Burritos for Bulk Cooking

Burritos are one of our favorite items to have for snacks, lunches, and dinners. They are also great for freezing. Here’s a video that I made two years ago explaining how I fold the burritos so that they stay a nice neat package. Don’t laugh — it’s an old vlog. I typically make 3-4 dozen […]

Double Dinner Tonight

Cook once and eat twice when you double dinner and freeze half. One of the easiest, most pain-free ways to fill your freeze is to double dinner. That’s it. Just make a double batch tonight. Then freeze half. Okay, so if dinner is a cheese souffle, that’s probably not going to work. But, these kinds of […]

What’s the Deal with Freezer Cooking?

Freezer cooking is a big deal! Find out why. Wondering what the big deal is with freezer cooking? I’m over on Food Your Way today chatting about that very thing. From the post: Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably heard the phrase “freezer cooking” a time or two. A google search reveals over […]

Don’t Cook All Day to Fill the Freezer

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend days in the kitchen to make freezer cooking work for you. In fact, in as little as two hours, you can pull together ten meals. I know because I put together several meal plans like that for my cookbook. The book features ten cooking plans that […]

Grab a Great Freezer Cookbook

Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is set to release tomorrow. Grab a copy and get cooking! Tomorrow’s the Big Day! I’m not really sure how I feel about that. It’s been so long in the making. And the day is finally here. Date night tomorrow night includes a trip to Barnes and Noble. Yikes! […]

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

Homebaked cookies can come together faster than you can chase an elf up a tree, especially if you keep a stash of baked and unbaked cookies in the freezer. I love cookies. They are easily portable — and their portions are easily controlled. Well, if you can stop eating them. When I have a stash […]

Eat Down the Freezer to Make Space and Save Money

Spend a few days or weeks eating up what’s already in the freezer. You’ll save money for a big cooking session and make some room in the freezer. You may be really excited to start filling your freezer with all kinds of tasty, pre-made meals. I get that! Once you get the hang of freezer […]

Roast Veggies for Rich Flavor & Freeze for Later

Roast vegetables in bulk and then freeze them in meal-sized packaging to use later. They’ll give rich flavor without a lot of fuss. Roasted vegetables add rich flavor to any number of dishes. These tasty tidbits would include roasted garlic, roasted peppers and chiles, and roasted tomatoes. The trick is that roasting often takes awhile. […]