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Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

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Pineapple Pork Chops

Pineapple Pork Chops

Pineapple Pork Chops

Marinated in a delightful combination of pineapple, honey mustard and garlic, the entree is simple to prepare and tastes sensational. Since we cut back on red meat, the tasty chops and flavorful sauce fit perfectly with our eating plan.—Michelle Bishop, Peru, Indiana

Zesty Pork Medallions

Zesty Pork Medallions

Zesty Pork Medallions

Some of our friends made up this marinade but weren't able to give me exact measurements. I experimented until I came up with this recipe, which tastes as good as theirs. —Patty Collins, Morgantown, Indiana

Grilled Picnic Chicken

Grilled Picnic Chicken

Grilled Picnic Chicken

This tasty chicken marinates overnight. The next day, I just pop it on the grill for dinner in no time. —Cindy DeRoos, Iroquois, Ontario
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Sesame Sirloin Steak

Sesame Sirloin Steak

Sesame Sirloin Steak

The first time I tried this recipe was years ago when we were going to my in-laws for a Mother's Day dinner. We've made a few adjustments to the original recipe, only improving on the great taste. -Paulette Barnett, Guelph, Ontario

Steak and Shrimp Kabobs

Steak and Shrimp Kabobs

Steak and Shrimp Kabobs

You'll make any get-together special with these attractive kabobs. Cubes of marinated steak are skewered with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers and onions, then grilled. For picnics, I assemble the kabobs at home and carry them in a large container. -Karen Mergener, St. Croix, Minnesota

Simple Marinated Ribeyes

Simple Marinated Ribeyes

Simple Marinated Ribeyes

When spring comes to our house, out comes the grill! My husband does a great job cooking these steaks to perfection. They taste so terrific, we often have them once a week.—Sonja Kane, Wendell, North Carolina

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.

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

Fake Steak

Fake Steak

Fake Steak

My husband and I are hosts at a mission house. We cook for 30 to 60 people weekly and have approximately 500 guests in our home throughout the year. This simple and satisfying ground beef entree is one we serve often. -Fran Wolfley, St Mary, Jamaica

Roundup Beef Roast

Roundup Beef Roast

Roundup Beef Roast

"I made this roast for my husband's birthday party and everyone loved it," relates Shannon Jones of Trail, British Columbia. Enjoy the juicy roast for one meal and beat the clock another day by using the leftovers in the two recipes that follow.

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Marinating this turkey breast overnight gives it great flavor and a juicy tenderness. "This is the best turkey you will ever eat," assures Marvin Hayes from Delano, Minnesota. Leftovers-if there are any-taste terrific in the two delicious dishes that follow.
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