Recipe Troubleshooting

In the kitchen cooking and not sure how many teaspoons are in a Tablespoon? We have you covered with a conversion chart and more!

How to Exclude Ingredients From Recipes

The Dilemma:  Do you find yourself looking for a recipe  (i.e. stuffed peppers) but don’t have a specific ingredient you want to use or have a food allergy you are trying to avoid (i.e. chicken, beef)?  You want to eliminate…

Why do the recipes have three sets of directions?

There are THREE sets of directions on our recipes based on how you are preparing the recipe. Set 1: Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions Freezing Directions = these are directions for COOKING or ASSEMBLING the meal BEFORE freezing the…

Safe Cooking Temperatures for Meat

We always urge you to follow good food safety practices in your kitchen, but especially on cooking day. You do not want to have a freezer full of food that is going to make you sick. Each type of meat…

Common Ingredient Substitutions

Making a substitution in a recipe is often an issue of applying a little bit of knowledge and a lot of common sense (with a dash of Google on occasion!). Generally, if an ingredient is similar in taste and acts…

How do I use the Prep Sheet?

The Prep Sheet is a unique document to help you prepare for your big freezer cooking day by chopping produce and pre-cooking some ingredients. Here are some tips and answers to common questions if you are feeling confused. When to…

How long do meals last in the freezer?

The general rule for freezer meals is 3-6 months. But we have had staff members “taste test” meals that have been frozen up to a year. It really comes down to your taste buds. Generally, produce will keep its quality…

How to Thaw Meals Properly

There are four methods of thawing that are safe: Safe Thawing: meaning they keep food temperatures in the safe zone until they are cooked. Refrigerator thaw Thawing in the refrigerator is the safest method, and it also preserves the taste…

What is “flash freezing” ?

Flash freezing is cooling down food very quickly in order to speed the freezing process and preserve freshness. Flash freezing is also used to prevent food from freezing together when you place it in the container later. You will typically…