Freezer Friendly Recipes & Freezing Tips
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How To Make Easy Chia Jam with Any Fruit
Yes, there's a not-so-secret ingredient.
Sep 25, 2022
How to Make Ultra-Rich Sweetened Condensed Milk
It's an easy process that is 100% worth it.
Sep 25, 2022
How To Braise Beef Short Ribs in a Dutch Oven
A rich winter meal, too, easy and forgiving to cook under their sleek caps of fat, melting into tender chunks of pull-apart beef in the oven.
Sep 25, 2022
The Two-Minute Magic Ingredient That's Always in My Freezer
I always have this Puerto Rican staple ready to add to stews, stir-fries, and any other dish that needs a quick burst of flavor.
Sep 23, 2022
Here’s How Long Chicken Breasts Will Last in the Freezer (and How to Store Them)
If you're a 30-minute-or-less Tuesday night cook, chances are you've got a bunch of chicken breasts in the freezer right now. Could you be storing them better?
Sep 21, 2022
How To Freeze Cinnamon Rolls and Bake Them Later
It’s unfair. Fresh, hot, from-scratch cinnamon buns are a beloved treat, especially for tasty Christmas breakfast. Who doesn’t want to wake up to the smell of cinnamon and caramelizing sugar, or stumble down to the kitchen to find fresh-from-the-oven, slathered-in-icing cinnamon buns, just waiting for you to dive in?
Sep 21, 2022
Warm and Gooey Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fun fact: I got married at a BJ’s Restaurant. During a six-month period when I lived in a Southern California suburb surrounded by giant, generic chain restaurants like Applebee’s and Outback Steakhouse, my future husband and I developed an unexpected affection for the doughy deep-dish pizzas and hot-pink strawberry lemonades at the local BJ’s. Not to mention the Pizookie, a cookie baked in a small cake pan, served hot and gooey with ice cream scooped on top.
Sep 21, 2022
How To Make Stovetop Croutons
It’s a well-known fact that croutons make even the saddest of side salad recipes infinitely better. Crispy and crunchy, it’s hard not to just grab them with your fingers and toss them into your mouth as you dig into your bowl of greens. But store-bought croutons can be lame, and making them in the oven requires baking sheets and heating up the house. That’s why you should make them yourself on the stovetop.
Sep 21, 2022
How To Make Pork Dumplings
If you think frozen pork dumplings from the store are addictive, then just you wait until you try these homemade fellas. They are everything you want in a dumpling: plump and nicely chewy, filled with tender pork, flavored with fresh ginger, green onion, and sesame oil. Bet you can’t eat just one. Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with friends this week or stocking your freezer for a busy month ahead, these dumplings should definitely be on your list.
Sep 21, 2022
These Chocolate Chip Scones Will Satisfy Your Cookie Cravings
They have major Tollhouse vibes.
Sep 21, 2022
How To Make Calzones at Home
Lunch or dinner, they're the perfect little "hot pockets" (ahem!) of cheese and veggies. Here's how to make them.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Cook Wild Rice on the Stovetop
How often do you cook wild rice? Maybe once a year to make a pilaf of some sort? Or perhaps as an addition to your Thanksgiving stuffing? Maybe you don’t cook it at all? But you should! This chewy, nutty-tasting grain definitely deserves a spot at the table year-round. It’s time to shake up your side dishes — here’s how to make a pot of perfectly cooked wild rice to have with dinner tonight.
Sep 20, 2022
French Onion Stuffed Shells Make the Coziest Fall Meal
Caramelized onion ricotta filling + Gruyère cheese sauce + cheesy breadcrumb topping = perfection.
Sep 19, 2022
Take a Break from Butternut and Try Kabocha Squash Soup Instead
It's creamy, velvety, and perfect for sweater weather.
Sep 17, 2022
Yes, You Can Freeze Milk. Here’s What You Need to Know.
This goes for all types of milk.
Sep 16, 2022
How To Cook Salmon in the Slow Cooker
Yes, you can cook salmon in the slow cooker — and you should!
Sep 16, 2022
How To Make Frozen Pizzas at Home
A freezer full of ready-to-bake pizzas is the ultimate win.
Sep 16, 2022
How To Make Copycat RX Bars
Twenty bars, five ingredients, and a fraction of the price.
Sep 13, 2022
Why You Should Blanch Vegetables Before Freezing
Second to homemade ice cream, the best things in my freezer are the bags of fresh vegetables I keep frozen. Whether from the grocery store or the farmers market, whenever I find a great deal on veggies, I always stock up. I don’t necessarily need them when I buy them, but I will eventually, so I freeze them for later. Before stashing my favorite fresh veggies in the freezer, there’s one thing I do that makes them hold up even better.
Sep 12, 2022
The Best Ways to Freeze Butternut Squash
Yes, it can be done.
