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.
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.
Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone
Serve these outrageously rich mashed potatoes to guests or on holidays.
Cranberry Jalapeno Relish
A zippy, Southwestern-style complement to Thanksgiving turkey and dressing.
Cranberry Maple Sauce
A touch of crisp New England autumn resides in every splash of pure maple syrup.
Danish Wedding Cookies
Cookies similar to this recipe once were given as good luck symbols to couples celebrating their nuptials. The marriage of the walnuts and sugars represented “bumps in the road” and the “sweetness that coats a happy marriage.”