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Dec 12, 2017

How Do You Save Money While Cooking?

Tell us your secrets!

Sometimes cooking at home can get expensive.

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Between the pricey spices and fresh ingredients, your grocery costs can really add up.

So you develop some thrifty tricks that add flavor without costing any money.

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Tricks like saving your cheese rinds and adding them to your soups to give them an extra boost of flavor...

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Or, making straight-up parmesan stock out of them (yes, that's a real thing) and using it to cook rice.

Or keeping your bacon fat and using it to add instant flavor to just about anything...

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It's literally liquid gold.

Or freezing your veggie scraps to make homemade vegetable stock.

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Wayyyyy better than the canned stuff (and way cheaper, too).

How do you save money in the kitchen?

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Have any ~genius~ uses for your onion butts?

Any tips for adding ~tons~ of flavor without adding ~tons~ of cost?

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Tell us your best thrifty cooking tips in the comments below and they could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post!