Budget Tips: 21 Creative Ways To Use Up Pantry and Cooking Staples

Do you have a few almost-empty jars in your pantry? Some half-full containers in your fridge? Curious what to do with those crumbled tortilla chips or that bowl of egg whites? What about creative ways to use pickle juice, or what to do with packets of powdered hot chocolate? Before you throw them away, take a look through this list: there are a few handy tips to help you clean out and eat up!

CONDIMENTS
• How to use up molasses.
• How to use up miso paste.
• How to use up tahini.
• How to use up marmalade.

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BREADS, GRAINS and NUTS
• How to use up a whole loaf of bread.
• What to do with leftover flour tortillas.
• How to use up broken tortilla chips.
• What to do with a whole bunch of walnuts.

DAIRY
• What to do with leftover buttermilk.
• What to do with an extra gallon of milk.
• How to use up leftover egg yolks.
• How to use up leftover egg whites.

DRIED FRUIT and PRESERVES
• How to use up use up canned fruit.
• How to use up a lot of raisins.
• How to use up an abundance of dates.

CANNED, BOXED, or JAR GOODS
• How to use up cans of tuna.
• How to use up chicken stock.
• How to use up cranberry sauce.
• How to use up leftover pickle juice.
• How to use up flavored teas.
• How to use up powdered hot chocolate.

Related: Spring Clean Your Pantry: 5 Great Tips

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