Your New Favorite Salad Has Ham, Cheese & Buttered Bread

It’s the end of the long workday (or the start of an extra-long week) and we’re hungry. Like, “can’t-think-straight” hungry. Luckily, Food52 contributor EmilyC wants to do all the thinking for us. In Dinner’s Ready, her monthly column on weeknight wond…

It's the end of the long workday (or the start of an extra-long week) and we're hungry. Like, "can't-think-straight" hungry. Luckily, Food52 contributor EmilyC wants to do all the thinking for us. In Dinner's Ready, her monthly column on weeknight wonders, she shares three simple, flavor-packed recipes that are connected by a single idea or ingredient. Stick with Emily, and you'll have a good dinner on the table in no time. Today, three hearty, make-ahead salads to eat on the porch, in the park, anywhere.


If you’re like me, you’ve found yourself in a cooking rut at least once, if not a hundred times over, during this pandemic. I often find that my best laid dinner plans vaporize at the end of a long work day, when all I want to do is get outside and remind myself that it’s August (not March!). Even take-out—an exciting treat at first—has lost its allure.

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16 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Cornbread (Other Than Stuffing)

Cornbread, warm, right out of the oven: It’s something we find ourselves eagerly cutting off squares of and eating straight from the pan, with a knifeful of soft butter for slathering onto each bite. It goes wonderfully with summer BBQs and Thanksgivin…

Cornbread, warm, right out of the oven: It's something we find ourselves eagerly cutting off squares of and eating straight from the pan, with a knifeful of soft butter for slathering onto each bite. It goes wonderfully with summer BBQs and Thanksgiving dinners alike. But no matter what time of year we make it, it all too soon it becomes a very different, much less joyous affair—bordering on tasteless, dry, and crumbly. What a shame. 

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Recipe | Easy Baked Arancini

Last Thursday I shared my Lemony Asparagus Risotto recipe with you and I promised that there was a part two coming soon. Well, guess what? It’s time for Lemony Asparagus Risotto Part 2: The Reckoning. (That sounds more ominous and vaguely threate…

Last Thursday I shared my Lemony Asparagus Risotto recipe with you and I promised that there was a part two coming soon. Well, guess what? It’s time for Lemony Asparagus Risotto Part 2: The Reckoning. (That sounds more ominous and vaguely threatening than delicious, huh?) Every risotto recipe I’ve ever made yielded a lot of risotto. A lot. Since it’s just my husband and me in our household, that means there’s always leftovers. But leftover risotto is kind of an abomination. It’s never as creamy as the first day you make it and it’s just kind of off and disappointing and even a little bit depressing. So here’s what you need to do when you have leftover risotto: you need to make baked arancini. Traditionally, arancini is fried in a skillet or deep-fryer. But risotto is a little on the heavy side, so adding even more fat from frying isn’t the best idea. Arancini is often stuffed with cheese too, but I’ve omitted this as well. That doesn’t mean this baked arancini is healthy, but it’s a little more virtuous than its deep-fried, cheese-stuffed counterpart. Done correctly, baked arancini has the same crunchy exterior and creamy interior as the fried […]

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home, According to the Pros

So you’ve managed—by some divine grace—not to finish your entire pizza. That alone is accomplishment enough, and you should be proud of your noble restraint. You know what they say: Good things come to those that wait. See, there …

So you've managed—by some divine grace—not to finish your entire pizza. That alone is accomplishment enough, and you should be proud of your noble restraint. You know what they say: Good things come to those that wait. See, there have been studies that prove it. The good thing coming to you? The ultimate leftover pizza lunch.

What has not been studied enough, however, is the best way to reheat these glorious leftovers. The microwave, technical marvel that it is, will render your slice a soggy mess, with a crust that's way too hot and mushy. (Really, if you're going to burn your mouth on anything, it should be the cheese.) The oven, while it restores that crispness that made you fall in love at first bite, will also dry out your cheese and toppings. No amount of crunchy base is going to make up for that failure.

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‘Tis the Season for Glazed, Glistening Hams—Here Are 11 Ways to Use the Leftovers

November may be the time for turkey—but the second December rolls around, ’tis the season for ham. Be it super-simply roasted with spices and brown sugar or baked spiral-style with apricot jam and mustard, few main dishes stand out on the dinner table …

November may be the time for turkey—but the second December rolls around, 'tis the season for ham. Be it super-simply roasted with spices and brown sugar or baked spiral-style with apricot jam and mustard, few main dishes stand out on the dinner table like a glazed and glistening ham.

But with every showstopping ham comes a lot of leftover meat. And delicious though it may be to munch on a couple slices cold, straight from the fridge (a thing I have done many, many times), why not repurpose the ham in one of these tasty recipes?

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The Best Thing To Do With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers.

