Freezer Cooking Results in January

Did you cook up a storm this weekend? I spent hours poring over recipes, editing them, and thinking about what I’ll cook up next go ’round. Decisions, decisions…. Got a question about freezer cooking? Don’t forget to submit it to the Ask the Readers feature in next month’s freezer cooking daze days. Would you like […]

Freezer Cooking Days in January

This month I am taking time to make the most of what we have, empty my freezer, and build a better pantry. Since Christmas found my deep freezer filled to the brim, it didn’t make sense to do a round of freezer cooking this month. So, this is a bye month for me. I’m also […]

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Gramma John was born and raised in South Eastern Minnesota. She lived most of her life on a farm, was widowed twice, and raised eight kids — six of them boys. Besides being a very brave and somewhat ornery woman, she was a fantastic baker. Here we are in my mom’s 1970s kitchen making […]

Oatmeal Cranberry Jumbles

Looking for a fun food gift? Might I suggest a recycled plastic pretzel jar full of Oatmeal Cranberry Jumbles? These cookies are so good. They are egg free, nut free, and taste fabulous. The cookie recipe is simply my Farm Style Oatmeal Cookies with 2 cups of dried cranberries mixed in. They can easily be […]

Meal Planning: Heading for the Hills

Photo source This is where we’re going later this week. Yes, yes, we are. Those of us who live in Southern California pay money to go to the snow in the same way that others might pay to get away from it. And we are soooo excited. My boys have wonderful memories of snow days […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

As you know, our freezer is bursting with Christmas cookies. Every few days I pull out a box and we munch to our hearts content. The kids and I had a great time baking a few weeks ago. My kids love baking Christmas cookies and in years past, I’ve put it off and felt guilty […]

Make Freezer Cooking Work for YOU – December Freezer Cooking Daze

Since I had sent my boys to the freezer with all our Christmas cookies last week, I had no idea how very full it was. Yikes! As it turned out, I really was just going to “top it off” with my December freezer cooking plan — and cram things into every nook and cranny. I’m […]

Meal Planning: December Meals in 5 Minutes

I love having a full freezer. Have I told you that recently? It makes planning so much easier! I planned out this month’s meals in about five minutes. I had a freezer inventory sheet by my side as I sat at the computer with my planner open. I clicked to page 96 in Organizing Life […]