My very first introduction to the nutty, chocolatey, creamy goodness that is Nutella was on a trip to Europe during high school.  I have no idea if it was just a new product first sold in Europe (because I am that old), or if I somehow just managed to miss out up to that point.  I had an amazing trip to several countries throughout Europe with a large group of friends, and I can honestly say that eating Nutella was a highlight.  That is how…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Nutella – How To Freeze Nutella”

The first thought I have when talking about Thousand Island dressing is my brother as we grew up.  He was not a fan of salads or vegetables of any type, but if they were swimming in Thousand Island dressing, he would gobble them up.  I conversely, absolutely loved fresh veggies and salads as a kid as was more than a little grossed out by his salad dressing obsession. Fast forward a few decades and I have come to realize what all of his fuss was…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Thousand Island Dressing – How To Freeze Thousand Island Dressing”

Garlic is probably one of the most widely used foods to flavor and season dishes.  It has been touted to have a whole host of health benefits resulting in garlic capsules and other supplement types of garlic products.  Garlic is a member of the onion family and has been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years.  From heart disease and hypertension to cancer and beyond, garlic has been used for centuries to treat and prevent disease. So how about using garlic today in…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Garlic – How To Freeze Garlic”

I do like grains and with a mostly vegetarian daughter, finding unique grains that provide protein, vitamins, and minerals is a must.  I stumbled across freekeh and decided to give it a try.  Freekeh is part of and derived from durum wheat so it is definitely not gluten free so those with sensitivities or celiac should skip this grain. Freekeh is an ancient grain that originated from northern Africa and the Mediterranean Basin.  It is the result of harvesting durum wheat while it is still…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Freekeh – How To Freeze Freekeh”

Pizza is arguably my most favorite food.  I basically lived on it throughout college and wouldn’t turn down a greasy cheesy slice right now if it was available.  Some things have changed for me however, and eating pizza several times a week as a 40 something just doesn’t have the lasting consequences that I want.  I mean I do enjoy a good workout but pizza calories are pretty extreme. I have also entered into the world of eating gluten-free which does severely limit the options…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Cauliflower Pizza Crust – How To Freeze Cauliflower Pizza Crust”

Sangria has its origins in Spain and Portugal.  Sangria is a delicious blend of wine mixed with fruits and spices.  Red wine is typically used and sometimes additional items like orange juice and brandy are added.  Sangria is an extremely versatile party beverage.  Its sweet and fruity flavors are as welcome during the holidays as at a 4th of July party.  Not only are the flavors always welcome, but most sangria can be made with a low cost wine.  This makes for a delicious and…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Sangria – How To Freeze Sangria”

I really love being focused on eating healthy, clean foods.  They give you energy and just generally make you confident in your overall health.  But, really good pizza is not something I will ever turn down!  Yes, I keep the economy box of individually frozen, uncooked pizzas from the supermarket in my freezer for a quick kid’s meal, but I’m talking about really good pizza kitchen pizza. I am always amazed at the intense personal preferences that people have for their pizza.  Thin crust, thick…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Cooked Pizza – How To Freeze Cooked Pizza”

Cranberry Relish is one of those holiday dishes that most families just can’t live without. I myself never turn down the cylinder of jellied cranberry sauce from a can, but I don’t know many matriarchs that will allow that at their holiday table. My mother-in-law makes an absolutely delicious cranberry relish. She uses fresh cranberries and little tiny pieces of apple and oranges and more. It’s just the perfect amount of tang mixed with sweet mixed with crunch. Honestly, the holidays just aren’t the same…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Cranberry Relish – How To Freeze Cranberry Relish”

Marsala is an Italian wine made only in Sicily.  It has strict regulations on its productions to qualify it as marsala wine.  It comes as a dry or sweet variation and the choice is made regarding how it will be used – dry for savory dishes and sweet for dessert/sweet dishes. I’m not going to begin to pretend that I am an expert on the nitty gritty details of marsala wine, but I do know that price does matter.  I have purchased marsala wine for cooking…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Marsala Wine – How To Freeze Marsala Wine”

My family loves to sit down together for a big family breakfast on Sunday morning.  Sadly, with all the crazy running during the week, it’s one of the few times we can guarantee everyone will be available at the same time.  It also allows mom and dad to relax and splurge on some yummy breakfast goodies when we would otherwise be super health focused. Eggs and sausage are the usual menu items but everyone is elated when I break down and say I will make…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Waffle Batter – How To Freeze Waffle Batter”