No Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream: It's not hard to think of a pudding that can be made in advance. But mostly the advantage is simply that all the effort is upfront and early. The thing about this recipe is that you do it in advance - it's ice cream, so that stands to reason - but what you do in advance is negligible in terms of effort.
CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO FUDGE I am willing to believe that a confectioner wouldn't call this proper fudge, but it tastes divine, and you won't need a sugar thermometer or have to test for frightening soft or hard ball stages. I like this best when it's made slightly less express, but with no greater effort, by stashing it in the deep freeze. It goes really grainy and fudgy this way.
Frozen pizzas have their time and place, such as back-up meals when we don't have time to shop, and as easy heat-and-serve dinners for babysitters. Nothing wrong with a good store-bought frozen pizza in these situations, but making your own homemade frozen pizzas from scratch will probably save you some pennies — plus you get exactly the toppings you want! It's easy to do: just two little tricks and you can fill your freezer with all the made-ahead frozen pizzas you could ever want.
MINI PAVLOVAS. Because of the fruit - and the cream, for that matter - these are not cheap to make, but I always have a stash of egg whites in my deep freeze so I reckon I'm halfway there before I start.