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There is no need to throw away perfectly good food, when you can get an entirely new exciting recipe using those ingredients. This book gives you recipes and tips for using this food, saving money, and enjoying life.

Olive Garden sliders

by March 29, 2017 » Add the first comment.

If you’ve ever eaten at Olive Garden, you are familiar with their buttery garlic breadsticks.  They just keep coming.  If you ask for some near the end of your meal to take home, they always oblige.   You can create tasty little sliders with the left-over bread sticks. For Grandma, Read more »

Reheating Ribs

by September 19, 2016 » Add the first comment.

STEP BY STEP Put ribs in a steamer or a basket/double boiler Steam ribs (or other meat) for 15-20 minutes The steamer heats the meat without drying it out.

New Life Frittata

by May 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.

A frittata is just a fancy way to say casserole.  You can really put just about anything in your frittata.  Here is something that I made that turned out very well. INGREDIENTS Left-over breakfast ham Left-over French Fries Left-over peas 1/4 C left-over cottage cheese 4 eggs 1/4 C Read more »

Mini French Toast Medallions

by April 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

If you eat at Olive Garden, you know that you receive an unlimited supply of breadsticks. Take them home and you will have a great breakfast surprise. INGREDIENTS for preparing two breadsticks Take-home left over breadsticks One egg 2-3 TBL buttermilk (or whole milk) 2-3 TBL of melted butter Read more »

Spaghetti Pie

by April 12, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Per 1 C of (not compacted) cooked pasta (eg) 2 cups = 2x the ingredients below 1/2 C shredded mozzarella or Provalone cheese Leftover spaghetti pasta strings 1 egg 1/4 C marinara sauce 1/4 C sweated onion (diced) 1/4 C Ricotta cheese 1/4 C grated Parmesan 1/2 tsp Read more »

Beef Carbonara

by April 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Use Braised Beef (or any slow-cooked shredded meat) from a previous dinner. INGREDIENTS Leftover Braised Beef 2 eggs Ham Parm cheese Bacon pieces Hot Pasta STEP BY STEP In bottom of small cast iron skillet, melt 2 TBL butter and spread evenly over bottom Add pieces of Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie

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Use Braised Beef (or any slow-cooked shredded meat) from a previous dinner. INGREDIENTS – FILLING Leftover shredded beef or (traditional) ground lamb 4 TBL butter 1/4 C AP flour 1-1/2 C chicken broth IN A SEPARATE MIXING BOWL, COMBINE 1 small carrot – diced small 1/2 C baby peas Read more »

NLOF Bolonaise Sauce

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Use Braised Beef (or any slow-cooked shredded meat) from a previous dinner. INGREDIENTS Mirpoix vegetables (1/2 C each of carrot, celery, onion) Bell pepper Garlic Diced tomato Red wine Salt and pepper STEP BY STEP Sauté mirpoix vegetables in 1 TSP olive oil Add diced pepper and Read more »

Braised Beef Sandwich

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Use Braised Beef (or any slow-cooked shredded meat) from a previous dinner. INGREDIENTS Roma tomato – halved Leftover meat – shredded Tomato – sliced Spinach leaves Creamy cheese – Brie consistency Butter STEP BY STEP Sprinkle roma tomato with olive oill Season roma tomato with salt and Read more »

Mashed Potato Hash Browns

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INGREDIENTS Old mashed potatoes Butter and EVOO (for frying) 1-2 eggs per person REMINDER: Keep the handle of your pan pointed to the back of the stove to avoid an accidental spill or burn. This recipe will actually work with old scalloped potatoes, hashed browns from another morning, Read more »

NLOF Veggie Soup Meatballs

by April 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Strain the veggies from your soup. Drink the broth… it’s good for you. For every 1 C of veggie matter, combine the following in a food processor 2 eggs 3/4 C raw oats 1/2 C flour 1/2 tsp salt Pulse all of the above together Add about Read more »

NLOF Hoisin Chicken

by January 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS Cooked chicken breast or shredded chicken Hoisin Sauce One orange NOTE: The word hoisin is from the Chinese word for seafood, although the sauce does not contain any seafood ingredients. STEP BY STEP Cube chicken into 1/2 inch pieces, or just make sure it is all Read more »

Burrito Medallions

by November 24, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Leftover burrito Marinara sauce or salsa Provalone cheese CLICK ON PHOTO FOR AN ENLARGEMENT STEP BY STEP Cut burrito into 3/4 inch thick medallions NOTE:  Burrito will cut better if it is cold. Lay flat on baking sheet Spoon salsa over top Put cheese on Read more »

Huevos Rancheros

by June 14, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Corn tortillas Leftover chopped steak (julienne strips) Onion Chili Green chilies Salsa One egg per person Shredded cheese STEP BY STEP Put a corn tortilla in a baking dish and cook at 350º it till it just starts to brown Slivered onion, drizzled with EV00, Read more »

Horchata From Scratch

by May 28, 2014 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS FOR EASY HORCHATA  ( to make 4 bottles ) 1-2 C cooked white rice 1 TBL ground cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar 4 C hot water just a pinch of salt Ground cinnamon for garnish when serving. STEP BY STEP Mix rice, cinnamon, sugar and 2 Cups Read more »

NLOF – Source

by December 4, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Braised beef . Rollover Cooking aka Leftovers Basic 5 pound chuck roast Brown all sides Put in good red wine Slow cook three hours . See recipe below Two poached or baked chickens Enchiladas, soup, chicken stew, Beef Hash ………. Casserole On top of meat, Layer of potato, followed by Read more »

Robert’s Rice Pudding

by September 20, 2012 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS for making Rice Pudding with Cooked Rice 1 cu cooked rice – preferably high starch arborial rice (al dente if possible) 1/4 cu cream 1 C whole milk (or lowfat, but not skim) 2 egg yolks + 1 egg 1/2 cu sugar 2 TBL butter – melted Read more »

Arizona Chili

by February 20, 2012 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 2 large red onions (diced) 2 LBS meat (or four patties) 2 TBL Olive oil 1 Carrot 1 Red bell pepper 1 Can dark kidney beans (drained, not rinsed) 1 Can light kidney beans (drained, not rinsed) 1 Can black beans (drained, not rinsed) 1 Entire hand of Read more »