In response to recent posts on eating cheaply (Healthy Food on an Unhealthy Budget and Learning to Eat More Meals at Home), several readers have pointed to a site called Hillbilly Housewife.

The focus here is on low-cost, home-cooking from scratch. The recipes are all tested in a real kitchen with hungry children, stalking cats, begging puppies and a playful husband underfoot. The ingredients are affordable and readily available in most areas.

There is a wealth of information here. It’s like a gold-mine for frugal cooks. Highlights include:

There’s lots more there, though. I recommend you take twenty or thirty minutes to browse the site.