repurposing leftovers

Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy-Caper Giant Croutons

Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 3 cloves garlic, sliced 4 anchovies 1 loaf day-old (or older) crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes) 1 head cauliflower 1 1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Directions: In a large skillet, […]

Ham, Delicata Squash and Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 carrots, sliced into coins 1 delicata squash, cubed (you can leave the skin on!) 1 (loose) cup green beans (about 1/3 lb), cut into bite-sized pieces 3 green onions, chopped 2 cups ham, cubed 8 oz cooked wild rice* 64 oz […]

Cranberry Sauce Crumb Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 1/2 cup light brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg, at room temperature 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch salt 3/4 cup milk, at room temperature 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (I used this apple-cranberry sauce) for […]

Shrimp Salad Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs 1 tablespoon minced chives 3 tablespoons minced celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 1/2-2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 cup finely chopped steamed shrimp* 1/2-2/3 cup mayonnaise garnish: small steamed shrimp* Old Bay Directions: Halve the eggs lengthwise. Add the yolks […]

Pot Roast & Butternut Squash Cottage Pie

Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash, cubed coarsely chopped leftover pot roast with sauce (roughly 4 cups) 2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed 2 tablespoons butter 1 bunch green onion, chopped 1/4 cup whole milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Boil the potatoes until fork-tender. Drain and mash in green onion, butter, […]

Autumn Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Ingredients: for the croutons: a few slices day-old cornbread (I used this country ham cornbread), cut into bite-sized cubes 2-3 tablespoons olive oil for the salad: 1/3 cup toasted walnut pieces* 3 small-medium roasted beets, chopped 1 cooked chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 small red […]

Brunswick Stew (in the slow cooker)

  Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups leftover pulled pork 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup diced country ham 2 cups frozen (or fresh) lima beans 11 oz canned (drained) or frozen corn 28 oz canned fire-roasted tomatoes 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, diced 4 […]

Autumn Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients: seeds from 2 small sugar pumpkins 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons canola oil Directions: Preheat oven to 225. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together […]

Pickled Beet and Gorgonzola Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs 1 16-oz jar sliced pickled beets 3-4 oz crumbled gorgonzola 1 tablespoon dijon 3 tablespoons mayonnaise freshly ground black pepper Directions: The night before you want to serve: Drain the beets reserving both the beets and the brine. Refrigerate the beets in an air-tight container. […]

Barbecue Spaghetti

Ingredients: 1 red onion, diced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups Memphis-style barbecue sauce 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce* 1 tablespoon Memphis style dry rub 15 oz canned diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano 2 cups pulled pork (used pork that made with the […]