Make-Ahead

A stack of bowls of Pumpkin Meringue Pie Ice Cream with a scoop

Pumpkin Meringue Pie Ice Cream

A cool, creamy version of our favorite pie. Pumpkin ice cream with chunks of crunchy crust and, get this, swirls of marshmallowy meringue.

Pumpkin cider soup in a blue and white teacup, garnished with crème frâiche and chives.

Pumpkin-Cider Soup

This pumpkin soup gets a boost from apples and a bite from a cupful of Irish cider. The soup, with its intense pumpkin flavor, makes for great fall fare.

A bowl of shredded beef from an Instant Pot chuck roast with a silver spoon resting in the bowl.

Instant Pot Chuck Roast

Tender, flavorsome, and moreish chuck roast that’s ready in half the time. Tuck it into tacos, pile it on top of rice, devour it anyway you please.

A scoop of easy strawberry icebox cake on a white plate with sliced strawberries and a glass baking dish with the rest of the cake beside it.

Easy Strawberry Icebox Cake

When we described this classic strawberry icebox cake as easy, we weren’t kidding. A quick strawberry puree is layered with whipped cream and vanilla wafers and you’re done. Easiest dessert ever.

A white porcelain bowl filled with creamy red potato salad, topped with sliced scallions and a serving spoon resting inside

Creamy Red Potato Salad

This make-ahead, tangy, lightened-up version of the classic is going to be on repeat all summer long.

An oval casserole dish filled with easy breakfast strata on a wooden board with a wedge of Parmesan and a spoon on the side.

Easy Breakfast Strata

This easy, make-ahead casserole is loaded with eggs, cheese, bread, ham, and plenty of vegetables. Breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting.

A citrus fennel salad assembled on a white and blue serving platter, topped with fresh herbs.

Citrus Fennel Salad

This refreshing jumble of citrus, fennel, arugula, onion, and fresh herbs tossed in a citrus vinaigrette is like springtime on a plate.

Five apple cinnamon muffins with one split open

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These pack a wallop of apple flavor due to apple bits sautéed in butter and brown sugar. Breakfast will become your favorite meal.

Truffled mac and cheese in four mini-casserole pans, one with a fork and a few mouthfuls missing.

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

A dozen hazelnut thyme matchsticks in a glass

Hazelnut Thyme Matchsticks

Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.

Black-eyed pea salad in a large oval bowl, on a blue and white checked tablecloth, beside a wooden spoon.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

A sublime and tasty crossover between vegan and soul food—who would have thought it was possible? It is and it’s fabulous. Healthy and filled with flavor, it’s everything a salad should be.

No-bake snowballs on a counter

No-Bake Snowballs

Not all holiday sweets have to be loaded with sugar and fat. As delish as that is, you might crave something with a little healthy oomph.

Dried fruit and nut cake cut into three slices on a cutting board on marble

Dried Fruit and Nut Cake

Chock-full of crunchy nuts and moist dried fruit, this cake is a taste sensation. May we suggest a choice of apricots, plums, pears, or peaches?