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Forever foods: 10 cooking staples that can outlast you

By: Laura Moss on Dec. 8, 2010, 11:15 a.m.
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Distilled white vinegar

This wonder product can be used for everything, from making marinades and salad dressings to cleaning house and doing laundry. But the best thing about distilled white vinegar is that it lasts for years. Simply close it tightly after each use and store the bottle in a cool, dark place.