Weekend Cook & Tell Round Up: What's In Your Pantry?

It's time for the Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up! Last week we asked you to make something using the contents of your fridge, freezer, and pantry, no shopping allowed. It was wonderful to hear what everyone had sitting around in their kitchens, everything from Oreos to elk. Here are some of our favorite clean out the pantry recipes:

My good friend hkrall made an incredible fridge fusion noodle bowl with pickled leeks, frozen dumplings, and a panko crusted poached egg. Check it out over at Drawing for Food.

MadelynRodriguez made some great looking Spinach Puffed Empanadas using leftovers from previous meals. The empanadas were accompanied by a salad made out of Madelyn's extraneous vegetables from her CSA box.

I have to thank palmsey's dad for keeping the freezer stocked with elk. Although Five Spice Elk Loin with Rosemary White Bean Puree isn't something that most people can throw together in a pinch, it sounds amazing!

ChefDJen used two of my personal favorites, sriracha sauce and Old Bay seasoning, to make Crab Cakes. Crab in a can, who knew?

Hats off to maxcriden for taking two ingredients that seemly had nothing to do with each other and turning them into a replica of the Chick-Fil-A sandwich. The next time any of you have powdered sugar and a jar of bread and butter pickles around, check out this recipe.

Finally, I have to thank Paula Maack for making not one but two pantry projects. Her Hearts of Palm Salad looked not only healthy and fresh, but really delicious. I was happy to see that I wasn't the only one out there with unused quinoa around. Paula's second project was this Caramelized Pineapple Brown Butter Tart. I can only say that I wish that I had Paul's baking skills and an extra pineapple laying around.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Weekend Cook and Tell. We always love to see what all of you are cooking up at home. Can't wait to see what next weekend brings!

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