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Can you Freeze Salsa 
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? …

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 …

Soup Containers 
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 
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 …

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 …

Parchment Paper? 
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 
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 …

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 …

Can I freeze red wine? 
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 
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 …

Door left open 
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. 
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  
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 
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. 
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 
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 …

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. …

Roasted Vegetables 
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? 
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 
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 
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 …

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?

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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?

Potato Salad 
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 
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 …

Freezing Onion in Stuffing 
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 
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 
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 
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 …

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 …

Thawing raw chicken in cold water? 
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 
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, …

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, …

Excessive Ice In Freezer 
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 
Is it possible to freeze strawberries successfully? If not, then will strawberry puree keep in the freezer? Answer: Strawberries freeze great, they …

Frozen cooked dried beans (and food safety) 
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 …

Are Canning Jars OK for Freezing? 
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 …

Freezing Casseroles 
Question: I want to make some freezer meals to prepare for an upcoming baby in the house. When making casseroles or layered dishes (like lasagna) I …

Empty Freezer Temperature 
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 
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 
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 
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 …

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 …

Freezing Food In Foil Containers 
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 
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 
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 …

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Can I Freeze Raw Cornbread? 
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 …

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 …

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

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

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 …

Plastic Freezer Container Questions 
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 Leftovers Not rated yet
Question: I was wondering if I could freeze meals from a restaraunt for a few days. I would like to order a few days worth of meals at a time since they …

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?

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 …

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