Use for flavor, caramelizing or for non-stick surfaces.
Sugar (Cane or Brown)
When you need to add sweet.
When you need to add taste.
For multipurpose cooking and pan greasing.
Can make savory side dishes or be part of a hearty meal.
Perhaps the ultimate flavor enhancer.
You can use chicken, beef or vegetable, but chicken is the most versatile if you have to choose one. They can flavor anything from meats to soups to stir-fry.
Quick and easy source of protein. Spread or dip.
A versatile food you can mash, roast or add to your dish for texture.
Pick you favorites and use whenever you need a flavor boost: rosemary, basil, garlic, creole, cumin, chili, etc.
The everlasting sticky sweetness of honey has plenty of health benefits and usefulness in the kitchen.
You can use vinegar in a number of ways from cooking to cleaning.
Great topping for sandwiches and base for dressings.
Same as mayo, but with a little more bite.
Goes well with any Mexican dish and can be used in a number of recipes (mashed potatoes, Swedish meatballs)
Necessary for many desserts.
Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Flour, etc.
Baking is its own science, so your list may go far beyond this.
If you have most of these items in your pantry, you’re 90 percent of the way to a full meal. Just grab the meats, veggies, fruits and breads you want to assemble and enjoy home cooking in your condo!
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