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Freezer Cooking Taught Me to Cook (A Guest Post)

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A guest post from Jacinda This year marks our 5th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe that just a short time ago my cooking abilities were no more than using a can opener or perfecting the art of peeling back the corner to vent the pre-made freezer meal for the microwave. I wanted to learn […]

Freezer Meal Q&A: What Kind of Dishes to Use?

Last month y’all gave great advice to Jennifer who wrote in asking how a new mom could start the freezer cooking journey. This month, we hear from Heather, who asks, What type of dish do you recommend for putting the freezer meals in so that they can take the freezer temps to oven temps? I’m […]

Mini Cooking Sessions & March Freezer Cooking Days

Cherry Pie

Recently I was emailing back and forth with my friend Tami. She was my best teacher buddy back when I taught high school in Santa Barbara many years ago. We reminisced over all kinds of memories, one of which I had evidently forgotten. From Tami’s email, I was remembering the other day how [our department […]

Enjoy Good Food & Save Time with Freezer Cooking

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more.  Since I am such a glutton, er, foodie, getting a great meal on the table is one of my great joys in life. But, I also parent six children, teach them at home, enjoy […]

Freezer Cooking Q&A: Freezer Cooking as a New Mom

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One new feature of freezer cooking days is a Q&A from readers. Sometimes I receive questions that I can answer and sometimes I receive questions that I know there are more than one answer to. So, each month we’ll look at a question together and try to help each other out. This month’s question is […]

How Freezer Cooking Can Work with Real Foods

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– A guest post from Katie Kimball – If I wasn’t so madly in love with my husband, I might marry my freezer. I am deeply addicted to the ability to freeze food and make life more convenient in so many ways. It’s easy to assume that cooking from scratch means I forfeit quick meals […]

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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

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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 […]