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

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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

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Last weekend, I went on a frenzy in the kitchen.  Batch cooking, cooking, bread making...so 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...]

How to Cut and Freeze a Large Butternut Squash

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Remember that giant butternut squash I bought at the farmer's market a month ago?! For just $3.50! Well, I finally got around to cutting it up...feel free to watch :) Steam-bake it. Then puree the flesh. Here are a few things you can do with the butternut squash puree. Make homemade baby food. Hide in the cheese sauce of homemade mac and cheese. Use in … [Read more...]