Whether it's raw or cooked, these are the two best methods for preserving it in the freezer.
Aug 26, 2022
How To Make Crispy Corn Fritters
The buttery, crispy taste of summer!
Sep 8, 2022
Tzimmes Is a Celebration of Root Vegetables
And a classic part of the Rosh Hashanah table.
Sep 7, 2022
How To Freeze (and Heat Up) Twice-Baked Potatoes
I like to think I have a pretty good sense of what will freeze well and what won’t. So you could have knocked me over with a spatula when I discovered, during prep for my recent freezer meal party, that twice-baked potatoes freeze beautifully and heat up perfectly. I had no idea! Twice-baked potatoes take a fair amount of work and time to make, but making them in bulk and freezing makes so much sense. Here’s how to freeze stuffed potatoes — they’re my new favorite lunch!
Sep 7, 2022
Quick Cherry Jam
This is why you should buy that two-pound bag of cherries.
Sep 7, 2022
I Finally Cracked the Code to My Mom's Cheddar Swirl Bread
It's easy to bake on any sort of schedule.
Sep 6, 2022
Best-Ever Tomato-Basil Soup (Made with Fresh Tomatoes!)
You're just 30 minutes and 5 ingredients away from the very best fresh tomato soup.
Sep 5, 2022
Easy Vegetarian Tikka Masala
This version goes full steam ahead with lots of hearty vegetables, like cauliflower, thick-cut carrots, and peas.
Sep 4, 2022
Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs Will Remind You Why Your Slow Cooker Is Awesome
Tender, fall-off-the-bone perfection.
Sep 4, 2022
The Best Gnocchi Are Homemade — And They're Super Easy to Make
They'll melt in your mouth.
Sep 3, 2022
How To Make Butter
If you have heavy cream, you can make butter.
Sep 3, 2022
Easy Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
It cooks while you're at work!
Sep 1, 2022
How To Make Fritters Out of Any Vegetable
The easiest (and tastiest) way to eat more veggies.
Sep 1, 2022
These Almond Flour Waffles Are Naturally Low-Carb and Gluten-Free
They're light and crispy, too.
Aug 31, 2022
Cheesy Baked Beef Rigatoni Is as Comforting as It Gets
Puddles of mozzarella in a meaty marinara tossed with tender rigatoni pasta.
Aug 31, 2022
Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga
And it's your ticket to the best chicken tacos you'll make.
Aug 31, 2022
How To Make an Ice Cream Cake (Even Better than Dairy Queen!)
I recently discovered that ice cream cake is a surprisingly divisive topic. When I asked friends and readers whether actual cake belonged in ice cream cake, the responses were severely split. Of course! said some. Absolutely not, insisted others. It turns out, you see, that many, many people were raised on the Dairy Queen and Carvel ice cream cakes, which are nothing but pure and cold ice cream, with chocolate cookie bits in the middle, and a luscious layer of whipped frosting over it all.
Aug 30, 2022
How To Make Juicy Chicken Meatballs
From the stovetop to the slow cooker, these are the most versatile meatballs we know.
Aug 29, 2022
Eggplant Caponata Is One of Sicily's Best Summer Recipes
It's sweet, sour, and totally favor-packed.
Aug 29, 2022
How To Make the Best Beef Stew from Scratch
Like a good chili or chicken noodle soup, homemade beef stew is one of those dishes that is just good to have in your back pocket. It’s a dish that will serve you well through long winters and family visits and other small moments of need. Making one isn’t hard (if you’re short on time, there’s even a way to make beef stew in the Instant pot), and will surely nourish you through several meals. Here’s my tried-and-true method for making a very good beef stew.
Aug 28, 2022
How To Make Easy Brown Rice in the Oven
If brown rice is your nemesis, there is one method I think you’ll agree is a winner: cooking brown rice in the oven. We’re so used to cooking rice on the stovetop that I know sticking it in the oven can sound a little odd, but I swear by this method. It takes a little more time, but you can make a larger batch, and the even, steady heat of the oven works magic on stubborn grains of brown rice. Here’s what to do.
Aug 28, 2022
How To Make Easy Vegan Pancakes without Eggs and Milk
An all-purpose pancake for almost everyone.
Aug 27, 2022
Overnight Yeast Waffles
Whenever I go home to Minnesota to visit my family, there’s one thing that I always request: Grandma’s overnight yeast waffles. To me, these are the quintessential waffles and all others are held to their standard. They’re crispy on the outside and tender in the middles, but they’re also a touch chewy from the overnight rise with yeast.
Aug 26, 2022
Garlic Parmesan Fries
There's one step that makes all the difference.
Aug 26, 2022
The Absolute Best Lentil Soup
You can cook this with whatever you have on hand right now.
