Tag Archives: Using Leftovers
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Leftover Turkey and Peas

This is a simple recipe that can be served spaghetti squash or mashed sweet potato, and is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. Ingredients coconut oil leftover turkey, in bite size pieces leftover peas, or 1 can drained prepared spaghetti squash or mashed sweet potato Melt oil in a skillet on medium heat. […]

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Autumn Turkey Stew

This is an easy recipe that can be served on a cold, autumn evening. Served in a pumpkin bowl, this recipe will add a decorative touch to the dinner table. Ingredients: water and/or vegetable stock or broth bite size cubes of pumpkin bite size cubes of two different kinds of squash bite size cubes of […]

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Harvest Salad

My parents had a good harvest this year, and they passed some of their bounty on to me and each of my siblings. I love fresh produce from the garden. Mom was proud they weren’t using anything toxic on the food. Homegrown food tastes so much better than store-bought. Of course, I had to make […]

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Simple Ways to Eat Healthier While Saving Money

Consuming nutritious food is important to our health, but can also be darn expensive. I could easily spend around $60.00 a week to eat healthy, but can’t really afford to do so very often. There is only one of me! It would be far less expensive to eat Ramen noodles and boxed mac and cheese, […]

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Corned Beef and Potatoes One-Pan Meal

Earlier, I posted the Chicken and Potato One-Pan Meal. This meal is only slightly different, and maybe even more tasty. Ingredients 1 – 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 small carrot 1 medium white potato 1 small sweet potato 1/2 to 3/4 cup pre-cooked corned beef Seasonings to taste: sea salt, pepper, onion powder Melt the […]

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Simple Chicken Soup + Vegetables

My Nan used to make chicken soup however you wanted it. She knew each person liked specific things, and would make the soup to suit us when we were sick. There are so many ways to make chicken soup, anyone can have a version they like. I like mine made different ways, depending on the […]

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Toaster Oven Pizza

I love homemade pizza, but I’m trying to eat healthier. My old way of making this delicious treat just wasn’t going to cut it. I had to come up with something different, not using white or wheat flour. Also, I no longer have an oven, because I rent this room, so I had to come […]

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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Fruit Salad

Salads are great for patriotic holidays, because of the sheer number of color combinations of the different foods that might be added. This salad concentrates on combining reds, whites, and blues, in a tasty way that will make your mouth water. Sweetness, with a bit of tang. Perfect for the Fourth of July or any […]

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Ground Beef and Vegetables

This recipe calls for the use of leftover baked white and sweet potatoes, as well as a few other ingredients. It’s easy to make, and the other ingredients could also be from leftovers if you had enough available. It is a simple recipe that will not take long to make. Ingredients 3/4 lb ground beef […]

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The Frugal Kitchen

There are many ways to keep a frugal kitchen, from smart pantry stocking to using up leftovers. What you do will depend on your style and budget. Many are trying to live more frugally out of necessity, but others are making a lifestyle choice by cutting back their budgets. No matter the reason you are […]

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Stop Wasting Food

There are two ways to stop wasting food so you can save money on your food bill. One is to be sure you use what you buy, even if that means preserving the food before it goes bad. Or using the food, then freezing the result, such as baking homemade banana bread to have on […]

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Top 10 Frugal Cooking and Food Tips

We are all looking to save money where possible, and food is a good place to start. By getting our grocery bills under control, we can more easily distribute money where it has to go: On bills, clothing, and education, for instance. Here are some tips for saving money in the kitchen: Use your leftovers! […]

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Planned Leftovers for 1

When I used to make planned leftovers, it would be enough to feed 3 or more for an extra meal. Now that I’m cooking for 1, I am able to plan leftovers for a number of meals. If I make one slow cooker meal (3 qt crock), I have enough food for three to five […]

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Put Together Delicious Meals From Leftovers

If you want to save money on food, one of the easiest ways is by keeping your leftovers. If you wont get to eat the leftovers within a day or two, be sure to freeze them for later use. By not wasting these food items, you may have enough for one or two meals a […]

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Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato

Lettuce wraps are something I tried a few months back. I mainly use the lettuce leaves for wrapping salads to enjoy at work. However, I thought this would be an idea to use in the fall for heartier meals. What can you think up to put in lettuce wraps? Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato […]

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Turkey and Sausage One Pan Meal

These meals are so easy to make, and affordably so when using Thanksgiving leftovers. You could use pretty much any ingredients you like to create a meal like this. Turkey and Sausage One Pan Meal (Serves 3+) Ingredients 1/2 cup diced leftover turkey 1/2 lb ground mild sausage 1 or 2 diced leftover roasted or […]

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Turkey and Squash Scramble

I do so love these breakfast scrambles. They are so easy, and delicious. I do use coconut oil. I can get a good size container of it at Walmart for 6 or 7 dollars, and it lasts months. It’s far healthier than butter. Turkey and Squash Scramble (Serves 2-4) Ingredients 1/2 cup diced leftover turkey […]

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Turkey and Squash One-Pan Meal

Now that Halloween is over, we start looking ahead to Thanksgiving, and even to Thanksgiving leftovers! There are so many ways to use these leftovers, that’s best to plan ahead. Make more of everything than you cook, and you’ll be able to experiment with new recipes to your heart’s content. Ingredients leftover turkey leftover roasted […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016.

Chicken and Sweet Potato Mash

Another Whole30 recipe. I made this one the other night, enough to have leftovers for another meal. I make enough leftovers of most things for at least one meal, so that I am not doing as much cooking on work days. I do most cooking on my days off. It just makes my days go […]

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The Freezer Pantry

Many people overlook the freezer when calculating storage space for their pantry. A stand-up or chest freezer will become a loved addition to your space as it’s filled with leftovers and freezer meals over the coming weeks and months. Even the small freezer above the refrigerator will come in handy. A freezer makes it easy […]

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Deer Meat Casserole Made with Leftovers

For those who enjoy venison, deer meat is a delicacy. Each year I hope my step father will get a deer so I can have a roast and some steaks. All I can think about is how I will prepare meals using this type of meat. This is a leftovers casserole, right down to the […]

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Use Those Odds and Ends

Odds and ends are not necessarily considered leftovers. They are those foods that you find at the bottom of a pan, or left on a platter when everything else has been eaten. They may be a tablespoon of some type of vegetable, or a few pieces of meat. Perhaps there is a quarter-of-a-cup of rice. […]

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