Category Archive: Cooking with Leftovers

Aunt Anne’s Slaw

This coleslaw will last forever, which is good, because heads of cabbage were 25 cents a piece the other day in preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day…. We put it in lunch wraps, baked… Continue reading

10 Flavors- Natural Egg Dying

Inspired by Just Short of Crazy’s Natural Dyed Easter Eggs, we took a look at the cabinet and inside the fridge to see what kind of experiments we could do. Mix with a… Continue reading

Shrimp Stock Soup

I can’t believe I have lived this long without making shrimp stock. I love to get intimate with my food (and I am cheap), so I buy shrimp uncooked/uncleaned when it is on… Continue reading

CauliFlour Pizza Dough

What to do with leftover cauliflower- like if you made these sexy Cauliflower Steaks? Making cauliflower pizza dough is one crazy idea. There are a variety of recipes out there- like Your Lighter… Continue reading

Salsa with a side of Fish

A bunch of vegetables leftover in tiny portions… So, I turned them into a salsa for my fish. And it turned out that the salsa became the main dish, with some Tilapia on the… Continue reading

A Loaf of Meat

The great thing about meatloaf is that you can get right in there and mix it with your hands. Throw in whatever you have lying around before it goes bad. We had a… Continue reading

Fried Chinese Noodles

These are fresh Chinese noodles that I bought at the store for some reason. We ate half of them with pasta sauce like traditional people. And the rest sat in the fridge until… Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto Pork Tenderloin

A big bunch of cilantro fell into my lap, so I decided a little cilantro pesto was in order. The best way to make pesto is to put your ingredients in a big… Continue reading

Pickle Flavored Zucchinis

This is my best pickle flavored experiment yet! I have had success with cucumbers and okra, and failure with brussels sprouts, but these zucchinis win.. Here is the trick. We eat pickles, love… Continue reading

Mac N Cheese Crumble

Mac N Cheese Crumble Sometimes it isn’t during the week that you are just too lazy to cook; sometimes it’s the weekend- after a brewery tour and tasting- that you come home and… Continue reading

Turnip Cream Gratin

My sister came to visit and bought half & half for her coffee. I like my coffee black, so I knew this would linger in the fridge.. I had purchased a turnip for… Continue reading

Tomato Chicken Couscous

When you have a cooked chicken breast in the fridge and you are too lazy to cook. Mix ingredients together. Add salt and pepper. Delicious.

Picadillo Pizza

This one is for my dad, who used to make picadillo when I was a kid. A hearty cuban dish- you can make it and have a serious amount of leftovers, or you… Continue reading

Pasta with Garlic Ranch Sauce

We ran out of chips, so we couldn’t eat the rest of our Ranch Dip. But I wanted it, so we decided to make a pasta sauce. Add garlic, butter, spinach, cheese, and… Continue reading

Collard Greens Zucchini Boats

We had some leftover black eyed peas and collards from New Years Day, and we needed to do something with them before they were dead. The collards were garlickly good- a 101 Cookbook… Continue reading

Potato Stamp Fryup

For our holiday cards, we handmade them with potato stamps. You cut the potato in half, carve it like a wood cut, slather with paint (use a knife), and stamp onto paper. This… Continue reading

Spinach Potato Casserole

  This casserole is one of my favorites, and I usually make it with ground beef or the occasional Italian sausage, but today we made it with leftover stuffing stew (last post). It… Continue reading

The Turkey Carcass and Stuffing Dumpling Soup

I didn’t cook Thanksgiving this year, but when my friends were about to throw the turkey carcass away, I snatched it up. 5 cups of turkey and 8 cups of stock later…. And… Continue reading

Roasted Vegetables

Like every other normal person out there, I like to eat cheese and bread over vegetables, and it isn’t that easy to push myself to, you know, not eat cheese. So, when my… Continue reading

Sage Butter Bucatini

This one goes to Caitlin, who had a ton of fresh sage, so she chopped it up, melted it into a lot of butter, added some lemon- and sage flavored butter is on… Continue reading

Beans and Sauerkraut

Do you know what makes a can of beans taste so much better? Sauerkraut! In this little dish, we opened up a can of chili, spooned it into two bowls, nuked it, and… Continue reading

Sausage Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I will be honest. I do not know what to do with cabbage. I think it is really cheap and green, so once in a while I buy a 69 cent head of… Continue reading

Beef on Weck Soup

Beef on Weck is a sandwich popular in Buffalo, NY. A roastbeef/horseradish sandwich, the Beef on Weck is known for its kimmelweck roll covered in caraway seeds and coarse salt. So, after a… Continue reading

Vegetable Cornbread Muffins.

I love cornbread muffins because they are super cheap. And delicious. You know what is good to put into your cornbread mix? Anything.. Here we made them with broccoli.

Avocado Egg Bake

Bake an egg in anything… Anything cylindrical anyway. This time, I happened to have half a dying avocado. Here’s the recipe (and more photos)..

White Sauce

Sauces are great things to make and then pour over leftovers. We were inspired by a burrito we had that reminded us of going to Japanese Steakhouses as kids. I was one of… Continue reading

Pickling Brussel Sprouts

Pickle Juice is your friend! Don’t throw away your pickle juice after you eat all your delicious pickles… Chop up raw vegetables and ‘pickle’ them in the juice for a week. It didn’t… Continue reading

Pretzel Bites French Toast

How do you deal with your days old pretzel rolls? They are hard and crusty and might break your teeth… Cut up into slices, soak in a seasoned egg bath, and fry up… Continue reading

Rice Cakes

Leftover rice is the best thing to cook into all kinds of strange meals. This rice was mixed with leftover stir fry (probably also made from leftovers)… Inspired by Polly… Here are more… Continue reading

Soy Sauce Enchiladas

So very easy. Mix leftover beans and rice and dying vegetables- roll up in tortillas- smear enchilada sauce on top and add leftover soy sauce on top. The soy sauce really worked for… Continue reading

Mac n Cheese Quesadilla

After a long day, the fake cheesiness of Kraft’s day old mac n cheese is such an interesting pairing with a few marinated artichokes I had and the last bits of my havarti… Continue reading