Freezer Cooking in an Hour: Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Twisted Pizza Breadsticks, and Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Before I started my Freezer Cooking in an Hour session last week, I spent some time working on the stubborn grease stains in my dress (read about the crazy escalator incident here, if you missed it!)

By the way, after Shout, Dawn, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, more Shout, more Dawn, and Norwex detergent, the dress is saved, the stain is almost invisible, and I wore it to the Florida Homeschool Convention this weekend. Thanks for ALL your help with grease-removal ideas!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

And then I had to have a little sustenance for the freezer cooking… of course! ;) So I ate one of these ultra delicious cookies from my neighbor and fast-becoming-my-dear-friend, Tammy. I’m going to have to bribe her for this amazing recipe!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I threw all the ingredients in the bread machine for some Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

And I ended up getting a little messy and spilling all this yeast! :(

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Next, I mixed up some Homemade Pizza Dough for the Twisted Pizza Breadsticks.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I don’t know about you, but a lump of kneaded dough just makes me happy. There’s something so cathartic about kneading dough and turning it into something yummy to bake in the oven.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

After making the Twisted Pizza Breadsticks, I decided it would have been a lot more efficient to just make Pepperoni Pizza.

However, if you’re going to try making these, I’d recommend using mini pepperoni like the recipe calls for. I only had regular pepperoni on hand and it had trouble staying in the twists when I went to twist them.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Once the twists were finished, I put together the ingredients for the Brown Sugar Meatloaf.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

And then the bread dough was finished, so I rolled it out, put the honey and cinnamon on it, rolled it up, and baked it.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

This Cinnamon Swirl Bread is just SO good. My favorite part about it is that it’s incredibly easy to make and yet it turns out tasting and looking like you slaved in the kitchen over it!

I sliced it up, froze it, and then we just pull out as many slices as we need at a time!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

The verdict on the Brown Sugar Meatloaf is that it is really delicious and easy to make. I used half ground turkey and half ground beef to save money and my family still raved about it.

Links to Recipes I Made:

Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Twisted Pizza Breadsticks
Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Freezer Cooking in an Hour: Cornmeal Pancakes, Cinnamon Sugar Oven Pancake, and Homemade Pizza Dough

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I just realized I forgot to post about my recent Freezer Cooking in an Hour session! As happens often, I had a very willing and eager helper! :)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

We mixed up the Cornmeal Pancakes together. I was surprised that the recipe didn’t call for any sweetener! Despite that, I thought these turned out really well. They were beautiful pancakes with a great texture.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Then, I supervised while Silas helped make some of his own pancake creations. He had so much fun — and he kept excitedly telling me what shape each one was. It cracked me up what he came up with — from a rocket to an elephant and more!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Oh, how I love this boy! He is not only so precious, but he guarantees that there’s never a dull moment at our house. :)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I also mixed up a batch of our favorite Homemade Pizza Dough. This is SUCH a great recipe. If you’ve not tried it before, you must. The best part about it is that it freezes so well!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

The Cinnamon Sugar Oven Pancake was sadly disappointing. It just didn’t taste all that delicious. I guess that’s maybe because I much prefer traditional pancakes?

Recipes Made:

Have you done any freezer cooking or baking ahead recently? Have you discovered any fantastic new recipes recently? Tell us in the comments!

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Freezer Cooking in an Hour: Peanut Butter Granola Bars, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, and Ham & Cheese Pockets

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I had another really successful Freezer Cooking in an Hour session earlier this week!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Remember the Crockpot Granola that I wasn’t thrilled with? Well, I used it in place of the dry ingredients in the No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar recipe (plus, I added in some chocolate chips — are you surprised?!)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

The result? Really amazingly delicious granola bars!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a batch of Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

After the loaf came out of the oven, I wondered why I’d waited so long to make this again. Because it is SO good!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour
And these Ham & Cheese Pockets are another recipe I hadn’t made for awhile.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Kaitlynn helped me roll out the dough and stuff them, so the pan of pockets had some character, but they tasted delicious, as always.

List of Recipes Made:

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Freezer Cooking in an Hour: Butterscotch Brownies, Cinnamon Roll Cake, Baked Chicken, and Taco Meat

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Kaitlynn and I did some freezer cooking earlier this week.
Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I made a triple batch of Taco Meat and stuck some chicken in the oven to bake for some baked chicken.

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The finished frozen Taco Meat and baked chicken.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Then, mixed up a Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake.

Freezer Cooking in an HourThis was fun to make and so, so good!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

In fact, the pan never made it to the freezer. :)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Kaitlynn helped me mix together the Butterscotch Brownies.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

And the Butterscotch Brownies were also a huge success — so delicious!

Recipes Made:

Butterscotch Brownies
Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake
Baked Chicken
Taco Meat

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Freezer Cooking in an Hour: Crockpot Granola, Banana Bars, and PB&J

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Silas helped me do some freezer cooking last night.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Can you tell he LOVES cooking with me?! His enthusiasm is contagious! :)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I was really excited to try the Crockpot Granola… especially because I always love trying new ideas.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

While the Crockpot Granola was baking, I mixed up the Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

These bars totally lived up what other people had told me about them — they are fabulous! And the icing is especially amazing!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I wasn’t as thrilled with how the granola turned out. I think I’ll stick with my favorite Lazy Granola recipe. It’s so simple and always turns out well.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I also made a bunch of Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for the freezer. These are so handy to have in the freezer!

Recipes Links:

Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting
Crockpot Granola
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

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Crockpot Freezer Cooking: 12 meals + a printable shopping list

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Looking for some more Crockpot Freezer Cooking recipes?

Head on over to Kojo Designs where they have details on how to make 12 meals in a very short amount of time. Plus, they’ve saved you some effort because they have a printable shopping list for you, too!

For more Crockpot Freezer Cooking ideas, check out the following links:

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