Make ahead / Freeze ahead

Whether you need a family meal that's ready when you get home from work or a show-stopping dessert to serve guests, make-ahead dishes take the stress out of cooking. The Canadian Living Test Kitchen has collected 100 of the best time-saving recipes that you can prep in advance, from appetizers and slow-cooker favourites to cakes and pies. You'll find dishes that are easy to batch up and freeze, make-ahead mains that can be assembled last minute and recipes that let you enjoy holiday feasts at the table, not in the kitchen. All of our recipes are Tested Till Perfect, so you can be confident that they will always taste as good as they did in the Test Kitchen.