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Easy Toasted Bread Crumbs
Don't throw that old loaf away! From simple toasted bread crumbs or French toast to a fabulous apple Betty dessert or bread pudding, there are plenty of ways to use that stale or day-old bread.
Use these bread crumbs for a tasty homemade dressing or jazz up a basic vegetable dish like steamed green beans or steamed broccoli. They make a great topping for a gratin or macaroni and cheese casserole.
Toss them with a little garlic powder and olive oil or a... flavor-infused olive oil just before baking.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Homemade Stuffing Mix
This easy stuffing mix is similar to that famous, convenient top-of-the-stove mix. It's an excellent use for day-old bread, and you probably have most of the herbs and seasonings on hand.
To give the prepared stuffing more chicken flavor, use homemade or low sodium chicken broth instead of water, or add 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon granules or base to the water.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Cajun Style French Toast
This Cajun style French toast is also known as "Pain Perdu," or "Lost Bread." This oven version is particularly convenient for a large breakfast because it's baked all at once instead of in batches.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Seasoned CroutonsContinue to 6 of 11 below.
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Parmesan Stuffed MushroomsContinue to 8 of 11 below.
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Make-Ahead Bread CrumbsContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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These little pizza crostini appetizers are easy to prepare and bake, and they make a tasty, crunchy party snack. They are very versatile, and can be made with your favorite toppings; omit the onion or use bell pepper or sausage in place of the pepperoni. Or make them vegetarian, with cheese and vegetables.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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How to Make Buttered Bread Crumbs
Here's how to make perfect buttered bread crumbs to top that baked macaroni and cheese or au gratin casserole.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Blueberry French Toast Bake
This French toast bake can be served as a breakfast or brunch dish, or serve it as a bread pudding dessert with a scoop of ice cream.