As a mom and professional cook, leftovers are my hall pass to a stress-free night that’s more about relaxation than dirty pots and dish-pan hands. But while I'm a cook and a concerned mommy who just wants her 3-year-old to eat well—and a lady who wants a relaxing glass of wine at 6 o'clock!—I'm also a wife who wants to 'wow' her four-star chef husband. And trust me, that last part is a tall order. What do I do? How do I dress up last night's meal, recreating it into something totally new and exciting? Over the past three years, I've developed a few tricks and shortcuts that make my kitchen life much easier. Here's my shortlist for ensuring incredible meals all week long. I promise you'll never eat the same thing twice!