Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

Leftover Cruciferous Vegetables: Brassicas

Brassicas/Cruciferous Veggies: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Greens and so on - they can be a challenge to use up - here's your handy dandy guide to get creative!

Cruciferous vegetables span a wide range; some are easy to rework into something fabulous while others need a bit more creativity. Here are some ideas to help you find a little inspiration.

For all leftovers, start to think about how they might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

Think of the recipes you’ll use as “guides” not something set in stone, especially as the amounts of your leftovers might not exactly match an amount in a recipe. Once you have a leftover ingredient to start with, scale recipes up or down, substitute and make do.

What are Cruciferous (Brassica) Vegetables?:

There so many, but the most commonly used in the US are broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, kale and other greens, bok choy, turnips, rutabagas & radishes.

Brassica Chart from Brassicas & Whitetail Deer

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Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Gingerbread Granola

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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Easy Refrigerator Pickled Asparagus

25 Ways to use Leftover Asparagus

Asparagus can be pricey and it’s a shame to waste any – and what the heck are you supposed to do with all those stems you’ve broken off? Here are over 25 ways to use Leftover Asparagus.

With any leftover vegetable, think how it might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

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Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

50 ways to use Leftover Root Vegetables

50 ways to use leftover root vegetables - no slider or gallery!!

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration when faced with leftover root veggies; here are some ideas that will have you hoping for leftovers.

Start to think about how any leftovers might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

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Classic Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot

Classic Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot

So hey, here I am a Minnesota blogger and I have no Wild Rice Soup on my blog. Uff da. Well, I do have a Wild Rice and Smoked Turkey Chowder (amazingly good and healthy!) but it’s just not the same as a Classic Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot, now is it? (As a quick aside, I will be posting recipes that aren’t Instant Pot and aren’t soup, it’s just been a crazy Holiday week, so if you don’t have an “IP” please bear with me!)

Classic Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot

Classic Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot

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Hawaiian Fried Rice with Ham & Pineapple

Hawaiian Fried Rice

This easy dish is great for leftover ham!!

Do you need a fun, fresh take on a dish for your Holiday Ham leftovers? Something easy, fast and crave-worthy? You’re gonna want to try this Hawaiian Fried Rice. And you’re gonna look like a genius when you bring this to the table! 🙂

Hawaiian Fried Rice with Ham & Pineapple

Hawaiian Fried Rice with Ham & Pineapple

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Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles

Easy to make, even easier to eat! So good!

Merry Christmas all! I just had to share my newest “discovery” today, which now I’m seeing everywhere. My daughter introduced me to Oreo Truffles. Honestly, I wouldn’t have thought to make them. Oreos? Really? Don’t make that same mistake – get yourself some Oreos and good chocolate and make them, preferably now.

Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles

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featherbed eggs ham custard bread savory french toast

Featherbed Eggs

Eggs cooked over a savory, custard soaked bread layered over ham - and that ham has such crispy edges!.

This dish was a new one on me…Featherbed Eggs. I mean, how could you not fall in love with a name like that? It makes me think of country inns with crisp white sheets, quilt draped beds. Cotton curtains blowing in a warm breeze. Comfort.

featherbed eggs ham custard bread savory french toast

Featherbed Eggs – eggs nestled into custard soaked bread all atop a layer of ham with crispy edges.

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Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

This Winter Salad is stuffed with everything good - but don't save it for a Holiday - it's just too good for that!

Thanksgiving. It’s over. Or is it? If you need Leftover Turkey ideas, be sure to see my 12 Days of Turkey, which is now a collection of over 40 recipes for T-Day leftovers. Hopefully, you had a big salad like this Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Roasted Pecans for Thanksgiving. If not, maybe make it, now. And toss some leftover turkey in it if you’d like.

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

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The easiest pumpkin pie - McCormick's Signature Pie

The Easiest Pumpkin Pie

Easiest Pumpkin Pie - McCormicks Signature Pie. 5 ingredients. 40 minutes from start to chill.

Sometimes you just need a decent pie. I dunno, maybe you opened your mouth and volunteered without thinking. Maybe someone volunteered you? Maybe you don’t even know how it happened! Take a breath and remember these things happen to the best of us – and sometimes at the worst possible time!

The easiest pumpkin pie - McCormick's Signature Pie

The easiest pumpkin pie – McCormick’s Signature Pie

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cornbread salad

Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad: If you're from the South you might know this and if not, it's not as crazy as it sounds but it is crazy good!

My sister told me about Cornbread Salad. I mean, really, if she hadn’t raved, I never would have made it. I think she MADE me make it and report back, lol! I fell in love with it. Hard. Strange ingredients, but it’s like a miracle. The miracle of Cornbread Salad.

Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad: Talk about AWESOME deliciousness!

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Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote

Pork Tenderloin with a Caramelized Onion & Cranberry Compote

If you’re looking for a fun way to use up a bit of leftover Cranberry Sauce, this easy and fast Pork Tenderloin is it. Of course, you can make it anytime but it is perfect for after Thanksgiving when you *may* already have a little Cranberry Sauce on hand. Don’t we all usually have a little, or maybe even a lot? Pin this recipe for after the holiday!

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote

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