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Sweet potatoes lying on a towel.

Freezing Sweet PotatoesThis is a page about freezing sweet potatoes. You can shop of sweet potatoes when they are in season at the farmer's market or on sale at the super market. Now that you have a good number of this tasty tuberous root crop, consider freezing some for later use.

 

Ricotta cheese on fig leaves on white plate, with cheese knife.

Freezing Ricotta CheeseThis is a page about freezing ricotta cheese. Ricotta cheese is well known as the soft creamy cheese used in dishes such as lasagna, as well as, many desserts. Although ricotta cheese can be frozen there are some factors to keep in mind when doing so.

 

mashed bananas in baggie

Freezing Overripe BananasIf you are not ready to use them now, you can freeze overripe bananas for use later in baking. This is a page about freezing overripe bananas.

 

Various cheeses on a table.

How to Freeze CheeseWhether you bought cheese in bulk or have some left over, freezing it will keep it from molding and allow you to use it later. This is a page about freezing cheese.

 

Growing Cabbage, Selecting Good Broccoli, Freezing Cabbage

Freezing CabbageThis is a page about freezing cabbage. Cabbage can go bad quickly once it is past it's prime. Preserve it for use later by freezing your cabbage.

 

Frozen Brussels Sprouts

Freezing Brussels SproutsThis is a page bout freezing Brussels sprouts. Freezing Brussels sprouts is a great way to preserve their freshness.

 

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Frozen french fries.

Freezing PotatoesCooked potatoes work best for freezing. Fresh potatoes can be frozen but the texture is often altered. Potatoes are often frozen in the form of french fries, shredded potatoes and diced potatoes. This is a page about freezing potatoes.

 

Orange juice and oranges.

Freezing Orange JuiceThis is a page about freezing orange juice. Freezing orange juice is a good way to preserve either freshly squeezed juice or excess cartons you got on sale at the market.

 

A bowl of cooked cabbage.

Freezing Cooked CabbageThis is a page about freezing cooked cabbage. Once cabbage has been cooked it can still be frozen for later consumption.

 

Tw Red Tomatoes sitting in Ice

Using Frozen TomatoesThis is a page about using frozen tomatoes. Freezing tomatoes is a great way to save them for use later. However, if you have a lot of them you will need to figure out what you want to do with all those frozen tomatoes.

 

Freezing Tortillas

Freezing TortillasThis is a page about freezing tortillas. Sometimes you can get a good price on a large bag of tortillas, more than you can eat right away; freeze some for later.

 

beef pot roast

Freezing Cooked BeefThis is a page about freezing cooked beef. If you have leftover cooked beef, such as roast, stews, or curries you can freeze the leftovers for a future meal.

 

mashed banana in baggie

Freezing Mashed BananasHere is the perfect thing to do with bananas that ripen too soon. Mash them up and freeze them for a future batch of banana bread or pancakes, or just to add to a morning smoothie.

 

Freezing Milk

Freezing MilkThis is a page about freezing milk. Milk prices fluctuate routinely, buying it on sale and freezing some can save you money.

 

leeks

Freezing LeeksLeeks are a good candidate for freezing for future use, just follow a few simple steps to clean and prepare them first. This is a page about freezing leeks.

 

Freezing Artichokes, Storing Artichokes, Canning Artichokes

Freezing ArtichokesThis is a page about freezing artichokes. If you need to store artichokes for use later, freezing is a great way to accomplish that.

 

Cucumbers on ice.

Freezing CucumbersThis is a page about freezing cucumbers. If you have extra cucumbers this season, you don't need to let them go to waste. You can freeze them and use them later.

 

Breakfast Egg Casserole

Freezing and Reheating Breakfast Egg CasserolesBreakfast egg casseroles can be successfully frozen and reheated if the casserole is cooked before freezing. This is a page about freezing and reheating breakfast egg casseroles.

 

Freezing Garlic

Freezing GarlicThis is a page about freezing garlic. Freezing garlic can be accomplished as cloves, a whole head, or minced, but it can lose some of it's texture and flavor during freezing.

