hosts: Lindy @ Love In The Kitchen and Paula @ Her Life Is Love. I’m sensing love in the air, this week. It just takes a second to click over and visit and see all the great link-ups.

White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Do you want a big, delicious bakery style cookie just chock full of chocolate and toffee like these White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies? I betchya do. Even if you didn’t know it before now.

White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies

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