When people are hungry and waiting on the roast, serve up an easy appetizer or two to help take the edge off those growling stomachs.
Deviled Eggs are an instant hit at any party or potluck. Includes tips for how to make this popular dish fail-proof: perfect boiling, easy peeling, and safe transporting.
Smoked Salmon Roll Ups (Pinwheels) with creamy Lemon Dill Spread are the perfect party appetizer that can be made ahead of time. The creamy lemon dill spread is amazing!
These Easter main dish recipes are always fail proof, easy, and make-ahead friendly. Leftovers are divine and perfect for lunch the next day.
5-Ingredient Honey Baked Ham: No need to spend a lot of money or time on your favorite holiday ham; this year, make your own. It’s ridiculously easy and always a hit.
Tender Braised Brisket is richly flavorful, succulent, and ultra tender. It can be made ahead of time and tastes even better the next day. Perfect for meal prep, too.
Side dishes: Starch
We all love our side of potatoes and bread. Here are a couple of fan-favorite potato dishes that can be prepared ahead of time. Bonus: our 1-hour fluffy soft dinner rolls are heart to beat.
Instant Pot Baby Potatoes: this recipe results in a supremely flavorful, tender potato dish. You’ll have saucy, garlicky, potatoes with just 5 minutes of cook time.
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe can be made ahead and reheated for serving. It’s a crowd-pleasing side dish that happens to be gluten-free. You can smell the goodness coming from your oven.
Quick & Easy Soft Dinner Rolls are just the ticket when you want fluffy, buttery, warm rolls fresh from your oven. You only need 8 ingredients and 1 hour to make these happen.
Side Dishes: Vegetables
A nice side of vegetables not only makes the table extra beautiful, but they provide a much-appreciated nutritional balance to the rest of the meal.
Strawberry Asparagus Farro Salad will instantly brighten the table, with its gorgeous colors. Hearty, healthy, and completely delicious.
15-Minute Honey Glazed Baby Carrots are a delicious way for the family to love their veggies! Perfect as a holiday side dish, as well as any busy weeknight.
It’s not a holiday meal without something sweet to end it with. These cakes are not just any sweet treat, however – they are worth every. single. bite.
The Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. The cake is supremely tender, moist, and bursting with great carrot cake flavor. The frosting is creamy, smooth, and decadent.
This Angel Food Cake is extraordinary; store-bought varieties don’t come close. Homemade angel food cake is soft, pillowy, fluffy. It’s scrumptious all on its own, or with berries and whipped cream.
Of course you’ll serve water and maybe open a bottle of your favorite wine for your holiday meal. If you want to spruce things up and get festive, here are a couple of refreshing options for your gathering.
The Best Grapefruit Paloma has just 5 ingredients, this easy and refreshing Paloma recipe is about to become your next go-to cocktail.
Get ready for the Best Mimosa Recipe ever. If you make this for any gathering, you’ll become known as the best mimosa maker ever.
This Berry Champagne Punch is refreshing, delicious, and makes any gathering superbly festive. Be prepared for this to disappear fast.