#Make Ahead Recipes


Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

By Kelly Williams
The key to a great dinner party or holiday dinner is to make anything and EVERYthing...

Make-Ahead Stress-Free Turkey Directions

By Kelly Williams
I once had to feed a CROWD of relatives with one small oven. I knew I...

Confetti Bean Salad

By Deanna Ogle
I adapted my grandmother's 3 bean salad to come up with this colorful, flavorful version.

Oatmeal Pastry

By Deanna Ogle
Oats lend a slight nutty flavor to this flaky pastry. It stays nice and flaky, even...

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

By Deanna Ogle
This is a great pie for the holidays. You can make it ahead of time and...

Cream Stuffed French Toast

By Cindy McLaughlin
Made this for my co-workers at Michaels Arts & Crafts. (NOTE: The 8 hours in the...

Spaghetti Pie

By Dawn Cochrane
This is a fabulous use of leftover spaghetti noodles and sauce. It's also a great...

Morning Glory Muffins (New Version!)

By Phyllis Weatherston
I'm not sure of the origin of this recipe. My daughter used it in 4-H...

Sweet Potato Casserole

By Mary Kay Nugent
I realize there are a million recipes out there for Sweet Potato Casserole, but this is...

Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles (sliced)

By Kay Summitt Lewis
One year back in the early 1980's I had a bumper crop of cucumbers and couldn't...

Dr. Atkin's Low Carb Chicken Stock - Delish!

By Martha Price
Every once in a while I will go on a low-carb diet. It really does work,...

Chipped Beef Cheeseball

By Mary Kay Nugent
Every time there is a watch party for football or some other event somebody always asks...

Marvelous Mobile Muffaletta

By Kimberly Tippett
As this gets better the longer it sits, it's a great sandwich for tailgating, picnics or...

Burt Reynold's Beef Stew

By Martha Price
In May, 1978 Family Circle magazine published an article containing advice from a young Burt Reynolds...

Tasty Make-Ahead Meatballs w/ Gravy

By Martha Price
These tasty meatballs have a little bit of crunch for added flavor and texture. They can...

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

By Julie Banning Hicks
I received this recipe at my bridal shower in 1989

No Flour Pumpkin Pancakes Lips Will Smack Ur Face

By Genny Bortner
Several years ago I learned that even though I was eating the "good" whole wheat carbs,...

Pickled Mushrooms and Onions

By Kathy W
This recipe is so easy to make and so very delicious. Make it ahead of time....

Applesauce Snack Cakes

By Gretchen ***
I made these sweet treats to put in the kids' lunch boxes. I think they are...

Pam's Mom's Frozen Slaw

By Pam Ellingson
Mother used to make this Slaw for a Museum and Bistro restaurant she worked for and...

3 Casseroles for the Freezer

By Susan Feliciano
My friend just had surgery on her right arm - and she also has 5 children...

Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup from Scratch

By Elaine Douglas
This is a very versatile soup. Make it with the vegetables and grains that you already...

Chicken Tres Quesos (Layered Chicken Enchiladas)

By Sue Weaver
This dish is a family favorite and comfort food at its best. It can be...

Calico Breakfast Bites

By Tam D
Get your day started out right. Yummy, satisfying, nutritious, make-ahead... "Cupcake" for breakfast -- what's...
31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March


Stuck in a dinner rut? We’re here to help with your March menu! We’ve curated 31 family-friendly meals that are tested and approved by home cooks just like you. Twists on family favorites, new dinner ideas, and heirloom recipes, we have all the meals you need for the month below!

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding


Boxed pudding is tasty and convenient. But, want to know how you can make it better? Transform it into a pie, cake, frosting, and even fruit salad. Who knew so many treats could start with a box of pudding? If you’ve been organizing your pantry and realize how many boxes of pudding were hidden, used […]

19 Recipes With Sour Cream

19 Recipes With Sour Cream


Wondering what to do with that container of sour cream in your fridge? We have the answer. From breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert, sour cream is a tasty addition to a wide variety of recipes. Casseroles, cheesecakes, and coffee cake wouldn’t be the same without sour cream.