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Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

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Herbed Roast Chicken

Herbed Roast Chicken

Herbed Roast Chicken

I have been using this easy recipe for years. Marinating the chicken before roasting gives it a mild citrus tang and an attractive look. —Samuel Onizuk, Elkton, Maryland

Grilled Apple-Brined Turkey

Grilled Apple-Brined Turkey

Grilled Apple-Brined Turkey

Producing a juicy amber-colored turkey infused with flavor is possible with this apple juice-based brine. You won't regret planning for the long marinating time. This uncommonly tasty turkey is worth every minute. —Trudy Williams, Shannonville, Ontario

Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts

Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts

Honey-Grilled Chicken Breasts

Orange juice and soy sauce make such a tasty combination in this recipe from my mother-in-law. And the longer this chicken marinates, the fuller the flavor! Jennifer Petersen-Murray, Utah
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Festive Ham Glaze

Festive Ham Glaze

Festive Ham Glaze

As long as I can remember, my favorite room's been the kitchen. My glaze dates back to shortly after my husband (of 23 years now) and I were married. My parents were visiting, I cooked a Sunday ham with this glaze—and I've done it that same way from then on. Since my husband made his career in the Air Force, we spent years in the city or living in close quarters. When he retired, we decided to plant roots here where we could experience the daily wonder of God's creation. (The rise and set of the sun, silhouetting the mountains in the distance, is breathtaking.) Our children are 17 and 11.

Lemonade Chicken

Lemonade Chicken

Lemonade Chicken

It doesn't take a seasoned cook to turn out this scrumptious entree. Served with your favorite salad, it makes a wonderful summer supper. Try it with limeade or orange juice in place of lemonade. My family raves about every refreshing version.

Pork Chops with Glaze

Pork Chops with Glaze

Pork Chops with Glaze

Rosemary adds a special touch to these beautifully glazed pork chops that are just right for any meal. —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia

Cashew Chicken Casserole

Cashew Chicken Casserole

Cashew Chicken Casserole

"I especially like this dish because I can get it ready the day before I need it," comments Julie Ridlon of Solway, Minnesota. It's easy to whip up with common pantry items, including macaroni, canned soup and saltine crackers.

Overnight Spinach Manicotti

Overnight Spinach Manicotti

Overnight Spinach Manicotti

A friend gave me an awesome recipe for manicotti...and I set out to make it a little healthier. Now, whether we have company, my husband asks me to serve this. Even our 2-year-old son loves it! —Tonya Fitzgerald of West Monroe, Louisiana

Easy Sauerbraten

Easy Sauerbraten

Easy Sauerbraten

This is a tasty example of traditional German fare. Its definitive pickled tang is pleasing and sure to delight German food lovers. —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

I like to marinate this moist chicken entree overnight, then pop it on the grill for a breezy taste of the islands that family and friends really go for. —Vicki Roberts, Jacksonville, Florida

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Diced mango and chopped onion and pineapple make a fresh and fruity topping for these easy pork chops. For extra flavor, add chopped cilantro to the salsa. —Pete Johnson, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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