Leftovers: Leftover Dirty Rice = Boudin Balls with Satsuma Pepper Jelly

Every once in a while, two good creations collide and make a really awesome and tasty nibble. Some leftover authentic Louisiana dirty rice turned into fried boudin balls, served with some super awesome satsuma pepper jelly (so good my stash … Continue reading

Braised Cassoulet Beans with Leftover Smoked Pork

  Cassoulet is one of the most revered and talked about great French dishes.  If you are tackling French food, as one approaches a genre of foods to master, Cassoulet is probably on that list of dishes to master. If … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Find: Horticulture Beans (aka Borlotti) in a rich Turkey Stock

Okay, so I tried to keep it simple. If you can find fresh horticulture beans/ borlotti beas/ cranberry beans, this is the recipe for you. To learn more about horticulture beans, read here: https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/farmers-market-find-horticulture-beans-aka-cranberry-beans-aka-borlotti-beans/ Note:  I did not blanch these beans … Continue reading

Leftover Turkey: Turkey Broccoli Tetrazzini

It’s so nice to have friends who remember you!  I’ve been getting phone calls lately for leftover ham bones and turkey carcasses with the pan juices…lucky me! Made my own turkey stock from a fried turkey (or roasted? not sure) … Continue reading

How to make Potstickers

  Like Italian ravioli, Chinese Potstickers are an excellent way to utilize leftover cooked meat.  The first time we made potstickers, Chris  followed Alton Brown’s recipe, and they were delicious.  The second time we made them, I was looking for a … Continue reading

Pantry Staples: Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Casserole

An easy meal to put together with pantry staples such as jarred Alfredo sauce (that has been languishing in my pantry for a very long time), frozen broccoli and frozen, shelled edamame, and a little bit of leftover shredded chicken … Continue reading

Creamy Green Chile Enchiladas

Ready to bake, or freeze.

Creamy Green Chile Enchiladas Serves 4-6 Makes 8 Enchiladas 3 cups chicken, cooked, diced 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup sour cream ½ cup green enchilada sauce 3 tablespoons cilantro, minced 1 cup cheddar or monteray … Continue reading