15 Money-Saving Tips in the Kitchen

updated May 2, 2019
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If you are cooking your meals instead of eating out, you are already saving a lot of money — but these 15 tips offer ways to save even more. This year we showed you how to extend the life of delicate (and pricey!) summer berries, instantly improve the taste of inexpensive balsamic vinegar, vacuum seal without any special equipment, preserve fresh herbs by freezing them in olive oil, and more money-saving tricks to make the most of your grocery shopping budget.

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Smart Tip: Use a Canning Jar to Keep Leftover Wine Fresh For Up to a Week

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Smart Tip: Use a Canning Jar to Keep Leftover Wine Fresh For Up to a Week




• 5 Budget Tip: Instantly Age Supermarket Balsamic Vinegar for Higher Quality Taste

Smart Tip: Beer Brewers, Turn Your Spent Grains Into Muffins




BOTTOM ROW
• 11 3 Ways to Save Money on Quick, Convenient Breakfasts
• 12 Regrowing Green Onions: Grow Your Scallions Back on Your Windowsill
• 13 5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Holiday Baking
• 14 When Buying From Bulk Bins: It’s OK to Buy Less
• 15 The Secret of Eating Cheap & Thrifty — Yet Staying Happy About It

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