All Favorite Winter Make-ahead

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  • Horizontal view of white plate with slice of small batch lasagna and garnished with chopped parsley. A partial view of the baked lasagna in the glass pan is to the right of the plate. Above the plate to the left is a small bowl of lettuce and a tumbler. A fork is on the left of the plate.
    1 hr, 5 min
    This small-batch weeknight lasagna comfortably serves two and is ready in half the time as a larger batch. Loaf Pan Lasagna is layered with chunky pieces of sausage and rustic-but-quick tomato sauce.
  • Duchess Potatoes
    55 min
    Gluten-Free
    Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
  • Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup in a bowl
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This easy homemade cream of mushroom soup is creamy without a lot of cream! It's made with loads of mushrooms and that's about it. So quick and easy, you'll never buy the canned version again.
  • Beef and beans chili
    1 hr, 45 min
    Everyone needs a recipe for classic beef chili. Make this one your go-to! It's made with corn, peppers, tomatoes, and beans, and makes enough to freeze for later!
  • Borscht
    2 hrs, 50 min
    Gluten-Free
    Delicious borscht soup made with fresh red beets, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, dill, and sour cream.
  • Cider Roasted Root Vegetables
    1 hr, 5 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Beautiful roasted root vegetables—garnet yams, parsnips, carrots, beets—tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette and roasted until tender and caramelized.
  • Red Lentil Dal
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    This easy Indian dal is ready in under an hour, and makes a satisfying vegetarian lunch or dinner. Serve with rice or naan. This soup also keeps well and can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Sauté
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Great side dish for the holidays! Roasted cubes of butternut squashed tossed with balsamic sautéed onions, kale, pecans, dried cranberries.
  • Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup
    45 min
    Gluten-Free
    One-Pot Chicken and Rice Soup! Throw bone-in chicken, rice, and vegetables together in a pot and simmer until they're done. It's the easiest soup ever, ready in under an hour.
  • Mushroom Barley Soup
    1 hr, 45 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup! Add soy sauce, balsamic, a mix of dried and fresh mushrooms, and spinach for a modern take on this classic recipe.
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    3 hrs, 40 min
    Say goodbye to last minute holiday stress with our simple make-ahead turkey gravy! Friends and family will be asking for the recipe for days to come, and you'll be patting yourself on the back for planning ahead.
  • Whole choclate layer cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream swirls on top, dusted with powdered sugar against a dark background
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • A white bowl filled with the best creamy chicken noodle soup set on a grey linen against a blue background with a bundle of thyme near by and a hunk of sourdough bread..
    1 hr, 5 min
    This easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup skips the roux, cuts the cream, and gets a healthy protein and vitamin boost with the help of puréed cannellini beans. All of the flavor and creaminess, with none of the guilt!
  • Chicken Stew Recipe
    1 hr, 15 min
    When it's cold and you need to warm up from the inside, this Hearty Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Stew is precisely what you need. It's creamy and thick with chunks of carrot, potato, and mushroom. A sunny blend of spices (turmeric, cumin, and harissa) perks up the whole pot.
  • spiced mulled wine recipe for christmas
    30 min
    Mulled wine is a must-have drink for the holidays – spicy, warm, perfect for parties, and super easy to make, especially if you use a slow cooker! This one is simmered with ginger and brandy for a little extra oomph.
  • Close up of the best chocolate cheeescake with dripping ganache frosting on a white background.
    14 hrs
    Calling all chocolate lovers! This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and decadent. The chocolate cookie base is the perfect crisp foundation for the luscious, creamy filling. The whole thing is topped with none other than chocolate ganache. Make this chocolate cheesecake for a rainy day or your holiday table.
  • A bowl of creamy potato soup recipe
    50 min
    This Easy Potato Soup with Bacon is so rich and creamy, you'll think there's cheese in it, but there's not! Top your bowl with bacon and crispy skillet croutons for a delicious weeknight meal.
  • Pork and Beef Meatballs - skillet with meatballs and sauce
    40 min
    Pork and beef meatballs stuffed with melty, gooey mozzarella, swimming in a rich tomato sauce makes for a filling weeknight meal! The best part? This recipe is on the table in 40 minutes.

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