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Friday, February 03, 2006

Kitchen Staples

This is just a guide of basic staples to have on hand to make just about any recipe or if you need a quick dinner without going to the store. Some things may not suit all families because of allergies and persoanl tastes, you can leave those out and add in things that you do use.
Kitchen staples

All purpose flour
Aluminum foil
Baking powder
Baking soda
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Bread(also to make your own breadcrumbs crumbs)
Butter and/or healthy margarine(like promise spread or smart balance) also butter spray
Canned Beans (black, red kidney, white)
Canned and frozen fruit (including applesauce)
Canned tomatoes (crushed, diced, paste, sauce, etc)
Canned and frozen vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, carrots, etc)
Cheese (block or shredded, sliced, cream cheese)
Chocolate (semi-sweet chips, cocoa powder)
Cream of tartar
Egg noodles
Fresh fruits and vegetables of your choice
Garlic (fresh and powder)
Ground beef/turkey
Hot sauce
Maple syrup
Mustard ( Dijon and regular yellow)
Non stick Cooking Spray
Nuts (walnuts, pecans, and almonds) Onions
Oatmeal (quick cooking and old fashioned)
Oil (olive and vegetable/canola)
Paper towels /napkins
Peanut butter
Pasta (spaghetti and small shaped pasta)
Plastic wrap ( I love the Glad press n seal)
Raisins and other dried fruit
Rice (white and brown)
Sour cream
Soy sauce (reduced sodium or lite)
Spaghetti/marinara/pizza sauce
Spices (cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, paprika, bay leaves, onion powder, sage, basil, cumin)
Stock (instant granules and/or canned in both chicken and beef)
Sugar (brown, granulated, and confectioners')
Tuna (canned in water and/or oil)
Vanilla and lemon extract
Vinegar (cider, red wine, balsamic)
Wooden toothpicks
Yeast (active dry and instant)
Ziplock type bags for storage and for the freezer(small and large)


At 10:52 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Welcome to the Lynchburg Blog, Amy! This is a great post! I was happy to see I have most of these items on hand and I am looking forward to new ideas on how to use them.

At 11:01 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Hi Amy it is great to have you aboard. It is truly an exciting time when another writer joins our group.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Thanks guys!

I'll try to post some good stuff for everyone to enjoy!


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