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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...

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

I think I talked last week about being a little obsessed about my spice mixes & concoctions – If you’re a follower, you probably already know I’m just as obsessive about my salad dressings! Today I’m obsessive about this Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing in particular.

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Corned Beef Fritters

I’m always looking for something fun  to do with my leftover Corned Beef. I know it’s always good the next day just as is, but we so seldom have Corned Beef I really like to do something special. These Corned Beef Fritters are it!

Corned Beef Fritters

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Classic Quaker Oats Meatloaf

This really is an old-school classic meatloaf. Just plain cookin’ & hardly anything to making it at all. It’s one of those recipes that really makes you appreciate the taste of FOOD.

Quaker Oats Classic Meatloaf

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Hasselback au Gratin Potatoes

I have a little secret. I’ve been holding out on you. See, I’ve been making these Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes for months now and never posted them. They’re amazing, they’re gorgeous and they’re amazing. Oh, I said that already. Well, I can’t say it enough.

Hasselback au Gratin Potatoes

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Whiskey & Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

I make the same Corned Beef & Cabbage every year. Year after year. It’s that good. But every now and then, I’m up for a bit of a change and this year was it. Even this Grandma wants to be a bit “trendy” once in awhile, if there is such a thing as a “trendy” Corned Beef.

Whiskey & Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

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Banoffee Pie

I remember hearing about Banoffee Pie decades ago – but what I didn’t know then was just how EASY this is to make. And it’s soooo Caramelly Toffee Banana goodness. A shortbread crust, a good thick layer of Dulce de Leche, bananas and whipping cream touched with coffee. All those wasted years…

Banoffee Pie

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Irish Pub Nachos

Ok, so they’re not Irish and they’re not really Nachos. But what they are is ooey, gooey, cheesy potato deliciousness with the spiciness of nachos. And there’s bacon (or corned beef, if you have some) sprinkled throughout. You might call this an appetizer, but for us it was a fun meal.

Irish Pub Nachos with Salsa and Greek Yogurt Ranch

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