Usually, there are no leftovers in my house, especially this close to Thanksgiving. But this year, with multiple school parties, indoor trick-or-treats, and the Big Day -- there's more than enough to get my two littles through from now until Easter.

My niece Hannah told me she was giving hers "to the troops," which I thought was a clever euphemism for "parents." Turns out, Hannah was right on, her dentist takes up a collection and sends it to troops overseas.

I posed the question on Facebook. Good ideas include: use it for baking Christmas cookies, eat it, donate it to Oishei Children's Hospital, or use it in gingerbread houses.

Here's some good ideas for the leftovers for those of you who are crafty in the kitchen.