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Easy Make Ahead Meal Helpers – Master Recipes

Poached Shredded Chicken (Crowd Version)

Pulled Pork (Includes Crowd Version)

Easy Slow Cooker Hawaiian Style Kalua Pork (Includes Crowd Version)

Shredded Poached Chicken
Pulled Pork for a Crowd

Recipes using your Easy Make Ahead Meal Helpers

Shredded Poached Chicken
Hawaiian Cole Slaw

Main Dishes

Skillet Pork Chops
Pulled Pork for a Crowd
Chicken Fajitas
Fish Tacos

Huli Huli Chicken (Includes Crowd Version)

Ham & Cheese Sliders (Includes Crowd Version)

Huli Huli Chicken
Huli Huli Chicken

Side Dishes

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple (Includes Crowd Version)

Cool & Creamy Macaroni Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Fruit Salad with a Lime Ginger Dressing (Includes Crowd Version)

Lazy Days Potato Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple
Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing
Potato Salad

Heavenly Retro Ambrosia Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Ono Hawaiian Potato Salad (Includes Crowd Version)

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Ambrosia Salad
Hawaiian Macaroni Potato Salad
Fruit Salad with a Vanilla Orange Dressing
Hawaiian Cole Slaw
Fried Rice
Creamy Hash Brown Potato Casserole
Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes for a Crowd

Mexican Street Corn Casserole (Includes Crowd Version)

Best Ever Baked Beans (Includes Crowd Version)

Mexican Street Corn Casserole
Southern Style Green Beans
Best Ever Baked Beans
Better than Restaurant Refried Beans

Asian Lettuce Wrap (Includes Crowd Version)

Cooler Corn for a Crowd (Includes Crowd Version)

Mexican Street Corn Casserole
Best Ever Baked Beans


Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Hawaiian Wedding Cake (Includes Crowd Version)

Hawaiian Pineapple Cheesecake Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Hawaiian Wedding Cake
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Pineapple Cheesecake Bars

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Oh Yeah Momma Freezer Pie (Includes Crowd Version)

Heath Bar Freezer Pie
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Birthday Cake Freezer Pie
Freezer Pie Recipe

Passion Fruit Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs (Includes Crowd Version)

Passion Fruit Bars
Cookies N Cream Cookie
Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs
Beach Baby Pudding Cups
Strawberries and Cream Cookies
Vanilla Sugar Crinkle Cookies
White Texas Sheetcake
Brownie Cookies
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
Mini M & M Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Best Texas Sheet Cake (Includes Crowd Version)

Fruit Pizza (Includes Crowd Version)

Sweet ‘N’ Salty No Bake Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Red Hot Apple Roses (Includes Crowd Version)

Best Texas Sheet Cake
Fruit Pizza
Sweet N Salty Marshmallow Bars
Red Hot Apple Roses

Wicked Good Halloween Bark (Includes Crowd Version)

Peaches & Cream Bars (Includes Crowd Version)

Halloween Bark
Halloween Bark

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