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I like to cook with a lot of vegetables, but the waste can really pile up. I was becoming horrified to see exactly how much trash was leaving my kitchen. So I started a compost bin. I feel better since the compostable stuff is at least going to good use. But now my compost bin is filling up, which led me to think about what I was throwing in there. Is it all compost or can I find another use for it? Here are a few things you can actually keep and eat (and some you should toss).
Learn how to make mashed potatoes with our 5 tips for classic, fluffy mashed potatoes.
My grandmother used to make the most amazing smooth-as-silk mashed potatoes that were never gummy, lumpy or dry. What was her secret? Tons of butter and whole milk.
It's the fall routine you remember as a kid: After picking the perfect pumpkins at a local farm, you'd spread crinkly newspapers on the kitchen table. Scraping the pumpkin seeds (and separating out the goop) led to the perfect jack-o'-lantern... and the perfect supply for making roasted pumpkin seeds.
Prepping this classic fall snack isn't hard. Here's how to roast pumpkin seeds: