Duchess Potatoes Casserole (Leftover Mashed Potatoes)

Duchess Potatoes Casserole (From Leftover Mashed Potatoes)

If you follow me, you might know I’m all about leftovers and transforming them into marvelous new dishes, so I wasn’t daunted at all by the five pounds of mashed potatoes I had when I made my Slow Cooker or Oven Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes. I had a few ideas, but after seeing Gail’s post for her Duchess Mashed Potatoes on her site, Snap Shots in Cursive, I couldn’t get them out of my mind. Out the window flew any thoughts of gnocchi and pierogies, and inspired, I decided to make this Duchess Potatoes Casserole (From Leftover Mashed Potatoes).

Duchess Potatoes Casserole (From Leftover Mashed Potatoes)

Duchess Potatoes Casserole (From Leftover Mashed Potatoes)

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Over 75 Ways to use Leftover Egg Whites

I don’t know about you, but I always have leftover egg whites and get tired of the same ol‘ same ol‘ recipes. Plus, I never seem to remember how to store or how to freeze them. 

Eggs Whites

Now and then I’ll wonder if it’s even worthwhile saving egg whites, but the only time it seems it’s not is when I can’t think of what to do with them except for the same, tired old ideas.

Well, I’m solving that, with a list of ideas that will have you hoping for leftover egg whites!


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Easy Taco Skillet Dinner

25 Ways to Use Leftover Corn

There's no big galleries to page through, just practical ways to use up your leftover corn with recipes & ideas

That first bite of sweet corn every summer is like heaven, and there’s probably not a kernel left. As the summer wears on you’ll be looking for ways to use any leftover. Here are a few ideas.

With any leftover vegetable, think how Leftover Corn might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. Leftover Corn is no exception. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe. Be sure to check out my post on Leftover Vegetables, too, for many ideas that work with almost any veggie you might have. A no-brainer way to deal with leftover corn? Freeze it on it’s own or in a combination with other vegetables and use to make Soups or Chowders when there is enough quantity.

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Summer Bean Salad Corn Green Beans Limas

Leftover Crudite Platters or Party Platters

Crudite platters – they don’t have to be the unwelcome guest that stayed on long after the party is over. Here are some ways to transform them.

Think of the recipes you’ll use as “guides” not something set in stone, especially as the types & amounts of your veggies might not exactly match those in a recipe. You may need to scale up or down, substitute and make do.

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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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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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Turkey Ramen from leftover turkey

Turkey Ramen

When the idea of making a Ramen with my Homemade Turkey Stock and a little leftover Thanksgiving Turkey entered my mind, I just couldn’t let it go. I mean seriously I was just under the grip of this cray cray idea. So of course, I started with google and I found the idea of Turkey Ramen is not without precedence. Is there nothing “new” in the world of cooking?

Homemade Turkey Ramen from leftover turkey

Home-made Turkey Ramen – delish!

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Turkey Noodle or Chicken Noodle Soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers – The Ultimate Turkey Leftovers Guide

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Are you with me that the leftovers are better than the meal? Here's some inspiration!

Reposted for 2016: I hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you’re looking at the last of the leftovers thinking you really need to do something about them, now! I already have a post, my 12 Days of Turkey, with links to some of my favorite leftover Turkey dishes, but here’s your visual companion to it plus a few more! Each one better than the original turkey, if you ask me! 🙂

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy White Chicken Chili

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Classic Ham Salad

I love quaint, old expressions and this year with all the our hot, hot days I kept thinking about “Dog days of summer.” Now, being a dog lover, I always thought that meant the hot August days where it was all a dog could do but find a bit of shade and pant and try to stay cool.

Classic Ham Salad

Classic Ham Salad

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Simple Steak Tacos

Yet again, I’ve been stuck with leftover steak, people! I know many of you never have that problem; “What leftover steak?” you’d say! And others might not have an issue with a little extra steak in the fridge! But leftover steak has always stumped me just a bit – it seems to sit there and say “I’ll never be as good as the first night.” Well, that’s what I thought until recently, anyway.

Steak Tacos

Steak Tacos

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Chicken Pot Pie - top with biscuit, pie crust, potatoes or puff pastry

Chicken Pot Pie like you WISH your Grandma made!

not to "dis" grandma, but this is outstanding!!

I originally posted this Chicken Pot Pie in November of 2011, one of my very first posts! Today, as I made it again, I updated with new photos. That night, I had been looking at Time’s Money Issue and became sidetracked. Pretty soon, I was clicking on one link after another; you know how that goes, right?

Chicken Pot Pie - top with biscuit, pie crust, potatoes or puff pastry

Chicken Pot Pie like you Wish your Grandma made! Tender, flaky crust, gorgeous vegetables and a gravy out of this world!

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Hot & Sour Soup

The Best Hot & Sour Soup - customize it how you like it!!

Since my very first taste, too many years ago to admit, I’ve been wild about Hot & Sour Soup. I think I order it whenever it’s available on a menu and it’s always exciting for me to sit at the table of a new restaurant, just waiting for their Hot & Sour Soup (which is always my first course) wondering what theirs will be like.

Hot & Sour Soup

Hot & Sour Soup

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Wild Rice Chicken Salad

Can a girl have too many chicken salad recipes? According to my recipe box, probably not! Especially when one of them transitions out of the dog days of summer into crisp, cool fall as well as this one does. After all, nothing says fall to us Northerners quite like wild rice!

Wild Rice Chicken Salad

Wild Rice Chicken Salad

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Reuben Potstickers (Gyoza) with a Cheesy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

First of all, no need for congratulations; I’m not pregnant! If I were, I’d have ice-cream with this. 🙂 I’ll admit, though, this is a decidedly different combination of ingredients, perhaps a bit odd, and it might just cause cravings! Flavorful corned beef, tart sauerkraut, sweet pickle and a touch of cheese all tucked into a crispy, tender pan-fried dumpling. See, nothing is sacred any longer…

Reuben Potstickers with Cheesy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Reuben Potstickers with Cheesy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

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Country Souffle

Simple Country Souffle – From Anything

If you’ve thought a Souffle was a fancy dish, the bastion of a master chef, think again. I was charmed by this simple recipe from my Grandmother’s 1917 cook book. Not as tall or high rising as a fancy souffle, this is a simple, country souffle and is absolutely delicious. No stress and worry free, a souffle like this is right at home at breakfast, brunch or as a simple side.

Country Souffle

Simple Country Souffle from Anything!

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Pozole Pork Hominy Stew Posole

Posole or Pozole Pork Hominy Stew

Posole or Pozole A favorite down home stew of pork and hominy, Easy to make from scratch or from pulled pork leftovers, stove-top or slow cooker.

I was introduced to Posole Rojo or Pozole Pork Hominy Stew in Denver when one of my co-workers bought it to nearly every “food day.” Those in the “know” snuck away to the buffet table before lunch before it was all gone. Now, I’d like to introduce you! Succulent pork and hominy swimming in a rich, garlicky, chile-based broth; the taste is reminiscent of tamales.

Pozole Pork Hominy Stew Posole

Posole, Pozole, a rich pork and hominy stew.

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