In an attempt to be innovative in our cooking, we are always searching for ways to transform one ingredient into something new. Bread has been a staple since way back when - heck, the pyramids were even built on a bread diet. So naturally we would want go-to recipes when the ends go stale, from bread soup to pudding and beyond. Home cooks and seasoned chefs alike are taking day old bread to task (check out chef Charlie Palmer's take on a quite shmancy french toast).

Here are a few recipes for an old loaf - make it new!  

[Croissant Bread Pudding (from Honey and Butter)

Croissant Bread PuddingPanzanella Salad

](http://www.lifeandfoodblog.com/?p=166)

[Spaghetti and Meatballs (from Sushi Bytes)

Spaghetti and Meatballs

](http://websushidesign.com/blog/2011/07/26/spaghetti-meatballs%E2%80%8F/)

[German Bread Dumplings--Semmel Knödel (from Cooking Weekends)

German Bread Dumplings: Semmel KnodelParmesan Crouton

](http://www.injennieskitchen.com/2010/01/skillet-croutons.html)

[Chocolate Coconut Bread Pudding (from SheSimmers)

Chocolate Coconut Bread Pudding

](http://www.shesimmers.com/2010/11/coconut-chocolate-chip-bread-pudding.html)

[Savory Bread Pudding (from Cheese and Chocolate)

Savory Bread Pudding

](http://cheeseandchoco.blogspot.com/2011/06/savory-bread-pudding.html)

[Tomato Goat Cheese Strata (from Baking and Books)

Tomato Goat Cheese Strata

](http://www.bakingandbooks.com/2007/09/30/tomato-goat-cheese-strata/)

[Peanut Butter and Jelly French-Toast (from Chili Cheese Fries)

Peanutbutter and Jelly French-Toast