- When using tomato paste, open both ends of the can and slide or scrape out the contents using a butter knife or small spatula.
- When making cookies, bake only one pan and freeze the rest on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Once the balls are frozen solid place them in a zip loc bag. You don’t need to thaw these before baking at the stated temperature, but you will need to tweak how long you cook them.
- Need softened/room temperature butter, but you only have frozen or cold? Place the butter in the microwave on defrost 1 minute for cold butter–until soft (not melted) for frozen butter.
- Overripe bananas? Peel and place on wax paper in the freezer. Use the frozen bananas for smoothies or chocolate dipped bananas or thawed for banana bread.