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.
Ensalada Rusa with Marinated Tomatoes
You say potato, I say tomato…add tuna and you have a wonderful dish uniting the best of these three salad stars.
Cilantro and lots of fresh garlic make this salsa an exciting addition to Mediterranean or Latin dishes.
Frozen Chocolate Cream
Don’t let the odd title fool you—this ultra-rich dessert is like homemade ice cream that you never have to stir or churn.
Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic Dip
Fresh soft chevre makes a lighter-flavored dip than the all-too-common ranch dressing clones.
Creamy Portobello Soup
The earthy aroma alone of this deeply mushroomy soup is full of satisfaction.
Grapefruit Champagne Granita
Very easy, very simple, very refreshing—the perfect sorbet for a hot summer day.
Cranberry Chambord Sorbet
A heady undercurrent of black raspberry liqueur and cranberry flavors hallmark this grown-up sorbet.
Green Goddess Dressing
If you don’t mention the anchovies, no one will know they are there. They add a body and depth to the flavor of this herb-laced dressing.