Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp came into the culinary world through a "happy accident," as she calls it. The one-time ballerina turned to cooking after she injured her ACL at a young age. "I couldn't figure out a way to express myself artistically while I was on crutches and realized that cooking could be it," she explains. Her interest in the culinary arts eventually led her Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, Le Cordon Bleu Paris and a gig as Food Editor at CHOW magazine.
Recently Aida joined forces with The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) with whom she strives to help people get excited about grocery shopping again and find inspiration in their trips to the store.
Now, Mollenkamp shares her grocery shopping secrets and inspirations with us. Check out the slideshow above to learn which aisle to avoid, what you should fill ice cube trays with instead of water and more shopping tips and storage tricks.