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Easy, delicious recipes year-round, right from your freezer

When the pantry is bare, the crisper empty and the hunger very real, even the nimblest of cooks can struggle to make a delicious meal.

Your next great meal is actually at your fingertips, thanks to the bounty of quality meats, vegetables, pastries conveniently stocked in your freezer, available whenever you need to whip up a quick bite.

Learn how to harness the gems in your freezer with 10 essential frozen food hacks. No matter how crunched for time, smart cooks can always rely on frozen ingredients, which are preserved at their peak of freshness to ensure they always taste their best.

Upgrade your weekday dinners with frozen ingredients. For Australian Meat Pie (get the recipe), pile slow-cooked meat under a blanket of buttery puff pastry—using frozen means a stress-free feast. Indulge in a make-ahead, no-bake Layered Cake (get the recipe) that's as easy as it is delicious when you start with frozen 3-layer cake.

So hack your kitchen with frozen foods, knowing your meal will be on the table soon.