Do you long to be a thriftier cook that wastes very little food? These recipes based on leftovers can be a big help.

All of these recipes involve leftovers. Many are entrees; others are side dishes, bread, and even dessert. The entrees usually include leftover meat. The side dishes offer ideas for using leftover rice sometimes, leftover cornbread. Leftover mashed potatoes are featured in more than one of my yeast bread recipes.

Several of the dessert recipes start with leftover bread or crumbs. There’s even one for leftover cookies and leftover angel food cake.