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Meat Quality: Costco, WF, Local Butcher, Supermarket

by khymari 4 months 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...


mikeycook commented 1 month ago

Cheese danish

by csabos 2 months ago

Those individual cheese danishes wrapped individually, can you freeze those? It’s just me eating them and I hate to s...


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

Tips for leftover crab dip?

by chowlinda 3 months ago

I made a crab dip for NYE with A pound of Phillips lump crab meat and have almost all of it leftover! What can I do w...


Indy 67 commented 2 months ago

Freezing a previously frozen pie that has been baked

by mleotx 2 months ago

After cooking a frozen pie, can the leftover portions be refrozen? It is a Marie Callendar cherry crumb pie.


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

Freezing a ricotta/spinach filling?

by MazDee 2 years ago

I made ricotta (excuse me, you might call it queso fresco!) to use in a lasagna, but that was cancelled, so I made a ...


auntymair commented 3 months ago

Can I freeze this marinade

by melliebay 3 months ago

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


melliebay commented 3 months 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 months ago

Freezing Rouille?

by Hazardous 4 months ago

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

hotoynoodle commented 4 months ago

Casserole with half and half, freeze?

by horstuff 4 months ago

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

Ttrockwood commented 4 months ago

Vacuum Sealer (inexpensive / starter) - Help requested

by saregama 4 months ago

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


VFish commented 4 months ago

Freezing homemade egg rolls? (Troubleshooting)

by NiceySpicy 5 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...


sisterfunkhaus commented 4 months 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...


JOSA commented 4 months ago

3.5 year old whole frozen duck

by smgord 5 months ago

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


smgord commented 4 months ago

Stocking up on frozen meals before baby arrives

by pistachio peas 8 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...


Madrid commented 5 months ago

Blanched Basil is Bland

by HouseofEscobar 6 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 ...


janniecooks commented 5 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...


Fatso_Calrissian commented 6 months ago

Freezer meals for chemo recovery?

by sljones 1 year ago

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


sweethooch commented 6 months ago

Freezing cheesecake

by barbarajw52 6 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...


barbarajw52 commented 6 months ago

Freezing chicken curry / stews

by rapscalli 1 year ago

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


chilliesnspice commented 7 months ago

Muffin Tin Shepherds Pie Suggestions

by BostonTparty 7 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...


stockholm28 commented 7 months ago

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