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Preventing Mold On Berries, Moldy Strawberry

Preventing Mold On Fresh BerriesThis is a page about preventing mold on fresh berries. It is so disappointing to buy fresh berries only to have them mold before you can use them all.


Homemade Potato Salad

How Long Will Homemade Potato Salad Keep in the Refrigerator?If stored in a fridge with a consistently cold temperature and kept well covered, many people find that homemade potato salad can last from 5 - 10 days. This is a page about, "How long will homemade potato salad keep in the refrigerator?".


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

Storing Green Beans?This is a page about storing green beans. Storing your green beans properly will help them ripen, if necessary, or just keep them fresh for use later.


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Use an Old Freezer as a PantrySomeone gave us a huge used upright freezer. It worked fine, but I didn't really need THAT much freezer space and it needed to be defrosted way too often for me.


Storing Bread

Storing BreadThis page is about storing bread. There are a number of ways to keep your bread fresh as long as possible.


Storing Dry Goods

Storing Dry GoodsThis is a page about storing dry goods. When storing dry goods, there are several things to consider, including type of container or preventing bug infestation.


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Storing Pancake Mix?I bought some boxes of CarbSimple pancake mix which were already out of date. So far, the mix is still quite tasty and not spoiled. As this product is no longer manufactured, I want to keep them. What is the best method?


Vacuum Sealed Turkey Breast

Vacuum Sealing FoodThis is a page about vacuum sealing food. Storing food so it doesn't go bad is a tried and true way to stretch your food budget dollars. Vacuum sealing is a great way to store food.



Storing Yeast?This is a page about storing yeast. Keeping your baking or brewing yeast alive, will ensure it will be active when you need to use it.


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Can Green Tomatoes Be Preserved in Newspaper?Can I preserve green tomatoes from my garden by wrapping them in newspaper and putting in a cool dry place and use them in winter?


Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts

Cleaning and Storing Romaine HeartsCareful preparation of your romain lettuce can help increase its shelf life and make it easier to quickly make a delicious salad. This is a page about cleaning and storing romaine hearts.


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Keeping Coffee Mate from Getting Hard?We use Coffee Mate in our church kitchen, but it gets hard as a rock when the air conditioner is turned off. What can we use for the creamer? I have already contacted Coffee-Mate they had no suggestions other then to keep it out of humid areas.



wooden crate piled with fresh cucumbers

Storing CucumbersCooks and home gardeners have a number of useful suggestions for storing fresh cucumbers. Read on to find a way that works best for you. This is a page about storing cucumbers.


Almond Bark

Storing Almond Bark?This is a page about storing almond bark. Almond bark is a vegetable oil based candy coating. With proper storage the bark can be kept for while.


Canned Sauerkraut

Shelf Life of Canned Sauerkraut?This page is about the shelf life of canned sauerkraut. A fermented cabbage product that is very acidic.


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Removing Air from Ziplock BagsWe will never buy the vacuum seal machine and expensive bags because we vacuum seal the easy and frugal way. Place contents in a ziploc bag and immerse in a sink full of water, keeping opened end of bag just above the water line.


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Storing Fresh Mint?This is a page about storing fresh mint. Keeping you fresh mint fresh is actually quite easy to do.


A chile pepper cut lengthwise so you can see the seeds

Storing Chili PeppersThis is a page about storing chili peppers. You can have chili peppers on hand all of the time by choosing a method of storing them that meets your needs.


Beef, chicken and salmon in vacuum plastic bag.

Buying Bags for a Decosonic Pak' N Save?These popular vacuum sealers are no longer manufactured but the supplies are sometimes available online. This is a page about buying bags for a Decosonic Pak' N Save.


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How to Store Marshmallows?What is the best way to store marshmallows?


Garlic Keeper

Making a Garlic Keeper?This is a page about making a garlic keeper. While there are an endless variety of garlic keepers available for purchase, you can save money by making your own.


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Storing Potato Flakes?I was wondering if anyone knew how long potato flakes would be good for. I have a bag of flakes in the cupboard and I think they are 2 years old. I could make instant potaoes for the dogs if need be, I suppose, to use them up. Any suggestions for using them besides thickening stews and soups?


Storing Tomatoes

Storing TomatoesThis is a page about storing tomatoes. How you store your tomatoes will have an effect on their taste and shelf life.


Growing Broccoli, Storing Broccoli, Canning Broccoli

Storing BroccoliIt is important to store broccoli correctly in order to preserve it's flavor and nutrients. This is a page about storing broccoli.


