If a recipe only needs a few tablespoons, freeze the rest! Use an ice cube tray to make individual servings of buttermilk and then bring out a few cubes when you are ready to use a small amount in a favorite recipe.
When you just need a small amount, don't toss the rest of the can. Freeze dollops of tomato paste instead! Begin with a wax paper lined tray. Drop tablespoons of paste onto the wax paper, then pop your tray into the freezer. Once the paste is frozen, transfer the pieces into a Ziplock bag.
Pancakes keep surprisingly well in the freezer! The trick is to freeze them separately before putting them together in a bag. This way they won't stick to each other. An easy way to do this is by arranging the pancakes on a wax paper lined cookie sheet until frozen, then transfer them into a freezer bag.
Save money on cheese by shredding it yourself. Using a grater or food processor to shred a block of cheese, then stick it in a freezer bag and place in the freezer. Voila! Learn more about keeping dairy fresher longer in the freezer with this guide.
If you find yourself tossing wilted herbs more often than not, this trick is for you. Fill an ice cube tray with chopped herbs and then pour enough olive oil to cover the herbs. Place the tray in the freezer and thaw a cube or two when you're ready to add some more flavor to a favorite dish.
Just stick fresh eggs in a silicone mold and freeze. If it's slightly hard to get out of the mold when you are ready to use, simply place the container in a little warm water and the eggs will come right out. You can also separate the egg yolk from the egg white and freeze, in case you need one or the other for a recipe later on.
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Endless Freezer Hacks!
With so many great ways to freeze food, you may need a larger freezer! Now you can buy in bulk without feeling like you have to eat a bundle of greens in one sitting or quickly use an entire jar of salsa. These hacks are genius for saving time and money, and can help us all avoid tossing spoiled food!