Tag: Make Ahead

Greek Tortellini Salad

Greek Tortellini Salad

A quick and easy make-ahead recipe that works amazingly for a potluck, picnic, BBQ, or just a quick lunch. Perfect to pack in the cooler for a stress-free (and dishes lite) meal on a camping trip. This is a favorite recipe for me because it 

Crème Brûlée French Toast

Crème Brûlée French Toast

An amazing, light-and-fluffy, make-ahead, baked French toast that will have people asking you for the recipe. Be it Father’s day brunch, Christmas morning, or just a regular day breakfast, this is a simple but delicious dish that is a great addition to any brunch. I 

Blueberry Pie Bars

Blueberry Pie Bars

Dessert for a crowd or just as an afternoon snack, these blueberry pie bars are always a big hit. Juicy blueberries in a buttery crust are perfectly packaged into portable squares. If a cookie and a pie had a baby this would be the outcome.  

Piña Colada Tiramisu

Piña Colada Tiramisu

A tropical twist on a traditional Italian dessert. This version is a great alternative if you like tiramisu, but are not a fan of coffee, or if you like piña colada and want something other than a drink. All the amazing flavors of a Piña 

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

An amazing coffee cake full of delicious blueberries and topped with a delicate lemon streusel.  This always the first thing requested by my oldest when I ask what I should bake.  It tastes just as good the next day as it does straight out of 

Lasagna

Lasagna

If there is only one food that you would eat for the rest of your life, my son would choose this.  Lasagna is by far his most favorite food on the planet.  This recipe does take a bit to put together, but it freezes well 

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

This is a great one-pot recipe that is quick to put together.  And thanks to the Instant Pot, is also easy to cook.  It is also a great way to use up some extra ham if you made one of those for the holidays.  I 

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

This is a recipe that is highly requested in my house.  It is a great way to use up leftover chicken and also works well with rotisserie chicken.  There are many great choices for canned salsa verde in the grocery store, pick one and see 

Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles

Want something easy to toss together that you can add to you cookie basket.  Insert pretzel turtles.  My friend Ginger had these at her Christmas party and I couldn’t stop eating them.  I had no idea how simple they were, they taste so good.   

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

I found this recipe many years ago when I was tasked with finding a good gluten free dessert that I could bring to book club.  Having a candy thermometer takes a lot of pressure out of this recipe so that you can monitor what is 

Choose Your Fruit Coffee Cake

Choose Your Fruit Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is something that is very versatile. Can be served as a dessert, or as a breakfast treat.  I have tried many recipes over the past few months and have not been happy with any of them.  I broke out my old cookbooks and 

Not Your Chicken Salad

Not Your Chicken Salad

This is great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.  It is my go to when I have chicken from chicken soup that I need to use. A combination of crunchy and sweet ingredients that is like a party for your tastebuds.  Super easy 

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

This is a great recipe to use up some of that produce from your summer garden. Want to sneak in some yellow squash or zucchini, done.  Realize that your cilantro bolted so you sub out parsley, done (that may or may not have happened, I