Whether it's a basket of Southern Fried Chicken for a neighborhood block party or the perfect side dish for a holiday meal, our make-ahead recipes are the solution you need in a crunch.
Spinach Salad with Pears and Raisins
Open a bag of prewashed spinach leaves; add raisins, pears and onions for a very quick salad fix.
California Raisin and Orange Salad
Crunchy romaine and fennel contrast orange and raisins in a citrus dressing.
California Raisin Peanut Butter Spread
Just 2 tablespoons make a quick, healthy snack if there’s a jar of this in the fridge. Great for lunches.
Key Lime Squares
Use fresh Key or Persian limes or purchased lime juice in this sweet tastes of the tropics.
This Cajun-inspired side dish of potatoes is a perfect accompaniment to grilled steak or chicken.
Fourth of July Firecracker Cheesecake
This creamy, not-too-sweet cheesecake is a perfect 4th of July dessert.
Israeli Couscous with Mango and Cucumber
Sweet mangoes combine with Israeli couscous in this summery salad.
Raspberry Mousse Tart
This creamy, sweet tart boasts an almond meal crust and the season’s best raspberries.