The Pantry

Whether you are a household of one or a family of five, there are certain basics that should always be in your pantry and fridge. Now, I understand that different people from different parts of the country have their own particular tastes, ingredients and staples. For our purposes, I would like to share with you, those items that can always be found in my household pantry. These items will help you prepare most of the recipes from #Simply Ardynn (this Magazine, upcoming Cookbook and coming Interactive Cooking App) and those in your family’s recipe box.

Refrigerated Items

  • Salted Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Marscapone Cheese
  • Whole Milk 🥛
  • Half and Half
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sour Cream
  • Eggs* 🥚
  • Cheddar Cheese 🧀
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • String Cheese (Mozzarella)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Strawberry Preserves 🍓
  • Buttermilk Ranch
  • Mayonnaise
  • Whole Grain Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard

Freezer Items

  • 1 LB Ground Sausage
  • 1 LB Ground Pork
  • 1 LB Ground 80/20 Hamburger 🍔
  • 1 LB Ground Turkey
  • 1 LB Bacon 🥓
  • 1 Pork Loin
  • 1 Ham Steak 🥩
  • Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Beef Bratwurst
  • Beer Bratwurst
  • Bag of Shredded Potatoes 🥔
  • Pizza Dough*
  • Ready Made Pie Crust 🥧
  • Puff Pastry

Produce

  • Red Onions
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves and Chopped Garlic in Jar
  • Celery
  • Baby Carrots 🥕
  • Plum Tomatoes 🍅
  • Baby Spinach
  • Bananas 🍌
  • Oranges
  • Lemons 🍋

Dry / Canned Goods

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Self-rising Flour
  • Corn Meal
  • Corn Starch
  • Corn Bread Mix 🥘
  • Baking Mix
  • Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • Bag of 16 Bean Soup Mix
  • Instant Coffee
  • Express / Spanish Coffee ☕️
  • White Sugar
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Turbinado (Raw) Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almond Slivers
  • Honey 🍯
  • Canned Carrots 🥕
  • Canned Peas
  • Canned French Style Green Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Cream Style Corn 🌽
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes 🍅
  • Jar Basil Pesto
  • Jar Tomato Sauce
  • Jar Alfredo Sauce
  • Jar Roasted Red Peppers 🌶
  • Jar Artichoke Hearts
  • Tomato Paste
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Assorted Boxes of Dry Pasta 🍝
    • (Spaghetti, Bow Ties, Macaroni)

Oils / Wet Ingredients

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil 🌽
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray, with and without flour
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • White Vinegar
  • Worcester Sauce
  • Liquid Smoke 💨
  • Hot Sauce

Spices / Herbs

  • Sea Salt
  • Whole Peppercorns ( Multi-colored)
  • Parsley
  • Oregano 🌿
  • Italian Herbs
  • Chives
  • Chili Powder 🌶
  • Old Bay
  • Applewood Smoke Rub / Seasoning
  • Mesquite Seasoning
  • Adobo
  • Sazon
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic Powder
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
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