Not sure what to do with those refrigerator stragglers? We developed 12 recipes that make use of common residual ingredients left over in your kitchen. Adjust the quantity of the ingredients depending on what you have, the flavors you like, and the number you're serving.
Cooked leftovers stay fresh for up to seven days, according to Angela Fraser, associate professor at Clemson University, and can taste even better the second time around. To refresh last night's pasta, for example, try adding a new component to the dish -- like raw tomatoes or a squeeze of lemon, suggests chef Maria Hines, owner of Tilth restaurant in Seattle.