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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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Essential Meal Prep Staples to Keep in Rotation
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Essential Meal Prep Staples to Keep in Rotation

Meal prep can seem daunting, but it’s worth a little extra effort. Here are some of the best meal...

11 Great Grain Salads for Dinner—and Lunch the Next Day
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11 Great Grain Salads for Dinner—and Lunch the Next Day

Whole grains are nutritious, delicious, and totally versatile, as these 11 healthy grain salad recipes...

How to Win at Tailgating: Our Best Tips, Hacks, and Recipes 01:53
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How to Win at Tailgating: Our Best Tips, Hacks, and Recipes

Tailgating season is here, but it pays to have a plan—here's how to have the best tailgating bash...

Dessert Dips Are the Easiest Way to End Any Summer Party
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Dessert Dips Are the Easiest Way to End Any Summer Party

Looking for an easy way to end a dinner party? Any of these sweet dip recipes would be perfect. Who...

15 Make-Ahead Labor Day Recipes from Dips to Dessert 01:16
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15 Make-Ahead Labor Day Recipes from Dips to Dessert

Make-ahead Labor Day recipes ensure that you get to enjoy the party along with everyone else—and that...

Easy, Make-Ahead Camping Meals That Are Totally Glamp-Worthy 01:54
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Easy, Make-Ahead Camping Meals That Are Totally Glamp-Worthy

These easy camping foods can be made ahead of time so you can enjoy effortless gourmet meals even...

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Grab and Go 02:11
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Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Grab and Go

Just because you’re caught up in the morning rush doesn’t mean you’re too busy to grab a healthy breakfast...

Mojo Magic: The Best Cuban Pork (& Cubano Sandwiches) You'll Ever Eat
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Mojo Magic: The Best Cuban Pork (& Cubano Sandwiches) You'll Ever Eat

A great Cubano depends on great pork, and this Cuban pork recipe is just as perfect on its own as...

These Kitchen Gadgets Will Save You Time During Back To School Madness 02:03
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These Kitchen Gadgets Will Save You Time During Back To School Madness

Going back to school can be a relief for parents who are excited to have their kids out of the house...

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Make Ahead Recipes

Easy Asian Broiled Tofu 327 Saves

Easy Asian Broiled Tofu

A recipe for tofu and carrots broiled and served with a sesame, soy, and rice vinegar sauce.

Easy Turkey Stock 121 Saves

Easy Turkey Stock

An easy turkey stock recipe made from the Thanksgiving carcass.

Easy Tomato Gazpacho 154 Saves
Easy Chicken Stock 144 Saves

Easy Chicken Stock

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