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Make-ahead Recipes

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Lemon-Ginger Cookies with Mint

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves (about 20 large), finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar, for rolling
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Cucumber-Buttermilk Soup

Time:15 mins
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Feta-Stuffed BLT Burgers

Time:30 mins
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Chile Sauce

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Greek-Style Turkey Meatloaf

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced small
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks, diced small
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground white-meat turkey
  • 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 slices white sandwich bread, cut into small pieces
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
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Napa Cabbage Slaw

Time:10 mins
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Vanilla Sheet Cake with Malted-Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) plus 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 1/2 ounces milk chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • Chopped malted milk balls (optional), for decorating
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Apricot-Blueberry Cobbler

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 12 apricots, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup cold heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • Sanding sugar (optional)
  • Heavy cream
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Tuna Casserole Recipe

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound tubetti or elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) solid light tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
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Banana-Chocolate Bread

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (3 to 4)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
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