Roundup: Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

created at: 04/04/2012

After all the eggs have been found on Easter, they’re often forgotten. Soon thereafter, however, you realize you should probably DO something with them. You know…eat them. Deviled eggs are our first go-to recipe, but here’s a slew of wonderful and weird recipes that will make those leftover Easter eggs disappear in no time. 

Real Simple has a lovely collection of ten recipes, including the English-Muffin Egg Pizzas pictured above

Delish has a nice little collection too. Continue Reading

Killer Turkey Sandwich Recipe Roundup

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Got leftovers? Here are some turkey sandwich recipes that just might top Thanksgiving’s dinner. Heck, they might make you want to forget the roasted turkey next year and just go straight to the sandwiches!    

Southwest Turkey Sandwich:

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Turkey Cranberry and Fontina Panini

created at: 11/24/2010

Turkey, cucumber and watercress sprouts afternoon tea sandwiches:

Turkey Pesto Croissant Sandwiches:

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce:

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce

Turkey Cuban Panini:

Turkey Cuban Panini

Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwich with Cranberry Chutney:

Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwich with Cranberry Chutney

Bobby Flay’s Turkey Reuben:

Turkey reuben

The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich (Not terribly inspired but super easy, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand to whip one up! Continue Reading

Things to Make with Leftover Chopsticks

created at: 05/14/2010

It’s not a big surprise to see chopsticks used to make obvious items like placemats, trivets, earrings, even a dress, but this was a surprise. A former city employee of the Japanese town of Koriyama collected thousands of used, disposable chopsticks from the city hall cafeteria and crafted a 4 foot long canoe.It took him 3 months, 7382 chopsticks and polyester resin. He’s trying it out this month. Read more.

created at: 05/14/2010

Sea urchin lamps by LacorFurniture.com Continue Reading

Leftover Halloween Candy Conundrum SOLVED!

If you find that you over-bought or the trick-or-treaters are scant this year, here’s some links that have you covered. First, cdkitchen has no less than 34 recipes that use left over Halloween candy as an ingredient. Particularly promising is the Reese’s Penut Butter Cup Cheesecake Recipe, or the Death by Chocolate Trifle. Star News Online also has some tasty recipes, including Milky Way Dream Bars, and Candy Corn Cookie Bark. If you don’t feel like baking, you could always drink your left over Halloween candy, use it for ice cream topping or decorations for your holiday baking like this or this. Continue Reading

Bulk Freeze with Individual Portions.

With only two people in my house, there’s always food to freeze. But that big iceberg of sauce can take hours to bring to temp, plus I usually don’t need all of it. Sure, I could freeze things in smaller containers, but that wastes bags or those plastic boxes, plus it takes up much more space.

This tip from Lunch in a Box offers a solution:”A standard tip for freezing ground foods or thick sauces in small
portions is to first put the food into a large freezer bag and press it
out as flat as possible, eliminating air pockets. Continue Reading

6 Ways to Use Carpet Scraps (With bonus tips.)

created on: 04/07/08

Last week we had new carpeting installed in the lower level of the house, and it looks marvelous. The scraps left behind, however, do not.

What to do with these rolls of leftovers? Well, you’ll want to keep some for insurance in case you need to ‘patch’ (God forbid) a spot in the future, but for the rest of it Mrs. Fixit has these suggestions:

“1. Hang a patch of carpeting on the wall in your garage where your car door opens. Continue Reading

Leftover Halloween candy? Don’t eat it, DRINK it!

Typical leftover Halloween candy options: One: you could eat it yourself and run the risk of chocolate overload. Two: you could take it into the office and let your co-workers go at it like lions on wildebeests. Or three: you could make some of these drinkable alternatives.

Kit Kat Bar Smoothie

1 cup chocolate milk

1 cup chocolate ice cream

2 Kit Kat bars, chopped

Combine milk and ice cream in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover and put in freezer until frozen (about 3 hours). Continue Reading