How to Freeze Cookies for Holiday Baking Do-Aheads

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: One thing I always tell myself I'm going to do to get a head start on the holiday baking extravaganza is to go at it slow and steady. It's what my grandmother did; baking a few batches here and there, mixing…

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Free Printables: Freezer Inventory and Food Passport

I've added two new printables to the collection, and I have to say that these may be my favorites yet! Food Passport I created the Food Passport to go along with a post I recently did over at Feels Like Home on empowering picky eaters. One of my goals this summer is to make trying…

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Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfasts

I really like breakfast foods, but I don't always like making them in the morning, which might explain why we have "breakfast for dinner" so often! I'm really good at making breakfast ahead of time before I have a baby (when I stock the freezer full of muffins, pancakes and french toast) and the night…

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Freezer Storage Dates Printable Cheat Sheet

Stocking your freezer is a great way to lower the amount you spend on convenience foods and eating out while still enjoying healthy, delicious meals, even when you don't feel like cooking. We've talked about freezer cooking quite a bit, but one thing we haven't spent a lot of time talking about is how to…

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Tips for Make Ahead Holiday Meals

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: There are so many things to do at the holidays -- the gifts, the decorations, the parties, the food. And the month can easily get away from us, leaving us disappointed that we might not have enjoyed the moment as much as we would have…

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Experimenting with Once-A-Month Cooking

      The following is a guest post from Marci of Overcoming Busy: It is my nature to find the most efficient ways to do things. When I clean out the dishwasher, I even plan out how I can finish the job with the fewest trips around the kitchen. I know, the whole thing…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: Tips and Resources
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Once-a-Month Cooking: Tips and Resources

The key to successfully using the once-a-month cooking method is to get organized and plan ahead. This is not the time to fly by the seat of your pants in the kitchen! While I'm sure there are a few people who could do that and still end up with a freezer full of delicious home-cooked…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: An Interview with the Authors Who Started It All

Today I have the privilege of sharing a Q&A interview with the authors of Once-a-Month Cooking and Once-a-Month Cooking Family Favorites, Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson: You were the first to publish a book about bulk freezer cooking, and many others have come after you. How did you think of this concept—and what made…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: What, Why and How?

Once-a-month cooking (OAMC) continues to be a growing trend because it allows families to have home-cooked meals throughout the week without the work of slaving away in the kitchen each night. It involves setting aside one day each month as a cooking day to fill your freezer for the rest of the month. You simply…

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My Plan for Stocking the Freezer

Wow, you all had some great suggestions in response to the question, "What are your favorite freezer meals?" I finalized my plan for stocking my freezer with 6 weeks+ of meals for after the baby's born, and I'm excited to get started. I thought I'd share my list with you in case anyone else is…

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