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12 Smart Ways to Use Wire Shelves in Your Kitchen — Decorating Inspiration

Wireshelves — frequently a staple of garage or basement organizing projects — might not be the first thing you think of adding to your kitchen, but they are incredibly useful. Not only can they hold a lot of weight (your stand mixer can find a home there, no problem), but they add a bit of an industrial look that can really complement your stainless steel appliances. Here are 12 beautiful kitchens and pantries that put the organizing staple to good use.

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Hot Dog Sandwich

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Ahhh, Memorial weekend.  BBQ grills are getting hot as you read this.  Are you fasting right now so you can eat way too much at someone else’s BBQ party?  No?  Uh, neither am I.  I’m lying, I totally am.  Don’t setting for boring hot dogs.  Jazz it up a little like I did.

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Make Green Pesto from Just About Anything with These Ratios

Verdant, peppery, bright green pesto is one of those things we could put on anything — heck, you could put it on a rubber shoe, and it’d probably still taste delicious. It’s usually made out of fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, and olive oil, but did you know you can actually make a pesto out of pretty much anything?

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How to Get Cheap Spices

We've all passed by this without a second look.

When I first started to play around with cooking and was reading recipe after recipe, I would get psyched and hit up the market with a list of spices to buy.  Then reality hit when I stood at the spice isle and saw the prices of what I needed.  Tiny fashionable glass jars and pure white containers of anything under the sun all for at least (!) $6 each.  That list I was holding just to make one recipe turned out to be $20+ just on spices alone, and I only needed the tiniest amount.  There has to be a cheaper way to go about this.

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What I Did With Burgers and How I Kept it Interesting

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A bit of time ago I was running around town getting errands done, I forgot to have lunch and a burger sounded really good.  Along the way I was thinking about the burger joints that I frequent and they were out of the way.  What was in my way was a supermarket.  The phrase “don’t shop hungry” nagged at me once again as I pulled into the parking lot.  I had to put my blinders on and focus on just getting stuff to make burgers and nothing else.  No fancy stuff, either.

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