It's been a hectic day! The kids are waiting for dinner and you're stuck for time and ideas. Or, your party is going famously, only you are a slave to the oven and foods cooking, instead of enjoying the fun. Well, thanks to beloved Food Network star and bestselling cookbook author, Ina Garten, you no longer will have to stress out.

Ina Garten's Make It Ahead
Clarkson Potter

In her eagerly anticipated ninth cookbook, Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, a Clarkson Potter publication, Ina presents a brand-new collection of make-ahead recipes.

Whether you are planning meals for the week or throwing a special dinner party, home cooks will turn to this book again and again for delicious food and stress-free entertaining! In Make It Ahead, Ina shares her best recipes and tips for easy, great tasting food, along with sample menus so you can create the perfect meal for any occasion.

In our radio chat, we talked about how foods actually taste better when they've had a chance to marry the flavors. From cocktails and soups to meals and desserts, this two-time Emmy Award winner and popular cooking show host makes planning and cooking ahead not only tasty but easy and fun, like our radio aperitif!

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