Chilling Recipes

Here’s how to use chilling recipes for make-ahead dishes, baked goods, marinades and more.

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      Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels

      These chocolate Rolo cookies were a big hit with my father. The generous size makes them wonderful for gift-giving, and they're always the first to go at parties. —Melissa Keenan, Larchmont, New York

      Rose and Raspberry Fool

      I came up with this recipe when I was going through a floral phase, putting rose or lavender in everything....


      Dill Pickle Dip

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


      Peanut-Cashew Marshmallow Pie

      This pie appeals to kids and adults! The chocolate crust and caramel topping make it all the more special. I...


      BBLT Chopped Salad

      My original BLT chopped salad recipe called for lettuce. One day I didn't have any, so I substituted spinach. I...

      Earl Grey Panna Cotta

      This Earl Grey panna cotta is a simple dessert that others will think is fancy. You can also substitute green...


      Cherry-Lime Shrub

      This festive lime shrub cocktail is perfect for the holidays. The vinegar portion can be made up to one week...

      Air-Fryer Shrimp Cake Sliders

      My family loves these shrimp sliders. The slaw dressing and shrimp cake patties can be made ahead. When you're ready...


      Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

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


      Margarita Gelatin Shots

      Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like...


      Creamy Corn Custard

      I make this custard all summer long! When I serve it to guests, I try to make them guess the...

      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


      Cubano Macaroni Salad

      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...

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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...


      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


      Jammy Dodgers

      On my first trip to Great Britain, I stumbled upon these cookies (or biscuits, as they're known in the U.K.)....


      Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

      I wanted to make something based on my friend's love of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This cheesecake recipe has...

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      Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

      These lovely treats are a traditional part of our Christmas cookie platter. Because the scent of rosemary and the shape...


      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...


      No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

      These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


      Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

      Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...


      Pimiento and Cheese Spread

      This pimiento and cheese spread is a spicy, modern version of my mother's delicious recipe. Serve it stuffed in celery...