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Infuse Bourbon With Sweet Potato Peels for a Seasonal Sipper

Peels from “regular” ol’ white potatoes can be made into a tasty, crispy snack with relative ease, but sweet potato peels are a bit fibrous for chomping on, no matter how you treat them. They do, however, have a bit of sweet potato left clinging to them, and that can be used to infuse a […]

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How to Use Wine That Is No Longer Drinkable In the Kitchen

I know that none of you ever leave a bottle of wine anything less than completely drained, but sometimes people make mistakes, and a bit of “extra” wine may oxidize. But even if you can’t drink it, this now-vinegary, fermented grape juice doesn’t need to be tossed.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Turn Mushy Grapes Into a Fancy Cheese Accompaniment

Grapes are great, but I like ‘em fresh and firm. The moment they start to mush out, I lose interest, and let them languish in my crisper until they’re “bad enough” to toss. This terrible cycle has since been broken, however, as I have discovered roasted grapes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make a Smoky, Rich Butter With Steak Bones

Steak has always been my favorite protein, and I tend to favor cuts of the bone-in variety. But once the meat has been consumed and the martini has been polished off, it always seems kind of sad to toss the bone, which is too small to make an appreciable amount of broth.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Make a Flavor-Packed Stock From Shrimp Shells

Whenever I have the chance to buy shrimp shell-on—or, better yet, head-on—I take it. Deveining and then cooking shrimp in their shells is the tastiest way to go, and there’s something very satisfactory about peeling them just before popping them into your mouth. But their journey shouldn’t end there; the shells still…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use Papery Garlic Skins to Give Broth Big Flavor

Garlic skins have always been my least favorite part of peeling garlic. They either stick to my fingers, or float about the kitchen, carried by slight breezes before making their home on random appliances. But I resent them no more, my dears, because it turns out they make a kick-ass broth.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Use Discarded Cherry Pits to Flavor Whipped Cream

Cherry pits may seem like one piece of kitchen refuse that has no second life, but as Stella Parks of Serious Eats points out, the little bit of fruit that clings to the stone has the ability to infuse flavor and color into all sorts of tasty treats.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make a Refreshing Beverage out of Pineapple Peels and Rice

Out of all the trash I’ve eaten, pineapple peels might be my favorite. Not only can you use them to make an ice cold glass of tea or a decidedly tropical infused gin, but it has come to my attention that there is yet another fantastic beverage this noble scrap can be used for: chicha […]

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How to Make Pesto From Kitchen Scraps

In terms of savory no-cook sauces, it’s hard to beat pesto. You can spread it on bread, toss it with grilled vegetables, drizzle it on fish, or use it as a pasta sauce. Though it’s usually made with fresh basil, it can actually be made with almost any green thing, including kitchen scraps.Read more… Continue […]

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What to Do With Strawberries That Are a Bit Past Their Prime

Picking your own strawberries is a dangerous game. What starts out as good, clean fun plucking berries from their bush quickly escalates into a manic race against everyone else at the patch to pick the most and the best berries, leaving me with scratched limbs, stained lips, and way too many berries.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Turn Peels and Rinds into Delicious Snacks

I’ve never been a huge fan of peels, crusts, or any hardened, outer portions of various foods. Though I rarely take the time to do it, I prefer my apples peeled, and I still remove the crusts from my sandwiches if I’m feeling slightly juvenile. As a result, I tend to shy away from recipes […]

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How to Turn Peels and Rinds into Delicious Snacks

I’ve never been a huge fan of peels, crusts, or any hardened, outer portions of various foods. Though I rarely take the time to do it, I prefer my apples peeled, and I still remove the crusts from my sandwiches if I’m feeling slightly juvenile. As a result, I tend to shy away from recipes […]

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“Lettuce Jam” Is the Perfect Use for That Last Sad Bit of Greenery

I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It’s not that I don’t like eating salad—I do—it’s that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets “weird,” as in “not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking.” This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. […]

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Make Pineapple-Infused Gin with the Leftover Peels Like a Damn Genius

Pineapple is a flawless fruit. Not only is it a tasty summertime snack all on its own, but it’s delicious when dipped in chocolate, and plays super well with alcoholic spirits of all kinds. I like to buy them whole and break ‘em down myself, but I’m always a little sad to toss out the […]

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