In the Pantry: Leftover Condiment Recipes

Leftover food and condiments are a nuisance: not enough for its intended use and too much to throw away. A spoonful of peanut butter or a little bit of mustard can be transformed into something delicious, so don't throw it away; use it up! Here's how to make your pantry items good to the last drop with these leftover condiment recipes:

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Peanut Butter - With only a couple of spoonfuls of peanut or almond butter left, you can have breakfast in a jar. To make overnight oats with a nut-butter flavor, add 3 tablespoons oats and equal parts milk to 2 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter, then stir, screw on the top, and place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top the overnight oats with fruit or a drizzle of maple syrup.

Mustard - Turn that little bit of mustard left in the bottle into a mustard marinade to use on pork chops, chicken, or flank steak. Use equal parts (2 tablespoons) coffee, bourbon, and mustard, add a dash (1 teaspoon) of soy or Worcestershire sauce, and stir. Marinade your favorite cut of meat for a couple of hours and then grill.

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Pickle Juice - Once the pickles are gone, don't throw out the pickle juice! Instead, make a dirty martini, or add pickle juice to your favorite barbeque sauce to kick up the flavor. You can even stir in a small amount of pickle juice into your favorite hummus to heighten the flavors.

For more cooking tips and tricks, check out host Aida Mollenkamp's book, "Keys to the Kitchen."

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