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Protein-Style Dinners (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

Fill the freezer with a number of protein-rich meals to help pull dinners together in a snap. This freezer cooking plan shows you how. Last weekend I had the chance to give a talk about freezer cooking techniques as well as sign a bunch of cookbooks. It was quite a lot of fun. The event […]

Cold Weather and Company Dinners (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

Cold weather and fancy dinners sum up Valentine’s Day and the month of February. Plan ahead with this seasonal freezer cooking plan. Near the beginning of each month I spend some concentrated time filling the freezer. It might be a few hours to prep breakfasts for the coming weeks, or a full day to really […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Cookie Kit

Make a cookie kit with dough, sprinkles, frosting, and cookie cutters. It’s an experience and it’s tangible — all at the same time! My mom has always been a great one to help parents enjoy more quality time with their kids. I remember about thirty years ago driving around town with her delivering Christmas gifts. […]

Freezer Cooking Can Help YOU

Freezer cooking can help you save time, money, and effort. It’s a little work on the front end, but the results are worth the cost. I started “freezer cooking” over 15 years ago. Over time it’s proven to be a great method to save money and time. Not only do I have something ready in […]

Fill Your Freezer for Easier School Days

Make some meals ahead of time and freeze them to enjoy later. It will make school days and nights so much easier! This week in a frenzy of cooking, I filled my freezer. Those who follow along on Good Cheap Eats know that we are coming off the heels of a pantry challenge. This deep […]

Mini Mini Freezer Cooking Sessions

You don’t need to devote a day or even a whole hour to freezer cooking. Grab just a few minutes for bulk cooking while you’re making another meal. The dividends are huge! This month I’m making concentrated efforts to eat up what’s in our freezer. If you don’t know about my “pantry challenge”, head here […]

Freezer Cooking: Produce Boxes & Power Breakfasts

Each month I spend a few hours (or a few days) cooking big batches of our favorite recipes in order to save me time later in the month. This “make-ahead and freeze” habit has become a way of life. I make a bulk batch of pasta sauce one month. And I make bulk batches of […]

Freezer Cooking Days: A Workout to Be Thankful For Later

Do you have any tasks on your to-d0 list that are hard to be motivated for, but you’re glad you did it when you’re done? Like exercising? Cleaning the house? Freezer cooking? As much as a I love cooking, even freezer cooking, this month’s freezer cooking session was hard to get motivated for. I am […]