Top Hodgepodge Recipes for Feeding the Family

Top Easy Recipes for Feeding the Family at Hodgepodge

It is THE time of year for slow cooking. For simple recipes. We all need to get back in a routine so there is not much time for cooking meals. And with cooler weather we are often craving some comfort food at our house. So I have put together a round up of the top […]

Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

This is my maternal grandmother’s recipe for Thanksgiving dressing. Nana has the recipe that Mamaw wrote down herself. The recipe begins with “bake a pone of cornbread.” I never wondered about the definition of a pone until I began typing this recipe. I think of a pone as just a nice, round hunk of cornbread […]

Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe

Grandma's Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe

In honor of fall, Hodgepodgedad’s favorite. Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ginger 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup shortening (I didn’t have any so I substituted real butter and they turned out beautifully!) 1 cup sugar 1 cup […]

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Homemade mayonnaise recipe

My grandmother, Mama Ann, has always made her own mayonnaise. Imagine the savings! She says it’s the homemade mayo that makes her Pimento Cheese so delicious. Probably so, but I think it also has to do with just her making it and me getting to enjoy it. She shared her homemade mayo recipe with me: Mama Ann’s […]

Simple Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Meals

Simple Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Meals

I love my slow cooker for simple, delicious meals. It works on supper while the rest of us go about our day. My slow cooker is the best for back to school time, for comfort food and for batch cooking main ingredients. And I am not one for a long list of ingredients. So, lately, […]

Sunday Savings in Kitchen Essentials ebook Bundle Sale

kitchen essentials ebook bundle

I am absolutely thrilled to have our Sunday Savings cookbook included in this week’s Bundle of the Week! ~ Disclosure: if you purchase the Bundle of the Week I will receive a portion of the sales. Please see our disclosure policy. From meal planning and freezer cooking to organizing your kitchen and preparing your own […]

10 Go-To Recipes That Make My Life Easy

10 Go-To Recipes That Make My Life Easy at

As a homeschool mama, I have to be on my toes to get my family of seven fed. I like to fill their tummies with good things yet my recipes must be practical and simple. You too?? I contribute recipes monthly to two sites. Recipes for the larger family at $5 Dinners and egg and […]

Bundle of Hodgepodge Cookbooks

Southern Hodgepodge Cookbook bundle

“It’s a recipe book that spans a century. It’s a snapshot of celebrations past.” I’ve shared before about that wonderful, red and white checked cookbook my mother gave me when I was a new bride. It contains a treasure of recipes, handed down from my great-grandmother to my grandmother to Nana. And then to me. […]

10 + Hodgepodge Pantry Staples and Our Basic Meal Plan

Frugal Pantry Staples at Hodgepodge

My friend Heidi posted on our Hodgepodge Facebook page: “I would love to see a post about things you consider staples in your kitchen…things you always have on hand to make it easier to keep the Hodgepodge bellies filled.” I’m glad she asked! Because she is right. We do keep basics on hand to make […]

5 Simple Satisfying Suppers

Simple Suppers at Hodgepodge

Fancy Spaghetti Casserole Recipe I went to make our very favorite meal, Italian Stuffed Shells. Alas, no large shell pasta was in the pantry. What was I to do? Aha! Make it anyway with spaghetti noodles. I already had the noodles cooked – leftover from spaghetti a couple nights ago…(get the recipe) Slow Cooker Ranch […]

Ultimate List of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Ultimate List of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

**Welcome Pinterest friends! Please make yourself at home. Subscribe so you won’t miss any easy recipes. Browse my cookbook offerings. Enjoy!** Give me easy. Mix a few ingredients. Make it simply delicious. In the practical world of homeschooling and feeding a crowd on a budget, a long list of ingredients does not make the menu […]

Nana’s Berry Easy Cake Mix Cobbler Plus 10 No Bake Recipes

Summer berries

Beautiful berries. Celebrate summer and enjoy a special occasion cobbler. Especially easy with a store-bought cake mix. This recipe works for any berries you come across. Those growing in your garden or those you find at the farmer’s market or the produce section of your favorite grocery store. Nana’s recipe for Berry Easy Cake Mix […]