Make ahead

Make ahead

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Mango Chia Pudding With Coconut Milk

Mango Chia Pudding With Coconut Milk

This mango chia pudding with coconut milk is creamy and delicious. What a great way to start your day! Perfect make-ahead breakfast recipe.

Easy Chipotle Black Bean Soup

Easy Chipotle Black Bean Soup

This easy black bean soup is ready in 35 minutes, and flavored with veggies and chipotle that yield a healthy yet scrumptious cold weather meal. It’s make ahead approved, freezer-friendly, hearty and fabulous!

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This Easy Chocolate Mousse with Kahlúa can be prepared in 10 minutes with no whipping or folding of egg whites or cream. With an ultra-silky texture and an intense chocolatey flavor, it’s the perfect make-ahead dessert for any occasion.

Artichoke-Filled Fillo Triangles with make-ahead options

Artichoke-Filled Fillo Triangles with make-ahead options

These make-ahead appetizers are not only tasty but very convenient to have on hand as they can be made ahead and frozen . . . ready to bake ...

Gluten-Free Salmon Tartlets

Gluten-Free Salmon Tartlets

These delightful and dainty mini tartlets filled with smoked salmon, chives and egg custard are perfect for your next party. Delicious served warm or cold, they are easy to make ahead of time and can also be frozen for another occasion. Not only are they great as an appetiser, but can be packed for a picnic or in a lunchbox.

French Toast Casserole with Pears

French Toast Casserole with Pears

This french toast casserole with pears is the perfect make ahead breakfast for the holiday season! Its super easy to make and so delicious!

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This tater tot breakfast casserole is an easy one-dish family meal filled with classic breakfast items perfect for satisfying a hungry crowd! Frozen tater tots, breakfast sausage, bacon, eggs, and cheese are layered to make a savory casserole that is both kid and adult approved! You'll love how easy it is to put together, plus it's a great make-ahead dish.

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Need a make ahead breakfast for guests? Try this easy, comforting Biscuits and Gravy Casserole for a delicious hot-cooked breakfast!

Christmas Brunch Recipes and Menu Ideas

Christmas Brunch Recipes and Menu Ideas

15 recipes & 2 menus for a perfect Christmas brunch. Savory or sweet, make ahead or quick and easy, you’ll find dishes to please your family!

Blackberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Blackberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

A great make ahead dish the night before for a special breakfast.

Brandy Slush Cocktail

Brandy Slush Cocktail

A great blend of citrus juices and brandy in a make ahead mix that is easy to serve and great for gatherings of family and friends.

Fried Eggplant Parmesan with Sausage

Fried Eggplant Parmesan with Sausage

Eggplant Parmesan with Sausage, Mushroom and Olive Marinara Sauce is make ahead comfort food at its best! Breaded and fried eggplant slices are layered like shingles in two rows in a baking dish along with piquant marinara sauce, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses. (See gluten-free adaptations in the Notes section at the bottom of the recipe.)

Parmesan-Buttermilk Cornbread

Parmesan-Buttermilk Cornbread

Parmesan Buttermilk Cornbread is moist, tangy and super delicious! Easy to make ahead, too. Don't have (or can't find) buttermilk? No worries - I provide substitutions in the Notes section below.

Goat Cheese and Fig Tarts with Prosciutto

Goat Cheese and Fig Tarts with Prosciutto

Prosciutto Fig Tarts are easy to prepare and freeze up to 2 months ahead. Puff pastry squares are filled with chopped prosciutto, fig spread and goat cheese, frozen and then baked until bubbly and puffy. A perfect make ahead, two-bite appetizer for your next gathering!

Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce is the perfect topping for Eggs Benedict, and is an excellent sauce to serve with poached fish, asparagus and broccoli as well. This version, preparing it with a blender, is quick and easy (5 minutes or less) and virtually foolproof. Plus, I add in a few special ingredients that both increase the lemony taste as well as reduce the richness from the butter. And, I include lots of "how to" - including make ahead, rewarming, thinning and thickening.

Coeur à la Crème with Strawberry-Currant Sauce

Coeur à la Crème with Strawberry-Currant Sauce

A beautiful make ahead dessert that is basically a no-bake, crustless, gluten-free cheesecake!

Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce

Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce

These make-ahead Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce are packed with flavor, scrumptious and impressive to serve. Shrimp and crab are seasoned with the “holy trinity of Cajun cooking” (onions, bell peppers and celery) and Old Bay, mixed with cream cheese and wrapped in delicate phyllo pastry. As if that isn’t enough, they’re served with a tangy Creole mustard sauce!

Oven Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce and Cucumber

Oven Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce and Cucumber

Pretty Poached Salmon with a flavorful Cucumber-Dill Sauce – the perfect make ahead entrée for a festive luncheon or dinner party.

Green Pea, Basil and Mint Crostini

Green Pea, Basil and Mint Crostini

Green Pea, Basil and Mint Crostini is a fresh, light, flavorful, make ahead appetizer. Peas, basil, mint, jalapeño pepper, ricotta cheese and olive oil are blended together, then spread on toasted slices of sourdough or ciabatta bread and garnished with basil. So fresh and light - and healthy too! Can be made up to 24 hours ahead.

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