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Reheating refrigerated breakfast burritos 
I'm making breakfast burritos for all the oilfield men in my community. I've refrigerated some leftovers that are still wrapped tightly in foil n taped …

whole meals... 
I recently had gastric bypass surgery, so now I can only eat in small quantities. Because of this, I have begun to freeze my leftovers from dinner in …

Does honey freeze well? 
Hi...does honey freeze well? (like in peanut butter/honey sandwiches?) Thanks! A Lori, When honey gets too cold it crystalizes. It's ok cooking …

Freezing leftovers already once reheated 
Can I freeze leftovers that have been reheated once already? I didn't look closely at the recipe and made too much for my boyfriend and I. I was tired …

Freezer Container Safety 
Question: What is the safest container in which to freeze foods. I use aluminim foil and freezer bags but sometimes a container w/4 sides is better. …

How long can french toast be frozen? 
Q:How long can french toast be frozen? It mostly depends on how well you package it. Generally speaking, plan to use anything like that within 3 months. …

When to cook Freezer Meals 
Should you cook freezer meals and then just warm them up as you need them, or are you freezing uncooked?

Freezing Pies 
I made way too many pies at Thanksgiving and was going to freeze a few but the recipe didn't recommend it as the recipe said they would seperate from the …

Homemade frozen breaded green tomatoes 
Do you have instructions for creating frozen breaded green tomato slices for cooking later in the year?

Freezing Par Baked Pizza 
Question: I make pizzas in a wood fired stone pizza oven. A local cafe is interested in selling them. I am going to par bake the pizzas and just wanted …

Freezing in Plastic Bags 
We make about 90 quarts of spaghetti sauce a year. I would like to start freezing in the 1 qt. freezer bags instead of the hard plastic containers. However, …

Where's the chicken? 
Question: Where's the chicken in Cheese and Chicken Shells in the book Frozen Assets Lite & Easy (page 53)? It calls for chicken but it is not shown …

Using plastic wrap and foil to freeze 
I watched a cooking demo (mashed potatoes with goat cheese). The chef cooled the dish then put plastic wrap over the top followed by heavy duty foil. He …

Preparing, cooking, and freezing Dried Beans 
How do you cook and freeze dried beans? They seem to take forever boiling to get soft enough to even cook. Is there a better, quicker way? How do you …

yeast 
In your sandwich dough recipe what kind of yeast are you using packets/large container?

Freezing Casseroles 
I'm making enchiladas for a football team of 20. Would it be better to bake and then freeze them or freeze them after assembled and then bake? Answer: …

stuffing 
I used mince which had been frozen to make stuffing, can this be frozen?

Can you Freeze Salsa Not rated yet
Question: I bought a huge bottle of store salsa, but we will never be able to eat it before it would go bad. Can I freeze it? And if so, How? …

Soup Containers Not rated yet
I have recently started making my own soup, carrot & coriander, cream of brocolli & cheese and leek & potato soups. What containers can I put them in …

Freezing Christmas Treats Not rated yet
Am I able to freeze christmas treats such as rum balls, truffles, macaroons, christmas cake made with glace fruit (glass cake) fudge, rocky road? Regards …

Parchment Paper? Not rated yet
Q: Which is better for freezing with parchement paper or waxed paper? And how are they made? Do they have toxic chemicals that can leach into food over …

Freezing sweet potatoes Not rated yet
Can you put sweet potates in the freezer.Do they have to be cooked or can they be raw? Hi Ruby, Yes you can freeze sweet potatoes and yams. They should …

Can I freeze red wine? Not rated yet
I have a recipe that calls for 1/4 cup of red wine. I don't like red wine, so can I freeze the left overs in 1/4 cup portions and freeze those? I thought …

When to freeze meats Not rated yet
I see a lot of recipes that require freezing before cooking. I'd like to be able to cook the meals completely first and then simply reheat. My husband …

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Door left open Not rated yet
The freezer door was left open (only way to tell was the water on the floor of the garage) and I've thrown most of everything away. Wondering about the …

Adjust cooking time for frozen food. Not rated yet
How do i adjust a cooking time for a freezer meal? It depends. If the meal is fully thawed than you don't need to adjust the cooking time at all. …

Adapting recipes for the freezer  Not rated yet
I am looking at give OAMC ago, but need to know how to adapt recipes for the freezer. The majority of recipes that I use do not indicate if freezing is …

Cleaning a freezer Not rated yet
Q: What is the best thing to clean a brand new freezer?? A: My favorite things to clean a freezer with are baking soda to deodorize and vinegar to …

Freezing food that's been in the fridge. Not rated yet
Last night I made eggplant parm. We ate some for dinner, and I planned to freeze the rest. I covered the leftovers with aluminum foil in a glass baking …

Effect of freezing chicken soup Not rated yet
Is there any freezing effect on chicken soup containing onion, butter, cream, and kalongi seed after retorting it? Hi Jasmin The onion will be about …

