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 its chilled cucumber salad. This is 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...


    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...


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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...

    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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    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,...


    Cucumbers with Dressing

    It wouldn't be summer if Mom didn't make lots of these creamy cucumbers. Just a few simple ingredients—mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar...


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    Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

    Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for...


    Sweetened Whipped Cream

    Whipped cream recipes don't have to be hard. This one can even be made ahead. Slightly underwhip the cream, then...

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    Layered Lemon Pie

    This is a great ending for almost any meal that kids and adults all enjoy. The creamy lemon filling is...


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    Homemade Lemon Curd

    Lemon curd is a scrumptious spread for scones, biscuits or other baked goods. You can find it in larger grocery...


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    Ambrosia Salad

    Because it’s so simple to make, this tropical fruit medley is great as a last-minute menu addition. Plus, this ambrosia...


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    Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

    For my mother's birthday, I made this strawberry pie recipe instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Oklahoma,...


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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 Split Icebox Cake

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


    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...


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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,...


    Baked French Toast

    Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version. —Jill Baughman,...


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    Chocolate-Covered Cherries

    Not only is this my family's favorite festive dessert, but it makes a delicious holiday present, too. Best of all,...

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    Dill Dip

    Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of this delightful dill dip recipe. One batch is never enough...


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    Lemon Pudding Dessert

    After a big meal, folks really go for this light lemon treat. The shortbread crust is the perfect base for...


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    Overnight Oatmeal

    Start this breakfast the night before so you can get some extra sleep in the morning. My husband adds coconut...


    Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings

    For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...


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    Heavenly Filled Strawberries

    These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia


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    Make-Ahead Coffee Cake

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