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Beef Stock

Making your own stocks saves money on your grocery bill. The bone of the roast are used, after it has been roasted and most of the meat removed. It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on the bone. The finished product may be frozen in ice cube trays, and then placed in a […]

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Freezer Mix-Ups

What are mix-ups?  Well, to make a mix-up, all you do slice or chop fruits and/or vegetables for freezing. These will likely be different each time you freeze, depending on the available produce and the amounts. They are easy to throw together and place in the freezer for later use. This is a good way […]

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

By not having to purchase canned vegetable stocks, you’ll save money on your grocery bill.  Use the peels and ends of the vegetables from your cooking ventures, along with some pieces of whole vegetables, if necessary.  Herbs may also be used. Nothing has to go to waste completely. The finished product may be frozen in […]

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Homemade Chicken Stock

Use chicken bones and skin to make a stock for soup.

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Simple Chicken Soup

This is the easiest soup ever, and is made when I am low on food and funds during a given week. The base: 1 pre-cooked roaster chicken, on the bone, with the skin on, remove the string holding the legs together. water Place a pre-roasted chicken in the slow cooker, and cover with water. Cover […]

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What to do with less than Fresh Vegetables

Sometimes it is near impossible to eat all the vegetables we buy or grow before they lose a great deal of their freshness. Life just gets in the way. Or you overestimated what you will need for creating recipes for the week. These items can still be used, though. So don’t throw them away until […]

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The Freezer Pantry

Many people overlook the freezer when calculating storage space for their pantry. A stand-up or chest freezer will become a loved addition to your space as it’s filled with leftovers and freezer meals over the coming weeks and months. Even the small freezer above the refrigerator will come in handy. A freezer makes it easy […]

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Quick Tip: Freezing Eggs

This is simple. I crack an egg into a bowl, break the yolk and stir a couple of times, dump the egg into a snack size baggie, and gently squeeze out the air so I can seal the bag. I did this with the two dozen eggs, then put them all into a gallon size […]

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Using Leftovers to Make Chicken Soup

This is a quick recipe that uses leftovers that have been stored in the freezer or refrigerator, fresh herbs and dried pasta. Ingredients Broth from the freezer, and/or liquid from cooking vegetables Cooked chicken chunks Vegetables from the freezer and/or small amounts of leftovers from the refrigerator Parsley, freshly chopped Egg noodles Place the liquid, […]

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The Freezer Set-Up

If you are going to begin freezing your leftovers for later use, you’ll have decide how best to store the food that will be placed inside. It’s also necessary to do this when you decide to deliberately cook  foods to store in the freezer. By planning the placement of food ahead of time, you’ll become […]

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Use Those Odds and Ends

Odds and ends are not necessarily considered leftovers. They are those foods that you find at the bottom of a pan or left on a platter when everything else has been eaten. They may be a tablespoon of some type of vegetable, or a few pieces of meat. Perhaps there is a quarter-of-a-cup of rice. […]

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Using and Storing Cooking Liquids

I have mentioned that the liquids leftover from making roasts may be used to make stocks and broths, but other liquids may also be saved and used when cooking. There really is no need to let these types of liquids go to waste. Consider, if you will, that many people must pay every time they […]

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Pork Stock

By not having to purchase canned stocks, you will save money on your grocery bill. This stock is made the same as the Chicken Stock was made. The bone of the roast is used after it has been roasted, and most of the meat removed.  It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on […]

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Turkey Stock

This stock is made the same as the Chicken Stock was made. The skin and bones of the bird are used, after it has been roasted and most of the meat removed.  It is fine to leave small pieces of meat on the bone. The finished product may be frozen in ice cube trays, and […]

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Sloppy Joes

Zowie used to love this recipe. It uses the beef tomato freezer mix, that I featured last Friday, and is easy to prepare. This new mix can be frozen the same way the original is. Label accordingly. Ingredients: beef tomato freezer mix 1/4 cup water 1 Tablespoon ketchup 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon worcestershire […]

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Quick Tip: Frozen Grapes

In honor of my father, who passed away a couple of years ago: Take the grapes, put them into a bag and freeze them. When frozen, enjoy! These are great as a snack on a hot summer day. My nephew loves these. Shannon

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Soup from Leftovers (Easy-Peasy!)

I love these types of recipes. They give you the opportunity to use up leftovers from the freezer, and may actually be free to prepare. This method of cooking takes minimal preparation. Here is what you do: Keep containers in the freezer for leftover vegetables (peas, green beans, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.), meats (hamburg, pork, […]

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