January 24, 2004
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Which ingredients are always in your kitchen?

Appart from the staple carbohydrate things, I always have olive oil, several kinds of vinegar, herbs and spices, salad vegetables, cheese mushrooms and olives.

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

I always have the nonperishables - flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, herbs and spices, oil, chocolate chips, brown sugar, rice, Campbell soup, pasta, tuna. For everything else, I check the recipe for what I need before I go shopping. I almost never have to run out to get an ingredient in the middle of cooking something.

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

I cook quite a bit so I have everything. I have one cabinet filled with spices, baking powder, sugars, (Confection, brown, white, kayro syrup, syrup), white, soy, wheat, rye, bread and pastry flour, canned tomatoes, various soups, beans, salad dressings, vinegar (white, red, balsamic and apple), tuna fish, raman noodles, mac and cheese, cereals, mayo, mustard and there must always be Heinz Ketchup cause my husband and son would freak out.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

A question like this makes me realize how old fashioned my kitchen habits are. My husband and I eat out about three times a month. All other meals are home cooked. My pantry and freezer are both stocked for a month.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

Milk, eggs, flour, spices, chicken, frozen veggies, fruit, half and half, tea.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

I have a fairly well stocked kitchen. I have milk, butter, oils, cheeses, fresh and dried herbs and spices, fresh and frozen vegetables, pasta, rice, beans, tins of tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce,
tobasco, tuna fish. There is normally chicken and some other meats, depending on my plans. Since I also enjoy baking, my kitchen supplies include all-purpose, cake, bread and self-rising
flour, various sugars and syrups, baking powder and baking soda, yeast, and flavorings.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

sugar, flour, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, baking soda, baking powder, garlic powder, and above all else we always have a good supply of CHICKEN!

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

I have no idea, I leave that to the chemist.

Alias Irrelevante

Pepper, salt, flour, milk, spices but I always seem to forget to get eggs to keep on hand. Hard to make a cake without eggs.

Colleen, 33
Lawrenceville, GA USA

I have pretty much all of the staples - sugar (brown, white, confectioners), flour, salt, butter, eggs, arrangment of spices, baking powder, baking soda, molasses, food dyes, icings & cake
decorations, cocoa, oils, mustards, soy, fish sauce, tabasco, worchestershire sauce, vinegars, assorted boullions, cooking wine, various grains and legumes, onions, garlic - the list goes on.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

Flour, sugar, baking soda, lemon pepper, garlic salt, vanilla extract, Worcestershire sauce, lemon extract, vegetable oil, vegetable shortening. . .I don't know. I think we have all the standard baking stuff, but I usually have to check on some things if I'm planning to bake.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

Margarine, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

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