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Crabby Housewife has been a work in progress. We started with a focus on being a frugal, reluctant housewife. Over the years, various topics crept in as they sometimes do. However, we are getting back to our roots and will focus mainly on frugal recipes and tips for saving money on food and household cleaning, etc. Still, we have some amazing articles on here that we don’t just want to throw away. You’ll find all of them here in the archives. Hope you enjoy!

Large basket full of apples and two smaller baskets full of pears and plums sit on a wooden picnic table.

Home Food Preservation – Big Savings Canning Fruits

.Home food preservation not only saves you money, but allows you to have 100% control over the ingredients in your ...
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Woman worrying about finances on floor of living room

How to Get Out of Debt Fast

One of the biggest reasons people land on this site is because they are looking for ways to save money ...
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oven roasted chicken surrounded by fresh vegetables on a wooden able with fruit in the background.

$40 Healthy Grocery List for Walmart for Cheap Meals for a Week

A $40 healthy grocery list for Walmart provides ideas for cheap meals for a week. If you follow other tips, ...
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Give Leftovers a Pasta Fix

Give Leftovers a Pasta Fix

 Jazz up leftovers into delicious second meals. One of the cheapest and easiest ways to stretch a food budget is ...
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Wooden table featuring a white plate with a large turkey surrounded by squash and zucchini. In the background is a bowl with greens and tomatoes and behind that two red apples.

30 Favorite Cheap and Easy Meals When You’re Broke

Whether you're a college student, or you are a family on a budget, there are times when you barely have ...
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