Lively Leftovers

"Soup-er" Beef and Noodles

When Melissa S. of Centreville, Michigan fixes beef and noodles for her four daughters and husband, she turns the leftovers into soup. “To the chopped-up beef and noodles, I add a large can of…

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“Soup-er” Au Gratin Potatoes

"When I have leftover au gratin potatoes, I combine them in a saucepan with sauteed chopped onions, carrots and celery," reports Margo Seegrist of Shelton, Washington. "I add milk and stir as the…

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“Souper” Sausage

"I cut leftover grilled bratwurst into bite-size pieces and simmered them with water, V8 juice, a can of great northern beans and some mixed vegetables," says Lucille Janz of West Bend, Wisconsin.…

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A Quick Frozen Dessert

Create a quick frozen dessert using leftover cookies, angel food cake, pound cake or brownies. Crumble them up in a pie pan and spoon vanilla ice cream on top. Spread on a thin layer of strawberry…

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Add Extra Fries to Soup

“When I have leftover French fries, I cut them into square pieces and add them to soups. You can’t tell or taste the difference from regular potatoes,” says Lorayne Pate of Flat Rock, North…

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Add Meat Loaf to Grilled Cheese

“I use extra slices of meat loaf in grilled cheese sandwiches,” reports Ruth F. of Crooksville, Ohio. “Just slip in a thin slice of meat loaf and grill the sandwich as usual. My guys don’t even…

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Almond Flavored Coffee

From San Diego, California, Sylvia Salazar offers an easy way to enhance the taste of coffee. “I add one drop of almond extract to my coffee cup,” she explains. “It’s delicious.”

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Bacon-Flavored Beans

I always save leftover bacon from breakfast to use in my next pot of pinto beans. The crumbled bacon adds wonderful flavor to my recipe, which starts with dried red pinto beans. I usually serve…

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Barbecued Pork

“When I have leftover pork roast, I cut it into bite-size pieces, place in a baking dish and cover with barbecue sauce,” says Sharie Vandermay of Blaine, Washington. “Once it’s heated in the oven,…

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Basic Brown Betty

Have some day-old white bread you’d like to use up? This apple brown betty is quick, easy and very good. Start by coating a baking dish with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray. Dip slices of…

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