Make-Ahead

Beat the weeknight clock with these make-ahead recipes! From breakfast to dinner, set yourself up for a tasty meal.

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      Sweet and Savory Deviled Eggs

      My Grandma Phyllis' sweet and savory deviled eggs are unrivaled by any of the ones I've tried. The sweetness of the cherries balances the heat of the jalapeno; celery and pickles give a nice crunch. These snacks are always a party pleaser. —Adrienne Vradenburg, Bakersfield, California

      Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

      You’ll love this quick, easy and economical dish. Brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, both for traditional sandwiches on...


      Beefy Taco Dip

      This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I...


      Classic Chocolate Cake

      If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...


      Slow-Cooker Arizona Poblano Pork

      I live In Arizona and this slow-cooker pork loin is an easy dish with many southwestern seasonings. It's fantastic with...

      Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

      My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that...


      Dill Pickle Dip

      My love for pickles led me to create this Dill Pickle Dip. It's so easy to whip together. But be...

      Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

      This recipe takes a beloved holiday side dish and gives it a savory twist. —Sara Schwabe, Bloomington, Indiana


      Tofu Chicken Nuggets

      These tofu chicken nuggets can be made ahead to use throughout the week. To mimic the taste (and texture!) of...


      Honey-Kissed Savory Shortbread Crackers

      It may seem like a lot of work to make homemade crackers. However, after you’ve tasted these sweet and savory...


      Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

      This slow-cooker sauerkraut recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut...

      Thai Pork Satay

      I love this recipe since it can be made as a main dish or as an appetizer. For appetizer portions,...


      Pizza Beans

      This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...


      Pomegranate Magic Bars

      Pomegranates make dessert festive and bright with a burst of juicy sweetness. These pomegranate bars are no exception. —Lisa Keys,...


      Blueberry Iced Tea

      I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...


      Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

      I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...

      Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers

      My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. I usually grill them outside, but if it's cold or rainy,...


      Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

      This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


      Smoky Tempeh Bacon

      This meatless tempeh bacon recipe gets its smoky flavor from liquid smoke and smoked paprika. Eat it alone or use...


      Margarita Cupcakes

      These margarita cupcakes are my most requested recipe. If you are unable to find Key lime juice, you can use...


      Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

      This vegan popcorn seasoning will have everyone wanting more! It is a perfect base for experimenting with your favorite flavorings....


      Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

      This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it...


      47 Make-Ahead Spring Desserts

      You'll always be ready to sweeten someone's day with these make-ahead spring desserts that highlight seasonal ingredients like rhubarb,...


      35 Meal Train Ideas to Help Loved Ones in Need

      A meal train is a way for a community of people to bring food to someone in need. Whether you're...

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      Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

      This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


      Classic Au Jus

      After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


      Mom’s Molasses Ham and Beans

      This is a recipe my mom made frequently while I was growing up, but I tweaked it to include navy...


      Russian Dressing

      Russian dressing and Thousand Island are similar in that they are both creamy and salmon in color. However, Russian salad...


      Tex-Mex Potato Salad

      I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


      Lemony Layer Bars

      One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...