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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...

The Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham

Tawny Baked Ham - recipe from Biltmore House near Asheville, that glaze is crispy caramelized perfection - like ham candy and the sauce - it will just about break your heart it's so good

If you’re looking for a showstopper of a ham recipe for a fall or winter holiday, look no further. Simple to make but absolutely stunning, this ham has it all: Great looks and great taste.

The Biltmore House's Tawny Baked Ham
The Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham

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The Easiest Pumpkin Pie

Easiest Pumpkin Pie - McCormicks Signature Pie. 5 ingredients. 40 minutes from start to chill.

Sometimes you just need a decent pie. I dunno, maybe you opened your mouth and volunteered without thinking. Maybe someone volunteered you? Maybe you don’t even know how it happened! Take a breath and remember these things happen to the best of us – and sometimes at the worst possible time!

The easiest pumpkin pie - McCormick's Signature Pie
The easiest pumpkin pie – McCormick’s Signature Pie

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Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad: If you're from the South you might know this and if not, it's not as crazy as it sounds but it is crazy good!

My sister told me about Cornbread Salad. I mean, really, if she hadn’t raved, I never would have made it. I think she MADE me make it and report back, lol! I fell in love with it. Hard. Strange ingredients, but it’s like a miracle. The miracle of Cornbread Salad.

Cornbread Salad
Cornbread Salad: Talk about AWESOME deliciousness!

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Shortcut Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) or Pho Ga Tay Instant Pot or Stove-top

Pho Ga Quick & easy - shortcut from your Thanksgiving leftovers or make with leftover or poached chicken

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I decided to make Pho Ga. Vietnamese Chicken Soup. And now, I’m sure you’re wondering “What on this side of heaven does Pho Ga have to do with the Great American Turkey Day?” Ahem. Thanksgiving, that is.

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup - Pho Ga or Chicken Pho
Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup – Pho Ga or Chicken Pho, shortcut version

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Instant Pot Greek Gyros

Instant Pot Gyros: Under 30 minutes for the best Gyros made at home.

Okay, so the other night I was just hanging out at the Instant Pot Community Facebook page (can you say cooking nerd? and proud of it!) when my friend Tonya messaged me. We got to talking about what we wanted to make in the IP (we’re both exited about our IP’s) and she suggested Gyros.

Instant Pot Gyros - beyond delicious!
Instant Pot Gyros – beyond delicious!

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Cheesy Potato Sausage Soup – Instant Pot or Stove-top

Cheesy Potato & Sausage Soup. OMG Soooo Good! Make it thick or thinner if you'd like, add more or less cheese. Try it with Ham!!

Oh, but I do love me some soup. Especially in the fall. And since I had some sausage left after making Smoked Sausage and White Bean Soup in the Instant Pot the other day, I thought I’d make more soup, but take it in another direction.

Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Sausage Soup
Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Sausage Soup

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