A Home Cook’s Kitchen Pantry
Some of the Ingredients I Like To Keep On Hand for a Quick & Easy Meal
What ingredients do you want to have on hand so you don’t have to run out to the market every day?
Just like my must-have kitchen tools, you may consider having these staples in your kitchen so you can whip up a delicious meal at a moments notice. Most of these items you can find in your local supermarket and some you may need to order on-line, but they will definitely make your cooking life easier and more fun.
It’s important to remember that some products with long shelf lives, like spices, lose their flavor over time. So you may want to toss the ground cumin that hasn’t seen the light of day since that special grilled shrimp dish three years ago. And if you have a deep pantry like mine, you may want to check in the back every once and awhile to see what’s there.
So we’ll start with some of the basics and you can add to them according to your own cooking enjoyment: