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Delicious Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 26, 2014 5:00 pm

If you’ve ever made a turkey sandwich from Thanksgiving turkey, you know that the leftovers are almost as good as the meal itself. Here are a few new ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers in creative and delicious ways.

Thanks Benedict on Stuffing Cakes with Sage Hollandaise [Food Network]
If the long name on this one leaves you scratching your head, you’ll understand once you see this breakfast dish in action. Thanksgiving stuffing is molded into small, flat cakes and toped with pancetta and poached eggs to create a new version of eggs Benedict using mostly holiday leftovers.

Cranberry Sauce Over Pound Cake A la Mode [Rachael Ray]
If your dinner guests leave behind an excess of cranberry sauce, use it as a topping on this delicious seasonal dessert. You can also use pre-packaged pound cake to make the whole thing even easier.

Turkey Banh Mi [Martha Stewart]
Instead of your usual day-after turkey sandwich, get a bit global by creating a traditional Vietnamese banh mi with the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Top it with spicy mayonnaise, fresh cilantro and crispy vegetables and serve the whole thing on a whole wheat baguette. This sandwich is especially great for those who can’t bare another bite of the cranberry and gravy flavors of Thanksgiving dinner.

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Craft: Upscale Yet Comfortable

November 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Craft is the creation of Chef Tom Collicchio, the famed judge of Bravo’s Top Chef. The original location in New York’s Flatiron District has received three stars from the New York Times and offers a daily farm to table menu.

Customers rave about the tender braised beef short ribs. Large portions are served with family-style sides; the Hen of the Woods mushrooms and duck risotto are popular choices. Doughnuts with chocolate and caramel dipping sauce are perfect for after dinner coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Diners appreciate the extensive wine list and refreshing cocktails.

The warm wood and brick decor is upscale yet comfortable and staff is welcoming. Visit Craft's website to learn more about this popular New York City restaurant.

Craft
43 E. 19th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 780-0880
www.yelp.com/biz/craft-new-york

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4 Party Dips Your Guests Will Love to Scoop

November 12, 2014 6:35 pm

Dips make the perfect party snack because they’re easy to make, easy to serve and easy to eat. From fresh, spicy salsas to creamy guacamoles, there are a number of different types of dips that just about any guest will love. Here are four tasty party recipes that pair perfectly with chips, crackers and more.

Feta, Honey and Date Spread
If you’re tired of the usual dips and you’re looking for something with a more unique flavor, this Mediterranean-inspired dip is sure to impress. It takes just 20 minutes to make and is best served with warm pita chips.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
You simply can’t go wrong with a gooey, cheesy spinach artichoke dip. A mix of Parmesan and pepper jack cheeses combine to make this one extra flavorful.

Cheesesteak Dip
Ideal for football games or for those looking for to bring a taste of Philadelphia to a party, this recipe turns the meaty flavor of a classic cheesesteak into dip form.

Creamy Cobb Salad Dip
Bring this one to a summer barbecue or picnic and you’ll be met with compliments all day long. Bleu cheese, avocado and bacon incorporate the traditional salad’s flavors, while chopped tomatoes on top add a fresh taste that’s tasty on crackers, toast points and much more.

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