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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?

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

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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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The Secret Feature of the Iconic Red Solo Cup | The Kitchn

If you’re attending a backyard barbecue, pool party, or any kind of group gathering this holiday weekend, chances are someone’s going to offer you a beverage in a red Solo cup (or its off-brand ilk). Long before it was immortalized in song, the disposable, recyclable, and brightly colored plastic cup has been a de facto accompaniment to good times in the good old U.S. of A. Here’s why it’s so iconic — including a secret that you may not know.

Source: The Secret Feature of the Iconic Red Solo Cup | The Kitchn