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11 of Our Most Oft-Found Fridge-Door Dregs & Ideas for Using Them Up

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The topography of one's refrigerator door—the things that linger and linger and linger—is a fun sociocultural study, yes. But it's less fun when you're the one who's opening the fridge door to the same row of half-empty (or half-full, depending on your outlook) jars every day.

We all have our serial loiterers: For you, maybe it's tomato paste or sweetened condensed milk; for others, it's peanut butter or ketchup. In many cases, it's not like they're going bad any time soon—it's just that it's satisfying to finish a jar you've been making eyes at for a month.

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Here are a few of our most oft-found fridge-door dregs—and many, many ideas for how to use them up:

How to Use Up the Last Few Spoonfuls of Sour Cream
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How to Use Up the Last Few Spoonfuls of Sour Cream
Strange but Good: Mayo, Mayo Not
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Strange but Good: Mayo, Mayo Not
Strange but Good: We'll Put Hummus on Almost Everything
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Strange but Good: We'll Put Hummus on Almost Everything
Strange But Good: Olive or None
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Strange But Good: Olive or None
9 Ways to Put Your Yogurt Dregs to Good Use
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9 Ways to Put Your Yogurt Dregs to Good Use
How to Use Up Any Amount of Mustard
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How to Use Up Any Amount of Mustard
13 Ways to Use That Jar of Capers Looming in Your Fridge
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13 Ways to Use That Jar of Capers Looming in Your Fridge
10 Ways to Chip Away at That Tub of Miso in Your Fridge
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10 Ways to Chip Away at That Tub of Miso in Your Fridge
How to Use Every Spoonful of Crème Fraîche
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How to Use Every Spoonful of Crème Fraîche
How to Use Up the Last of Your Lingering Buttermilk
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How to Use Up the Last of Your Lingering Buttermilk
Strange But Good: 9 Ways to Eat Pickles
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Strange But Good: 9 Ways to Eat Pickles

What are your most common, hardest-to-get-rid-of fridge dregs? Tell us in the comments—we might give you some ideas for how to use it!

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