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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?!


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,...
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...
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...
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...
Super Nacho Casserole

Super Nacho Casserole

Icebox Cake

This recipe is fast, easy, and makes a delicious dessert! It's perfect for feeding a crowd gathered for a holiday or celebration. Just decorate the top with holiday-themed...
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...
Apple-Walnut Coleslaw

Apple-Walnut Coleslaw

This is the perfect side dish, or condiment, for a sandwich or our Best Black Bean Burger. It's healthier than fries, chips, or potato salad, but it still packs a flavor...
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe requires a double-batch of my Simple White Sauce. If desired, serve with Spanish rice, which is brown or white rice combined with sauteed onions, garlic, peppers,...
Autumn Cream Cheese Dip

Autumn Cream Cheese Dip

This tasty dip is quick and easy.
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,...
Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

Quick and Easy Mushroom-Tortilla Pinwheels

These look nice on a plate and are easy to make. They work well for a pot-luck event or for hosting a playdate with kids.
Emergency Chocolate Cookie Fix

Emergency Chocolate Cookie Fix

Zucchini Harvest Bounty Bread

Zucchini Harvest Bounty Bread

If you have your own vegetable garden and end up with a surplus of zucchini—or are offered zucchini by your neighbors from their garden—make this bread! It's delicious...