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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    Coffee Cheesecake

    Coffee lovers will line up for this rich coffee cheesecake. It's creamy and just mildly sweet, which allows the coffee flavor to shine through. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    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....


    Maple Sage Grilled Chicken VSA

    Maple and sage are reserved for the fall no more! My family devours these sweet and savory chicken fillets in...


    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 Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

    Taking inspiration from my mom's pineapple upside-down cake, I added a cheesecake layer and baked it in an air fryer....

    Air-Fryer Thai Pork Satay

    I like to keep things simple but interesting and delicious. This pork satay fits that bill nicely. You marinate it...


    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...

    Falafel

    Falafel is a common street food in the Middle East. This falafel recipe is gluten-free, crunchy on the outside, tender...


    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...


    Bourbon Ice Cream

    The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...


    Watermelon Rind Preserves

    This is an old-fashioned recipe and a wonderful way to reduce food waste. Watermelon rind preserves are not like traditional...

    Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

    These Philly cheesesteak sliders are a wonderful way to use leftover roast beef, but using sliced roast beef from the...


    Orange Sweet Rolls

    This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious....



    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...


    Vanilla Cookie Trifle

    My husband doesn't like chocolate, so I created this dessert using vanilla pudding and cookies. It is so easy to...


    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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    Chocolate Babka

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

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    Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

    I only use this recipe on special occasions. It's an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is...


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    Best Ever Sweet Pickles

    I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam...


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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


    Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

    My grandmother's sweet potato casserole contains coconut and marshmallows. I thought it would be even better as a pie. —Simone...


    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...