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Freezer Storage Tips and Tricks to Help You Keep Your Cool

Freezer storage is a little bit art and a little bit science, with some good sense and nifty tricks mixed in. These handy tips will help you get your freezer organized and keep your food from getting...

Freezing ragu sauce that includes milk

by soccermom13 3 months ago

I am going to be cooking and freezing lots of food for my daughter and her husband who expecting their first baby next month. She loves a Giuliano Hazan ragu recipe that includes 1/2 cup of whole ...

Refreezing raw (thawed) organic garlic

by Emilybh 6 months ago

Has anyone ever stored raw garlic cloves frozen in plastic bags; had the garlic thaw and then refrozen it and used it (after it was frozen a second time) in either a cooked or raw dish? I've ...

3.5 year old whole frozen duck

by smgord 4 years ago

The subject line says it all… Is the bird still worth cooking? It doesn’t look like it is suffering from freezer burn – it is in its original shrink wrapping and it looks fine.

Freezing Poached Chicken Advice...

by luvcubs 1 year ago

Hi, I am going to poach chicken breast & then freeze them. (To have ready to go when I want to make something that requires already cooked chicken). My question is: Is it better to freeze them w...

Meat - frozen (raw) to cooked then frozen again ....

by Eeatz 1 year ago

Hi Hounds. Is this okay? I picked up some chicken liver at a local farm and it is frozen in 2 lb. portions. I'm the only (or lonely) one eating it as my partner abstains. Can I cook it and then ref...

Freezing bananas??

by crn 14 years ago

What will happen? Will they turn brown & be mushy? Would you peel & then slice them? I can never use the whole bunch (it's very hard to find a small bunch).

Freezing non-homogenized heavy cream and whole milk

by VFish 1 year ago

Hello, I started to look up freezing cream and possibly whole milk if need be, and what I saw was that freezing regular milk may reverse a homogenized milk or cream. What I'm asking about is no...

Ice cube makers: any recommendations?

by damiano 1 year ago

As the weather starts improving here in Europe, one of the items I'm now eyeing is an ice cube maker. My budget is up until 200 euro. Ideally, the machine should make clear ice cubes, have some...

Freezing Hard Boiled Eggs

by Pryderi 8 years ago

I have more eggs than I can eat, and I'm looking for a way to preserve them. I thought about hard boiling, peeling, then freezing them. It would be convenient to have the eggs whole, but I'm not ...

Top-12 Food Freezing Tips for the Apocalypse by Spread Catering

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chef Cristina Topham, proprietor of Spread Catering and a friend of friends, shares her experience as a yacht chef prepping for long passages. She published her top 12 tips for planning, storing a...

Freezing meats

by freezernewbie12 1 year ago

New to freezing meals here. We love beef in our home and are picky about the way our beef tastes. Truthfully have never made a freezer meal or even defrosted beef for a meal but would like to sta...

Freezing Foie Gras

by kim2001 1 year ago

I bought a lobe of frozen foie gras. I seared the small lobe, but I will not use the large lobe for searing. I wanted to re-freeze it and cure it later but a quick google search turned up many resu...

Do I bake the lasagna before freezing it?

by hungryinmanhattan 2 years ago

I am making 2 lasagnas for a New Years Day party. Do I bake the lasagna before freezing it, or do I just bake them fully on the day I am serving? Much thanks.

Stuffing Question

by walker 2 years ago

For the first time, this year I'm mixing up the stuffing (I always do a double recipe!) ahead of time and will freeze it until day before, will then put it into the fridge. I've already cut and to...

Bell pepper recipe to preserve/freeze?

by oceanhillbk 2 years ago

I have a backlog of bell peppers -- mostly red -- from my CSA and if I don't use them soon they are going to end up in the compost. Any recommendations for a relish/preserve/freezer-friendly recipe...

Can you freeze tiramisu?

by Nyleve 2 years ago

So I scoured the interwebs to get the answer to this question and got conflicting information. I want to prepare a pan of tiramisu in advance and freeze it, if possible. My recipe contains mascarpo...

Frozen seaweed salad - can I refreeze?

by Douglasfairy2 2 years ago

I bought a 1 kg bag frozen seaweed salad and entire bag Is defrosted. Can I refreeze left over?

Can you freeze uncooked hominy?

by michaeljc70 2 years ago

I made posole and only had an almost 7lb can of hominy so I used a little less than half of it. When I searched online I saw you can freeze cooked hominy, but this isn't cooked. The can was cheap ...

Question about freezing meat/chili

by vanessa7 2 years ago

I am making chili for my son's birthday party on Sunday. When I bought the meat, the sell-by date was today. I had been planning on making it Friday or Saturday. Is it better to make the chili toda...

Red Chili Peppers

by JerkPork 2 years ago

I have a bunch growing on my plant, I typically freeze them whole. Any other ideas on what to do with them?