Roasted Vegetables Not rated yet
Q: Is it possible to freeze a medley of roasted vegetables like squash, sweet potato, red peppers and red onion? Thanks very much - so glad I came …

What are the Best Containers for Freezing Food? Not rated yet
Question: Hi, I am a student so I cook alone for myself. I would love to stock up in the freezer. I am experimenting with my own recipes for a while …

freezing brownies dusted with powdered sugar Not rated yet
Q: Can you dust brownies with powdered sugar before freezing? A: Yes you can. However, if they get any frost (aka freezer burn ) or any condensation …

diabetes Not rated yet
Hello, I've use the Don't Panic book for awhile. My 12 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Is there a freezer cook book out there …

Freezing Leftovers Not rated yet
Q: Hi! Thank you so much for your site. It is really a great help for a mom like me. I would like to prepare batches of food for the gods for holidays. …

Potato Salad Not rated yet
I'm wondering if potato salad can be frozen. Answer: Generally speaking no, potato salad is best fresh. The mayo based sauce can separate in the …

Pillsbury Quick Breads eg nut bread Not rated yet
Do these freeze well? Answer: Quick breads freeze great, I don't see why the Pillsbury brand would be any different. Here's more info on freezing …

Plastic Freezer Container Questions Not rated yet
I have a wonderful soup recipe that I make that makes about 13 cups of soup. However it's just me so I like to freeze two cups at a time for use later. …

Freezing Onion in Stuffing Not rated yet
Q: Hi, I'd like to make some sage and onion stuffing and freeze it until Christmas. I'm worried that freezing might damage the onion bits or make them …

Ice Cream Containers Not rated yet
Q: Is it okay to freeze ice cream in an aluminum can? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to using aluminum versus some other type of container? …

Freezing scallions Not rated yet
Q: How do you freeze fresh scallions and have them not wilted when they defrost? A: Gary, it's impossible. Because of the high water content in …

Alternatives to plastic Not rated yet
Are there any freezer containers besides plastic and glass on the market? Glass is expensive and takes up a lot of room in the freezer. I think my mother …

What herbs can be frozen? Not rated yet
I love your site! It would be nice to have a chart of what herbs/roots can/t be frozen and what happens to them in the freezer. Can anyone make this?

Thawing raw chicken in cold water? Not rated yet
Question: How long can chicken stay in cold water after thawing before going bad? Answer: After two hours at room temperature you'd need to throw …

Freezer Stops Working Not rated yet
My Mum says I should throw away all the fish and ice cream when my freezer stops working. Is this true? Even with the door was closed all the time, …

Excessive Ice In Freezer Not rated yet
You say that when a frozen bag of veggies has ice that is a sign that its been thawed. Why does ice occur so quickly in a home freezer? Answer: …

strawberries Not rated yet
Is it possible to freeze strawberries successfully? If not, then will strawberry puree keep in the freezer? Answer: Strawberries freeze great, they …

Freezing Burgers Not rated yet
I have a burger I'm making that has part buffalo part tofu and carrots and zuccini I was trying to figure out if it would be better to cook them then freeze …

Frozen cooked dried beans (and food safety) Not rated yet
Question: We made an extremely large portion in a counter top roasting pan and, at the last minute, the function was canceled. I had no containers to …

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Are Canning Jars OK for Freezing? Not rated yet
Question: I'm wondering if I can use glass canning jars for freezer storage. Answer: Hi Sandi, You can use canning jars for freezer storage but …

Empty Freezer Temperature Not rated yet
Question: I recently had work done on my side by side and had the freon recharged. Upon restarting the appliance, I used a thermometer to check the …

Canned Blueberries in Muffin Recipe Not rated yet
Question: If I don't have fresh or frozen blueberries, but have canned ones, how do I substitute those in the Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe? After draining, …

Freezer Storage Containers Not rated yet
Question: Which one of the following is not suitable packing material for food to be stored in a freezer? A Polypropylene bags B Plastic air tight …

Gluten Free Freezer Meals Not rated yet
I just subscribed, and wanted to say "Thank you" and "Hello" as well. I look forward to seeing what you have here, and will try to contribute as soon as …

Freezing Food In Foil Containers Not rated yet
Question: Do you need to wrap foil containers with plastic before freezing?? Answer: No you don't need to wrap foil in plastic, foil containers are …

Refreeze cooked, packaged food Not rated yet
If something that is sealed in a package like a frozen pizza unthaws mostly or partially before you get it home to the freezer, can you still safely put …

Freezing meatballs Not rated yet
I would like to pre cook some meatballs for a party. I make them with beef mince, seasoning, onion, breadcrumbs and an egg. Is there anything in this …

Can I Freeze Raw Cornbread? Not rated yet
Can I freeze raw cornbread or do I have to bake it first? Answer: I would bake it first. With cornbread you are depending on the baking powder to …

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