Make Ahead

New England Pumpkin Pie

November 22, 2016

Pumpkin pie has long been a New England favorite. There is even a recipe for “pompkin” pie in Amelia Simmons’ 1796 American Cookery. The addition of Molasses and rum give this New England Pumpkin Pie a bit more depth.

Make Ahead Apple Pie Filling

October 25, 2016

Make the most of autumn apples and make apple pie filling ahead of time. It’s a holiday time-saver and allows you to make delicious desserts such as apple pies, turnovers, crisp, or dumplings.

Weekend Make-Ahead Pork Ribs

May 27, 2016

If you’d like to get a head start on your weekend grilling then this recipe is for you! This no-fuss recipe makes delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs every time. I usually make my own barbeque sauce, but you may use any one of your favorites.

Make-Ahead Turkey Stock

November 12, 2015

Excellent gravy begins with homemade turkey stock. If you want to make it from scratch, do it now or anytime since turkey wings are available year-round. This turkey stock can be refrigerated 3 days ahead or kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Italian Style Shepard’s Pie

September 23, 2015

Italian Style Shepard’s Pie is a twist on the classic and perfect for a fall meal. You can make this dish ahead of time and reheat on busy days. Serve with a side salad of Arugula tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Classic Tart Dough

August 29, 2015

Every baker needs a classic tart dough. This buttery dough produces a crisp yet sturdy crust. One batch makes enough for almost any size tart pan. You can also use this recipe for quiches and any leftover dough makes great cookies

Summer Corn Salad

August 19, 2015

Charred Jalapeño and basil oil upgrade this simple summer salad.

Lemonade Pie

June 8, 2015

Lemonade Pie is the perfect summer dessert. It’s so easy to make and is loaded with a sweet & tart citrus flavor. Frozen lemonade is one of the secrets to this pie’s fast and creamy filling.

Creamy Dill Dip

January 27, 2015

Chunks of hearty bread are wonderful with this cool and creamy party dip. Vegetables also make delicious dippers. Try an assortment such as cherry tomatoes, whole mushrooms, carrot and celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower florets, and zucchini slices. This dip also goes well with grilled shrimp. Dip may be stored in a covered container refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, which makes a perfect “make ahead” dish.

Saucy Pork Ribs

January 26, 2015

The Super Bowl is almost here. If you’re looking for easy dishes to serve then think about making my Saucy Pork Ribs. They’re also great for weeknight or weekend dinners as well. You could make these in a slow cooker if you wanted to.

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