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Save Time and Money With Frozen Vegetables

When cold winter days leave you longing for the farm-stand flavor of fresh vegetables, head for the freezer.

Recipes for Frozen Vegetables:

Vegetables Fresh From the Freezer
Packaged at their seasonal best, frozen vegetables are a bargain this time of year. With no trimming or cleaning (and no costly waste), you can put a taste of summer on the table every night of the week. Here are a few tips and tricks we’ve learned.

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Flash in the Pan
Pan-frying frozen vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, is a great way to retain the bright color and texture. Thaw 1 (16-ounce) package frozen vegetables just long enough to separate into pieces; sauté in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. (The type and size of vegetables can shorten or lengthen the cooking time.) Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

Don't be afraid to combine fresh seasonal produce with frozen. We paired the natural sweetness of fresh grape tomatoes with frozen sugar snap peas. Just cut the tomatoes in half, and toss in the skillet during the last 2 or 3 minutes the sugar snap peas are cooking.

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