10 Things the Smartest Grocery Shoppers Always Do — Shopping Tips from The Kitchn

The smartest shoppers really know how to make the most of their trips to the store. It’s a skill, one I’m sure many of us wish we were better at. Smart shoppers know how to stretch their dollar further, avoid buying unnecessary items, and make their store work for them. Want in on some of their secrets?

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Alton Brown’s Onion Dip from Scratch Recipe

According to American culinary legend, an unknown Los Angeles chef devised onion dip back in the 50s by mixing Lipton soup mix with sour cream. Maybe … maybe not. What we know is that the folks at Lipton’s picked up the ball and ran with it to the point that more of their dehydrated soup mix was going into the dip bowl than the soup bowl. I have nothing against using manufactured mixes, but look, after the zombie apocalypse strikes, and the megamart shelves are stripped bare … what do we do then? Those of us with this recipe in our go-bags will survive to dip another day. Food for thought people, food for thought.

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Asian-Inspired Corn Esquites (Elotes in a Cup)

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Living in LA you see men and women in push carts or stands with coolers.  Shout out to the Corn Man whose line is usually long.  Elotes is corn on the cob while esquites is corn served in a cup or bowl.  Since elotes basically has corn, mayonnaise, butter (or margarine, I hear), cheese, and spice(s), I wondered what an Asian interpretation would be.

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Sesame Kale Chips

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Lets be honest, I get snacky.  Super snacky.  And for me, salty > sweet.  I had a huge craving for those seaweed snacks but I certainly didn’t want to drive out to get any.  The plus side of having a kale plant is that you have a nice supply of fresh free kale on hand.  There’s also some fun in taking something healthy and turning it into something I’m pretty sure has little or no nutritional value.

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