Category Archives: leftover ideas

stock-up chicken stock

The snow is finally coming here in Connecticut! With an impending Nor’easter on our hands, I’m looking forward to some sledding with my boys ūüôā I’m even more excited about the cozy meals I can prepare to warm us up afterwards.

This week, as I do quite frequently, I roasted a chicken for easy lunches and dinners for my hungry brood. By simply adding a few root vegetables, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, and some water to keep it moist on the bottom of the roasting pan, after carving the chicken, I had a great base to start a stock!

We go through¬†a lot of stock in our house since I use it for everything to add flavor. It starts to get expensive! Not to mention the salt content starts to add up. Here’s a recipe that will get your house smelling like Sunday dinner and will keep giving back for recipe after recipe to come! Here’s the most simple¬†Chicken Stock recipe you’ll ever make!

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This recipe yields about 12 pints of stock

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what-to-do-with-those-leftover-potatoes fish cakes

Thanksgiving was wonderful. You pulled off a fantastic meal without any terrible catastrophe but now your stuck with piles of leftovers! Other than live on turkey sandwiches for the next three days, here’s a recipe that will chip away at all those mashed potatoes. Try these¬†Fish Cakes for a turkey-free Thanksgiving leftover “mash” up ūüôā

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Fish Cakes

 

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compost cookies: a quick treat from leftover halloween candy

Oh the sweetest things! Halloween has come and gone and all that remains of that frightful night are the mounds of candy sitting in my kitchen. What better way to “recycle” those leftovers then by mixing them together and baking them a la cookie style? Here’s a quick and fun recipe for¬†Compost Cookies.

Compost Cookies

Compost Cookies

Here's an idea for all that leftover candy!

Here’s an idea for all that leftover candy!

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lemon chicken with butternut squash and fig salad

These are not your common fig newtons. Figs are a wonderfully, naturally sweet flavor easily added into savory dishes. With their dark meaty interior and earthy outer layer, they bring big texture in addition to their flavor. Topped with my versatile lemon chicken, this dish is sure to please! Check out my Lemon Chicken with Butternut Squash and Fig Salad.

Fig Salad

Fig Salad

Lemon chicken

Lemon chicken

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5 corned beef and cabbage leftover makeovers

It’s March 18th. The last Guinness has been poured, bagpipes have faded, and your Irish eyes are anything but¬†smiling thinking of all the leftover Saint Patrick’s Day fare taking up space¬†in your fridge. Corned beef and cabbage the next few nights, right? Wrong! If you’re wondering how to make over your Irish dinner, here are 5 of my simple and delicious re-purposing ideas for your 17th seconds ūüôā

Delicious recipes to honor those corned beef leftovers!

Delicious recipes to honor those corned beef leftovers!

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roasted broccoli cheddar soup

Confess! You justify a Broccoli and Cheddar soup by boosting its starring vegetable role with its anti-oxidant and health aiding qualities! Ok, ok, so it may not be like eating a head of the raw hearty veggie, but it is a long-time classic. One of my culinary goals for the year has been to up my soup skills. By bringing this favorite into the kitchen I knocked it out of the park, and you can too! Here’s my recipe for Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with crusty, crunchy, toasty bread!

Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with crusty, crunchy, toasty bread!

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