Turkey Blackberry Monte Cristo Bake


The holidays are over and I found myself with a profound amount of random leftover food and ingredients I wanted to use up. I bought a gigantic loaf of ciabatta bread at La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles intending to use it as an accompaniment to artichoke dip. I did use it for artichoke dip…

Mashed Potato Corn Cakes


Mashed potatoes usually aren’t something that last long in my house after the holidays. But what if you find yourself needing a recipe to use up a massive amount of spuds that  failed? Or you don’t have anyone to help you eat your leftovers and you don’t want to eat mashed potatoes for days? Enter…

Meatloaf Sandwich


I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about food, planning what I’m going to eat, researching recipes, and, of course, making food. I knew when I made this gigantic quantity of meatloaf earlier in the week that I wanted to try making a meatloaf sandwich but I had no idea what constitutes a proper…

{one pan} Sausage Patty and Fried Eggs Breakfast


    At work we celebrated one of my coworker’s service anniversary (30 years) by going to Stacked in Huntington Beach. Everyone was drooling over the burger I built that had cheese, bacon, avocado, and tomato and was topped with a fried egg. (Some of my coworkers had never heard of having an egg on…

Post Thanksgiving Buttermilk Waffles {made w/dressing!}


I have a massive amount of dressing leftover from Thanksgiving as the recipe I made serves about 12. I think between my dad and myself we maybe ate 1 serving on Thanksgiving day. I’m not one to throw out leftovers. I need to share them or eat them. I’ve given one of my friends and…

Turkey Leftovers Bowl


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
My refrigerator is bulging full with leftovers. Pizza, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed spinach, spinach and egg bake, pie and pancake batter. There are so many leftovers stuffed inside my fridge it’s actually a bit daunting. I’ve never been a huge fan of leftovers. Mainly because I think…

Warm Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Wrap


I have some leftover breaded chicken in the fridge that needs to be used and not a lot of other ingredients to go with it. During the brief time that I lived in the Phoenix area in 2010, my friend Kiki and I used to make sandwiches similar like this for lunch on nearly a…

Turkey Leftovers Bowl


My refrigerator is bulging full with leftovers. Pizza, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed spinach, spinach and egg bake, pie and pancake batter. There are so many leftovers stuffed inside my fridge it’s actually a bit daunting. I’ve never been a huge fan of leftovers. Mainly because I think that food doesn’t taste quite as…

Tomato Bruschetta Crusted Creamy Alfredo Pasta Bake


I needed a dish to use up the pound of fettucine noodles leftover after last night’s dinner as well as the two slices of leftover bruschetta. I love using leftovers to make an entirely new dish. As I can’t think of a good way to reheat leftover bruschetta, this seemed like the perfect way to…

Prime Rib and Mashed Potato Panini


I’ve found one of the best ways to use leftover ingredients after a holiday is to make a pot pie, a stew, or a sandwich. ingredients. your favorite artisan bread, sliced (I bought Como Loaf from Grand Central Bakery) mayonnaise or butter sliced cheese (I used Beecher’s Flagship cheese) leftover Prime Rib Roast, sliced very thin leftover…

Blue Cheese and Bacon Filled Gougères


When I made gougères a few weeks ago, upon first bite I immediately wished I had been more elaborate with the recipe. I liked the idea of the savory cream puff but an unfilled gougèr is basically equivalent to eating an unfilled Wisconsin State Fair cream puff. Who does that? I saved the leftover gougères in a Ziploc bag…

Double Baked Oatmeal Cookies


At the end of the week I had more leftover baked oatmeal than I anticipated. The thought of eating oatmeal for every meal this weekend (in order to consume the entire amount of leftovers) was particularly unappealing. The new woman I’ve been training at work suggested the oatmeal would be fantastic as a dessert –…

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Caramel Pecan Topping


This cheesecake was borne out of an overabundance of Sweet Potato Pie filling. The topping almost reminds me of German Chocolate Cake frosting minus the coconut. Delicious! ingredients. 1 recipe for Oat Pie Crust, unbaked 1/2 recipe for Sweet Potato and Whiskey Pecan Pie sweet potato filling 3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1/2…

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie


After the ho-hum turkey legs I made for my dad on Thanksgiving, I was ecstatic to be able to do something better with the leftovers. ingredients. Cream Cheese Pie Dough 1 c. leftover Corn Risotto 3/4 lb. leftover dark meat turkey 2 c. herb gravy 8 oz. sliced mushrooms 1 shallot, minced 1 T. olive…

BBQ Baked Bean Chili


With a vat of leftover Spicy Southern BBQ Baked Beans and few people (besides my dad) to help me eat them, I knew I needed to come up with an alternative that would tone down the extreme spiciness of the dish. Using ingredients in the fridge and cupboard, I settled on a sweet and spicy…

Pulled Pork and Caramelized Onion Panini


I love making a new recipe out of leftovers. Especially when I’m feeling broke (right after pay-day)! This recipe made use of everything I already had in the house. I just needed to whip up some caramelized onions first. ingredients. leftover BBQ Pulled Pork Caramelized Onions shredded sharp cheddar cheese shredded Gruyère cheese bread butter…

Double Pizza Burgers


I needed something to use leftover pizza sauce from the Mini Pizza Pockets as well as a pound of hamburger I had sitting in the fridge. That’s how I dreamed up this recipe. ingredients. 1 lb. ground hamburger 1/2 c. leftover pizza sauce salt and pepper to taste 4 slices of cheese Spinach and Artichoke…

Creamy Pesto Pasta


This pasta dish combines my two favorite sauces: pesto and cream (alfredo). It’s very rich (and fattening – if you’re counting calories) so a little bit goes a long way, which is why I feel it makes an excellent side dish. ingredients. 16 oz of pasta cooked according to directions 1 recipe Pistachio Basil Pesto…

Pork Fried Rice


Fried rice is possibly the first “Chinese” dish I ever dared try, and to this day it remains one of my favorites. Although I love fried rice, I don’t love all the ingredients in the traditional dish. (Namely the carrots and the peas. Yuck!) I actually prefer to make my own and try do it…

Chubby Cheese Sliders


Last week I made barbecued pulled pork by combining my shredded Pork Butt with my coworker’s spicy homemade barbecue sauce. The pulled pork simmered on low in a crockpot beneath my cubicle for six hours before we scooped it onto slider buns. The barbecue pulled pork sliders were delicious. That night I brought home several…