My Pantry

Shopping these days is much easier and offers more variety compared to days long ago. There’s an endless supply of choices, and newer conveniences hit the market every day. Case in point: wines. You can now purchase wine in small containers with a resealable top or a 4 pack of small bottles. I no longer have to find room in my refrigerator for that big bottle of wine I had to buy just to use a cupful in a recipe. If you’re not a wine drinker, like myself, you will find these new convenient sizes for only a few dollars as a great convenience.

Stocking your pantry with some basic items will keep you from having to run to the store every time you cook. I’m a very thrifty shopper and tend to buy many items from dollar stores as I usually don’t have a preference for brand name products. The 99 Cent Only® store is the only dollar store in my area that also stocks fruits, vegetables, dairy, frozen foods, and even chicken breast, thighs and salmon in perfect single portion packages. Ideal for a solo cooktician such as myself!

Below you’ll find what I stock in my pantry and cupboards. This isn’t meant to be an all-inclusive inventory, but it is a great place to start as you’ll use a lot of these items in my recipes, and hopefully in the new ones you invent. Feel free to add your favorites and go-to items as you see fit. (Hover over a box below to see the items for that category.)

 

Beans

(Canned)

Baked Beans
Chick Peas
(Garbanzo Beans)
Beans

(Dried)

Split Peas
Bread Products

Breadcrumbs
Crackers
Honey Wheat Bread
Panko
Potato
Stuffing Cubes
Fruits

(Canned)

Apricots
Craisins
Cranberry Sauce
Mandarin Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Pie Fillings (Apple, Cherry)
Pineapple
Raisins
Grains

Quinoa
Rolled Oats
Miscellaneous Items

Chicken, canned
Crabmeat, canned
Jarred Tomato Sauce
Tuna in Water, canned
Vacuum Packed Tuna & Salmon
Nuts & Seeds

Almonds
Cashews
Chia Seeds
Flax Seed Meal
Pignolis (Pine Nuts)
Sesame Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts
Oils

Canola
Olive
Sesame
Non-Stick Spray
Pastas

Angel Hair
Bowtie
Brown Rice
Egg Noodles
Elbow
Fettuccine
Lasagna Noodles
Linguine
Macaroni & Cheese
Orzo
Ramen Noodles, Chicken
Shells
Ziti
Seasoning Packets

Chili Seasoning
Italian Dressing
Knorr’s Soup Mixes
Marinades for Steak & Chicken
Soups, Stocks &

Broths

Beef Bouillon
Beef Stock
Chicken Bouillon
Chicken Stock
Vegetable Stock
Sugars

Confectioner's Sugar
Granulated Raw Sugar
Light Brown Sugar
Tomato Products

(Canned)

Chili Tomatoes
Crushed Tomatoes
Petite Diced Tomatoes
Puree
Tomato Paste
Tomato Sauce
Veggies

(Canned)

Carrots
Corn
Green Beans
Mixed Vegetables
Peas
Water Chestnuts
Wines & Vinegars

Apple Cider Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
Cabernet
Chardonnay
Red Wine Vinegar
Rice Wine Vinegar
White Vinegar