Category: Freezer Tips

Freezing Herbs

Have you bought fresh herbs lately from your local grocery store or farmers market? They cost a small fortune for a little tied up bundle. Most of the time you don’t end up using all of the bunch in a recipe.  The rest seems to just sit around until it goes bad and then is either tossed in the garbage or added to a compost pile. Instead of leaving the remaining herbs behind in your refrigerator […] read more

Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Egg Muffins

Instead of making one big frittata I went with individual egg muffins. Bad idea. Even though the muffin pan was well greased they stuck to it making them difficult to remove. Next time I’ll just stick to the frittata and cut it into pieces instead. They still taste great though so all was not lost. Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Egg Muffins   1 1/2 cups of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed 1 container of grape […] read more

Cooking Dried Beans In Your Crockpot

Reasons to cook your own beans: * super easy to do * no sodium or other unnecessary ingredients added * long presoaking helps to make them more digestable then canned beans * avoid BPA which is found lining many cans on the market * making your own saves you money. One 16 ounce bag of dried beans is equal to 3 cans of beans (15 ounce each) * did I mention they are super easy […] read more

Weekend Cookup 1

In the past I tried a variety of freezer cooking, once a month cooking or even doubling/tripling a batch of something cooking. There were some winners but many of them didn’t work for my family. I have a family of leftover haters. Leftovers are what you basically get when you cook an entire meal, freeze it and then reheat it when your short on time. I grew up having leftovers on a regular basis. My […] read more

Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)

I was introduced to this dish when a fellow student made it during one of our nutrition labs. We were cooking up various ethnic dishes and this was the recipe used by her family. One bite and I was in love! Don’t get all worked up when you see that a full stick of butter is used in this dish. Avoid the thoughts of trying to reduce the amount used or replace it with something […] read more

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