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What 3 items must you absolutely have in your kitchen, not counting salt, pepper, etc. ?


When cooking we all have our favorite ingredients and touches that we add to the recipe. We also tend toward preparing 'family' dishes. Can you tell us 3 must have items, besides salt, pepper, bread, butter, oil, milk, eggs and major staples that you would run out to the store because they were necessities?

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vespawoolf says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Many thanks for sharing that story, Vespa. Three super items. True, I wouldn't put the garlic in with the bananas and oatmeal; but, I used to mash the bananas with oatmeal to feed the children when they were little. Blessings, Debby


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Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) says

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Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hello Chitrangada - I love your three choices. Onions and garlic always seem to go together. Round it out with dairy and fruit, you've got a meal!

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Jayme Kinsey (Sharkye11) says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hey, Thanks Sharkye - I think you've got a yummy meal simmering on the stove. Save me a seat. Blessings.

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Thank you dear Leah. We all need to spice up our life and dishes! Soothing soup for the tummy and yummy tea warms us on a cold winter day.

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Goody. That's funny. An old fashioned mustard and bologna sandwich on white bread. Guess we don't need something exotic. However, you may choose one more item, because 'bread' is considered a staple in the food basket.


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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Peeples! The votes for GARLIC keep coming in. Do we consider it a staple in the grocery market? Those who love hot and spicy foods must have their hot pepper. All this talk is making me hungry.

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Wow! You use celery seed too?! So, do I. And, yeah, garlic. couldn't live without that. Thanks for your 3 items.

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Michelle ~ Lemons are high on my list, too. I usually have to run out to stock up to make lemon drink. Thanks for your excellent suggestions for meal preparation using your top 3 ingredients!

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Dear Shanti ~ I was just cooking up dinner and thinking someone would write about turmeric! ESP. There you are. I wholeheartedly agree that FRESH is better! Thanks for contributing to this thread.

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Barbara Sloan (BSloan) says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    I'm learning that each culture has their preferences. Having a spice blend covers many items at once. I agree with you on the raisin 'cinnamon' bread, and the kids would love the chocolate milk. Wonderful choices!

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Renegade - Wonderful healthy choices. I'm going to have to read your Hub on alternatives to milk. I bet you're a fabulous "nutritious" health-minded cook.

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Moon - The tea and porridge can help get you through the day. Do you mean spices to put in your tea or for cooking?


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Novel Treasure says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Garlic wins hands down. And cinnamon for heart health - Whooo hoo! Thanks Novel Treasure.

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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hello Jan - Garlic seems to be turning up in all its forms as the number one choice, second to the spices to add flavor and who can live without olive oil?! I just bought a gallon 100% virgin cold pressed.

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    lupine 4 years ago

    These sound good to me, I've already answered this question...it's hard to limit yourself to only 3.


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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Duffsmom - Hahahah. You've chosen 3 items I might call "staple" in the market basket, but that's okay. The question and answer has been so much fun. A few others also posted bread and bananas, but you're the first mentioning peanut butter.

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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Jeff ~ Your answers surprise me! I did not know really what to expect. Next, someone will put "pop tarts" as their must have kitchen item for a recipe. I was surely thinking of a certain spice, fruit, vegetable or grain, etc. Turned tables on me.


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    Debby Bruck 4 years ago

    Hi Exotic Hippie - I'm feeling the Italian in the kitchen! Have a blessed day. Debby

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