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  1. Canned tomatoes and Chicken broth are always stocked up in my pantry! 🙂 .. As for some of the others, I better get shopping! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

    • Another reader recommended another item for our list that you may like too (since you are a chicken broth girl like me). Better Than Bouillon beef stock. Great stuff! Thank you for taking the time to come by and comment. 🙂

  2. What a brilliantly useful post!! I try to keep most of these in the house although I have just run out of lemons, how annoying!! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst this weeks linky is now open if you fancy joining us 🙂

  3. I could completely agree! Honey and eggs are key food items for me : ), I love Honey in particular I would out this on every food type if I could haha. I need to get some garlic tonight though thanks for the reminder ! And thank you so much for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

    • That’s awesome that you love honey! It’s super useful, isn’t it? As for eggs, I regularly will make an egg wrap when my husband has to grab dinner out. Eggs at dinner are my favorite! Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • As much as I love having both onions and lemons around the house, there are certainly work-arounds! Onion powder (or flakes, if you dare!), so you can possibly SNEAK them into a recipe without the hubby knowing! Limes can often be a substitute for lemons as well. Thanks for your comments!

  4. So glad you sent me over here to see your new series! After reading #1, I thought you might like to check out this post I wrote on how to make your own baking powder (you know, in case, despite all efforts, you run out!) http://syncopatedmama.blogspot.com/2014/03/homemade-aluminum-free-baking-powder.html Also, I totally swear by garlic as a magic cure-all — and let me tell you, I’ve relied on it for clearing up some pretty major things! Finally, I didn’t know about the onion/potato storage thing, so yay for learning something new! So glad you dropped by my blog and invited me over to yours today!

  5. Yes to all these things! My children always want to spontaneously make cakes so it’s always handy to have the ingredients in the house. Also you quill never not find vinegar in my cupboards, absolute essential! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

  6. You’ve basically just listed all my essential items! I do prefer limes over lemons though as I tend to eat a lot of avocado on toast which I love with a squeeze of lime!
    #KCACOKS

  7. Yes all these are essentials and often have them in my kitchen and very rarely run out!! I really need to go through my cupboards as we will have all sorts! They are so dirty too. Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  8. Hi Carolina

    Good list.

    If you stain your clothes or furniture and google some home-made fixes they always seem to use one or more of Vinegar/Lemons/Baking soda so having those 3 in the cupboard isnt just useful for cooking.

    • Yes, you are absolutely right! They have been most useful to have for stains, I agree! I also used to go through baking soda in a big way when my twins were in diapers. Any time one had a diaper rash, I would have them play in a baking soda bath and it always seemed to help. Thank you for reading and commenting!

  9. This is a great list. My kitchen seem to be swamp with things I don’t really need and my kitchen too needs much organisations! Thank you very much for the list – it is a very good starting point. 🙂

    Thank you for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • It’s hard to have it together in every aspect of your life, Laura! That’s why I created this series: to learn how to improve my own (terrible) organizational skills and to have my readers hold me accountable for doing it. Love joining your linky! xx

  10. Great series and I am with you on each of your items, I cannot live without beans, garlic and olive oilve for starters:)

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    Mainy

  11. I’m actually in the process of organising my kitchen. Proud to say I have all of these in stock, it makes last minute baking or meal prep a doodle! #KCACOLS

  12. Hi Mary, Thanks for sharing this list.I’d agree with these items.
    I’m not an organised cook either so having pantry staples is a lifasaver. I would also add in a few tins of corned beef. Corned beef hash is a favourite quick meal in our house. Simple boil some carrots, potatoes and whatever veg you have in a pan. Use the cooking water to make gravy put back in the pan add a tin of beans, warm then stir through chunks of corned beef warm for a minute and boosh, done! Linking up from #KCACOLS

  13. My Husband is the chef in our house, so I leave most essential stuff to him. Now baking, that’s my domain, so all baking items will be very well stocked! This is a great ‘gold standard’ list though. #SharingTheBlogLove

  14. My husband is big on cooking and I’m pleased to say we keep all of these in stock, with the exception of lemons. We tend to have that lazy ready squeezed lemon juice knocking around in our cupboard! I do love a good stock of lemons and limes for a nice G&T though! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  15. So, I’m looking at this list and see a few items I know we don’t have. Now I need to go update my grocery list for the week! On another note, we fell in love with Better than Bouillon a couple years ago. It takes up less space than stock and is so much better than the canned stuff. Looking forward to the next installment!

    • YES!!! Better than Bouillon! A GREAT addition to the list. I just discovered it a few months ago and cannot live without it either. Once you get passed the nastiness that is in the jar, it can really make some magic happen with French onion soup! Thanks so much for your comments!

  16. This is fantastic! My kitchen is in a sad state right now. After the holidays and the flurry of cooking it has taken a bit of hit. I can’t really face it right now, but I do have beans, onions, olive oil and a few of your other things listed. My kids head back to school on Monday, so I had better get my act together. having a well stocked kitchen really does make things so much easier!

  17. I’m sure I once read that honey technically keeps indefinitely and can last for decades unchanged if in its natural state? I love it on oatmeal and try to convince myself that it’s a healthier alternative to sugar too. I’m absolutely with you on the butter vs marg debate. The more natural the better in my opinion and I find that the reduced fat options have usually had the fat replaced with something artificial and potentially more harmful! Great list lovely. Thank you for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • Yes, I’ve also read that about honey! The honey that “my honey” buys he keeps all year long in our kitchen. He never complains about it going bad, so I would say that our assumptions are correct. 🙂

      Thank you for your comments! xx

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