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Food Processed Pickles

I like to add chopped sweet pickles to my tuna, chicken and egg salads. But cutting up all those pickles gets tiresome, so I use my food processor to mince an entire jar at once. I process the…

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Freeze Meat Before Slicing

I like to use flank steak (London broil) for stir-fry dishes and fajitas. It can be difficult to cut the meat into thin, uniform slices when it’s fresh, but I’ve found it’s much faster and easier…

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Freeze On-Hand Soup Ingredients

I keep a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag in the freezer to store soup ingredients. When we have corn, beans or other vegetables left over at dinner, I put them in the bag. I do the same with…

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Freezer Chili Dump

I keep a container in my freezer to hold ingredients for my next pot of chili. I dump in leftover taco meat, sloppy joes and cooked meats as well as tomato-based dishes such as spaghetti sauce,…

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Freezer Shredded Cheese

Shredded cheese always spoiled before I had the chance to use it all. My dad taught me to buy a 5-pound bag of shredded cheddar, put small amounts in resealable freezer bags and freeze…

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Freezer Tape

Ordinary masking tape makes wonderful freezer tape. You can write on it with anything, it stays on the containers in the freezer and it peels off easily without scrubbing. —Bobby Langley,…

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Freezer Treats

To save time, I frequently prepare a double batch of cookies, brownies or other treats. I freeze the second batch so I have something on hand for a family dessert, housewarming or whatever…

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Freezing Fresh Corn

I often freeze fresh corn. I used to cut the kernels off the cob with a paring knife. A couple years ago, I tried using my electric knife to speed up the process. It was less messy and easier on…

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French Toast Sticks

One morning, my children requested French toast, but I was out of bread. I improvised with leftover hot dog buns, splitting each roll in half before dipping it in the egg batter. They resembled…

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Fresh Asparagus

In order to keep asparagus fresh longer, I place the cut stems in a container of cold water—similar to flowers in a vase. I keep the asparagus in the refrigerator, changing the water at…

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