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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    Air-Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

    Deep-fried mozzarella sticks are one of our favorite appetizers. I figured out how to make them at home without having to haul out the deep fryer. Make sure to double-bread each one so these air-fryer mozzarella sticks get nice and crunchy, and to keep the cheese from oozing out as they get warm. —Mary Merchant, Barre, Vermont

    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...


    Hippity Hop Bunny Cake

    This cute, festive cake will have your guests 'hopping' with happiness! Make the cake ahead and add the decorations close...

    How to Make No-Bake Strawberry Delight

    We're in love with this vintage-inspired dessert: a fluffy, pink no-bake Strawberry Delight.


    Spiced Indian Rusks

    Indian cake rusks, or delicious soft cakes, use traditional warm spices and can have add in's like fruit or nuts...

    Chilean Beef and Olive Empanadas

    Lorain is known as the International City, because people came here from all over the world to work. During the...


    Din Tai Fung Chilled Cucumber Salad

    My family and I are obsessed with Din Tai Fung, a famous Taiwanese restaurant in California, and their chilled cucumber...


    Mango Bread

    I live in Maui and when it’s mango season everyone shares their crop, so you get to try different varieties....


    Simits

    This bread comes from my Turkish heritage and they are commonly eaten for breakfast. You'll find them sold from street...

    Macau-Style Portuguese Chicken

    This comforting golden curry recipe is one of the national dishes of my hometown, Macau. Since moving to Toronto, I...


    Yuca Frita con Mojo

    Who doesn't love something fried? That's how I first got turned on to yuca, now I cook it regularly. It's...


    Sopa Ajoblanco

    This white gazpacho was a staple growing up; I remember slurping it directly from the bowl. It's made from stale...


    Strawberry and Peach Lime Custard Bars

    After I baked, my dad would always find his way to the kitchen and ask if he could try what...


    Strawberry-Pineapple Coleslaw

    Sweet fruit, a tangy coleslaw dressing and colorful crisp cabbage make a wonderful combination to share with others. I think...

    Strawberry Riesling Wine Spritzer

    Nothing says spring like strawberries and wine spritzers. The tarragon and black pepper in this refreshing cocktail complement the strawberry...


    Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

    My kids have multiple food allergies, but these simple mashed potatoes and gravy are easy to make for them. We...


    Air-Fryer Falafel

    Falafel are a popular street food in the Middle East. The crispy fried chickpea fritters are crunchy on the outside,...


    Air-Fryer Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

    Taking inspiration from my mom's pineapple upside-down cake, I added a cheesecake layer and baked it in an air fryer....


    Air-Fryer Thai Pork Satay

    I like to keep things simple but interesting and delicious. This pork satay fits that bill nicely. You marinate it...


    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

    We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


    Lazy Cake

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


    Cuts-Like-Butter BBQ Brisket

    With just a few ingredients and steps, this recipe is nearly impossible to mess up. The thin, fall-apart-tender slices are...

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    Rib Shack Copycat Mashed Potatoes

    Idaho is well known for being the potato state–even our license plates say "Famous Potatoes"! This is my version of...


    Smoked Bluefish Spread

    Growing up summers on Block Island, Rhode Island, we would surf-cast off the shores for bluefish. Bluefish has a strong...


    Falafel

    Falafel is a common street food in the Middle East. This falafel recipe is gluten-free, crunchy on the outside, tender...


    Gluten-Free Gravy

    I love this gluten-free gravy–it's so versatile! It can be used with an everyday meal or aside a holiday feast....


    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...


    Bourbon Ice Cream

    The brown sugar in this decadent bourbon ice cream gives a hint of caramel flavor, which complements the bourbon. When...