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Max Out Your Freezer!

Treat the freezer as an efficient, hardworking storage space and stock it thoughtfully with ingredients and meals.

Get Organized

Like a clean desk, a tidy freezer allows you to scan and locate items quickly. These tips save search time and potential waste. Read More »

What To Do With Herbs

Picked from the garden or purchased at the market, fresh herbs equal big flavor potential. Feature them in pesto or vinaigrette, freeze them for later or try your hand at drying.

Herb school

  • Add hearty herbs – thyme, rosemary, oregano – early in the cook...

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Superstar Vinegar

Want to discover a superhero hiding right in your pantry? Look no further than the humble bottle of vinegar. Here are a few of its household powers. What single product can wash floors and surfaces, loosen tough stains, shine windows, clean the fridge and disinfect doorknob...

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Storage Solutions

You took the time to select and pay for your groceries. Now protect your edible investments by storing food safely and conveniently.

Take Inventory

  • Keep a marker handy to write purchase dates on food packages before storing.
  • Add new purchases...

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Shop-Smart Waste-Less Challenge

Not sure how you waste food? Take our five-step challenge and start saving today.

  1. Notice what your family actually eats. If you’re tossing grapes or other quick-to-expire items such as fresh bread, meat or veggies regularly, buy less at a time. Or...

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Rethink Your Beans

At cents per serving, beans are easy on the budget and serve up flavor, protein and variety. Here’s how to store, cook and use beans.

Stock the Pantry

  • Canned beans: When on sale, buy big since canned beans store well and are extremely co...

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Meat Smarts

Keep a pound of meat in the fridge or freezer for quick, heat-and-eat meals. Add these shortcuts to your dinnertime routine.

Quick Tips

  • Before freezing cooked ground or cut-up meat or poultry, cool it completely. Otherwise, the steam from the meat or pou...

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Fight Food Waste With Gleaning

Tucked between central Washington’s Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River lies Mike and April Clayton’s orchard. Each year, the Claytons and their two young children manage 80 acres of apples and 65 acres of cherries. They grow thousands of p...

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Black Gold Farms Shares Why Spuds Are Buds When It Comes to Reducing Food Waste

Humble potatoes are food waste reduction “Rock Stars”. These starchy veggies store like a dream in cool, dark places, and leftover cooked potatoes can be repurposed in a variety of dishes from breakfast hashes to soups to burritos. Just ask farmer Gregg Halverson. Gregg is ...

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Put the Freeze on Food Waste

Reducing or eliminating household food waste can be a challenge, but it can also make a big impact on your family’s bottom line. The average American family throws out an estimated 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, according to the Natural Resources Defense Counci...

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