20 Ingredients That Stumped Readers This Year: And What To Do With Them

20 Ingredients That Stumped Readers This Year: And What To Do With Them

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Anjali Prasertong
Dec 22, 2012
Whether due to a particularly abundant CSA delivery, an impulse buy at the supermarket, or unexpected leftovers after a party, we've all been there: staring down at a pile of ingredients we don't quite know what to do with. But we can always count on our readers for guidance and a ton of great ideas. Here are 20 ingredients that stumped cooks this year — which you responded to with (literally) hundreds of smart suggestions. PICTURED ABOVE • 1 What Can I Make With White Chocolate Chips? • 2 What Are Good Recipes For Using Up a Bunch of Sweet Potatoes? • 3 What Are Some Savory Recipes That Use Cream Cheese? • 4 What Else Can I Make With Leftover Green Enchilada Sauce? • 5 What Can I Do With a Bunch of Jalapeños? • 6 Help! What Can I Make With a Giant Napa Cabbage? • 7 What Can I Do With a Big Bunch of Celery? • 8 Do You Have Recipes for Rhubarb That Don't Include Strawberries? • 9 What Can I Make With Cream of Coconut, Besides Cocktails? PANTRY ITEMS • 10 What Can I Make With Dried Figs? • 11 What Can I Do With Chipotle Peppers? • 12 What Can I Make With Cake Flour? • 13 What Can I Make That Uses Saffron? ALCOHOL • 14 Can I Make Anything With Leftover Champagne? • 15 What Can I Make With Moonshine? • 16 What's the Best Way to Use Up a Half Bottle of Leftover Wine? FISH & MEAT • 17 What Can I Make With Canned Salmon? • 18 Help Me Use Up 50 Pounds of Ground Beef! • 19 What Can I Make With Cured Chorizo? • 20 What Can I Do With Leftover Brisket?
* * * Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 17 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.
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