Do you have a lot of cooked oatmeal left over after breakfast? Follow your favorite recipe for bread pudding, but use the oatmeal instead of bread. Serve it warm from the oven with sweet cream. —Neola Lee, Alexandria, Nebraska
"This slightly sweet casserole-for-one is a fun alternative to typical breakfast entrees," says Anne Morrissey of Marshfield, Massachusetts. "It's a snap to prepare in the microwave on a busy morning. And it's yummy served warm or cold for dessert, too."
Back in 13th-century England, bread pudding was called poor man's pudding. Leftover bread was simply soaked in water, then seasoned with sugar and spices. Todays version features eggs, milk and butter.—Evette Rios, Westfield, Massachusetts
I always make this bread pudding recipe for my dad on his birthday and holidays. He says it tastes exactly like the bread pudding with nutmeg he enjoyed as a child. —Donna Powell, Montgomery City, Missouri