Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed your Easter!  We are officially on Spring break here in Lewisville so I've kept myself away from the blog so I can have some fun with the kiddos!  I LOVE spring break just as much as they do, and it only reminds me that we only have 2 months left of school.  That is music to this home school mama's ears!
Until then, today is Tuesday which means we have some cool tips and tricks to share!  As always, you can find these tips on my Pinterest board, where you can also follow along.  Freezing tips is our topic for today, and I'm pretty sure there are a few things we can learn when it comes to all things freezable!


Tip1.  We are an ice cream family here in Lewisville, and there is always plenty of  scoops and popsicles to go around. Little hands are always getting the drippy melted mess, but here's a good way to keep too much of that from happening.  Use a cupcake liner as a drip shield. 

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Tip 2.  I rarely buy tomato paste and always try to find recipes without paste as an ingredient, mainly because recipes call for so little tomato paste and you end up throwing away most of the can.  You can scoop tablespoons of tomato paste and freeze them for later use.  Great idea!

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Tip 2.  You can do the exact same thing for buttermilk, because let's face it, how much buttermilk do you usually use? 

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Tip 4.  We really prefer to bake our own cookies here in Lewisville.  A batch can make a few too many dozens for our family though, and by the end of the week, we stay away from the hardened cookies.  Problem solved.  Bake half of your batch and freeze the rest of your dough.  Roll them into balls or use the ice cube tray trick (also great for portion control).  Now you can have cookies whenever you want in just a few minutes.

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Tip 5.  Another great idea, especially during the holidays, is to give your frozen cookie dough away as gifts.  We can get over loaded with all the sweet treats, but giving away home made cookies at "their" convenience is not only thoughtful but helpful as well.
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I hope you found these freezing tips helpful today!

Blessings,
Lisa