My trick that I thinks works for me is when I am baking cookies, casseroles for dinner, I make extra and freeze so that when I am busy I can pull out something to bake. It's good for when I am working and then come home for one of the children's games. I put the container out in the morning by dinner time it is ready to bake. I freeze cookies and just put out a dozen at a time. Cookies stay fresh and you don't have to baking all the time.