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Make-ahead Recipes

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake

Time:1 hour 15 mins
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Slow-Cooker Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken

Time:3 hours 50 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 chicken leg quarters (2 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges (root end left intact)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, sliced into rounds
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup raisins
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Jellied Orange-Cranberry Sauce

Time:15 mins
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Garden Veggie Dip

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces room-temperature Neufchatel cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 finely grated medium carrots
  • 2 thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 finely diced stalks celery
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon juice
  • Salt and pepper
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Classic Cornbread

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow or white cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
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Melon-Berry Ice Pops

Time:3 hours 15 mins
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Gluten-Free Fudgy Pecan Brownies

Time:50 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
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Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
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Gluten-Free Pie Dough

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Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables

Time:4 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound slab bacon, diced small
  • 1 beef chuck roast (4 pounds), tied
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced small
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound small white potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 bunch small carrots (about 6), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups pearl onions, trimmed and peeled
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