Category: Freezer Tips

Never Buy A Rotten Avocado Again

My luck with having a perfectly ripe avocado seems to be hit or miss. Sometimes they feel soft enough to be ripe but, once cut open, are a brown disgusting mess inside. Other times I think they might need an extra day or two to ripen but need to use them in a recipe and they turn out fine. The only method I was relying on to test for ripeness was the texture when the […] read more

How To Freeze Avocados

I love using avocados in recipes such as dips and dressings. Since they are usually used mashed up I discovered that they can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the freezer until needed. Not only does this save me a bit of time but it’s a great way to save some money. Living in the northeast means that avocados are cheaper at different times of the year depending upon the location where they […] read more

The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

I previously posted about using pureed beans to replace butter in baked good recipes. Here’s a recipe that I make using the 50/50 mix. I’ve also replaced the butter with 100% pureed beans. The kids still love them. They taste just as good as the original but they don’t stay moist as long when stored in the refrigerator. That’s one of the magical properties of butter in baked goods. It helps to retain moistness and […] read more

Apple Quinoa Bars or Cake

While the original recipe I had copied down was suppose to be some kind of cake (it was baked in a loaf pan) I found that making them into bars helps with the texture. The change in texture is due to using this low carb (and gluten free) baking mix as a replacement for whole wheat flour. I found that using an 8 X 8 pan, instead of a loaf pan, keeps the bars a bit firmer. […] read more

What I Ate Wednesday #7

It’s that time of the week again. The time when other bloggers gather and share a days worth of eating over at Peas and Crayons. This month’s theme is: By the time August rolls around my main summer staple seems to be tomatoes. Either fresh from my garden or from one of the local farms. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of eating fresh tomatoes unless it’s in salsa. I don’t care […] read more

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