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Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes Make Things Way Less Stressful

To make the holiday as stress-free as possible, here's a guide to Thanksgiving recipes that can be made ahead and frozen until the big day. Cooking Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) dinner can be stressful...

Do I bake the lasagna before freezing it?

by hungryinmanhattan 2 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 2 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 4 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 6 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 7 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 9 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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...

Freezing gourmet donuts?

by itryalot 2 years ago

I live in a small town and will be travelling to a large city that has really good gourmet donut shops. I'll need the mini donuts about 6 days after I purchase them. Question: I was thinking of ke...

Stuffed Peppers: Freeze before Baking, or After?

by BerkshireTsarina 5 years ago

I'm about to stuff some beautiful colored peppers with the usual rice/onion/groundbeef mixture. But I want to freeze these. Researching on Google comes up with radically different answers: some fre...

What to freeze homemade broth in?

by Starr5678 7 years ago

I make my own broth and have been struggling to find an easy frozen storage solution. I want to freeze in 1 cup portions, since that is what I use most often. I have been premeasuring the broth, ...

Pomegranate juice won't freeze all the way

by loves2cook82 1 year ago

I bought a bottle of pomegranate juice to make some grenadine for cocktails, and tried to freeze what juice I didn't use in ice cube trays. After a couple days in the freezer, the cubes are mostly ...