Leftovers! Corned Beef Hash

If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef and cabbage (as well as potatoes, carrots, and soda bread: here’s my recipe for cheese soda bread) for St. Patrick’s Day at our house. One year I corned my own beef: you can see how … Read more

Tostada Dinner Solution

This is a dish I turn to when I am desperate for something for dinner and have very little time to throw something together. This recipe is very flexible. Use any kind of protein. Use any kind of vegetables. Substitute other herbs or cheese. The basic idea is a corn (or wheat tortilla), topped with … Read more

Leftovers: Bahamian Peas and Rice

If you go to Nassau, you’ll want to be sure to visit Arawak Cay, just outside town, a little group of restaurants also called The Fish Fry. Here you’ll experience native Bahamian food, including fried fish and conch and peas and rice. If you’ve never had peas and rice, it’s not what it sounds like. … Read more

Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta

This recipe is  result of trying to deal with my CSA bounty and trying to deal with my leftovers! I had a leftover grilled chicken breast and leftover broccoli. Here’s the result. Garlic Scape Pasta   Print Serves: 4 Ingredients For the pesto: 16 garlic scapes ½ cup olive oil 2 ounces pine nuts ½ … Read more

Easy Greek Salmon

Recently I found myself rummaging around for something to make for dinner. I had some salmon fillets to use, but plain grilled salmon didn’t sound exciting. I did have about 1 cup of cooked rice (not enough to serve, but I didn’t want to throw it out) and some feta cheese. So I combined the … Read more

Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Pie

Whenever I make spaghetti and meatballs, I never seem to be able to make the right amount of spaghetti. There’s always some leftover. When the meatballs are gone, it usually will just linger in the fridge until it’s time to toss it. I have found a delicious solution for leftover spaghetti, which got rave reviews … Read more

Leftover Solution: Potato Meatloaf Soup

This warm and wonderful soup uses up leftover potatoes and leftover meatloaf. If you don’t happen to have leftover potatoes, cook 2 large baking potatoes in the microwave and use those. It comes together very quickly and makes a hearty meal, when served with a salad. Best of all, no one is going to realize … Read more

Leftovers: Leftover Veggies Make Fried Rice

Fried rice is my great go-to dish for lots of different leftovers. Small amounts of cooked leftover veggies can be used up in this dish as well as unused raw veggies that are lingering in your fridge. You can also add  leftover meat as well as shrimp. It’s a very forgiving dish. Here’s my recipe … Read more

Leftover Chicken Salad

Here’s my latest installment of what to do with your leftovers! Got leftover chicken? Make a big dinner salad that feeds 4 and is super satisfying. Leftover Chicken Salad 1 head of Boston or Romaine lettuce, torn into pieces (you can also buy bagged salad) 10 baby carrots, thinly sliced 2 clementine tangerines, peeled, sectioned … Read more

Leftover Ham + Rice = Yummy Casserole

I make ham twice a year. Christmas Eve and Easter. I’m not sure why, except it’s kind of a novelty, smells good, and it does taste great, especially when I baste with pineapple juice and make a brown sugar and Dijon mustard coating! But the end result is I have tons of ham haunting me … Read more