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Can I freeze this marinade

by melliebay 18 hours ago

I made a smoky steak marinade today for carne asada. It easily made enough for several meals for our family of two. I...

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melliebay commented 15 hours ago

Question on freezing meatballs

by tomjb27 4 years ago

Hello, I am planning to make a large batch of meatballs and freeze half of them. My usual method is to brown meatb...

hotoynoodle commented 3 days ago

Best freezer/microwave safe food storage containers

by josephnl 2 years ago

We are a family of two, and invariably when I make soup or stews, I want to freeze leftovers in pint or quart contain...

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JasmineWhite commented 7 days ago

Freezing Rouille?

by Hazardous 11 days ago

Can you freeze rouille? And if so, how do you thaw successfully?

hotoynoodle commented 10 days ago

Casserole with half and half, freeze?

by horstuff 13 days ago

I’ve read half and half separates from being frozen, but will that matter in a casserole tetrazzini? Freeze first or ...

Ttrockwood commented 12 days ago

Vacuum Sealer (inexpensive / starter) - Help requested

by saregama 14 days ago

I've been thinking about getting a vacuum sealer for a while. Main uses would be freezing raw meats / fish in individ...

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VFish commented 12 days ago

Meat Quality: Costco, WF, Local Butcher, Supermarket

by khymari 20 days ago

We are only 2 in my household and to be honest, we only really cook on the weekends due to time constraints. I'v...

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UES Mayor commented 16 days ago

Freezing homemade egg rolls? (Troubleshooting)

by NiceySpicy 2 months ago

I made up a few egg rolls to freeze and decided to freeze them uncooked. I guess my philosophy was that they won't ge...

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sisterfunkhaus commented 23 days ago

How To Store Lard

by Bon Ap 11 years ago

I traditionally use Crisco in my pie crust, but wanted to avoid hydrogenated oil this Thanksgiving, and so experiment...

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JOSA commented 1 month ago

3.5 year old whole frozen duck

by smgord 1 month ago

The subject line says it all… Is the bird still worth cooking? It doesn’t look like it is suffering from freezer bur...

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smgord commented 1 month ago

Stocking up on frozen meals before baby arrives

by pistachio peas 4 months ago

I'm expecting twins in early December. We are also moving in mid-September (but staying in the same city), and my hus...

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Madrid commented 1 month ago

Blanched Basil is Bland

by HouseofEscobar 3 months ago

I am trying to preserve a pound of basil via blanch and freeze. I didn't think I did the blanching too long, maybe 8 ...

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janniecooks commented 2 months ago

Freezing portions of a gigantic costco chicken pot pie

by elise h 3 years ago

The Costco chicken pot pie is wonderful. Bountiful large chunks of chicken (white meat) and vegetables. I didn't dete...

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Fatso_Calrissian commented 3 months ago

Freezer meals for chemo recovery?

by sljones 11 months ago

I need some ideas for different meals that can be frozen for someone who is recovering from intensive chemo/stem cell...

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sweethooch commented 3 months ago

Freezing cheesecake

by barbarajw52 3 months ago

I froze a blueberry cheesecake with graham cracker crust. When I thawed it out the crust was soggy. How do I keep thi...

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barbarajw52 commented 3 months ago

Freezing chicken curry / stews

by rapscalli 12 months ago

Hi all, Cooked a few chicken dishes (chicken curries and chicken chasseur) and froze them. The chicken breast was ...

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chilliesnspice commented 3 months ago

Muffin Tin Shepherds Pie Suggestions

by BostonTparty 3 months ago

My son went away to college. Over the summer he became enamored with Shepherds Pie. I would like to freeze a batch an...

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stockholm28 commented 3 months ago

General Discussion Be the first to comment

Does creme fraiche freeze?

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by somervilleoldtimer 3 months ago

I thought crème fraiche froze well. However, I put a tub in the freezer, pulled it out a month or so later. The te...

Help! Freezing chicken liver pate?

by somervilleoldtimer 3 months ago

I made a terrific chicken liver pate with cognac, cream cheese and spices, but too much of it. Will it freeze for an...

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saregama commented 3 months ago

Freezing Chopped Garlic?

by bxgirl 4 months ago

Bought a bag of garlic at Costco, and it is A LOT of garlic. I am thinking of chopping-up several bulbs in the foo...

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dfrostnh commented 4 months ago

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