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Water chestnuts are great to have on hand for when you need some crunch but have no celery. Evaporated milk too. Espresso powder (great secret ingredient in baking). Vanilla extract... double strength or make your own.

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I don't consider myself a foodie, but I do try to cook from scratch as often as possible. Here are some staples in our house:


Baking: flour (bread, all-purpose, whole wheat, brown rice), sugar (white, brown, powdered), baking powder, baking soda, cornmeal, chocolate chips, baking chocolate, local honey, maple syrup, oils (olive, coconut, vegetable)


Grains/legumes: Rice (brown, white), quinoa, dried/canned beans (black, pinto, northern, kidney), oatmeal, dried pasta


Seasonings: Salt (sea, table), pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, Tabasco, soy sauce, vinegar (white, apple cider, wine, balsamic), garlic, onion, shallot, cinnamon, vanilla


Canned/jarred: tomatoes (diced, crushed, puree, sauce, paste, Ro-tel), pineapple, pumpkin, milk (evaporated, coconut), pasta sauce, salsa, diced green chiles, chicken broth, peanut butter, jelly

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