Asparagus in vacuum sealed bags.

Buying Bags for a Rival Vacuum Sealer?Vacuum sealers can save a lot of money but they do need to have a regular supply of storage bags. This is a page about buying bags for a Rival vacuum sealer.



Storing WatermelonWatermelon can be stored in or out of the fridge for varying periods of time. This is a page about storing watermelon.


Soy Milk and Beans

Storing Soy Milk Without RefrigerationSoy milk is a popular substitute for people who need to avoid dairy. This is a page about storing soy milk without refrigeration.



storing green onions

Storing Green OnionsThis is a page about storing green onions. Green onions can be difficult to keep nice and fresh for later use.


Powdered Sugar in Bowl

Storing Powdered SugarAn airtight container is helpful to maintain the consistency of this food. This page is about storing powdered sugar.


Vacuum Sealed Corn

Using a Vacuum SealerThis is a page about using a vacuum sealer. A popular food storage method is the use of a vacuum sealer.


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Long Term Storage Of Chewing Gum?I recently got a bunch of chewing gum for free after coupons. Should I keep it in the freezer to keep it fresh or how should I store it? Will freezing it change it's chewing consistency? Thanks for any help!


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Removing the Air from Zip Lock BagsZip lock bags are great and those machines that vacuum the air out of bags is great but expensive. I found a cheap (like in $0.00) way to remove most of the air from a zip bag.


Storing Honey

Storing HoneyThis is a page about storing honey. Stored properly, honey will keep almost indefinitely.


storing apples

Storing ApplesThis page is about storing apples. With proper storage many varieties of apples will keep for a long time.


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Replacing Tupperware With GlassThis may not go over well, but I have been getting rid of all my plastics. Instead, I have been saving all the glass pickle jars, jam jars, etc. I just didn't like throwing out all that glass. We are now a 2 person household, my husband and I. The Mt. Olive jars are just right for us. They hold a 2 serving amount of spaghetti sauce or beans. I cook a pound of dried beans and fill up jars and freeze. I wind up with 6 to 8 ready-made dinners. Just my 2 cents. Thanks for reading.


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Carry Mini Cupcakes in Egg CartonsThe kids needed a treat to take to a church party. I had made mini cupcakes and I had saved a lot of egg cartons so I decided to put them in there. It was easier to cart them and they fit perfectly. Then you don't have to worry about getting your containers back.


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Vacuum Sealing Fresh Onions?I have just purchased a food vacuum sealer and I have just tried to seal a heap of sliced fresh onions, but I can't get a good seal on the bag, because it keeps sucking juices from the onions. Does anyone know whether I am doing something wrong here?


Storing potatoes in a paper bag.

Keep Potatoes Fresher LongerTake potatoes out of their plastic bag. Double-bag then in paper, and close with a clip. Store in a cool, dry place for maximum storage time.


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Instant Label for Storage JarsI always store packaged dry foods (beans, etc.) in empty glass jars and for a quick label, I cut out the nutrition info I am interested in and put it inside the jar. Easy.


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Waterproofing Cookie Tins?I would like to water proof/moisture proof some cookie tins so that I can repurpose them for flour and sugar canisters. Obviously, whatever I use needs to be food safe :) I also need to figure out how to have the lids seal to the sides better to help keep out air and moisture. Any suggestions are appreciated!


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Storing Sour Cream?Sour cream will usually last 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. Some people prefer to store it upside down to keep the air out, which can extend the shelf life.


Brown sugar being stored in an airtight cannister.

How To Store Brown SugarBrown sugar is a great pantry staple to have on hand but it can get hard if not stored properly. An airtight container is a must and many people store a piece of bread to absorb excess moisture.



Butter stored in a glass container.

Storing ButterButter can be expensive but it can also be difficult to use up bulk shopping before it goes bad. Here are some tips for long term storage.


A pile of powdered parmesan cheese.

Shelf Life of Powdered Parmesan Cheese?Powdered Parmesan cheese is a convenient way to always have some available. There should be a "best used by date" on the packaging. This cheese, according to Kraft Foods, can be safely kept in the cupboard or the fridge. Freezing is safe but not recommended as it can decrease the quality of the cheese.


A cooler with ice in recycled bottles.

Using a Cooler During the HolidaysCoolers are not just for camping or summer parties. During the winter holidays they come in handy to hold the overflow from your refrigerator.


A plate of uncooked cabbage rolls.

Storing Uncooked Cabbage Rolls?Cabbage rolls are a classic comfort food dish. Sometimes, too many are made to cook at once and some will need to be stored in the refrigerator before cooking.


A binder clip used as a chip clip

Binder Clips for Closing Food BagsBinder clips are a sturdy alternative to the colorful plastic clips used for keeping chip bags and other food packages closed. Try some; you may find that they are a better choice than the popular plastic options.


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Vacuum Sealing Cucumbers?Can you vacuum seal cucumbers? If so, what is the best method? Do you slice them or quarter them first?


A plastic container with a rubber band sticking out, to help with opening.

Removing Lids from Plastic ContainersIf you have trouble removing the lids on your plastic storage containers, try this ingenious use of a recycled rubber band, like those found on produce. This is a page about removing lids from plastic containers.


A can stored next to a jar fill of condensed milk.

Proper Storage for Open Canned GoodsTransfer canned goods into a well sterilized jar or any clean container before storing them into your fridge. Never place cans of food in the fridge as it creates rust over time because of the moisture it creates, which tends to mix with the food.


Glass Jars filled with pantry items.

Storing Boxed Cake MixesStored in a cool dry place boxed cake mixes typically will last 12 - 18 months. You can also buy boxed cake mixes when they are on sale and then store them in the freezer for future use. This is a page about storing boxed cake mixes.


Storing Homemade Chocolate Covered Wafers - chocolate candies

Storing Homemade Chocolate Covered Wafers?How do I store wafers dipped in chocolate as they get moist and are left with no more crunch. As it's rainy days where I stay. So, I can get rid of the moisture?


A large can being used to fill a freezer bag.

Filling Ziploc Freezer BagsThis is a page about filling Ziploc freezer bags. A large can, with both ends removed, is perfect for holding open a freezer bag while you fill it up. No more slumping bags, means that the outside of the bag stays clean too.


Handheld vacuum sealer.

Ziplock Vs. Reynolds Vacuum SealersTwo well-known names in food storage have their own version of the Food Saver vacuum sealer. This page has information about Ziplock vs. Reynolds vacuum sealers.


Large Vacuum Sealer sealing food

Vacuum Sealer ReviewsVacuum sealers, like the popular Food Saver, make it easy to save money in the kitchen by vacuum storing food. This page contains vacuum sealer reviews.


Drinking Straw

Sealing Food Packaging with a Drinking StrawThis is a page about sealing food packaging with a drinking straw. Use plastic drinking straws to help seal plastic food storage bags.


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Using Vacuum Seal Bags?Are vacuum seal machines useful for either refrigerating or freezing zucchini?


Several types of citrus fruit.

Storing Citrus FruitCitrus fruits can be stored for a while but they will eventually mold of not used or preserved. Here is an idea that can help with storing citrus fruit for longer periods of time.


Spaghetti stored in 2-liter plastic soda bottles, in the pantry.

2-Liter Bottle Pasta ContainerI always buy my pasta in bulk but the packaging that comes with them is not always the best. Huge amounts of spaghetti in opened flimsy plastic bags aren't always the best in my cupboards.


Egg Crates for Veggie Storage - Potatoes and onions in egg crates.

Use Egg Crates for Veggie StorageSome smaller vegetables can be stored in an empty egg carton to keep them separate from other vegetables. This is a page about using egg crates for veggie storage.


hanging onions

Using Pantyhose to Store OnionsExtend the life of your onions by keeping them dry. Use an old panty hose leg to hang them; tying a knot between each one is even more helpful. This is a page about using pantyhose to store onions.


Hanging potatoes in pantyhose.

Making a Nylon Potato KeeperThis is a page about nylon potato keeper. A fun way to store potatoes that keeps the air flowing freely is in a nylon stocking.


A pile of bacon slices.

Keeping Bacon FreshDespite the preservatives used in processing bacon, exposure to air can cause it to turn an unappetizing color. This is a page about keeping bacon fresh.


A basket of sweet potatoes.

Storing Sweet Potatoes?Deciding how to best store your sweet potatoes depends on how many you are storing. A garden harvest may require a different method than a few purchased at the market. This is a page about storing sweet potatoes.


Woman holding out a partially empty bottle of wine with a cork partially reinserted

Preserving an Open Bottle of WineThis is a page about preserving an opened bottle of wine. There are a number of ways you can keep an open bottle of wine fresh.


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Container for Liquid Coffee Creamer?The bottles they come in always leave a leaky, sticky mess and for some silly reason, I cannot think of a different type of container to use. What can I use for a 32 oz bottle of creamer? Any good glass jars with pour spouts?


Top view of tomato paste can with a spoonful of paste removed against a white background

Storing Leftover Tomato PasteOften a recipe will call for less than a can of tomato paste, leaving you with leftovers to store. This is a page about storing leftover tomato paste.


Storing Cuties in Their Bag

Storing Cuties in Their BagDo you buy the bags of Cuties? If you do, turn the bag on its side and tear open the side of the bag. The wrapper/handle is rigid enough to create a bowl. You might want to place a plate underneath just in case an orange leaks. :)


Vacuum sealer on tile counter with vacuum bag containing a chicken thigh.  Multiple other meat items such as hot dogs are off to the side and two rolls of unused vacuum bags are in the background.

Reusing Vacuum Sealer Bags?Food safety should be your first concern reusing plastic food bags. This page is about reusing vacuum sealer bags.


fruit and veggies

Storing ProduceThis is a page about storing produce. Whether you are storing produce from your garden or the market, proper storage will help keep it fresh longer.


Freezing Cauliflower

Storing CauliflowerCauliflower can be frozen or stored for a few days in the refrigerator. This is a page about storing cauliflower.


A bowl of leftover turkey.

How to Keep Turkey from Drying Out When Reheating?Roasted turkey can easily dry out if not stored properly. This is a page about keeping turkey from drying out when reheating.


Sealing Plastic Bags With Recycled Plastic Bottle Tops

Sealing Plastic Bags With Recycled Plastic...This is a page about sealing plastic bags with recycled plastic bottle tops. Use the top portion of a plastic bottle, including the cap to easily seal plastic food storage bags.


Shelf Life of Lemon Curd

Shelf Life of Lemon Curd?This is a page about the shelf life of lemon curd. Proper storage will allow you to keep unused lemon curd longer.


powdered cocoa

Storing CocoaStoring cocoa properly will ensure that it stays fresh in between uses. This is a page about storing cocoa.


container with a head of lettuce

Using Lock & Lock ContainersThis is a page about using Lock & Lock containers. These containers come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They can help you organize and store your fresh and dry foods.


Frozen Veggies

Storing Vacuum Sealed FoodThis is a page about storing vacuum sealed food. Vacuum sealing is a simple way of preserving food. If airborne bacteria can't get to the food, spoilage can be avoided.


Food Storage Containers

Using Food Storage ContainersThis is a page about using food storage containers. There are several things you might want to consider when deciding to use different types of food storage containers.


Getting a scoop of chocolate ice cream from the container.

Storing Ice CreamThis is a page about storing ice cream. Keeping this favorite dessert in an airtight container at a cold temperature, helps it maintain its creamy consistency.


Pasta and Grains in Jars

Storing Pasta and GrainsDried grains and pastas can be preserved for a long time if kept in air tight and bug proof containers. This is a page about storing pasta and grains.



Storing ChocolateThis page is about storing chocolate. Maintain the color, shape and freshness of your cacao seed product until it is consumed.


Vegetables on Small Shelf

Storing VegetablesThis page is about storing vegetables. Many kinds of vegetables can be stored specially to be preserved longer.


Plastic milk bottle with an expiration date on it.

Keeping Track of Food Expiration DatesThis page is about keeping track of food expiration dates. Reduce food spoilage by dating your purchases to help maintain a good food rotation system.


Fresh Parsley

Storing Fresh Parsley?This is a page about storing fresh parsley. When storing fresh parsley, your goal is to keep it fresh and prevent it from getting too dry, limp, or even too moist.



Storing Bagels?This is a page about storing bagels. You will want to use the best method for storing your left over bagels to keep them fresh.


Root Cellar

Making an Above Ground Root Cellar?This is a page about making an above ground root cellar. You can make an alternative to the traditional below ground root cellar for storing your veggies.


Baking Powder

Storing Baking PowderThis is a page about storing baking powder. Proper storage of baking powder will increase its shelf life.


Fresh Apricots

Storing Fresh ApricotsThis is a page about storing fresh apricots. Protect your fresh apricots from bruising by storing them properly.


Indoor Root Cellar

Creating an Indoor Root Cellar?This is a page about creating an indoor root cellar. One way to preserve many types of garden vegetables is to store them in a root cellar.


Storing Mayonnaise

Storing MayonnaiseThis is a page about storing mayonnaise. Mayonnaise like many foods has certain storage recommendations to maintain freshness and prevent spoilage.


Storing Popcorn

Storing PopcornThis is a page about storing popcorn. Proper storage of unpopped popcorn will help prolong its freshness and yield.


Storing Fresh Ginger

Storing Fresh GingerThis page is about storing fresh ginger. Keep this root fresh and available to add to your Asian recipes.


A row of recycled jars with lids.

Recycled Containers for Food StorageThis is a page about recycled containers for food storage. Plastic and glass containers can have a new recycled life by being used for storing food.


Storing Peanuts

Storing Peanuts?This is a page about storing peanuts. There are some guidelines for storing food to retain flavor and nutrition.


Storing Sugar

Storing SugarGranulated sugar should be store in a sealed container in a cool dry location. If sugar is a free from pests and other contaminants and stored properly, it has an indefinite shelf life. Keep reading for more tips and information about storing sugar.


A jar full of raw oats.

Storing OatmealThis page is about storing oatmeal. This grain will keep for a long time if properly stored.



Storing PotatoesPotatoes can begin to spoil or sprout while being stored. This is a page about storing potatoes.


Storing Garlic

Storing GarlicThis is a page about storing garlic. Cooks ofter differ in their opinion on the best way to store fresh garlic.


Storing Root Crops

Storing Root CropsThis page is about storing root crops.Enjoying your garden bounty all winter can be accomplished by proper storage.


Storing Fresh Carrots

Storing CarrotsThis is a page about storing carrots. Proper storage of your carrots will help to keep them fresh longer.


Storing Cheese

Storing CheeseThis is a page about storing cheese. Most cooks have more cheese in the bag or block than they need for one recipe and need to store the rest for future use.


Avocados from Florida

Storing AvocadosThis is a page about storing avocados. Knowing how to best store your avocados will ensure that you fully enjoy these delicious fruit.


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Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts

Cleaning and Storing Romaine HeartsI eat a lot of salad and like to buy the big bags of romaine hearts at Costco. I find that bagged salad goes bad very quickly, but preparing it this way myself allows the lettuce to last over a week.


powdered sugar in jar

Powdered Sugar Mason Jar DispenserThe lids from Parmesan cheese containers fit nicely onto mason jars. Once I learned this, I began to look for items that would work well in these new storage jars.


sprinkles in jar

Rainbow Sprinkles Mason Jar DispenserThe lids from Parmesan cheese containers fit nicely onto mason jars. Once I learned this, I began to look for items that would work well in these new storage jars.


Wrap Banana Stems in Plastic - stem of bananas wrapped in plastic

Wrap Banana Stems in PlasticCover the top of your banana bunch in plastic wrap will make them last a lot longer. The reason this helps is because most of the natural ethylene gas bananas use to ripen themselves is in the stem.


spout on mason jar

Salt Spout Mason JarDon't throw that empty salt container away. You can remove the top with the spout and cut it down to fit inside a mason jar ring! Now you can put all kind of things in the jar and easily pour out the amount you want.


avocado half with onion slice

Keep Avocados from Turning BrownTo keep your avocados from turning brown, seal them together with a cut onion. I have a little plastic container, but you can also place them in a ziplock bag. The onion will keep the avocado green longer!


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Shelf Life of Powdered Parmesan Cheese?I've been reading the posts on storing and keeping powdered parmesan. My brother bought me a huge bag of parmesan. I am used to keeping the cheddar powder, like what comes in Kraft dinner, in my pantry, never having any problems, so I did the same with this. I put it in a plastic bag, in a tightly covered tin.


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Preventing Sugar From HardeningI operate a kitchen for a Ruritan Club. We have stored large quantities of sugar, both brown and white in large containers. I buy in bulk to help save costs. Is there an easy way to prevent the sugar from hardening in the containers? Something that could go in the same container, but not contaminate the actual product?


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Storing Almond Bark?After you heat up almond bark can you store what is left over and reuse it? If you can reuse it how many times can you reuse it?


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Using Discolored Almond Bark?My almond bark is discolored--sort of a tan color. Is it safe to use?


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Storing Brown Sugar in the Fridge?How long can I keep brown sugar in the refrigerator?


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Waterproofing Cookie Tins?I would like to water proof/moisture proof some cookie tins so that I can repurpose them for flour and sugar canisters. Obviously, whatever I use needs to be food safe :) I also need to figure out how to have the lids seal to the sides better to help keep out air and moisture. Any suggestions are appreciated!


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