Homemade gifts of food can be the best gifts of all. This year, whatever your cooking skill, time allowance or budget, you can give something truly spectacular, the kind of present you wish someone would have the presence of mind to make for you.
No matter how big our guest list, we always seem to have extra turkey leftover after the holidays. And though we love turkey sandwiches, we’ve come up with even more versatile ways to use the last of the bird. These four recipes--Turkey Stew Sausage, Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash, Turkey Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Bacon, and Turkey Risotto with Cranberries--will change the way you think about leftovers.
Turkey Stew (inspired by Fog City Diner Cookbook by Cindy Pawlcyn, Ten Speed Press, 1993)