Whether you’re preparing for an extended stay at home or a cold winter blast sneaks up on you, knowing how to extend the life of your food is a handy tool to have. Here we’re talking about extending the life of homemade food, storebought food, and premade food.

What to look for in labels

What foods can be frozen

How to wrap homemade food to prevent freezer burn

Best methods for dethawing frozen foods

What fresh foods have a long shelf life and how to store them