Great Make Ahead Recipes

Cheese Puffs

A family favorite, these cheese puffs are on the appetizer table at every holiday gathering in our house. They are easy to make and even easier to eat! They can be made ahead and frozen in larger batches so you can keep them coming. From frozen, heat at 375° for 8 to...

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Jim’s Italian Sausage

Jim's Italian Sausage is so versatile and handy to have around! This recipe makes about 5 pounds of sausage, most of which we freeze in smaller amounts for later use. A couple of our favorite recipes are Italian Sausage Manicotti and Mom's Spaghetti Sauce. Also, you...

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Introducing EATS Reads Discussion Board

Did you ever read a book so delicious you couldn’t put it down? A book that propelled you to the market for ingredients to make some exotic dish that was so eloquently described that your mouth watered? Or a book that found you leafing through your recipe cards for...

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Lessons in the Garden

The trees are budding and the sprouts are in the windowsill, soon it will be time to plant our garden. Below is a brief history of my "gardening" life. Do you grow things to eat in the summer? What do you grow and why? I'd love to learn from your experiences! I grew...

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Beef in Guinness

This is by far my favorite beef stew recipe! Pictured above with Basic Bread from Starter, it is also delicious with boxty and we often serve it with our Irish Farmhouse Salad on the side. Years ago, we started making this stew by trying a variety of recipes one at a...

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Sourdough Starter

Bread, English muffins, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, pretzels – the list of things you can do with a nice sourdough starter is endless! A friend of my mom's turned me on to the wonders of starter many years ago when she served up the most delicious sourdough biscuits...

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Basic Tomato Sauce

When you need a fresh-tasting tomato sauce, but don't have all day to make it, this basic recipe is a great option. Fresh carrots, celery, onion and garlic all brighten – and deepen – the flavor of the canned tomatoes. Perfect served simply over pasta and also ideal...

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Meatballs

These savory meatballs are fun to make together and delicious for dinner tonight or next week! Ingredients for Meatballs 3/4 lb Ground Beef 3/4 lb. Ground Pork 1/2 Cup Toasted Bread Crumbs 2/3 Cup Milk 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1.5 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme, chopped 2 Egg...

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