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10 Pantry Staples You Can Totally Freeze

A freezer can be a highly useful appliance in your kitchen. You probably already use it to store staples such as frozen veggies and ground beef. However, you may have wondered about other items. Can...

Ice cube makers: any recommendations?

by damiano 1 month 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 6 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 month 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 7 months 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 9 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 10 months ago

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

Freezing Breakfast Egg Rolls

by adee888 12 months ago

I like to make baked breakfast egg rolls for my family with eggs, hashbrowns, chorizo, and cheese. My kids love these and they make a great simple dinner during busy sports seasons. I'd like to b...

Tips on freezing hollandaise sauce?

by Skittletits 1 year ago

I have been wondering if anyone has had success freezing hollandaise sauce.

Freezing Potato Pierogi

by luciaannek 8 years ago

Hello! I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried freezing poatoe and cheese pierogi. It would be sooo nice to have homemade pierogi ready to go. At what point do you freeze them? I'd assume that you...

Does Quality Suffer if I Freeze Chinese Spring Rolls?

by JoeyAbitabilo 1 year ago

Hi, I know you can freeze spring rolls and then fry them from frozen. My question is whether the quality drops significantly as compared to making them every day.

Pot roast question

by vanessa7 1 year ago

I made Ina Garten's company pot roast last month and had maybe 3-4 cups of pureed vegetable sauce leftover that I froze. I was going to make another pot roast and I am wondering if I can cook the c...

Freezing portions of a gigantic costco chicken pot pie

by elise h 5 years ago

The Costco chicken pot pie is wonderful. Bountiful large chunks of chicken (white meat) and vegetables. I didn't detect filler potatoes. Creamy, natural tasting sauce. Delectable crust that both cr...

Freeze Breakfast Strata?

by jspragins 1 year ago

Hi - I have browsed many of the discussions here about strata, but can not find a definitive answer about whether a breakfast strata will freeze well. And a broader internet search led to conflicti...