Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

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Tired of late dinners, long waits in the drive through line, or hodgepodge suppers that don’t really satisfy?

Are you looking for some easy and delicious recipes that will feed your household without emptying your wallet?

Do you wonder what all this freezer cooking hullaballoo is about?


Now’s the time to consider the concept of make-ahead and freeze cooking.

My book, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is designed to be your one-stop shop for all things freezer cooking. Loaded with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, it also provides the know-how to make bulk cooking successful for any family, household, lifestyle, or budget.

I’ve made freezer cooking a part of my family’s good eating for the last eighteen years. It’s been a great method to help us eat well and stay on budget.

Plus it keeps me sane in a busy household with six kids!

For years I found myself frustrated with the freezer cookbooks I flipped through. They often featured a lot of processed mixes and canned foods and sauces. Canned cream of something soup, anyone? No thanks. I want to feed my family real food, not a mess of chemicals.

In Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, I’ve made every effort to reduce commercially-processed foods wherever possible. Not only will you find delicious recipes, but you’ll be able to pronounce every ingredient you eat.

I love that bulk cooking can make it so much easier to eat real food!

Contrary to what you might have previously thought, homemade frozen dinners can be absolutely delicious. Some highlights from the book include Mahi Mahi with Almond-Lime Butter, Roasted Vegetable Quiche and Caramel Lime Bars.


Here’s what you’ll find in this book:

  • Over 200 recipes to make ahead and freeze
  • General instruction in freezer cooking
  • A methodology to adapt your own recipes for freezing
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian options
  • Tips for bulk cooking with kids, with friends, and on your own
  • Fresh inspiration and 21st century flavors and ingredients
  • Want to see a detailed list of contents? Go here.
  • Bonus content (MORE freezer cooking plans) are available here.

What folks are saying:

I am excited to have Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook in my kitchen library! Jessica Fisher’s recipes will please both picky-kid palates and adventurous eaters. I love the feeling of having a fully stocked freezer; it’s a luxury that can be achieved rather inexpensively thanks to Jessica’s recipes.

Stephanie O’Dea, author of the Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbooks and Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life

I love Jessica Fisher’s book. It’s so inspiring! Every home cook needs a well-worn copy. Packed with time-saving tips and mouth-watering recipes, Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook dispels the myth that freezer cooking must involve soggy, tasteless casseroles. Even if you are short on time and freezer space, you’ll learn make-ahead tricks that will enable you to put a scrumptious spread on the table—in a matter of minutes.

–Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom, author of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

In this book, Jessica Fisher gives you the tools and motivation, the cooking plans and inspiration, plus the recipes and encouragement that you need to fill your freezer with nutritious and convenient homemade meals. No more wondering about “What’s for dinner?!”

–Erin Chase, $5 Dollar Dinners, author of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbooks



  1. Ally says

    I came across your website tonight while trying to learn how to meal plan for 2 people. I find it very hard to meal plan for my husband and I – but your website is really making it a lot easier. Especially with freezer recipes!! The frozen burritos are going to save us a ton of money. He buys the $1 burritos from the store every week and usually gets about 15 of them. I ordered your book after I saw that, because I knew you were a genius.

    I just wanna thank you for all your hard work…because of your site and your lessons, I will probably cut our grocery bill more than half. Right now we seriously average $243 a month on groceries. For 2 people. I know people with a families of 7 that have a $450/month grocery bill!!

    Anyways, thank you so much and I CANT WAIT to get your book!! 🙂

  2. Jane says

    Hey, I’ve wanted this book for a while and was excited about the price. But Amazon is listing it as $2.99 on one spot, but in the “buy” section, it’s says $9.99. Do you know how I can still get the $2.99 price? I’m not exactly the best technologically. 🙂

    • Amazon pricing changes fairly frequently. If it says $9.99, then the lower price is no longer available.

  3. Lisa says

    You. Have. A. Easy. Lasagna. Recipe. Please

  4. Amee says

    Hi, I checked your book out of the library and like it so much I want to buy it. Will all of the recipes in the old edition be included in the new edition? I’m trying to decide if I should buy now or wait for the new one to come out. My family has loved everything we’ve tried from the old edition, so I want to make sure I get those recipes.

    • Yes, all the old recipes are in the new, with pictures added for some. There are 25 new recipes, 3 more cooking plans, and I’ve updated the general freezer cooking info to make sure it’s up-to-date.

      • Amee says

        Ok, I will wait and get the new one. Thanks for your help!


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