There’s nothing for dinner!

Dear Home-Ec 101,

I just looked in the refrigerator and found 3 eggs, some bread, and a quart of crusty old milk. There’s nothing for dinner! Help!

~Starving in Seattle

Help me!Ivy says:

Never fear, your Auntie Ivy is here. I used to peer in the refrigerator and see absolutely nothing to eat for dinner. I would send my husband in to the kitchen and he’d whip up some marvy dinner with all that nothing. I wondered how in the world he did it.

He showed me his dirty little secret: the Allrecipes ingredient search. You can put in ingredients you do have and have it omit ingredients you don’t have. It’s fab, I use it all the time, and I don’t have to send my husband into the kitchen anymore!

Oh, and Starving? Sounds like you’re having french toast for dinner.

French toast, strawberries and butter on a plate
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