Stocking Shelves

Follow these tips to make the most of your stocking options.

In addition to your favorite packaged, canned, and frozen foods, keep a supply of these basic foods on hand. As storage space and budget permit, add extra items according to personal preference.

Shelf Staples Basic Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugars -- granulated, brown, and powdered
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cooking oil, shortening
  • Salt, pepper
  • Vanilla, other flavorings
  • Dried herbs
  • Spices
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Catsup, mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Steak sauce
  • Rice, pasta
  • Cereals
  • Bread or cracker crumbs


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