Aug 25, 2022
How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
Freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches are about to make you very happy
Aug 25, 2022
Hamburger Soup Is Nostalgic and Cozy
It's also packed with veggies.
Aug 25, 2022
How To Make Chicken Soup
This is a soup you can be proud of. No matter how many times you’ve made it before, a pot of this soup on your stove should (and will) result in a self-congratulatory fist pump. And if you’ve somehow made it this far in life without making chicken soup from scratch using a whole chicken, then prepare yourself for something truly special. Dinner is going to be amazing.
Aug 23, 2022
How To Roast Peppers, 3 Ways
There are few instances when burning food improves its flavor, but roasting peppers is one.
Aug 22, 2022
How To Make the Ultimate Frozen Margaritas
It all starts with your summer secret weapon: homemade limeade concentrate.
Aug 21, 2022
Beef Bone Broth in an Electric Pressure Cooker
Bone broth and the Instant Pot were meant to be!
Aug 20, 2022
There's No Better Time to Make Vegetable Soup
It's packed with a rainbow of crisp-tender vegetables.
Aug 17, 2022
BBQ Shredded Chicken
Shredded meat — beef, pork, or chicken — is one of the most versatile dinner elements you can imagine! Cook up a few pounds to stash in the freezer, then dole it out for weeknight meals all month long. Or make a huge batch and feed a whole crowd of people in one go. Today, let’s talk chicken: Simple, inexpensive, and relatively quick, chicken has some advantages over the heavier beef and pork.
Aug 16, 2022
Roasting Is the Key to Better Mashed Butternut Squash
It ensures less watery, more deeply flavored results.
Aug 16, 2022
How To Make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)
I had my first pão de queijo at a Brazilian restaurant in Atlanta over five years ago, and I still dream about it. It was crispy outside but amazingly soft and chewy inside, and its cheese flavor was so haunting that I had to eat several more just to fix it in my mind. Well, I’m in trouble now because I just discovered how to make these little cheese puffs. With their addictive cheesiness? They are super easy to make at home.
Aug 15, 2022
Your New Favorite Baking Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
It may just ruin every other chocolate chip cookie you’ve ever tasted.
Aug 14, 2022
How To Make Instant Pot Beef Birria Tacos
A cross between a taco and a quesadilla, these quesatacos are filled with melty cheese and delicious shredded beef.
Aug 13, 2022
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Will Make You So Excited for Fall
You only need one bowl *and* they use a whole can of pumpkin.
Aug 12, 2022
How to Make the Best Vegan Meatloaf — No Fake Meat Required
This loaf is packed with mushrooms, nuts, oats, and beans.
Aug 11, 2022
How To Make Pizza Sauce
A fresh and flavorful sauce to memorize.
Aug 11, 2022
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Is Hearty and Customizable
It's all about the toppings.
Aug 7, 2022
Mini Meatloaves Mean More Ketchup Glaze per Serving
They also take half the amount of time to bake.
Aug 5, 2022
How to Preserve Chives
Who doesn’t want a dollop of melted chive butter on their grilled steak or a dash of zesty chive vinegar on their salad in the dead of winter? I love blowing my guests away at a dinner party in December with flavors that evoke the smells, memories, and tastes of summer. Chive is a garden staple that can be preserved and used in many ways. Finding ways to enjoy the vibrant flavors of summer all year-round is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening.
Aug 4, 2022
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Are the Best of Both Worlds
Peanut butter and chocolate once again join forces in this soft, buttery cookie.
Aug 3, 2022
Stroopwafel Choco Tacos Are the Good News We All Need
They're even better than the original.
Aug 3, 2022
The Problem with Frost-Free Freezers
Before you trade your old freezer for a new frost-free one, here's what you should know.
Aug 2, 2022
Pasta al Forno Is the Perfect Weeknight Comfort Food
There are plenty of make-ahead moments to keep things as easy as possible.
Jul 22, 2022
Don't Let Summer Pass Without Making Stewed Tomatoes
Come winter, you'll be happy you did.
Jul 19, 2022
Cheesy Corn and Potato Croquettes Are a One-Bite Wonder
Fresh, sweet corn takes these rich and cheesy croquettes up a notch.
Jul 14, 2022
Fresh Corn Waffles Will Give Your Breakfast a Summery Spin
Corn and berries are a summer love match.
Jul 13, 2022
This Surprisingly Easy Recipe Will Transport You to a French Bakery
Pro tip: It's amazing slathered on toast.
Jul 8, 2022
Homemade Red, White & Blue Popsicles Are Worth the Effort
Made with fresh fruit juices and purées.
Jun 26, 2022
The $15 Freezer Find That’s Keeping My Drinks Ice-Cold on Scorching-Hot Days
I can't drink a glass of water (or anything!) without it.
Jun 20, 2022