How to Use Up

Pickle Juice Beyond Shots: Creative Ways to Use Your Leftover Pickle Brine

Once you finish a jar of pickles, what do you do with the abundance of tangy, salty brine left behind? If you're like most people, the probable answer is: Throw it down the sink and toss (maybe recycle...

Pattypan ideas - help!

by GardenGirl16 5 days ago

Hello guys! I have got a big problem to cope with! My mother has grown many pattypans as she ordered some seeds ..and accidentally she ordered too many packages and we totally don't know what to do...

What the heck do I do with smoked oysters?!

by punkgrrl25 6 years ago

My mother in law was staying with us over the holidays and after she left I discovered that I am now the proud owner of a can of smoked oysters. For Christmas Eve she put them out in a bowl with cr...

Ideas for cranberries?

by nuraman00 2 years ago

I bought 2 lbs. of cranberries from Costco. Other than making cranberry sauce, what are some other simple things I can do with them? I saw a recipe on the back of the bag for macaroons. Wh...

Lots and Lots of Oysters

by Querencia 1 month ago

I am just posting this to break everybody's heart. I have an extended family member who is a waterman (commercial fisherman) on Chesapeake Bay sailing out of St Michael's where he lives. During the...

Orphans in the 'Rona Kitchen

by tcamp 1 month ago

Although there are days that I tire of cooking for the crowds, one fun aspect of the lock-in has been digging deep into the cupboards and freezer to use up stored treasures. But I'm currently stump...

Fresh raspberry baking ideas - without oatmeal

almond tree
by almond tree 1 month ago

Just bought about 3 cups of fresh organic raspberries on special and would like to bake them into a (non-dairy) dessert, possibly a crumble. I have NO oatmeal and NO cornstarch, which play a role i...

Ground Ham

by Querencia 2 months ago

Chowhound has a good article up on things to do with leftover ham, timely this Easter week, but (unbelievable!) it doesn't mention Ground Ham. That is its old name in our family but nowadays we do...

WTD with key lime curd (out of the box)

by Scott_R 2 months ago

Someone gave me a jar of Williams Sonoma Key Lime Curd (10 oz--about a cup). The problem is, this isn't something I'd really use, especially how suggested on the jar ("spoon over muffins and toa...

What to do with kraft Swiss cheese singles?

by ksmetamaid 2 months ago

A well-meaning person helped us with our shopping and brought us some Kraft Swiss cheese singles instead of real Swiss cheese slices. They are dreadful!! Any suggestions on how to use them so the...

Sweetened shredded coconut

by LeJazzHot 2 months ago

I asked a friend to pick up some shredded coconut for me. I was expecting 200g, got a huge kilo bag. Any suggestions on something that will freeze well? Or can I just freeze the coconut?

What do you do with "Hot Dog Water"?

by ipsedixit 9 years ago

You know, the water that you use to boil hot dogs (assuming you boil them)? Seems like such a waste to just dump it. I'm thinking Hot Dog Water might be good for making oatmeal, grits, or eve...

banana peppers - what to do with them all?

by alexajord 13 years ago

My banana pepper (sweet) plants are flourishing this year - I'm picking about a dozen peppers a day - pretty good for a handful of plants in my little container garden! There's just two of us an...

What can I use Barley Malt for?

by whm1974 4 months ago

Now I know you can using Malt for other things other then brewing such as a sweetener, but I have wondering about anything else it could be used for. As a flavoring for bagels I've read about b...

Bumper crop of alfalfa sprouts. Ideas?

by zgirl8 5 months ago

I just grew a batch of alfalfa sprouts, and ended up with WAY more than I intended. One heaping Tbsp of seeds gave me 2 5"x7" trays packed with little green beauties! Other than sandwiches, what is...

Eggs galore

by sosayi 2 years ago

Let's say your CSA keeps giving you eggs. And you're drowning in them.... ideas? Favorite ways to use up lots of eggs? Baking or savory ideas... anything would be much appreciated! I'm feeling...

What to do with smoked beer?

by LookingBusy 6 months ago

My husband ended up buying this VERY smokey beer - which both of us normally enjoy - but the smoke flavour is just way too strong to drink an entire bottle. We have 3-4 bottles of it left. Any id...

Hazelnut desserts

by tweetie 8 months ago

got a bunch and now must bake! do you have a favorite recipe to share?

Red Chili Peppers

by JerkPork 10 months ago

I have a bunch growing on my plant, I typically freeze them whole. Any other ideas on what to do with them?

Firm up cooked polenta?

by annaesm 10 months ago

I have some polenta that my MIL made. I'm not sure what ratio of water to cornmeal she used, but it's quite soft when cold. I wanted to make this recipe, but I fear it's too soft and won't pan-fry ...