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 it simple. Today I share with you a tour of

Simple Comforts for Sickness

Simple Comforts for Sickness at Hodgepodge

It’s just about a given that when you have five children in the house and participate in multiple events that you will have some sickness. Well, we’ve been socked pretty hard the last couple of weeks. Sickness spaced out just right, several doctor visits and gallons of Gatorade. So I thought I’d gather a few, good ol’ basic helps. Offer them up to you with

Easy Fall Favorite Recipes

Easy Fall Recipe Favorites @ Hodgepodge

Simple holiday recipes and year ’round favorites… 7 Chicken Comfort Recipes Chicken is a comfort food at our house. Simple meals and casseroles fill tummies and stretch pennies. Chicken soup helps heal stuffy noses. I shared seven easy and frugal comfort recipes at $5 Dinners. I also have some allergy-friendly favorites for you. Now if you are blessed with those can eat just regular ol’

Fast Food for Slow Sundays: Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken


Another favorite recipe we enjoy from Hillbilly Housewife. We double the amounts for our family. Click over for the recipe. For more Sunday lunch ideas – that can be enjoyed any day of the week, see the other recipes posted here in the Fast Food for Slow Sundays category or Fast Food for Slow Sundays at Habits for a Happy Home. YUM!

Top Ten Slow Cooker Recipes of 2011


Because I love my slow cooker. And because my readers love these recipes, in my usual Fast Food for Slow Sundays spot I’m sharing the Hodgepodge top ten slow cooker recipes of 2011. Enjoy! A Month Long Slow Cooker Celebration Nana’s Homemade Slow Cooker Hummus Batch Cooking Chicken in the Slow Cooker Plus Recipes Potato Soup Overnight Slow Cooker Grits Batch Cooking: Basic Beef $5