6 Make-Ahead Appetizers

Easy finger foods to keep your guests satisfied—not to mention occupied—before the main event.

Host an Italian Dinner Party

The starter is store-bought, and the rest of the spread can be finished earlier in the day. Prego.

11 Make-Ahead Appetizers

Treat guests to these delicious and downright easy appetizers.

The 2-Hour Foolproof Plan for a Whole Week of Meals

Think you’ll never win at weeknight meals? Think again. This plan requires a little sacrifice—two hours on a weekend—but the payoff is huge: a mix-and-match stash of building blocks to create easier, faster dinners all week long.

20 Make-Ahead Family Recipes

Feeling the dinner crunch? Turn to these make-ahead and freezer-friendly recipes to get a delicious meal on the table in no time.

Easy Make-Ahead Meals

No time to cook when you get home? Stock up on these fridge- and freezer-friendly meals ahead of time, and you’ll never go hungry again.

9 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Not a morning person? Try these easy breakfast ideas you can prepare in advance.

6 Make-Ahead Freezable Meals

Does the weeknight dinner rush put you in a panic? With a stash of these kid-friendly freezable meals, you can always dish up some (home-cooked!) peace of mind.    

Single mom Carline Louis-Jacques can never find the time to make dinner. Real Simple helps Carline find recipes that she and her kids can make in advance—or that they can start without her.

6 Clever Shortcut Meals

Ready-made supermarket staples are the keys to fast and delicious dishes.