Blog Posts - Make Ahead



Appetizer Recipes: Strawberry Avocado Salsa A Sweet Spicy Favorite!

I’m excited for BBQ and picnic season. Are you? Maybe it’s any excuse to grab a big bag of tortilla chips and make a yummy dip or salsa. Are you a tortilla chip lover too? One of my favorite appetizer recipes is salsa. Today I’...
by Dear Creatives on Jun 6, 2016

12 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes Perfect for College Students

Quick and easy make-ahead breakfast recipes with budget-friendly ingredients are perfect for college students with little time and money. . . My oldest daughter heads to BYU in the fall and I’m in denial. I’m definitely not old enough to...
by is this REALLY my life? on May 24, 2016

Onion & Olive Tart

This savory tart is a wonderful make-ahead appetizer.
by The Blog that Ate Manhattan on May 14, 2016

Layered potato casserole

Quick and easy to assemble, this potato casserole is a great way to enjoy winter comfort food like potatoes in a healthier leaner way. You can prepare the casserole the night before and store it in the fridge, all you have to do the next day is po...
by Chef in disguise on Apr 20, 2016

Tex-Mex turkey meatball sliders with avocado and cheese

Is your house Party Central for your family celebrations, or the place where your friends gather to watch football/basketball/hockey playoffs or cheer on your alma mater in a college bowl? If your house is the place to be, these Tex-Mex turkey meatba...
by The Perfect Pantry on Mar 27, 2016

Sfuf (Middle Eastern yellow cake with pine nuts)

Once you embark upon The Downsizing, you never really finish. A couple of weeks ago, I was combing through the small collection of cookbooks that remain on my shelf, trying to decide whether any should be donated or placed into my Little Free Library...
by The Perfect Pantry on Mar 20, 2016

Lentil and caramelized onion soup with dark leafy greens

Lentil soup spans all seasons, but it will forever remind me of this time of year. When we lived in the log house, warm winters like this were rare (or maybe nonexistent); in March, along with late-season pruning of the pear trees, we spent plenty of...
by The Perfect Pantry on Mar 16, 2016

Recipe: My Potato-Green Bean Microwave Casserole Makes a Tasty Side Dish!

Potato-Green Bean Microwave CasserolePotatoes are always a nice side dish, but you can get tired of eating them the same old ways.  However, I made a really delicious alternative with my Potato-Green Bean Microwave Casserole that I want to share...
by Nuts 4 Stuff on Mar 12, 2016

White bean and leek soup

I have to be honest with you. In real life, this white bean and leek soup looks like dishwater. Looks like it, but does not taste like it. (And because it's hard to photograph dishwater and make it look appetizing, I've added some bacon garnish, thou...
by The Perfect Pantry on Feb 24, 2016

ploughman’s lunch plate

On a trip to England in October last year for my birthday, I was so delighted by how wonderful the food was, especially at the country pubs I visited. Especially the abundant use of locally raised & grown food. It’s how I love to cook &...
by The Fresh Aussie on Feb 15, 2016

Slow-fried Lemon & Oregano Potatoes

I have always loved potatoes in any way shape or form. I think they must be one of the most versatile vegetables in the kitchen.  You can do anything with them.  I was recently sent a cookbook to review, entitled Make It Easy Cookbook, by J...
by The English Kitchen on Dec 1, 2015

Celebrate The Season With A Roasted Spiced Pear Cocktail #DontHesitaste

 This autumn inspired sip was created using Sweet ‘N Low® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste Are you ready for the holidays?  Do you have your Thanksgiving menu finalized including, of course, a signature cocktail that w...
by Cooking In Stilettos on Nov 18, 2015

Celebrate The Season With A Roasted Spiced Pear Cocktail #DontHesitaste

 This autumn inspired sip was created using Sweet ‘N Low® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste Are you ready for the holidays?  Do you have your Thanksgiving menu finalized including, of course, a signature cocktail that w...
by Cooking In Stilettos on Nov 18, 2015

Quick and easy arroz con pollo (rice with chicken)

Arroz con pollo means "rice with chicken." To many, the name connotes a particular recipe, and if you are one of those people with a traditional arroz con pollo recipe in your heart, this quick and easy version might come as a bit of a shock. But it...
by The Perfect Pantry on Oct 18, 2015

Fresh Freezer Tomato Marinara Sauce

So what's a girl to do with a husband who doesn't like tomatoes and literally pounds of jumbo juicy orbs of deliciousness? Correction - what's a lazy girl to do......? Continue reading →...
by Fit Foodista on Sep 7, 2015

Easy, Fast, Make Ahead, Take Away, Vegan Potato Salad. Sookhe Aloo.

   When I was a kid growing up in San Francisco there wasn't a party, a cookout, or a picnic that didn't involve a trip to Herman's Delicatessen on Geary Blvd. for some of their self proclaimed "World Famous Potato Salad!"  If you grew...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Jun 11, 2015

Raw Spinach, Coconut, and Peanut Salad, A South Indian Side Dish.

   I wasn't doing a whole lot of cooking from January through mid April. Having chemo, and a lot of doctors visits didn't exactly put me in the mood for cooking and entertaining. I just didn't have the energy or the appetite. Now that I've...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on May 31, 2015

Slow Cooker White Bean and Quinoa Veggie Chili

When we began this kitchen remodel I thought I would love using the slow cooker all the time. But I have a confession to make… it's a love-hate relationship. I absolutely LOVE how easy it is to throw a bunch of fresh ingredients in and have a w...
by Yummy Mummy Kitchen on May 5, 2015

Triple P:perfect personal porridge

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth  from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something […]...
by Chef in disguise on Mar 30, 2015

Chilli and Rosemary Baked Sweet Potato Chips

  The one and only sweet potato grew shoots. Tiny leaves unfurled on healthy red stalks, emerging from one end of the potato and then getting entwined in each other’s arms, offering support and companionship of live. Spring. Obvious even...
by eCurry on Mar 26, 2015


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