How do we choose what to do with our Thanksgiving leftovers? Well. I’m here for you! I’ve got you. And all these delicious dishes to help you figure it out. First, prep the night of Thanksgiving when you’re cleaning up and make yourself some cranberry dark chocolate overnight oats! My current favorite leftover idea is […]

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How do we choose what to do with our Thanksgiving leftovers?

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

Well. I’m here for you! I’ve got you. And all these delicious dishes to help you figure it out.

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

First, prep the night of Thanksgiving when you’re cleaning up and make yourself some cranberry dark chocolate overnight oats!

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

My current favorite leftover idea is this turkey tortilla soup, which is absolutely to die for.

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

But the turkey ramen I shared the other day is also fantastic!

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

Oh and who can forget the turkey and mushroom dumplings? Serious comfort food. I have a chicken version too that you can make, minus the mushrooms!

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

If you’re craving more potatoes, throw them in a waffle maker with some blue cheese. And bacon. OMG.

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, we love this potato chip BLAT!

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

Or this thanksgiving leftover breakfast biscuit. It’s like the sandwich Ross takes for lunch on Friends, but on steroids.

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

This turkey bacon avocado ranch pizza is good!

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

So is this leftover stuffing breakfast hash.

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

Who can forget classic mashed potato pancakes? I have an Irish version too!

All of my favorite things to do with your thanksgiving leftovers! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered, these recipes will rejuvenate your leftovers!

And finally! Leftover cranberry sauce greek yogurt coffee cake. Make it. Please. It’s delish while you decorate the tree.

What are YOU doing with leftovers?!

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10 Leftover Turkey Recipes That Don’t Start With ‘Thanksgiving’ or End With ‘Sandwich’

It’s almost Thanksgiving! Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? Leading up to the big day, get all the best tips from Food52 editors right to your inbox. Today, we’re talking about Thanksgiving leftovers, namely what to do with all that leftover t…

It's almost Thanksgiving! Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? Leading up to the big day, get all the best tips from Food52 editors right to your inbox. Today, we're talking about Thanksgiving leftovers, namely what to do with all that leftover turkey. Tuck in:


Whether you stuff rolls with slices of turkey and ham, or spoonfuls of green bean casserole and creamy mashed potatoes—the Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is as classic as the bird itself. But even tried-and-true favorites can get a bit stale; there’re only so many sandwiches you can stomach.

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21 Inventive Recipes to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes

According to our Absolute Best Tests columnist, Ella Quittner, there are 11 ways to make mashed potatoes (I won’t spoil which method she crowned champion).

But with all those buttery, fluffy mashed potatoes come leftovers—and during the winter months …

According to our Absolute Best Tests columnist, Ella Quittner, there are 11 ways to make mashed potatoes (I won't spoil which method she crowned champion).

But with all those buttery, fluffy mashed potatoes come leftovers—and during the winter months especially, lots of leftovers.

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17 Recipes to Use Up Your Leftover Heavy Cream

Picture this: It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is just filled to the brim. And, tucked away behind stacks of Thanksgiving leftovers, there are at least three half-empty cartons of heavy cream you threw in haphazardly amidst the dinner s…

Picture this: It's the day after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is just filled to the brim. And, tucked away behind stacks of Thanksgiving leftovers, there are at least three half-empty cartons of heavy cream you threw in haphazardly amidst the dinner storm. Now, imagine that you face the remnants and their looming expiration dates, yet you have no desire to eat another dollop of whipped cream. The best news? You don't have put that cream to waste—instead, you can make one of the 17 delicious recipes that follow. Heck, you might even start buying cream just so you can make them all, year-round!

1. Caramelized Cream Eggs from Ideas in Food

The easiest, most rewarding thing to do with cream (should we just end this list early?)? Fry eggs—or pork chops, carrots, onions, anything, really—in it. As the liquid cooks down in a skillet, it separates out into a layer of butterfat and buttermilk, steaming the eggs and caramelizing them at the same time.

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My Funny Little Trick to Make Leftover Pasta Creamy Again

This past New Year’s Eve, I hosted a pasta party. It was exactly what it sounds like: me, cooking more noodle courses than my three guests could possibly eat in the hours we spent huddled around my kitchen table, and quite a bit of Parmesan.

As the ev…

This past New Year's Eve, I hosted a pasta party. It was exactly what it sounds like: me, cooking more noodle courses than my three guests could possibly eat in the hours we spent huddled around my kitchen table, and quite a bit of Parmesan.

As the evening progressed, my stock of reserved pasta water grew as murky and expansive as my guests' conversation (blame our local liquor store's sale on sparkling wine). Some amount of bucatini all'Amatriciana, rigatoni with fresh basil pesto, and aglio e olio e salsicccia later, I found myself with a full jar of the starchy stuff.

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