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10 Easy Tips To Stock A Holiday Pantry

Posted: 11/18/11 03:49 AM ET

Somehow, the holidays have once again snuck up on us. For a season marked by indulgence and excess, it's easy to get carried away and feel overwhelmed. But with just a bit of planning, it's entirely possible to keep a cool head during this busy time and come out relatively unscathed -- with perhaps even a few dollars left in the wallet.

Here are some of Pantry Confidential's top tips to not only stocking a holiday pantry, but for truly enjoying yourself (and especially, the company of others!) in the weeks ahead.

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You may think you have all the spices you need for holiday cooking, but take another good look at your cabinets. Toss out any old, dusty bottles of unknown provenance and replenish your stock with a fresh supply of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cardamom and the like.

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