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How to make freezer corn, Easy Sweet corn recipe for begingers so easy anyone can make it, garden cooking made easy, A Thrifty Mom.com How to make Freezer Corn – Sweet Corn Recipe

I had a friend ask me how to make Freezer Corn so I thought I would share this post again. As you can tell by the photos this post was written and first published several years back.  Look how cute and little my kids are 🙂 But I did update it with some better images of the finished product, feel free to pin them!

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Growing up in large family, my Mom made sure we knew how to take our produce and can or freeze it.  In doing this we were able to save hundreds of dollars a year.  My Dad is a farmer, he normally grows  corn that is called field corn, which grows VERY tall.  It is grown to chop up, stalks and all to feed to our dairy cows.  But my Dad also grows a few large rows of sweet corn, which my whole family looks forward to every year.  If you have ever had fresh tender sweet corn picked right from the field, it is so yummy.  Nothing like what you buy from the store.

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This year my Dad picked me a large sack of corn.  It is now time for me to teach my little ones, just as my parents taught me.  So we shucked the corn out on the lawn, to keep the mess outside.  My kids were such good little helpers!  They got the giggles every time one of the ears of corn had lots of corn silk, they would say ” yuck I got a hairy one”

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After about 30 mins we were able to bring the cleaned corn back into the house to get it ready to cook.

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In a large pot bring you water up to a boil, then add in your corn.  In my pot I was able to do about 10 at a time.  The corn is cold so it will take a minutes for the water to start to boil again, after it comes back to a boil cook it for 3-5 minutes.

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After 3-5 mins, take out of the pot and  put in a sink full of ice water.  This will cool the corn down and let you handle it better.

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After a few minutes in the ice water, take out and put on a towel to drain the water off.

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Take your knife and run it down the corn cob and cut all the corn off.

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I then take about 2 1/2 cups of corn, and put it into a quart sized freezer bag.  Try to get out as much of the air as you can, then seal it closed.  They will need to lay flat till they are cooled to room temp. At this point you just need to write the date on it and stack it in your freezer.  I was able to get 21 bags of corn.  This is one of my families favorites, and we look forward to eating it over the next year!

When you get ready to cook it, take it out of the freezer. You can thaw it in the refrigerator the day before, but I do not normally think ahead like that. So I cook it a glass container with a lid on high for 5-7 minutes.  I season it with butter, salt and pepper and sometimes a little bbq sauce.

Update* Now that my family has grown, I put 4 cups into a gallon freezer bag.  This is enough for a side for a larger family.

022It did take some work, but it was FREE and well worth the time.

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Panda Express Chow Mein Recipe, Copy Cat Recipe for Panda Express Chow Mein #PandaExpress, #ChowMein, #recipePanda Express Chow Mein Noodles ~Copy Cat Recipe

My family LOVES THE Chow Mein Noodles at Panda Express. But eating out with a family of 7 is not a budget friendly option. That is when it is time to figure out how to recreate the recipe at home.  Give this recipe a try, hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pkg. Hokkien Stir-Fry noodles or Yakisoba noodles about 14 oz. (These are precooked noodles that just need to be warmed through).
  • 1?4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1?2 teas. Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 4 teas. Brown Sugar
  • 1?2 teas. Black Pepper or White Pepper if you have it
  • 1 Stalk Celery, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1?2 Yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 1?2 Cups Cabbage, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. Oil

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Instructions: In a small bowl whisk together the Soy Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Brown Sugar and Pepper, set aside. Heat the oil in a wok or large non-stick pan over high heat. When it just starts to smoke add the Onion, Celery and Cabbage and reduce to medium high heat. Stir constantly until the cabbage is reduced by about half, the onions are translucent and the celery is softened, about 3 minutes. Add in the Noodles and Sauce and cook an additional 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tiffany

These total hit the spot! I was having a chocolate withdraw and needed to get a fix of chocolate quick! Chewy in the middle, crunchy on the sides and full of white, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips, these babies are sure to please. Pass the milk please! 😉

*SEE NOTES*

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temp.
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups classic white premium baking chips (I just call them white chocolate chips. :))
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla together (about 10 minutes.)
  3. Next, beat in eggs.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture to creamed mixture. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, no longer if you want a chewy middle.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for at least 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

*Notes*

As you see in my picture, my cookies are huge. I shaped them into approx. 2 inch cookie dough balls and baked for approx. 14-15 minutes. If you would like to get the effect of the chocolate chips on top of the cookies, after the dough ball is formed and placed on your baking sheet, gently stick chocolate chips into the dough ball and bake as normal.

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies These total hit the spot! I was having a chocolate withdraw and needed to get a fix of chocolate quick! Chewy in the middle, crunchy on the sides and full of white, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips, these babies are sure to please. Pass the milk please! ;) *SEE NOTES*
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temp.
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cups classic white premium baking chips (I just call them white chocolate chips. :))
  • ¾ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cups milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla together (about 10 minutes.)
  3. Next, beat in eggs.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture to creamed mixture. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, no longer if you want a chewy middle.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for at least 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. *Notes*
  8. As you see in my picture, my cookies are huge. I shaped them into approx. 2 inch cookie dough balls and baked for approx. 14-15 minutes. If you would like to get the effect of the chocolate chips on top of the cookies, after the dough ball is formed and placed on your baking sheet, gently stick chocolate chips into the dough ball and bake as normal.

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Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe, Dessert recipe for fudgy brownies, Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Recipe, Fudgy Chocolate Recipe

Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe

Moist chocolate fudgy brownies, with bright colored m&m’s on top… does it get any better than that? It sure does, when you have a WHOLE pan of them in your kitchen. This recipe is one you will soon memorize, because you make it so often. If you like recipe and would like more like it, make sure you follow our FOOD pinterest board here.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Sticks Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teas. Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 8 oz. Semisweet Chocolate
  • ¼ – ½ Cup Mini M&Ms

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl cream together the Butter, Sugar and Brown sugar. Add in the Eggs, ¼ Cup Heavy cream and Vanilla, stir until combined. Add in the Cocoa powder and stir until combined. Add the flour 1/3 at a time stirring between each addition. Put the batter in an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees until a tooth pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.

In a microwaveable bowl combine the Chocolate and ½ Cup Heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals stirring after each until the Chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour over the brownie in the pan and smooth to the edges. Sprinkle with M&Ms and refrigerate until set. Remove from the pan and cut into desired sizes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe Moist chocolate fudgy brownies, with bright colored m&m's on top... does it get any better than that? It sure does, when you have a WHOLE pan of them in your kitchen. This recipe is one you will soon memorize, because you make it so often. If you like recipe and would like more like it, make sure you follow our FOOD pinterest board here .
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Sticks Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teas. Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 8 oz. Semisweet Chocolate
  • ¼ - ½ Cup Mini M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl cream together the Butter, Sugar and Brown sugar. Add in the Eggs, ¼ Cup Heavy cream and Vanilla, stir until combined. Add in the Cocoa powder and stir until combined. Add the flour ⅓ at a time stirring between each addition. Put the batter in an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees until a tooth pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl combine the Chocolate and ½ Cup Heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals stirring after each until the Chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour over the brownie in the pan and smooth to the edges. Sprinkle with M&Ms and refrigerate until set. Remove from the pan and cut into desired sizes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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