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Freezer Cooking How To

Freezer Cooking How To

Wondering what all this fuss about freezer cooking is? It can save you time and money, as well as put some great meals on your table. Freezer cooking is one of my main ways to save money on groceries. I can do a day or two of bulk cooking and not only benefit from bulk […]

Making Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles - Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too.

Ever wonder if you could make pickles yourself? If I can, you can. Or in other words, if I can can, you can can, too. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, […]

Introducing the New FoodSaver G3H Vacuum Sealer (Giveaway CLOSED)

food saver zipper bag accessory

The following content is sponsored by FoodSaver The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: the3diggs@ As you know by now, my life has been colored by freezer cooking for over 16 years now. I was very pregnant with our first child when I read the grandmother of all freezer cooking books and set […]

Discover Canning & Beautiful Blue Ball Jars (CLOSED)

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, KristyBartlett@ This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. I confess. I have completely embraced the canning jar craze. My go-to drinking glass is a mason jar, preferably wide-mouth, […]

Freezer Bags & How to Seal Them

I use freezer bags to pack many of my meals and meal components for freezing. Last year, I bought a ton of them on Christmas clearance and paid a couple pennies a bag. I wash and reuse the ones that I’ve used for baked goods. If raw meat or messy sauces have been in them, […]

Get a Freezer Alarm

A freezer alarm can alert you when the things get too hot in the freezer. Once upon a time, our freezer was connected to a GFI outlet. And the breaker popped. And we didn’t know it. Three days later when I went to get something from the freezer, I found a big soggy mess. I […]

Chill Foods Completely Before Freezing

For best texture and reduced freezer burn, chill foods completely before freezing. This is what my refrigerator looks like on a busy freezer cooking day. When I tackle a large freezer cooking session, I find refrigerator storage to be a challenge. I need to use the fridge to store all the groceries I’ve bought, thaw those […]

Vanilla Maple Apple Butter & What to Do with Apples

Stock up on apples when you see a great price, generally under a buck per pound. Then do great and tasty things with those apples. So, I’ve bought a lot of apples so far this season. 50 pounds and counting. At this time next week, I’ll be up to 70 and I’m not sure when […]

5 Days of Freezer Cooking This Week!

Fix Up Some Freezer Meals | Good Cheap Eats

Now that I have an empty and thawed freezer — and school is starting this week — I’m ready to get cooking! Literally. Every day this week I’ll be cooking a few things to add to my freezer. I’ll be sharing the updates every afternoon and then posting a big ole’ round up at Life […]

How to Juice a Pomegranate (Operation Pomegranate Jelly 1.2)

pomegranate and knife

So, my adventure with pomegranates continues. Regulars around here will know that I’ve had a little pomegranate obsession, mixing up batches of pomegranate jelly, both from bottled juice and from fresh pomegranates. Little did I know when I bought 10 pounds of “cosmetically challenged” pomegranates, that they would be adding them to our produce box. […]