Don’t think of that old baguette as stale bread. Think of it as the makings of quick and crunchy toppers for soups and salads.

By Real Simple
Updated September 23, 2016
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Salt, pepper, and olive oil transforms a past-its-prime loaf into homemade croutons. Add a few sprigs of fresh herbs to kick up the flavor even more.

For more ideas, try these recipes for leftover hot dog and hamburger buns.