Alice Medrich has our back on this one. She's been transforming leftover ingredients (beer, yogurt, egg whites) and leftover desserts themselves (cookies, pastries)—into brand new treats all along.
Here's a look back at her best ideas for your leftovers. Because after all that stew, you'll need something sweet.
Leftover plain or Greek yogurt
You made this lentil salad and now you want to finish off the tub.
Leftover citrus peel
Maybe from that pomelo you just spent 45 minutes peeling?
Leftover olive oil
Maybe it's unlikely you have leftover olive oil, but you should invest in a bottle for baking's sake!
Leftover wine or beer
Though some of you claim that this never exists...
Leftover (or staling!) bread
Hey, it happens.
Leftover canned pumpkin
Because pumpkin pie season was so two months ago.
Leftover Christmas cookies
It's been almost a month—it's really time to part ways!
In the rare event of leftover pastries, do something great with them.
Leftover egg whites
So you made crème brûlée pie. Now what?