Make-Ahead

Beat the weeknight clock with these make-ahead recipes! From breakfast to dinner, set yourself up for a tasty meal.

Add Filter

    Slow-Cooker Arizona Poblano Pork

    I live In Arizona and am very fond of seasonal poblano peppers, so I made this slow-cooker pork loin recipe. It is easy to prepare with many southwestern seasonings and can be served in a variety of ways. Serve it with rice and beans or in a taco with hot sauce. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

    Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

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


    Beefy Taco Dip

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


    Classic Chocolate Cake

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


    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...

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

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


    Smoky Tempeh Bacon

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

    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

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...

    Margarita Cupcakes

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


    Lemon Rice Salad

    This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and...


    Cherry Swirl Fudge

    For festive fudge with a new "twist," give this confection a whirl! We used vanilla chips instead of chocolate ones...


    Tout icon

    Banana Cream Pie

    Made from our farm-fresh dairy products, this pie was a sensational creamy treat any time Mom served it. Her recipe...


    Tout icon

    Butterscotch Pie

    This pie's filling is like creamy pudding and is crowned with golden peaks of meringue. —Cary Letsche, Brandenton, Florida