 

Two figs with one cut sitting on a leaf.

Freezing FigsThis is a page for freezing figs. If you are lucky enough to have a fig tree, you may be inundated with these delicious fruit. In addition to drying figs, they can also be frozen for use later in recipes.

 

Sliced banana bread on a cutting board.

Freezing Banana BreadThis is a page about freezing banana bread. When next you bake some delicious banana bread make a few extra loaves and pop them in the freezer. This is a page about freezing banana bread.

 

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Recipes Using Leftover Ham, Spiral sliced ham.

Freezing Leftover HamThis is a page about freezing leftover ham. Don't let any leftover ham go to waste. Freezing ham is a great way to preserve it to use in casserole, soups, and other dishes.

 

Freezing Hot Dogs

Freezing Hot DogsThis is a page about freezing hot dogs. You can take advantage of sale prices on hot dogs by buying them in quantity and freezing them.

 

Freezing Chayote

Freezing ChayoteThis is a page about freezing chayote. Chayote squash can easily be frozen by following a few simple preparatory steps.

 

Cabbage Rolls

Freezing Cabbage Rolls (Holubtsi)This page is about freezing cabbage rolls (holubtsi). A traditional Ukranian dish, the holubtsi or cabbage roll is a tasty treat that can be frozen and saved for later.

 

Freezing Cauliflower

Freezing CauliflowerWhether you are a gardener or just found a good price at the market, freezing is a good way to preserve your excess cauliflower for later use. This is a page about freezing cauliflower.

 

Potato Soup

Freezing Potato SoupSave your leftover potato soup for another day by freezing it. This is a page about freezing potato soup.

 

A banana on ice.

Freezing BananasThis is a page about freezing bananas. Bananas are best when fresh but can turn brown and mushy quickly. A good way to preserve them is to freeze them for later use in baking recipes or smoothies.

 

Freezing Celery

Freezing CeleryThis is a page about freezing celery. Often when we buy celery at the market there are leftovers. Although it will no longer be crisp, celery can be frozen to use in cooking.

 

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Freezing Chinese FoodCan you freeze Chinese food?

 

an onion before freezing

Freezing OnionsStoring onions in the freezer is a good way to preserve them before they go bad or start to put out green shoots, and makes cooking with them quick and easy. This is a page about freezing onions.

 

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Can Liverwurst Be Frozen?Can liverwurst be frozen?

 

A carved turkey breast.

Freezing Leftover TurkeyThis is a page about freezing leftover turkey. Many of us full up on turkey at Thanksgiving and would [refer to wait a little while to eat more of it. Freezing your leftover turkey is a great way to preserve it for use at a later time.

 

Frozen lemon slices on ice.

Freezing LemonsThis is a page about freezing lemons. Freezing is a great way to preserve the unused portion of a lemon or extra lemons for future use.

 

Chicken Noodle Soup

Freezing Homemade Chicken Noodle SoupChicken noodle soup is best frozen without the noodles. When reheating the soup, simply cook the noodles seperatly then add them to the soup. This page has tips on freezing homemade chicken noodle soup.

 

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Can I Freeze Bread in Original Packaging?I have read in several different places that you should not freeze bread in its original bag. A reason was never given. Does anyone know the reason? Thank you.

 

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Refreezing Defrosted JamCan I re-freeze raspberry jam? The freezer door was left opened and the stuff thawed.

 

A variety of bagels.

Freezing BagelsThis page is about freezing bagels. When you have more bagels than you can use right away, the freezer is a good place to store them.

 

Uncooked Oatmeal

Freezing Uncooked OatmealThis is a page about freezing uncooked oatmeal. Uncooked oatmeal can be stored in the freezer for quite awhile.

 

Freezing Carrot Juice

Freezing Carrot JuiceThis is a page about freezing carrot juice. Freezing your own fresh carrot juice is easy to do and a good way to preserve some for later in the year.

 

Oysters

Freezing OystersThis is a page about freezing oysters. Oysters, whether cooked, raw in the shell, or shucked can all be frozen following the recommended method for each situation.

 

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Freezing Lamb LiverCan pre-frozen lamb's liver be re-frozen after cooking?

 

Imitation Crabmeat

Freezing Imitation CrabmeatImitation crabmeat is simply flavored fish and other ingredients such as starch to help it keep its shape. It can be frozen and is often sold that way. This is a page about freezing imitation crabmeat.

 

Several different types of cut melons.

Freezing Melons (Cantaloupe, Crenshaw,...This is a page about freezing melons, such as cantaloupe, crenshaw, honeydew, and watermelon. Melons all become ripe at once and preserving them is the best way to get that summertime flavor in the cold winter months.

 

Seafood Dip

Freezing Seafood Dips and SpreadsThis is a page about freezing seafood dips and spreads. Freezing dips and spreads can be a bit tricky, as some ingredients don't always retain their texture when thawed.

 

Freezing Cheese Dip

Freezing Cheese Sauce and DipThis is a page about freezing cheese sauce or dip. Try freezing, when looking for ways to store extra cheese sauce or dip.

 

Freezing Bell Peppers, Canning Bell Peppers, Peeling Bell Peppers, Drying Bell Peppers, Storing Bell Peppers, Growing Bell Peppers, Selecting Good Bell Peppers, Red, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers

Freezing Bell PeppersThis is a page about freezing bell peppers. Freezing bell peppers is a great way to preserve their freshness and color.

 

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How Long Can Bread Be Kept Frozen?How long can bread be kept frozen, without significant loss of value?

 

Bananas

Freezing Bananas in the PeelA common way to freeze bananas for use later is to simply freeze them with the peel still intact. This is a page about freezing bananas in the peel.

 

Bowl of cooked white beans.

Freezing Cooked BeansFreezing leftovers is a common way to preserve them for meals down the road. This is a page about freezing cooked beans.

 

Cooked chicken breast on white background with a couple sliced brussels sprouts to the side

Refreezing Cooked MeatThis is a page about refreezing cooked meat. Deciding on the safety of refreezing cooked meat can be confusing.

 

Freezing Candy

Freezing CandyThis is a page about freezing candy. Whether you are making candy ahead for gifts or got a good sale price at the store, freezing is one way to store candy.

 

A pile of apple slices.

Freezing ApplesThis is a page about freezing apples. If you have a large crop of apples or have bought them in bulk, freezing them will allow you to use them later.

 

A bowl of homemade chicken soup.

Freezing Individual Portions of SoupThis is a page about freezing individual portions of soup. When you make a large pot of homemade soup, sometimes it can be difficult to eat it all. A great way to store it is to freeze it for future lunches.

 

Turnips with greens.

Freezing Turnips or ParsnipsThis is a page about freezing turnips or parsnips. Whether you have a late harvest or found a good sale at the market, these vegetables can be easily frozen for later use. When freezing them selection is the first step. Then follow a few simple steps to prepare them for the freezer.

 

A photo of frozen grapes.

Freezing GrapesThis is a page about freezing grapes. A great way to preserve grapes is to freeze them. They can be used as tasty ice cubes or make for a great frozen treat on their own.

 

Freezing Rice, Wooden Spoon Scooping Rice

Freezing RiceThis is a page about freezing rice. Freezing rice is a great way to store extra rice you may have prepared.

 

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Can You Freeze Crisco?Has anyone ever tried freezing Crisco vegetable shortening? I have a huge can of it and don't want it to go bad.

 

Pumpkin pie with fall leaves and gords.

Freezing Pumpkin PiesThis is a page about freezing pumpkin pies. Making your own pumpkin pies ahead of time can make meal preparation easier.

 

Water Chestnuts

Freezing Water ChestnutsIf you will not be using all of the water chestnuts you purchased in your recipe, freeze the rest for later. This is a page about freezing water chestnuts.

 

Blueberry Muffins

Freezing MuffinsThis is a page about freezing muffins. Like most other baked goods muffins can easily be frozen for later use.

