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[10 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Freezer Friendly Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Icing

The bright flavor of orange infuses these moist little cupcakes as well as their rich chocolate icing.  Keep the frosted cupcakes in the freezer, then defrost at room temperature for about 15 minutes and enjoy.  This is a perfect treat to keep on hand for unexpected guests who drop by, small birthday treats for co-workers, or when the kids forget to tell you cupcakes are needed for tomorrow’s school party.

Makes 30 Cupcakes

1 box yellow cake mix (18.25 ounces)
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2/3 cup Read more

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[28 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Freezer Friendly Hawaiian Bread Pudding

I recently made lots and lots of pans of this tropical bread pudding –  studded with pineapple, coconut, bananas, and oranges –  for a huge fund raising dinner.  People have been raving about it and begging for the recipe ever since.  One happy diner proclaimed “This is insanely good.  It is too good for bread pudding — I don’t even like bread pudding — you need to call this Hawaiian Cobbler!”

Whatever you decide to call it, this recipe makes a delicious dessert that feeds a crowd.  Despite it being … Read more

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[6 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Introducing Cooking Forward!

Cooking Forward:  Cook Once, Eat Two, Three, Four or More Times!

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite “semi-make ahead” cooking techniques that we will be exploring in detail in many upcoming recipes here at Cheri On  Ice.  I call it “Cooking Forward” and it’s the ultimate culinary multi-tasking technique that will help you make the most out of your time in the kitchen.

Here’s how it works:  you make more food than what you need, then turn the leftovers (I prefer to call it “Forward … Read more

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[23 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Cheri in Sierra Magazine, Plus Freezer Friendly Burrito Recipe!

I’m so excited to be included in this month’s Sierra Magazine‘s “The Green Life” column.  The magazine called a few moths ago because they were doing an article on the best and most environmentally friendly mircowavable meals by polling various food “experts” for their recommendations.

Well no store bought frozen food is as good as homemade food you make yourself from scratch.  You can still enjoy heat and eat convenience  with better flavor, more healthful ingredients, and a far smaller carbon footprint than with commercially produced frozen foods.  Of … Read more

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[27 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Another Review of the Book Plus Cheri’s Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe

The Blog By Lander Sea Food Tales recently did a very complimentary  review of my book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals (2011 Alpha Books).

If you haven’t already discovered it, Debi Lander’s blog is a wonderful mix of creative recipes along with restaurant reviews and ramblings, frequently about all the wonderful places its travel writer editor visits.

This particular posts deals with my book and how Debi is using it to help her college age daughter, living on her own for the first time, get used to … Read more

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cheri’s Book in the News plus Recipes!

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals (2011 Alpha Books)  has been garnering some press attention from newspapers and food blogs.  The links below will let you check out what people are saying along with some of the recipes from the book.  Also look for Cheri’s microwavable meal tips and recipe in the September issue of Sierra Magazine.

Party in the Freezer — The St. Joseph Press did an interview with Cheri about the benefits of freezer cooking, especially when it comes to entertaining.  This article also includes … Read more

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[9 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Join Cheri for a Tweetchat!

NOTE: For anyone who missed the Tweetchat on freezer cooking, you can read a summary here!

Join Cheri, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals, for a Tweetchat on Thursday,May 12, 2011 at 2:15 PM Central Time (3:15 East Coast Time, 12:15 Pacific Time).

This is your chance to get your freezer cooking questions answered. What foods freeze well, which do not, how long to keep frozen foods and anything else you want to know about freezer cooking!

Search #AskCIG on Twitter to participate.

See you … Read more

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[6 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Welcome to Cheri on Ice

Freezer and Make Ahead Cooking for Foodies by Cheri Sicard

I am Cheri Sicard, your hostess for a delicious exploration of the many ways your freezer and refrigerator can help set you free to take nights off from kitchen chores any time you want! When you have delicious foods tucked away in the fridge and freezer you’ll never have to worry about what’s for dinner again. Just heat and eat!

This blog will challenge your notions of what freezer cooking can be. Sure typical freezer fare is often filled with … Read more