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...]

How to Cut and Freeze a Large Butternut Squash


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...]

How to Freeze Fresh Herbs


This week...FRESH HERBS! Fresh herbs.  I love cooking with fresh herbs. And I love the fact that I can cook with fresh frozen herbs that I grew in my own garden in the dead of winter. Once or twice throughout the summer, I'll harvest a bunch of herbs and then freeze them.  It's a simple process, but it does require a little extra time in the kitchen. But I promise … [Read more...]

How to Stockpile Blueberries


When blueberries are on sale for $1 a PINT, of course I’m gonna buy a few extras…and by a few, I mean 9! Yes, I bought 9 pints of blueberries last week! I tossed 1 pint into the week’s fruit salad. The other pints I froze…just like the raspberries. I rinsed and dried them, and then laid them out in baking dishes and put them into the freezer. Once frozen, I … [Read more...]