Want to Know What’s in My Freezer?

Got a freezer? Wondering how best to use it? What should you stock it with? Here are ten things that I almost always have on hand in my deep freeze. 

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Over the years my freezer has become one of my most-loved kitchen appliances. Even though my deep freeze happens to be in my garage. Not only does freezer cooking save me money and time, but it also gives me a break and helps me get ahead.

If you were to peek into my freezer, you might learn more about my personality and my family’s habits.

I like to think that one’s freezer is a lot like one’s medicine cabinet. A peek inside reveals so much about the character and lifestyle of its owner!

I suppose a refrigerator can offer you a similar insider perspective, but the freezer? Well, the freezer really gives you a look at the person’s future hopes and dreams — what is she stashing away in cold storage? — as well as one’s everyday habits and preferences.

Coming from the woman who wrote the book on freezer cooking, it may surprise you to learn what’s deep inside my freezer at any given moment. (^That’s an affiliate link. Thanks for supporting my work.)

I recently shared my deep freeze secrets over on The Kitchn. Check out the post here: 10 Things I Always Have in My Freezer.

What do YOU keep in your freezer?

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

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I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990, what can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then.

One always knew when Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was on the menu at the dining commons. Someone at the window would peer in to read the menu and pretty soon the news had spread thought the line. I remember seeing girls race to the bakery area in order to snag their fare share. And if they were already out? Oh dear.

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How to Make a Fruit Cobbler Easy Peasy

Enjoy all the luscious summer fruits available by baking them into a Fruit Cobbler. This one with a luscious lemon biscuit topping is a winner! Despite the warm temps of summer, I love baking with summer fruit. Whether it’s a pie, a batch of scones or a fruit cobbler, I’m a fan of turning on […]

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Simple Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Serve up an easy side dish tonight with this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf. Based on whole grain and packed with flavor, it’s a great supporting actor. Rice pilaf is one of my go-to side dishes. Hubs could eat the whole pan himself. There’s just something about the combination of butter, onion, rice, and chicken broth […]

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Sausage Packets for the Grill

Whip up an easy dinner in a flash with these Sausage Packets for the Grill. Toss together a green salad and dinner is ready in no time! Quick and easy is the name of the game when it comes to summertime meals. If you can cook them outside on the grill, so much the better! Stay […]

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Download a FREE Weekly Meal Plan: Protein Power

Looking for easy meals that are gluten-free and dairy-free or even workable for paleo or Whole 30? Download this free weekly meal plan focused on protein power meals. Ten years ago our family ate very differently than we do today. It’s not that we ate unhealthfully all the way around; I still cooked quite a […]

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Santa Barbara Caviar, the Bean Dip that Acts Like a Salsa

Santa Barbara Caviar is a delicious bean dip that acts like a salsa. It’s perfect with chips, to top tacos or enchiladas, or even to serve simply on rice. I went to college at UC Santa Barbara. It was known as the party school back then. It may still be known as the party school. […]

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Yummy Drinks I Think We Should Try This Summer

Don’t let summer pass you by without relaxing out of doors with a tall glass of something delicious. I’ve got five yummy drinks to try this summer. My favorite Cherry Limeade  So, I’ve been thinking about summer…. It’s going by all too quickly. Fourth of July, say what? I haven’t been to the pool yet. […]

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AVAILABLE NOW: A Month of Meals – Salad’s On!

Summer’s here and salad’s on! Enjoy a month of easy, healthy, and budget-friendly salad-centric meals with this very summer-friendly meal plan. Salad is a perfect meal-planning solution for hot, summer days. Not only is it cool and refreshing and features fresh, abundant summer produce, but it’s also very make-ahead, meaning you can prep all the ingredients […]

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