Freezer-friendly How To

  • how to eat a pomegranate without making a mess
    5 min
    How to Eat a Pomegranate: Learn how to cut a pomegranate and de-seed it, with no mess or wasted seeds! If you've ever wondered how to open a pomegranate, this is for you!
  • Chicken Stock
    Gluten-Free
    Three tried and true methods for making GREAT homemade chicken stock. One method involves simmering a chicken carcass with vegetables. The other methods require sautéing chopped pieces of backs and wings first, before simmering with water and veggies.
  • How to Make Homemade Sausage
    Step-by-step tutorial, with photos, on making homemade sausage. Includes recipe for Italian sweet sausage.
  • Make homemade beef stock by roasting marrow bones and cooking on a low simmer with aromatic vegetables and herbs.
  • Fruit Leather
    9 hrs, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Step-by-step guide for making fruit leather, puréed fruit, spread out and dried, then rolled up to store. A great way to use up excess fruit of the season.
  • Homemade Pasta Dough No Pasta Machine
    20 min
    Vegetarian
    I’ve been making pasta from scratch for about eight years now, often with a child standing at each hip, and all without using a pasta maker. Sometimes gadgets can be barriers to experimentation in the kitchen, but a small kitchen…
  • How To Quickly Cook Chicken on the Stovetop
    15 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo
    Poaching chicken is the EASIEST way to cook chicken for quick weeknight meals! Great for making shredded or sliced chicken for easy soups, lunch salads, burrito bowls, and more.
  • How To Freeze Soup, Beans, and Broth
    12 hrs, 16 min
    The best way to freeze soups, beans, broth, and other liquid foods. Maximizes storage space and makes thawing quicker and easier.
  • Freeze Leftover Whipped Cream
    Leftover whipped cream? Just freeze it! This method is perfect for topping hot cocoa or making a midweek dessert feel extra-special.
  • Best Lemon Curd Recipe
    25 min
    Lemon curd isn't hard to make from scratch! The reward is a spread that's smooth, creamy, sweet, and tart. Lemon curd is great in cakes or pies, spread on scones, or licked right off the spoon.
  • How To Make Easy Jam in the Microwave
    20 min
    Easy microwave jam! Ready in under 20 minutes. Strawberry jam, peach jam, blueberry jam, or any other fruit jam you like.
  • Substitute for Cream of Chicken Soup
    45 min
    All the creamy goodness of condensed cream of chicken soup, but made from scratch with whole ingredients. Use this soup in any recipe calling for condensed canned soup, or thin it out with some broth and eat it all on its own!
  • Homemade popsicle recipe. Easy to make your own juice popsicles, with concentrated juice or lemonade.
  • Stovetop Breadcrumb Recipe - swing top lid jar filled with toasted breadcrumbs
    10 min
    Bread crumbs add a pop of color, a bolt of flavor, and a crunch that immediately elevates any dish. These easy-to-make savory, crunchy crumbs are a great way to use up bread and add a little pizzazz to weeknight dinners.
  • How to Store Banana Bread -- close up of banana bread looking from the top down, half is sliced.
    Too many overripe bananas got you down? Bake some tasty banana bread and freeze it for later! Then, thaw and reheat it like it's fresh from the oven whenever a banana bread craving strikes.
  • How to Make Cauliflower Gnocchi
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Trader Joe’s gluten-free cauliflower gnocchi has become a popular frozen food kitchen staple. This copycat version uses five ingredients—so easy! Add it to soup, toss with your favorite sauce, or sauté with a little olive oil for a simple Italian dinner.
  • Perfect Cheesecake Illustration with blue ink drawn over it to make it look like it's frozen
    Cheesecake freezes beautifully, and a cheesecake in the freezer is like money in the bank. Here’s how to freeze and thaw cheesecake so dessert is ready when you are.