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An Entirely Make-Ahead Holiday Meal

From turkey and gravy to salad, soup and even an appetizer, we’ve got an entire menu of holiday recipes that can all be made in advance for a stress-free hosting experience — so you can actually enjoy the party instead of being stuck behind the stove.

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Fennel-Crusted Side of Salmon with Chive Yogurt Sauce

Fennel-Crusted Side of Salmon with Chive Yogurt Sauce
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Parsnip Soup with Shaved Parmesan

Parsnip Soup with Shaved Parmesan
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Cranberries with Jalapeno & Honey

Cranberries with Jalapeno & Honey
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Watercress, Radicchio & Apple Salad with Mustard Seed Vinaigrette

Watercress, Radicchio & Apple Salad with Mustard Seed Vinaigrette
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Roast Turkey with Mega Herb Butter & Make-Ahead Gravy

Roast Turkey with Mega Herb Butter & Make-Ahead Gravy
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Sweet Potato Dressing with Gruyere & Thyme

Sweet Potato Dressing with Gruyere & Thyme
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Dip with Crudites

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Dip with Crudites
Photo by Ronald Tsang

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Recipe Make Ahead Up To
Parsnip Soup 1 month
Cranberry Sauce 10 days
Chive Yogurt Sauce 3 days
Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Dip 3 days
Roast Turkey with Make-Ahead Gravy 2 days
Fennel-Crusted Side of Salmon 2 days
Sweet Potato Dressing 2 days
Watercress, Radicchio & Apple Salad 1 day

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