Lively Leftovers

Spicy Fajita Soup

I had leftovers when I fixed fajitas made with beef, chicken and shrimp. The next day, I removed the shrimp and put the rest of the fajita mixture in my slow cooker. I covered it with water, added…

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Steak Makeover

"I slice leftover steak or chicken into thin strips," says Mary Iacovelli of Buena, New Jersey. "I saute garlic, onions and mushrooms in olive oil, then add the meat. Served over rice, this makes…

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Steak Stretcher

Reports Jane P. of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, “I thicken beef broth to make a gravy, then add cut-up pieces of steak or roast beef and some French-style green beans. I serve this over mashed potatoes…

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Steak Strips with Veggies

After a party, we had quite a bit of leftover grilled marinated steak and vegetables. We put some into hard rolls to make sandwiches, but still had some left. So I sauteed the veggies in olive…

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Stick-to-Your-Ribs Chili

Occasionally, I make vegetarian chili, but if often seemed too watery. By adding a can of refried beans shortly before serving, I’m able to make the chili much thicker and heartier without…

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Stir Candy into Quick Bread

“After Halloween, I gather up the leftover chocolate and candy bars from trick-or-treating, chop them and mix them into quick bread batter,” explains Heidi B. of San Bruno, California. “It’s a…

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Stir-Fry Wraps

A soft flour tortilla can do wonders for leftover stir-fry vegetables and rice. Just reheat the veggies and rice together with a little soy sauce. Then tuck the mixture into a warm tortilla and…

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Stuffing Soup

Stuffing mix is an easy addition to Carol Rindlisbacher’s homemade soups. She drops small scoops of the mix into boiling soup. “The stuffing turns into flavorful dumplings,” notes the Payson, Utah…

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Sugary Corn Bread

“To save time at dinner, I often use a box of corn bread mix,” writes Peggie Booth of Hopewell, Virginia. “To enhance the flavor, however, I stir in a tablespoon of sugar.”

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Super Cinnamon Rolls

"I use almond extract instead of vanilla in the frosting for my cinnamon rolls and cinnamon bread," shares Dianne Stewart of Sparks, Nevada. "Everyone comments on their great flavor."

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