Forever foods: 10 cooking staples that can outlast you
Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 11:15 AM
Now that the holiday season has begun, many people are making extensive grocery lists in preparation for parties, dinners and cookie swaps. Before you throw out that years-old sugar or replace that bottle of vanilla that's been gathering dust, consult our list of "forever foods." You may be surprised how many of your kitchen staples have a shelf life of decades — even after they've been opened.