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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    One-Pot Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

    This curry soup might be vegan, but it's still as creamy as ever. If you prefer a meatier bowl, toss...


    Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you basically can throw anything into. It's the kitchen sink of desserts....


    Pickled Corn

    When fresh corn is in season and you're overeating it straight off the cob, try making pickled corn instead! —Amanda...


    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

    We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...

    Lazy Cake

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


    Cuts-Like-Butter BBQ Brisket

    With just a few ingredients and steps, this recipe is nearly impossible to mess up. The thin, fall-apart-tender slices are...

    Rib Shack Copycat Mashed Potatoes

    Idaho is well known for being the potato state–even our license plates say "Famous Potatoes"! This is my version of...


    Smoked Bluefish Spread

    While I was growing up, we spent summers on Block Island, Rhode Island, where we would surf-cast off the shores...


    Gluten-Free Gravy

    I love this gluten-free gravy–it's so versatile! It can be used with an everyday meal or aside a holiday feast....


    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...


    Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

    Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven is just as quick and effective as preparing them on the stovetop. This method...


    Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

    This delicious appetizer is near and dear to our family. It is a symbol of our family's Christmas and New...


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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...


    The Best Pizza Dough

    This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double...

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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


    Garden Salsa

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    This garden salsa recipe combines ripe ingredients and subtle seasonings to make a real summer treat. —Michelle Beran, Caflin, Kansas


    Lemon Rosemary Chicken

    A fast-to-fix overnight marinade with dried rosemary gives wonderful herb flavor to this tender chicken shared by Marcia Morgan, Chevy...


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    Strawberry Pretzel Salad

    Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? This make-ahead strawberry pretzel salad will disappear quickly at any potluck....


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    Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

    For my mother's birthday, I made this strawberry pie recipe instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Oklahoma,...


    Baked French Toast

    Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version. —Jill Baughman,...


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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight

    This is a simple chocolate delight recipe for any type of potluck occasion, and the pan always comes home empty....


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    Ham and Swiss Sliders

    My next-door neighbor shared this ham and Swiss sliders recipe with me, and I simply cannot improve it! You can...


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    Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

    I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty pita pocket variation. It’s one of our favorite grilled...

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    Banana Split Icebox Cake

    One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I...


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    Chocolate Billionaires

    Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. I received the recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When...


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    Chocolate-Covered Cherries

    Not only is this my family's favorite festive dessert, but it makes a delicious holiday present, too. Best of all,...


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    Lemon Pudding Dessert

    After a big meal, folks really go for this light lemon treat. The shortbread crust is the perfect base for...


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    Overnight Oatmeal

    Start this breakfast the night before so you can get some extra sleep in the morning. My husband adds coconut...


    Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings

    For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...