Each week we round up our favorite posts and recipes from our friends at The Kitchn.

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This week, the Kitchn shares an invaluable tip: packing spice blends for those cooking on vacation. Three spice blends instead of eleven individual spices? Sounds like vacation to me.

Also on the Kitchn, tips on how to cook at home while moving, bacon-wrapped potato bites, setting up a basic home bar, and what to do with that leftover pickle juice.

  • How to Build a Basic Bar: Does your "liquor cabinet" consist of some sad mini-bar bottles of booze? Here's a primer on elevating your entertaining to the next level.
  • How Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites: Accompanied by a spicy sour cream dipping sauce, this is yet another delicious take on the "wrapping everything with bacon" formula.
  • Moving and Eating Well: In the midst of moving? There's no need to order delivery ever again when you have these tips on surviving the unpacking process.
  • What to Do With...Leftover Pickle Juice?: That pickle brine doesn't have to go to waste with these helpful suggestions.

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