Coconut Cream Dessert

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This Coconut Cream Dessert has to be one of my family’s favorite desserts. Cool and creamy, it is perfect for serving on hot summer days. If you aren’t a huge fan of coconut, just skip the toasted coconut on top (like I did!). PrintCoconut Cream Dessert IngredientsLayer 1: 1 c. flour 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 [...]

How to Freeze Cheese {Batch Cooking}

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Source:FreeDigitalPhotos.net Recently I was surprised to learn that many people are unaware that cheese can be frozen. Yes, you really CAN freeze cheese! In my experience, most types of cheese actually freeze and thaw quite well. The only significant difference I have noted is that cheese frozen in a block tends to become crumbly, potentially [...]

Stuffed Green Peppers

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This version of Stuffed Green Peppers is a bit different than the traditional method, since the meat and rice mixture is cooked before being added to the green peppers. This recipe is a great way to use pre-cooked ground beef from the freezer–just saute the onions while the green peppers are cooking, and finish the [...]

10 Ways to Use Pre-Cooked Ground Beef {Batch Cooking}

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I hope you’ve discovered how easy it is to cook large batches of ground beef for the freezer. Once you’ve experienced the convenience of using pre-cooked ground beef, you’ll want to be sure to have some in the freezer all the time! Stumped for ideas on how to use pre-cooked ground beef? This list is [...]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce {Batch Cooking}

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My family is somewhat picky about spaghetti sauce. In fact, we only buy one particular brand. When we purchase the “family size” container, it is just enough for one meal and costs over $4.00. In an effort to trim our ever-growing grocery budget, I decided it was time to start making homemade spaghetti sauce. This [...]

Cooking Chicken for the Freezer {Batch Cooking}

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After discovering the convenience of having pre-cooked ground beef in the freezer, I fell in love with the concept of “meal starters” that can be cooked ahead and frozen for later. Pre-cooked chicken, either shredded or chopped, has become one of my favorite meal starters to keep on hand. How to cook chicken for the [...]