12/07/2012 01:50 pm ET Updated Feb 05, 2013

8 Ways To Use Up Buttermilk

We get it. You bought that carton of buttermilk, maybe, to make pancakes on Sunday morning. Maybe you baked a cake; maybe you made biscuits. For whatever reason, you have that carton in your fridge, and the expiration date is inching closer, and, like a responsible cook, you want to put it to use. Here are eight of our favorite recipes that use buttermilk -- eight recipes to try, and eight ways to make the game of using-up-what's-left-in-the-fridge fun and delicious.

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8 Ways to Use Up Buttermilk