Ina Garten Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart
If ever there could be a queen of make-ahead recipes, Ina Garten would be crowned. She's so good at this cooking strategy that she wrote an entire cookbook about it: Make It Ahead "includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises," according to the description from Ina herself.
Whether you prep the dough for salty oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies in advance or you make a big pot of soup and freeze the rest for later for dinner on a whim, you can make cooking easier (and more fun) with Ina's expert direction. Ahead, 15 ways people are embracing the make-ahead lifestyle so you can start enjoying the time-saving recipes for yourself.