The Make Ahead Kitchen by Annalise Thomas/Cookbook Review


I am always looking for new recipes, especially with the kids being home for the summer. I am running out of ideas on what to make each day, normally we have quick breakfasts because we are all running around trying to all get ready for the day. I do enjoy more laid back days where I have more time to try new recipes and that is why I was excited to get a chance to review The Make Ahead Kitchen cookbook by Annalise Thomas.
make ahead kitchen

It is full of 75 slow cooker, freezer and prepared meals for the busy lifestyle.

Some of the meals are freezer meals and some you can prep a few days in advance. The book is broken down into 7 different categories:


soups & salads

appetizer & snacks & sides

main dishes

cookies & bars



There are so many recipes I want to try I thought I would tell you about some of them that I can’t wait to make.

Overnight Baked Maple Pecan French Toast

Peanut Butter & Jelly Puffs- I am sure my kids will love these and not many ingredients needed to make them.

Cashew Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

Easy Baked Mac & Cheese

Best Fudgy from Scratch Brownies- there is also a gluten free dairy free version for brownies

Butterscotch Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Blondies- I made these and they were amazingly good.

Butterscotch Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Blondies

Pineapple Cocconut Crumble Bars

Salted Caramel Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies

Rhubarb Custard Cake

Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

I have been making a lot of smoothies lately and can’t wait to try the not so green smoothie recipe.

You can purchase The Make Ahead Kitchen by Annalise Thomas on Amazon-these are the prices currently-paperback $19.35 kindle version $9.99.

I really like this cookbook and can’t wait to make even more of these great recipes. I can tell it is going to be a summer full of baking.

Disclosure: I received the above book in exchange for a review.  I only recommend products that I use and believe my readers will like.. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



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