Chilling Recipes

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

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    Sopa Ajoblanco

    This white gazpacho was a staple when I was young; I remember slurping it directly from the bowl. It’s made from stale bread and on-hand seasonings and then topped with grapes for a traditional touch. —Francine Lizotte, Langley, British Columbia

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    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....


    Caprese Macaroni Salad

    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    I have always loved Spam, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....

    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...

    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...

    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of tang, so I created this barbecue macaroni salad. Not too much—just a hint of...


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    Grandma’s Classic Potato Salad

    When I asked my grandmother how old this classic potato salad recipe was, she told me that her mom used...


    Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad

    I gave a classic summer salad a holiday twist by making green, white and red layers. The combination of salty,...


    Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

    I like to use this lemon poppy seed dressing recipe on a romaine salad with apples and pears. If you...


    Instant Pot Potato Salad

    I rarely make potato salad because it can be somewhat time-consuming. However, now that I know I can quickly cook...

    Corn and Green Bean Salad

    I love the crunch of veggies, so I combined them with a buttermilk Caesar dressing in this corn and green...


    Easy Seafood Salad

    This super simple, deceptively delicious recipe was inspired by a seafood salad I had in the Bahamas that featured conch....


    Russian Potato Salad

    This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...


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    Pear and Roast Beef Sandwiches

    Here’s an easy way to dress up an ordinary roast beef sandwich. A Mediterranean-inspired spread lends tartness while pear slices...


    Vegan Macaroni Salad

    All the classic flavors come through in this vegan macaroni salad, from the pickle relish to the ground mustard. The...


    Ranch Chicken Sliders

    When my grandson was younger, we always joked that nothing could make ranch chicken taste better. Then one day Avery’s...


    Caribbean Island Coleslaw

    After trying a similar version of this coleslaw while visiting the island of St. Kitts, I returned home and wanted...


    Peach Mango Caprese Salad

    Summer in the Midwest offers a bounty of fresh produce. I wanted to come up with a new recipe for...


    Steak Sandwiches with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

    This recipe is a Cambodian version of the classic Vietnamese dish banh mi. This sandwich has acidity from the pickled...

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    Cranberry and Roasted Beet Salad

    I created this as a healthy, tasty side dish to complement Christmas dinner. This enticing substitute for cranberry relish is...


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    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...


    Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

    These layered jello cubes are fun to serve and to eat! I vary the colors to match the occasion. Kids...


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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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    Garden Herb Rice Salad Updated

    This recipe is so quick and tasty, you will want to make it for any get-together. It is best served...