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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      Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

      87 reviews

      You’ll love this quick, easy and economical dish. Brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, both for traditional sandwiches on...


      Beefy Taco Dip

      19 reviews

      This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I...


      Classic Chocolate Cake

      73 reviews

      If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...


      Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

      My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that...

      Dill Pickle Dip

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


      Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

      This recipe takes a beloved holiday side dish and gives it a savory twist. —Sara Schwabe, Bloomington, Indiana

      65 Make-Ahead Graduation Party Food Ideas

      Take the last-minute hassle out of your menu planning with these graduation party food ideas. We have easy recipes for...


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      Tofu Chicken Nuggets

      These tofu chicken nuggets can be made ahead to use throughout the week. To mimic the taste (and texture!) of...


      Honey-Kissed Savory Shortbread Crackers

      It may seem like a lot of work to make homemade crackers. However, after you’ve tasted these sweet and savory...


      Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

      The recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut until I...

      Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

      I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...


      Smoky Tempeh Bacon

      This meatless tempeh bacon recipe gets its smoky flavor from liquid smoke and smoked paprika. Eat it alone or use...


      Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

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


      Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers

      My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. I usually grill them outside, but if it's cold or rainy,...


      Thai Pork Satay

      I love this recipe since it can be made as a main dish or as an appetizer. For appetizer portions,...

      Pizza Beans

      This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...


      Pomegranate Magic Bars

      Pomegranates make dessert festive and bright with a burst of juicy sweetness. These pomegranate bars are no exception. —Lisa Keys,...


      Blueberry Iced Tea

      1 review

      I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea...


      Margarita Cupcakes

      These margarita cupcakes are my most requested recipe. If you are unable to find Key lime juice, you can use...


      Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

      This vegan popcorn seasoning will have everyone wanting more! It is a perfect base for experimenting with your favorite flavorings....


      Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

      This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it...


      47 Make-Ahead Spring Desserts

      You'll always be ready to sweeten someone's day with these make-ahead spring desserts that highlight seasonal ingredients like rhubarb,...


      35 Meal Train Ideas to Help Loved Ones in Need

      A meal train is a way for a community of people to bring food to someone in need. Whether you're...

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      41 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole Recipes

      Prepping for the first meal of the day just got a little easier, thanks to these make-ahead breakfast casseroles.


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      Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

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      This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


      Classic Au Jus

      After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


      Mom’s Molasses Ham and Beans

      This is a recipe my mom made frequently while I was growing up, but I tweaked it to include navy...


      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...