Chilling Recipes

Here’s how to use chilling recipes for make-ahead dishes, baked goods, marinades and more.

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    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 salad. This was a copycat version I created at home. — Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California

    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...

    Copycat Fried Chicken Sandwich

    After trying all the major fast-food chains' chicken sandwiches, I decided to come up with my own fried chicken sandwich....


    Lazy Cake

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

    Vegan Ranch Dressing

    There are so many ways to serve this vegan ranch dressing recipe! Use it for dipping, on salads or in...


    Bourbon Ice Cream

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


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

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


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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...

    Quick and Easy Chicken Poke Bowl

    This chicken poke bowl is a great alternative when sushi-grade fish isn't in the budget. I love it because it's...


    The Best Pizza Dough

    This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double...


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    Chocolate Babka

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

    I only use this recipe on special occasions. It's an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is...


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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...

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    Mississippi Mud Pie

    This southern favorite is one my family can never get enough of and there are never any leftovers. My grandmother,...


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    Make-Ahead Coffee Cake

    This is a wonderful time-saver because it's assembled the night before. My kids think the nutty topping, sweet glaze and...


    Pear Tart

    My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly...


    Strawberry Poke Cake

    That classic spring treat—strawberry shortcake—takes on a wonderful new twist with this strawberry poke cake recipe. Strawberry gelatin and strawberries...


    Quick Ambrosia Fruit Salad

    I start this with plenty of fruit, add the yogurt for dressing, then mix in just enough marshmallows and coconut...


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    Best Deviled Eggs

    Herbs lend amazing flavor to these deviled eggs, which truly are the best you can make! The recipe includes tasty...


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    Chocolate Billionaires

    Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. I received the recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When...


    Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

    This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight

    This is a simple chocolate delight recipe for any type of potluck occasion, and the pan always comes home empty....


    Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Love chocolate? Then this tender, luxurious layer cake is for you. With a ganache glaze and a fabulous bittersweet filling,...


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    Pistachio Mallow Salad

    This fluffy pistachio salad is a real treat since it's creamy but not overly sweet. It's easy to mix up,...


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    Strawberry Pretzel Salad

    Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? This make-ahead strawberry pretzel salad will disappear quickly at any potluck....


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    Banana Cream Pie

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


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    Banana Split Icebox Cake

    One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I...