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10 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze – Really! (PHOTOS)

chocolate chip cookie doughGot more hummus than you know what to do with? Drowning in fresh basil? Avocados about to turn to the dark side? Fantasizing about whipping some pre-cooked pasta right out of the freezer? Well today is your lucky day! You can freeze all of those foods. You just have to do it the right way.

Here are 10 foods you may not know you can freeze. We'll tell you how you can freeze them for best results.

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1Avocados for Guacamole

Got a few avocados going overripe on you? Freezing will change their color and texture, but that's all right if you're using them for guacamole. Just peel and cut the fruit, puree with a little lemon or lime juice, and freeze in an airtight container or a freezer bag (leave a bit of room for expansion).

2Baking Supplies

Your flour, your sugar, your nuts, your chocolate chips, your butter -- even your buttermilk. You can freeze it all! (Just not all together in the same container.) In fact, keeping your flour frozen will help you make a flakier pie crust. To freeze eggs, beat yolks and whites together. (Don't freeze in the shell.)

4Corn on the Cob

If you have super fresh, locally grown corn (not grocery store corn that has traveled), you can throw those babies in the freezer, husks and all. Trim the pointed ends, peel off the first layer or two of husk, and place in freezer bags. To thaw, boil a little longer than fresh corn -- or microwave in the husks and they'll slip right off.

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