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Make Ahead Recipes

Whether or not you enjoy the time and creativity involved in cooking and baking, there are times when having a meal, a dessert, or a snack ready in advance is necessary. That's where our Make Ahead Recipes come in handy. These recipes can all be prepared and cooked or baked ahead of time, leaving you one less thing to do. Now, doesn't that sound nice?!


Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Carrot cake may sound “healthy,” but that’s often not the case. We turn carrot cake into carrot cupcakes and create a batter and frosting that has bragging rights when...
Pumpkin Cream Cheese with Bagels

Pumpkin Cream Cheese with Bagels

This is a terrific recipe for any day of the year, but is especially well-suited to Halloween! Start the day off right with a festive breakfast of bagels, pumpkin cream cheese,...
Kiwi Wraps

Kiwi Wraps

These wraps can be served as traditional wrap sandwiches or they can be sliced into pieces, like a sushi roll, for bite-sized treats.
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Do you ever crave the recipes from your childhood? There has to be at least one dish you wish you could make as well as your mom did (and at least a bit more healthy). My...
Emergency Chocolate Cookie Fix

Emergency Chocolate Cookie Fix

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This simple recipe is packed with vegetables and can easily be adapted to your family's tastes. Use whatever canned vegetables you find in the pantry or change it up by steaming...
French Bread Bake

French Bread Bake

Since this recipe must chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour—or overnight—it's perfect to assemble in advance and then place in the oven to bake just in time...

Spinach Lasagna

Though this recipe calls for baking the lasagna, the oven should not be preheated! Instead, the dish is placed in a cold oven, which is then heated to 350 F—the preheating...
Mediterranean Dip

Mediterranean Dip

This dip is unusual...but so delicious! It makes an easy yet tasty appetizer for a summer gathering. 
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

My boys love helping with this easy cookie recipe. They especially love unwrapping the "Kisses" and putting them on top, one cookie at a time. They also enjoy putting the...
Nutty Noodle Kugel

Nutty Noodle Kugel

Noodle kugel is often made with things like butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and sugar. It’s a Yom Kippur break-the-fast favorite, but can fill up empty stomachs in seconds...
Homestyle Chicken Potpie

Homestyle Chicken Potpie

This delicious time-saving recipe begins with a batch of Carissa's Simple White Sauce, and uses a purchased rotisserie chicken as well as a pre-made pie crust. Make this...
Autumn Cream Cheese Dip

Autumn Cream Cheese Dip

This tasty dip is quick and easy.
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

If you're thinking of making Crock Pot BBQ Chicken, throw in an extra breast and make these easy and delicious quesadillas for another dinner. Two meals, one simple prep--it...
Crock-Pot Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Crock-Pot Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

This Tortilla Mexican Lasagna is perfect for the schedule of a busy parent. Layered with tortillas instead of lasagna noodles and packed with veggies, salsa, and cheese,...