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Holidays: what are your go-to brunch recipes that serve a crowd?

by hippopotame 4 days ago

Hosting family for the first time this December. Most restaurants here are closed on the 24th, 25th so that means...l...


prima commented 8 hours ago

Vegan Wellington Recipe

by WaxyK 6 days ago

I am planning a holiday dinner for friends and beef tenderloin is the main. I need a vegan main to go along side it....


Ttrockwood commented 11 hours ago

Fall Lunch Ideas

by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Continuing our September discussion, let's share what we're preparing and packing for lunches during the work week. ...


islandmermaid commented 12 days ago

Reheating Brussels Sprouts?

by rp17 2 years ago

I'm bringing Brussels sprouts to my boyfriend's family's Christmas dinner. I typically make my sprouts by cooking in...


cindyeo commented 17 days ago

How long should I reheat (leftover) cooked stuffed bell peppers in the oven?

by batmite 7 months ago

I am planning on making a surprise dinner for my partner and I want to make stuffed bell peppers. I know that it take...


hotoynoodle commented 4 months ago

Can Lasagna be made 1-2 days ahead?

by gtrekker2003 10 years ago

I am making lasagna with meat bechamel sauce. Can I make it a day or two ahead and keep it in the fridge ...


hotoynoodle commented 7 months ago

Make-ahead df chicken dish for Passover?

by sallyt 9 months ago

Hi all - I'm tasked with bringing the main dish to Passover seder - ideally, it would be make ahead and I would cook ...


Nyleve commented 8 months ago

Can you make salmon cakes in advance?

by relizabeth 6 years ago

I'm planning to make salmon cakes (w tinned salmon), potatoes w Thai curry paste, and steamed spinach for dinner. We'...


fishinglady commented 9 months ago

Dosas - Can they be make ahead?

by lafouchow 6 years ago

I finally got the hang of making dosas and now there are too many to use at once. Does anybody ever make dosas a day...


rmchiramel commented 9 months ago

Creamy, dreamy make-ahead mac-and-cheese

by LL3786 12 months ago

Does anyone have a great recipe for this? Need something I can make a day in advance for a party and cook through/war...


DonShirer commented 12 months ago

Self-Catering an event - tips? Recipes?

by yumcha 11 years ago

I am having an event that I would also like to cook for. It should be for around 70 people. I'd like to be able t...


nikkibogan commented 12 months ago

Make ahead quiche advice for a baby shower

by miss_golightly 9 years ago

Hi all, I am a newbie to this board, and I am hoping for some help with a baby shower that I am throwing this weeken...


petalumapeppergal commented 12 months ago

Making Shrimp Scampi in Advance?

by katelaine 12 months ago

Happy holidays! I'm planning a Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas dinner this year, and would like to make shrim...


katelaine commented 12 months ago

Make ahead dishes for Christmas

by pumpkinspice 12 months ago

What are your favourite make ahead dishes for Christmas? Ideally, I can put it together a week in advance (freeze if ...


Querencia commented 12 months ago

Cruise to Alaska - bring your own food?

by daphnar 3 years ago

Been on a number of cruises, and while my family loves them, I can't bear eating the Weberman meals (or worse). On o...


queenscook commented 1 year ago

Can any Stuffing Recipe be made into a Make-Ahead?

by wahine88 6 years ago

DIdn't have "luck" with a specifically Make-Ahead stuffing recipe (even though it was from Cooks Illustrated). In th...


JWL commented 1 year ago

Upcooking stuffed chicken breasts -sauces?

by itryalot 1 year ago

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I picked up some stuffed chicken breasts (cordon bleu/broccoli cheese an...


itryalot commented 1 year ago

Freezer meals for chemo recovery?

by sljones 2 years ago

I need some ideas for different meals that can be frozen for someone who is recovering from intensive chemo/stem cell...


sweethooch commented 1 year ago

Menu suggestions, please!

by FarflungFoodie 1 year ago

Hello, Need ideas for something (s) not too heavey to accompany Lemongrass Vichyssoise and French 75 popsicles ... t...

C. Hamster

C. Hamster commented 1 year ago

Menu for 6

by highlyunlikely 1 year ago

I am hosting some friends for dinner next weekend and am hoping to make most of the meal ahead of time so I don't get...


masha commented 1 year ago

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