When Life Gives You Day-Old Bagels, Make Bread Pudding

Whenever Norma's has leftover bagels, they don't go to waste. This cozy café in Ridgewood, Queens—a Chowhound haunt for cookies and cupcakes—repurposes them in killer bread pudding with savory add-ons like mushrooms, cheese, bacon, and sausage. But call ahead—no day-old bagels, no bread pudding.

Photo of the Lumberjack (breakfast bread pudding with sausage, cheddar, and spicy bacon) from Norma's / Facebook