Freezer Tips

Apple Pie

When you have apples for baking pies but don’t think that you will be able to use them before they start to spoil, try this idea: Peel the apples and slice them. Add sugar and cinnamon as well as…

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Basil-Seasoned Oil

When I have a bunch of fresh basil that I can’t use right away, I finely chop the extra, stir it into some oil and freeze the mixture. When I’d like to use the basil-seasoned oil in a recipe, I…

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Berry Flats

I like to store foods in my chest freezer, but I’m not very tall, so it’s hard to reach the items at the bottom…then I had a brain wave. Each year, I buy berries in bulk from local farms…

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Casserole for Two

Cooking for two can be a challenge, but I discovered a simple way to reduce the number of servings in some casseroles. If the recipe calls for a 13- x 9-inch baking dish, I reduce the ingredients…

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Color-Coded Containers

To keep the foods in my freezer organized, I use color-coded lids on my plastic freezer containers. I put green covers on containers of vegetables, red covers on meat and protein foods, and yellow…

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Cooked Pumpkin

In October, pumpkins are usually very inexpensive. I like to take advantage of this by purchasing several pumpkins and seeding and slicing them. I cook the slices in my pressure cooker until soft.…

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Croquettes

When I make croquettes, I cook just the amount I need. I put any leftover mixture into cupcake liners and freeze them. Once they’re frozen, I remove them from the liners, place them in freezer…

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Cutting Cob Corn

Here’s an easy way to prepare fresh corn for the freezer. Place the tip of an ear of corn in the center hole of an angel food cake pan, then use an electric knife to cut down the side of the cob,…

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Egg and Sausage Muffins

Nothing beats egg, sausage and cheese on an English muffin in the morning. But since my husband and I both work, there isn’t enough time to make these tasty breakfast sandwiches. Instead, I…

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Evaporated Milk

My husband and I love mashed potatoes made with evaporated milk. However, the recipe I use only calls for a quarter of the can. To avoid wasting the rest of the milk, I pour it in ice cube trays…

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