Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Ricotta Cheese, Can You?

When I buy Ricotta Cheese, it is usually in a large container, way too much for me to use in one recipe. And after I use it for whichever pasta recipe I am preparing, I usually won’t need it again for a couple of weeks. Once the container is opened, it breaks down quickly, not […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Fresh Grapefruit, Can You?

Grapefruit

Peak season for grapefruit is just around the corner in April, and the fruit are at their tastiest right now. If you drive near an interstate highway anywhere in the South, you’ll see stands set up hawking 10-20 pound bags of Florida grapefruit. Grocery stores nationwide offer the tasty fruit, but that will soon tail […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Cabbage, Can You? (St. Patrick’s Day Reminder)

cabbage

Have you ever bought too much cabbage? Maybe you want to make corned beef & cabbage, but only need half of the head of cabbage? If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. So can you freeze cabbage? Yes you can. For more like this, read […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Leftover Baked Beans, Can You?

Baked-Beans

One of mankinds biggest dilemmas has always been: do I buy the big can of baked beans because it’s a better deal, or the smaller can because the larger can is just too many beans to eat? Summertime is prime season for baked beans. And for saving money on baked beans too. So you make […]

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Keys To Saving: Woof Woof! Hey, You Can’t Freeze My Dog Bones, Can You?

Does your dog love to chew on bones? Mine does. I’ve read all about the dangers of giving cooked bones to dogs, and of course I know about not giving them chicken bones. But what about uncooked bones? I’ve seen “experts” take both sides of the argument. I do like to give Gypsy beef bones, […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Nuts, Can You?

nuts

Have you seen the price of walnuts lately? They must be filled with oil or something. Actually, they do contain oil, and after time, the oil can turn rancid. Rancid isn’t good. Keeping walnuts (or most other nuts) in the pantry, will be fine if they are kept cool. Once the weather turns warmer, shelled […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Chocolate Candy, Can You?

Chocolate candy

Valentines Day has past. Now what do you do if you’re the most popular kid in class, and you can’t finish all of your candy? Chocolate candies will last for several months past their expiration date, if they are kept dry and cool. To enjoy your Valentines Day chocolates deep into the Summer months, dry and cool could […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Butter, Can You?

Butter

Yummy butter. How often do you pass up a great deal on butter because you’re afraid you won’t be able to use it before the “best if used by date”? If you’re like me, you don’t pass it up, you buy the butter. But what do you do if you have too much? It will […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Fresh Ginger, Can You?

Before we moved to North Carolina, I always skipped recipes that called for fresh ginger. Or I used ground ginger in its place. It was just too expensive to buy, so I stayed away from using it. One day a couple of years ago, we visited our local farmers market here in Uptown Charlotte (there is […]

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