For years, we've saved you energy (and money) with our smart, practical ideas for shopping and cooking. Here are 10 of our best.
Check your pantry and the refrigerator before you shop, and make a list so you buy only what you need. For the most efficient shopping trip, organize items by the section of the store you'll find them in.
Fresh herbs are great, but what if you can't use the whole bunch? Tie leftover sprigs together with kitchen twine, and hang them upside down from a rack or shelf in your kitchen to dry. Once dried, transfer the herbs to airtight containers, and keep them in your spice rack.
If you've opened a can of broth (or tomato paste) and haven't used it all, transfer the remainder to ice-cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, pop the cubes into resealable plastic bags. Label, date, and store in the freezer; you'll have a convenient amount when you need it.