Lasagna: The Company Dinner

Lasagna

The hearty sauce for this lasagna recipe is made from scratch and provides enough for a very large pan of lasagna. However, if you're going to go the trouble of preparing a pan of lasagna, double the recipe and freeze one to bake at a later date. Also, don't get overwhelmed looking at the ingredient list. The only things that get chopped are ...

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How to Store Greens in a Small Living Space

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Dear Home Ec 101,I live in a small apartment and have a refrigerator with a limited amount of space and chest freezer. We have been trying to utilize local produce from our CSA and the Farmer's Market, but storage is an issue with space at such a premium. What is the best way to store leafy greens without giving up all of my refrigerator space ...

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Roast Some Turkey Necks for Awesome Stock

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Heather says:Want to take your Thanksgiving recipes up to the next level? You can get started now by buying and roasting turkey necks to make stock. Want to get a jump on your Thanksgiving prep? Go ahead and make your roast turkey neck stock now and freeze it for your Thanksgiving recipes*. Would I go to the effort of roasting turkey necks ...

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Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe – Like Mom Used to Make

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Bobbie says:Have you ever caught a whiff of an unexpected scent that suddenly sent you back in time? Figuratively speaking, of course. The sense of smell is a huge memory trigger, and if there's a smell that says "home" to me, it's the comforting aroma of simmering Vegetable Beef Soup the way our mom used to make it. Packed with veggies and ...

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Cooking Homemade Frozen Foods

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Dear Home Ec 101,I'd like to make some thing to keep in our freezer to help us avoid the convenience foods at the hectic dinner hour.  Do you have a rule of thumb for what freezes well without losing much quality/texture?  What's the best way to thaw and bake things that have been frozen?Signed, Chilled in Chi-TownHeather says:In ...

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