4/10/18- Did you know leftover pancake batter makes a perfect batter for Coconut Almond Shrimp? Simply dust peeled tail-on shrimp with flour, dip in batter, then coat with shredded coconut & minced almonds. Fry until golden brown!
4/3/18-One of my favorites. Use leftover Easter eggs to jazz up vegetables, sandwiches, or crackers. Finely dice 1 hard-boiled egg. Add to a bowl with 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp horseradish, 2 TBSP softened butter, salt and pepper to taste. Using a wooden spoon, beat until fluffy. Toss with hot steamed vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, asparagus or use as a spread for crackers and sandwiches, like leftover ham. Perfect on BLT’s, too.
3/27/18- Did you know leftovers can create some amazing waffle creations? Savory or Sweet
Simply add cold leftovers to your favorite waffle batter and proceed as usual. One of my all-time favorites is Leftover Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese Waffle! Remember To Cook is To Create!
3/13/18-Need a quick appetizer? Puree leftover white beans (or canned ones) with garlic & olive oil, adding oil until desired consistency is reached. Serve with crostini or crackers, black olives, salami or pepperoni, & roasted peppers or tomatoes. White bean puree excellent as a side instead of mashed potatoes, too!
3/6/18-Have excess zucchini or squash? Chop & add to your favorite Etouffee or Creole recipes during last few minutes of cooking. So good with Shrimp Etouffee!
2/27/18-Leftover chicken, shrimp, or crawfish etouffee? Try it warmed over a link of boudin or even a hot dog for a hearty treat. Love mine with flash fried okra, too!
2/20/18-Gumbo + Grits=Simple Goodness! Turn your leftover Lenten Seafood Gumbo into brunch!
2/13/18-Want a quick warm snack? Try BAKED OLIVES! A tasty use for cheese and olives. Blend 1 cup flour to 1/2 cup softened butter seasoned with your choice of seasoning into a dough.(Paprika, Cajun seasoning, garlic, onion powder, or thyme are good choices.) Make small balls of dough. Wrap around dry olives. (Can be stuffed with cheese or plain) Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Want a snack batch? Use 1/4 cup flour to 2 TBSP butter-makes about 4 large olives or 8 small ones. My favorite are blue cheese stuffed olives…with champagne!
2/6/18-Yes, you can have leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast! Warm leftover mashed potatoes. Add to lightly buttered ramekin. Make well in center. Crack an egg into well. Sprinkle with favorite cheese & pepper. Bake 350* for 5 minutes. Broil for 5 additional minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Enjoy! Bonus yummy points if using loaded leftover mashed potatoes!
1/30/18-Like Catalina salad dressing? Have 1/4 cup salsa left in the jar? Add 2 TBSP orange juice, 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar & give it a good shake for a quick Catalina style dressing. Perfect for taco salads or as a marinade for chicken.
1/23/18-Did you know today is NATIONAL PIE DAY? It’s not too late to celebrate! Reposting my 15 Uses for Pie..in case you get tired by the last slice!
1/9/18- Need a quick snack? Topped crostini with leftover mashed red beans & sliced smoked sausage. Top with cheese. Broil until warm & melted. Top with green onions & sour cream (if desired!)
1/2/18-Happy New Year! The holidays are over so quit staring at the fruitcake on the counter & use it….to make granola! Fruitcake granola is perfect for oatmeal & wild rice! Get this recipe & nine more uses for leftover fruitcake here
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