Jun 302015
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I use an app on my phone for my grocery shopping list, and it has a predictive typing feature.  When my app pulled up everything on my list with the first tap of a letter, I realized that there are a few things I’m always restocking my pantry with.  These are pantry staples I just couldn’t cook without.

20 Must-Have Pantry Staples - with these items in your kitchen and pantry you'll always have everything on-hand that you would need for most any recipe

Next time you head to the store, grab this list and take it with you.  Always having these pantry staples on hand can mean the difference between saving you time by being able to whip up a meal on the fly or having to run to the store for just one simple thing.

Must-have Pantry Staples

  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Vinegar (red wine and rice)
  • Cooking wine
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chicken broth
  • Beef stock
  • Tomato paste
  • Spices (dry mustard, kosher salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, parsley, rosemary, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic salt/powder and onion powder)
  • Dry pasta
  • Canned beans (cannellini, kidney, and black)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Flour
  • Sugar (both granulated and brown)
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic

Whether you’re a master chef, a dabbler in the kitchen, or a microwave champ, with these items you’ll have a well-stocked pantry that will provide the base for nearly any recipe.  They’d make a great gift basket for a first-time homeowner or even a wedding gift to start them out right as they’re setting up their new kitchen.

What are you pantry staples?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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