 

A jar of homemade salsa.

Freezing SalsaWhether you bought bulk salsa or made a lot at home, freezing salsa is a good way to preserve it for later. This is a page about freezing salsa.

 

A can of corned beef.

Freezing Canned Corned BeefFreezing is a good way to preserve leftovers or extra food products for later use. This is a page about freezing canned corned beef.

 

Freezing Eggplants, Eggplants on White Background

Freezing EggplantsThis is a page about freezing eggplants. Whether you are growing them or just stocked up from the market, freezing eggplants is a good way to preserve them. Freezing them when fresh will keep them flavorful and ready to use later.

 

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Odd Foods That Can Be FrozenI would like to know from your readers what are some odd foods that you can freeze. I found out you can freeze grapes, saves on throwing them out. Please let me know of other odd foods that can be frozen.

 

Canning Beets, Drying Beets, Growing Beets, Selecting Good Beets, Peeling Beets, Freezing Beets, Fresh Whole and Sliced Beets

Freezing BeetsThis is a page about freezing beets. If you have more beets than you can use right away, freezing them is a great way to preserve their freshness.

 

Freezing Hot Peppers

Freezing Hot PeppersThis page is about freezing hot peppers. Whether freezing jalapenos, chili, Habanero, cayenne, or Thai peppers, they are great for those spicy dishes year round.

 

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Ice Crystals Forming When I Freeze BreadWhenever I freeze bread or buns and then try to thaw them, a lot of ice crystals seem to have gathered inside the wrapped loaf. After the bread thaws some of it is hard and not very appetizing. I usually end up throwing it away. What can be done to prevent this?

 

Red Snapper in Ice

Freezing FishThis is a page about freezing fish. If you have more fish than you can use right away, freezing is a great way to store it. Freeze your fish now so you can enjoy this tasty and healthy meal later.

 

Baking Soda

Freezing Baking Soda and Baking PowderThis is a page about freezing baking soda and baking powder. Freezing these two baking ingredients is possible if you follow some simple steps.

 

Green Tomatoes

Freezing Green TomatoesAt the end of the season don't waste those unripe tomatoes. Freeze them for future use. This is a page about freezing green tomatoes.

 

A serving of frozen guacamole wrapped up.

Freezing Guacamole for Breakfast WrapsWhen I started making egg and avocado wraps, I used 1/2 of the avocado to make 1 serving of guacamole and put the other half of avocado in the refrigerator. I had to use it the next day because it does not keep well.

 

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Freezing Potato ChipsCan I freeze potato chips?

 

Cracked Pistachio Nuts

Freezing Pistachio NutsThis is a page about freezing pistachio nuts. Like many other nuts and seeds pistachio nuts can be stored in your freezer if properly prepared.

 

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Freezing Swede (Rutabaga)Can you freeze swede (rutabaga)?

 

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Storing Meat in a Deep FreezerHow long can you store meat in a deep freezer? Thanks.

 

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Freezing DatesCan you freeze dates? If so, do you pit them first?

 

Pile of Frozen Oranges

Freezing OrangesThis is a page about freezing oranges. Freezing oranges is one way to enjoy this delicious and nutritious fruit year round, not just when it is in season. You can use it to make smoothies, sorbets, and other fruity desserts and snacks.

 

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Freezing Hollandaise Sauce I like hollandaise sauce, but live alone and end up throwing out most of it. Does anyone have a single recipe or can I freeze the remainder to eat later?

 

Red Potatoes

Freezing Red PotatoesFreezing your crop of red potatoes involves a few steps but the harvest can be enjoyed for months once you have prepared the potatoes and frozen them. This is a page about freezing red potatoes.

 

Sugar Snap Peas

Freezing Snow Peas (Sugar, Chinese, or Sugar...This is a page about freezing snow peas (sugar, Chinese, or sugar snap peas). Freezing is a good way to preserve the overflow of your garden pea crop.

