All you needed was a dollop of sour cream for taco Tuesday, and now you’re stuck with a big old container of it. Instead of just using a little here and there well past expiration, whip up a batch of Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes from Cooking Classy. Like the classic buttermilk, sour cream makes your breakfast favourite even fluffier. You can also head straight to dessert with this Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Crumb Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Sure, you could freeze that leftover tomato paste, but then you’re just moving your problem from the fridge to the freezer. (Check out these other surprising foods you can freeze.) Get it gone by stirring it into a soup, stew, or chili. Try this tomato soup recipe from Alexandra Cooks, which uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Cooking rice in leftover stock instead of plain old water will give your grains a major boost of flavour. With just a cup of stock, you can also transform basic fingerling potatoes into these braised beauties from A Beautiful Plate.