holiday leftover recipes

Candy Cane Peppermint Pattie Brownies

Ingredients: 12 oz semisweet baking chocolate squares 8 tablespoons (aka 1 stick, 1/4 lb) butter 3 eggs 1/2 cup cocoa 1 1/2 cup  sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 9 Peppermint Pattie miniatures (.6 oz each), quartered 1/2 cup crushed candy […]

Admitting it is Autumn Lentil Salad

Ingredients: 1 6.7-oz tin smoked herring in oil* 2 tablespoons good quality apple cider vinegar 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1 bunch French breakfast radishes, thinly sliced 8-9 oz cooked beets, halved and sliced 8 oz cooked Beluga lentils** 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika freshly ground black […]

Smoked Turkey and Greens Pot Pie

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen Lima beans 1 cup peeled, diced Russet potatoes 1 bunch kale, chopped 1/2 cup flour 1 carrot, cut into coins 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 parsnips, cut into coins 1 onion, diced 3 tablespoons butter 3 cups cubed, smoked turkey breast* 2 […]

Smoked Olive Egg Salad

Ingredients: 7 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4-1/3 cup sliced smoked olives* 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard (powder) freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a small bowl. Set aside. Remove one […]

Dandelion Green and Smoked Jalapeño Egg Salad

Ingredients: 7 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2-3 tablespoons finely diced smoked jalapeño* 1 bunch dandelion greens, chiffonade 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a small bowl. Set […]

Salade d’Oeuf

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon 4-6 cornichons, finely diced 3/4 teaspoon Herbes de Provence 3 tablespoons finely diced sweet onion Directions: Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a food processor or mini chopper. Set aside. Chop up the whites. […]

Mortadella-Wrapped Asparagus Dandelion Greens Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 1/4 lb thinly sliced mortadella 1 lb asparagus 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 bunch red radishes, sliced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 large bunch dandelion greens, chopped 1/4-1/3 cup shaved parmesan or asiago (or a mix) for the dressing: 1/4 cup white wine or cognac vinegar 2-3 […]

Homestyle Chopped Liver

Ingredients: 1 lb chicken liver 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 small onion, diced 3 tablespoons schmaltz* salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Heat the schmaltz in a small skillet. Add the liver and onions and cook until the liver is cooked through and the onions are starting to look a bit […]

Salade Niçoise Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna, drained 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capote capers 1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch pieces 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 1/2 small red onion, diced 10 oz cooked pasta (I used cellentani aka cavatappi) 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Southwestern Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 2 avocados, cubed 1 jalapeno, diced 1/2 teaspoon Southwest seasoning 1/4 oz cilantro, minced 1/4 cup diced red onion sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice the eggs into sixths*. Remove the yolks (set aside the whites) and mash them with avocado and spices until […]