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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.
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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.
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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.
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Classic Apple Betty Dessert
Stale bread crumbs are used to create this delicious apple dessert casserole.
Serve this yummy dessert warm with a big scoop of pecan ice cream, or top it with freshly whipped cream or whipped topping.Continue to 5 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.
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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.
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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.