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Meal Type | Recipes you can prepare ahead of time just make life easier. Ask Chowhounds for recommendations on the best kinds of make-ahead dishes, from cakes to casseroles.

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9 Lasagna Recipes You Can Make Now and Freeze for Later
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9 Lasagna Recipes You Can Make Now and Freeze for Later

Though the purists are sure to object, we’re of the belief that what truly defines a lasagna comes...

13 Make-Ahead Freezer Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners No Matter What
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13 Make-Ahead Freezer Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners No Matter What

Meal prep is great for knocking out various components to use in breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout...

4 Cooking Projects to Make on Sunday (or Monday) & Enjoy All Week Long
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4 Cooking Projects to Make on Sunday (or Monday) & Enjoy All Week Long

Make one of these involved Sunday cooking projects like roast pork or Peking duck and then reinvent...

3 Time-Saving Tips for Batch Cooking During Quarantine
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3 Time-Saving Tips for Batch Cooking During Quarantine

Batch cooking has long been a beloved, time-saving tool, one designed to help you spend less time...

5 Big Batch Recipes to Last You a Long Time
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5 Big Batch Recipes to Last You a Long Time

Sometimes, you just want a nice, home-cooked meal without all the fuss of prepping, cooking, and cleaning...

6 Easy & Essential Meal Prep Staples to Keep in Rotation
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6 Easy & Essential Meal Prep Staples to Keep in Rotation

While it has obvious benefits (saving money, streamlining the majority of your week's meals, and eating...

These Cheddar-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs Have a Genius Secret Ingredient
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These Cheddar-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs Have a Genius Secret Ingredient

Healthy eating meets nostalgic comfort food in Laura Lea’s newest cookbook: “Simply Laura Lea.” The...

6 Tips to Meal Prep with Minimal Food Waste (& Save Money)
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6 Tips to Meal Prep with Minimal Food Waste (& Save Money)

Meal prepping and fighting food waste are both noble, rewarding pursuits in the kitchen—combining...

A Crunchy, Nut-Studded, Keto-Friendly Granola to Start Your Mornings
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A Crunchy, Nut-Studded, Keto-Friendly Granola to Start Your Mornings

Following the success of Lisa MarcAurele’s popular keto blog Low Carb Yum, the blogger and recipe...

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Make Ahead Recipes

Easy Tomato Sauce 382 Saves

Easy Tomato Sauce

All it takes is four ingredients: olive oil, garlic, onion, and crushed tomatoes.

Easy Pizza Sauce 214 Saves

Easy Pizza Sauce

A thick and intensely tomatoey sauce that freezes beautifully.

Easy Chicken Stock 144 Saves

Easy Chicken Stock

Making your own chicken stock tastes better, and it's as simple as it gets.

Easy Quinoa Salad 393 Saves

Easy Quinoa Salad

Make a light, healthy, flavorful grain salad combining quinoa with olives, tomatoes, and salty cheese...

Chicken and Black-Eyed Pea Chili 3 Saves

Chicken and Black-Eyed Pea Chili

This easy and healthy chicken and black-eyed pea chili has a secret ingredient: a little brine from...