Freeze Whole Tomatoes

Put extra garden tomatoes in a plastic freezer bag and store in your freezer. To use in soup, stew or sauce, just hold the frozen tomatoes under warm water, and the skins will slip right off. Drop the whole skinless tomatoes into the pot—they’ll break up during cooking, which also saves time chopping. —Elaine T., Palmetto, Florida

When our garden is producing a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, I make tomato "muffins". I ladle peeled and cored tomatoes into muffin pans and pop them in the freezer. When they're solid, I take the tomatoes out of the pans and slip them into plastic bags, so they're ready to add to soups, chili and other recipes. —Barbara Kynock, Centreville, Nova Scotia