Make-Ahead

A spoon resting inside a bowl of Catalan custard.

Catalan Custard ~ Crèma Catalana

This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A quiche Lorraine cut in half, and half cut into quarters on a patterned background.

Quiche Lorraine

A custardy filling and a flaky crust make the case for bringing this French classic back. It’s essentially indulgence masquerading as a make-ahead, impress-a-lot brunch or lunch.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 2
An oval dish filled with slow cooker chicken with garlic and potatoes and sprigs of rosemary with a fork nestled inside.

Slow Cooker Chicken With Garlic and Potatoes

This slow-cooker chicken rewards you with a heady aroma followed by fall-off-the-bone tenderness and flavor-imbued potatoes. A just outcome for being organized in the morning.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 2
Four individual mushroom wellingtons with spinach and walnuts on a squares of parchment paper.

Mushroom Wellingtons with Spinach

Yep. Vegan wellingtons. For Thanksgiving. But also for a random Thursday night. Because once a year is certainly not enough. And you can even make ’em ahead of time.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 4
Two jars of pickled shrimp on a wooden cutting board.

Pickled Shrimp

A Southern classic, pickled shrimp are subtly flavored with herbs and spices in a nuanced way. So much so you’ll be wondering where these have been your entire life.

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  • 35 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
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A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles is easily recognizable. A hint of cardamom and saffron along with a dreamily delicate texture are what leave a lasting impression.

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  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 6
A white plate with striped edges filled with potatoes and lamb meatballs with tahini

Lamb Meatballs with Tahini ~ Kefte

Kefte translates to meatballs. And there are no shortage of different types in the Middle East. These are definitely contenders for BEST kefte.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Two white ramekins with a pile of sugar-coated bourbon balls

Bourbon Balls

Chocolatey, boozy goodness in a charming and irresistible and seemingly innocent presentation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Four handmade bowls of green-speckled creamy broccoli soup with feta

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Made with potatoes, broccoli, and vegetable stock, this is rich, velvety, and comforting as heck. And nary a drop of cream although you’d never guess that by tasting it. A light drizzle of tangy feta yogurt sauce makes it something sorta special.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2