Must-Have Kitchen Ingredients

I hear from friends all the time that they don’t mess with cooking because it is too complicated/expensive to purchase all the ingredients one recipe calls for.  (Hence why people tend to steer towards fewer ingredient recipes.)  A typical recipe will call for a teaspoon of this or a tablespoon of that.  To make a trip to the grocery store to buy a $5 ingredient that accounts for only one teaspoon in your dinner recipe seems rather frustrating, no?

Today I want to share my most commonly used ingredients with you. These ingredients are usually only once a year purchases but items you will probably find yourself using a few times each month.  This is a great list of ingredients for new cooks to stock up on.  Trust me, it is a really good feeling when you are recipe browsing and you realize you have all the ingredients a recipe calls for! (Hey, it’s the little things in life;) The possibilities are endless if you have the right ingredients on hand. Below is my list of must-haves, feel free to comment your must-have ingredients as well!

  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Chicken Broth
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Sriracha
  • Sesame Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Maple Syrup
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Corn Starch
  • Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • Minced Garlic
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