 

Raw meat in vacuum seal bag

Refreezing Previously Frozen FoodsThis is a page about refreezing previously frozen foods. There may be food safety concerns when refreezing certain previously frozen foods.

 

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How Do I Freeze Purple Sprouting Broccoli?How do you freeze purple sprouting broccoli?

 

Recipes Using Leftover Ham, Spiral sliced ham.

Freezing Cooked HamThis is a page about freezing cooked ham. Leftover ham can be frozen for later use.

 

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How Long Can You Freeze Fresh Mango?How long can you freeze fresh mango?

 

bacon in a package

Freezing BaconThis is a page about freezing bacon. You may have found a good sale in the supermarket on bacon or only needed a partial package for a recipe. Now you want to freeze the rest.

 

Lots of different types of bread.

Freezing BreadThis is a page about freezing bread. When baking bread it is sometimes easier to make multiple loaves and freeze some for later.

 

frozen mushrooms

Freezing MushroomsThis is a page about freezing mushrooms. If you have more mushrooms than you can use up right away, don't let them go to waste, freeze them so they are ready for your next mushroom dish.

 

Freezing Lemon Juice and Zest

Freezing Lemon Juice and ZestLemon juice and lemon peel zest can be easily frozen for use later. This is a page about freezing lemon juice and zest.

 

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Freeze Your Cabbage For RollsWe started freezing whole heads of cabbage for bulk cabbage rolls. Why do some of the heads of cabbage discolour when thawing? They are a dark horrible looking colour, but when cooked are fine.

 

Acorn Squash

Freezing Acorn SquashThis is a page about freezing acorn squash. You can freeze your excess harvest of acorn squash for future use.

 

Grandma's Comfort Foods

Grandma's Comfort FoodsI am going to pass on some of my mother's and my aunt's "secret recipes" that they used to make for us. All can be made and frozen then reheated.

 

Freezing Pies

Freezing PiesThis is a page about freezing pies. Whether they are leftover from a get together or big day of baking, save your extra pies for later by freezing them.

 

Frozen broccoli pieces on a plate.

Freezing BroccoliThis is a page about freezing broccoli. Frozen broccoli is a handy addition to your dishes or as a side vegetable. Whether you grow it yourself or pick up a deal at the market, it is a great to have your freezer.

 

Strawberry Pie

Freezing Strawberry PieThis is a page about freezing strawberry pie. Many fruit pies can be made ahead and successfully frozen for future use.

 

frozen vegetables

Using Freezer Burned VegetablesVegetable that have been freezer burned are perfectly fine to use but their flavor may be a little off. Using freezer burned vegetables is just like using any frozen vegetables.

 

Potatoes

Freezing Uncooked PotatoesSome cooks rinse the potatoes in water and vinegar, then blanch prior to freezing. These steps will help keep the potatoes from turning black when frozen. This is a page about freezing uncooked potatoes.

 

Canning Green Beans, Freezing Green Beans, Growing Green Beans, Storing Green Beans, Drying Green Beans

Freezing Green BeansThis is a page about freezing green beans. Green beans can grow in abundance in your garden. If you need to keep some for later, freezing a great way to do that.

 

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Can I Freeze a Baked Sweet Potato Pie?Is it OK to freeze a baked sweet potato pie?

 

Cooked Bacon

Freezing Cooked BaconThis page is about freezing cooked bacon. Precooked bacon can save you time preparing breakfast.

 

Photo of several pumpkins.

Freezing PumpkinsThis is a page about freezing pumpkins. Freezing pumpkins allows you to use them as an ingredient throughout the year. When thawed, the pumpkin can be used in many recipes like pies and soups.

 

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Can you freeze fresh tomatoes without blanching?Can you freeze fresh tomatoes without blanching?

 

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Freezing Green Onions

Freezing Green OnionsThis is a page about freezing green onions. Freezing green onions is a good way to always have some on hand when cooking.

 

A frozen piece of meat.

Freezing MeatThis is a page about freezing meat. Meat of all types can be frozen for later use, but there are some considerations to keep in mind.

 

A bowl of potato soup.

Freezing SoupThis is a page about freezing soup. When making soup it is often convenient to prepare a large batch, including some to freeze for future meals.

 

Applesauce in White Bowl

Storing Applesauce in Ziplock Freezer BagsIf you have made applesauce and have extra to store, freezing it is a great way to preserve the applesauce for later use. Here are some ideas about storing applesauce in ziplock freezer bags.

 

Cooked Vegetable Burgers

Freezing Cooked Vegetable BurgersPreparing vegetable burgers ahead of time and freezing them for later use is a great way to have them handy for when you need a quick meal. This is a page about freezing cooked vegetable burgers.

 

Pear melting out of a block of ice.

Freezing PearsThis is a page about freezing pears. Fresh pears can easily be frozen for future use in a variety of recipes. So if you grow your own or have stocked up on sale fruit, consider freezing your excess pears.

 

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Freezing Cookie Dough

Freezing Cookie DoughThis video shows you a quick way to freeze your cookie dough.

 

Flash Freezing Food

Flash Freezing FoodThis short video shows you a simple and effective way of flash freezing your food to preserve it's freshness.

 

Freezing Banana BreadWe can't always eat an entire batch of banana bread before it starts to dry out or mold.

 

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Thawing Meat in a tray.

Refreezing Thawed MeatGenerally, refreezing thawed meat is not recommended. This is because the quality of the meat will be reduced in this process. Also, if the meat was not thawed in the fridge, there is a strong likelihood that bacteria has started to grow on the meat.

 

A freezer with several vacuumed sealed packages inside.

Freezer Meal Tips and RecipesOne way to help organize your busy schedule and still have delicious home cooked meals most nights is to prepare them in advance and freeze. This page contains some helpful freezer meal tips and recipes.

 

Loaves of bread with paper towels inside the bags.

Keep Frozen Bread Tasting FreshI never pay more than $1.00 for 100% whole wheat bread. I frequently pay a lot less. When I find a good deal, I stock up. I recently learned that if you put a paper towel in the bread wrapper before you freeze it, and leave it in place after thawing, the bread will be as soft and fresh tasting as fresh.

 

Blanching Veggies - slices of zucchini and yellow squash

Blanching VeggiesOur garden is producing very well this year! To keep up with production we decided to make our own frozen veggies. This is a great way to get fresh and frozen at the same time, with just a few steps.

 

A pillowcase full of corn in the freezer.

Freezing Corn in a PillowcaseDo not hesitate to stock up on corn when there is a sale. Corn can be frozen, in the husks, in a pillowcase. Load up the pillowcase, fold the top over so it is closed, and place in the freezer. It will stay as fresh as the day it was picked.

 

A bag of shredded zucchini.

Freeze Excess ZucchiniThis time of the year zucchini is all around. You may find that you have too much of it. You may also have some zucchini that was hidden and grew too big to be flavorful. You dont have to waste any of it!

 

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Freezing Zucchini BreadI am baking small individual loaves of zucchini bread today for Christmas gifts, that's 5 days away. Can I freeze in the aluminum pans they are baked in? I will be traveling 8 hrs in 2 days also so they will have to be in a cooler. Can anyone tell me the best way to keep them fresh?

 

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Freezing PumpkinHow can I freeze cut up pumpkin so that in the winter the pieces will be good for my pot belly pig to eat and not all smushy?

 

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Refreezing Pumpkin PieI have a previously frozen pumpkin pie and was wondering if it could be refrozen?

 

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Freezing Cut Out Cookie DoughWhat is the best way to freeze cut out cookie dough?

 

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Black Spots on Leaves of Frozen CabbageLast year I picked, blanched, packaged, and froze my cabbage. I then months later went to use it and there were black spots on the leaves. This has never happened to me before and I did not do anything differently. I'm wondering why this would have happened.

 

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Freezing Green TomatoesI have picked the last of my green tomatoes for the season and would like to freeze them to make chow chow later. Can I freeze them and how do I freeze them?

 

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