Lively Leftovers

Flavorful Broth

Instead of discarding wing tips when cutting whole chicken wings into pieces, I use them to add flavor to broth and gravy. —Margaret McCully, St. John, New Brunswick

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Freeze Leftover Frosting

If I have a small amount of frosting left after icing a cake, I put it into a pastry bag and freeze it. The next time I need a little contrasting color of icing to pipe a message or decoration,…

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Fried Pork Slices

After serving pork tenderloin, I always have extra. So I cut the cooked meat into 1/4-inch-thick slices and dip them in our favorite barbecue sauce. Next, I dredge them in a mixture of equal parts…

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Fun Way to Serve Chili

Years ago, I found a different way to serve chili. I put a dollop of mashed potatoes in the soup bowls, then put chili on top sprinkled with cheddar cheese. Now my family won’t eat chili any other…

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Garden-Fresh Zucchini

From North Ridge, California, Winnie Smith has a simple way to jazz up garden-fresh zucchini. “I like to cook sliced zucchini in vegetable juice with a little dry onion soup mix,” she comments.…

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Garlic Potatoes

Writes Michelle K. of Oak Harbor, Washington, “When I have leftover baked potatoes, I peel and dice them, then saute in butter with minced garlic and garlic pepper seasoning. These flavorful hash…

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Great Biscuits and Gravy

"I make biscuits with sausage gravy for breakfast when our grandchildren stay over," says Karen Harris of Terre Haute, Indiana. "To the gravy, I add a can of undiluted cream of mushroom soup for…

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Great Idea for Leftover Bananas

Advises Alberta P. of Lexington, Missouri, “If you have a couple extra bananas that are getting too ripe, mash and stir them, along with a few chopped pecans, into a boxed banana cake mix. Spread…

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Great Use for Leftover Roast Beef

Suggests June W. of Brewster, Nebraska, “Cut up pieces of leftover roast beef and boiled potatoes and simmer them together in a small amount of water. Add half-and-half cream and thicken the…

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Great Uses for Leftover Rice

Sometimes on a weekend, I make a good-sized pot of rice. Having the cooked rice in the refrigerator is quite a time-saver during the week. I can quickly make fried rice, Spanish rice, rice pudding…

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