Cooking with Jackie in the Carolina Kitchen

I’ve heard many of you enjoy freezer cooking as much as I do. It’s a time, money and energy saver. That’s why I’m ecstatic to share my passion for any audience, including a live one.

Over Christmas break, I had the opportunity to share three favorite recipes at our local news station, called Carolina Kitchen.

It was a blast, I tell ya. I enjoy a challenge and a challenge it was. There was no kitchen, only a stove top. Hey, I’m used to that. We actually hold a freezer cooking class at my church with no kitchen. Sounds interesting, huh? Well, if you’re local in Asheville, NC, I hope you’ll join us sometime. Our monthly menus are posted on our facebook page here under events.

You can always follow along with us by checking out what we’re making and locating those recipes on our recipe index.

It’s always a pleasure for me to share my ten years plus of freezer cooking experience in front of any crowd, small or big. I realize Carolina Kitchen wasn’t a large crowd since it airs at 12:00 during the day, but I hope it helped someone and maybe it will help you as well.

Without further due, here are the three live recipes for you to view, enjoy, cook along side with me, and of course, share with someone in need.

The manicotti is by far, the easiest recipe to freeze, always have on hand and share.

No Boil Freezer Manicotti takes about ten minutes to prep two pans at the same time. Each 9×13 pan yields 8-10 servings and costs about $6 using generic ingredients. There is no bowl, spoon or cooking required prior to freezing. That’s my kind of recipe.

Holiday Granola is a 5-minute recipe I adapted using microwave prep. It takes 10 minutes to bake and you can leave it in your oven over night and wake up to a yummy crunchy, cinnamon breakfast.

Shoebox Flatbread takes 5 minutes to mix in a shoebox. It yields about thirteen flatbreads that can be frozen for later. It’s useful for pizza, gyros, wraps, garlic pita and you name it.

Enjoy these ‘yall and tell me what ya think! Remember I’m from North Carolina.

Have you tried any of these recipes? What’s your favorite freezer cooking recipe?

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