No Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam


When you accidentally come home with 17 lbs. of strawberries from a morning at the pick your own berry patch, you have to do something. And you have to do it fast. I started to can the strawberry jam, but quickly saw that if I continued on the canning path to use up all the strawberries that I'd be up all night. While I did can many jars of strawberry jam, I needed a … [Read more...]

Freezing Carrot Juice for Smoothies (or What I Did with 3 lbs. of Carrots) – Kitchen Shortcut


Smoothies. We make them regularly. Almost daily. And I try to pack as much nutrition into them as I can. Fresh banana, frozen berries, frozen apple slices, and now carrot juice cubes! A few weeks back, carrots were on sale 2 lbs/$.99...a great price!  So I grabbed 2 bags...then found myself wondering what to do with 4 lbs of carrots!  I thought about chopping them … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Strawberries

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Yesterday at the grocery store, I walked up to the berry section thinking I would just grab one box of strawberries and one box of blueberries.  Each were on sale for $2. Woot! But as I looked down, I noticed a bunch of the strawberry boxes with 10/$10 stickers on them.  I grabbed 6 boxes and knew that I'd spend some time yesterday afternoon getting some into the … [Read more...]

Freezing Pizza Dough – Kitchen Shortcut


Last weekend, I went on a frenzy in the kitchen.  Batch cooking, cooking, bread while I had the bread machine out, I decided to go ahead and run another dough cycle for pizza dough.  I would then freeze the unbaked crusts in these little mini-deep dish pie plates...for when we need a quick dinner to the table. Plus, I recently bought some dairy-free, soy-free cheese … [Read more...]