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

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

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

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

Leftovers: Chicken and Rice Casserole

I’m always on a quest to find great recipes for leftovers. My latest is a delicious combo of chicken and rice with a creamy sauce. No one will know you used leftovers to make this! Chicken and Rice Casserole 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, peeled and diced 2 tbsp flour … Read more

Updated Potato Skins

I love potato skins. I used to get them as a kid at TGI Friday’s. When we were first married, I learned to make them myself at home, reusing/recycling the skins from baked potatoes, and also cutting down the fat. It’s one of my favorite ways to use leftovers I would otherwise toss. I decided … Read more

Leftover Beef=Stroganoff

The only time I make beef Stroganoff is when I have leftover beef. It’s actually one of my husband’s favorite dishes. This version is so simple, easy, and quick, you won’t believe it! Beef Stroganoff from Leftovers 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tbsp olive oil 6-8 ounces sliced white or baby bella mushrooms salt and … Read more

Easy Potato Casserole Day 2

Yesterday I posted about my easy potato casserole. It always makes leftovers, which is great. I decided to kick up my leftovers a bit. I used 3 cups of leftover casserole. I warmed it up so it was easy to stir. I added 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 chopped scallion, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, and … Read more