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 with a touch of Cook’s Illustrated and a dash of Bon Appetit thrown in. A home cook always ready to toss out a great meal & just pretentious enough to make it interesting! I've been cooking since I was tall enough to pull up chair to stand at the counter, sink and stove - almost 50 years now, so I’ll keep giving you my quirky Grandma recipe box, a mix of new and old, and I hope you’ll keep following along! I love that you’re here for the ride, and thank you!

Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Frico

When I made these Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Frico, I was thinking about the food I usually make for my blog. As a food blogger, one thing I seem to fall short on is “side” dishes, especially vegetable side dish recipes.

Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Frico
Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Frico

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Italian Beef Sandwiches – Instant Pot

If you’ve never had a Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich, you’ve been missing out. Really, Italian Beef Sandwiches are a bucket list recipe; everyone should experience them at least once in their lifetime. Fair warning: once you’ve had Italian Beef Sandwiches, you’ll want them all the time!

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches Instant Pot
Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches Instant Pot

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Valentine’s Day & the Broken Cake of Dreams

I hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day! I wanted to post something fun and gorge for the day, but it just wasn’t going to be! I have a lot of wonderful neighbors and one of them had a luncheon for the ladies of the area.

Valentine’s Day & the Cake of Broken Dreams

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Korean Pancakes, Gamjajeon 감자전

I’ve been trying to get this post out all day! ‘Coz the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is in the Gangwon Province of South Korea, dominated by the Taebaek Mountains.

Korean Pancakes, Gamjajeon 감자전
Korean Pancakes, Gamjajeon 감자전

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Mardi Gras King Cake Scones

Last week, without thinking, I posted three dinner recipes in a row. Usually, I try to break things up a bit with a salad or dessert or some other post. So this weekend, I thought I’d make more “fun” things!

Mardi Gras King Cake Scones
Mardi Gras King Cake Scones

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Chocolate Cherry Scones – Guest Post

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a bit different because it’s a Guest Post for Suzanne at APugintheKitchen. If you haven’t met Suzanne, you should. She’s a fantastic cook and baker extraordinaire, involved in all kinds of good endeavors, inherently generous and kind. Of course, there’s her pug Percy who gets to make a featured appearance every now and then, too!

Percy – one pampered pooch!

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2 Dozen Recipes For a Mardi Gras Party

Are you thinking about a Mardi Gras Celebration? Here are a few of my favorites inspired by the South & New Orleans. (It seems I really like pimento cheese!) Click on a photo to take you to a recipe.

Laissez les bons temps rouler.

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25 Ways to Use Leftover Corn

There's no big galleries to page through, just practical ways to use up your leftover corn with recipes & ideas

That first bite of sweet corn every summer is like heaven, and there’s probably not a kernel left. As the summer wears on you’ll be looking for ways to use any leftover. Here are a few ideas.

With any leftover vegetable, think how it might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

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Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Soup Instant Pot or Stove-Top

If you grew up with this hearty & healthy soup, you already know that Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Soup is absolute comfort food. A bowl of this will warm you up even on the coldest days.

Smoked Sausage & Cabbage Soup
Smoked Sausage & Cabbage Soup

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Paella Valenciana

Want a simple one-pan skillet dinner? Make paella. Seriously. If there’s ever been a simple dish so wrapped in mystique with so many rules, I don’t know what it is. If you want a “world class” Paella, follow them all. If you want a fabulous supper, keep reading. Yeah, we’re gonna break a few rules and get you a fantastic Paella. Maybe for Valentine’s Day?

Paella Valenciana
Paella Valenciana

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