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"Feasting on Remains" - What to Do with What's Left, Part 1 (repurposing doughs and fillings)

The holidays are often massive leftover generators. Whether it's that giant roast or bird you were so proud of on the special day, multiple small buckets of side dishes taking up lots of refrigerator space, or the desire for respite from the parade of baked goods, the people you are feeding can grow weary of eating "the same thing", no matter what the same thing may be.  In her fantastic cookbook  The Way to Cook,  Julia Child refers to repurposing leftovers as "feasting on remains". I am always amazed when I hear professional chefs on television admit proudly that they don't eat leftovers. In my opinion, they are missing the boat on some real creative opportunities. With just a little imagination and planning, leftovers can be completely transformed into something new and delicious. There are also ways to manage the abundance of baked goods and confections as you go. One is to freeze them the day you make them, in labeled, small freezer bags, so you can enj

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