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Pantry Stocking: YOUR opinions

akcskye | Sep 27, 2007 10:36 AM

You see everyone's ideal pantry stocking of dry goods and flavorings, etc in their cookbooks...but what about us real chefs/home-cooks/wannabes?

What do you always keep on hand that you know you can always turn to to deliver a great meal? Do you keep things that have been considered by your grandmom's mom to be in-substituteable (if that's a word...haha), or do you have other staples in your pantry?

Care to share?

Here's some of my basics:

(Dry)

AP Flour
SR Flour
Sugar
Brown Sugar
Brown Beans
Rice
Cornstarch
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
Yeast Packets
Sweet Baking Chips (chocolate, PB, etc)
Garlic Salt
Salt (Kosher/Sea/Iodized)
Pepper (Powdered and Whole)
An assortment of pastas.

(Wet/Flavorings)

Vanilla (Pure and Extract)
Hot Sauces (all types)
Canned chilis/pimientos
Canned tomatoes for sauces
Diced tomatoes
Beans and veggies (frozen)

Okay...so, is this pretty good, or what would you do differently?

I'd LOVE to compare with you guys/gals.

Thanks!
Kristi

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