Cooking from the Pantry

Hosted by Carol White
Group active since Sat, Sep 15, 2012

Well Stocked Pantry
I remember when I first ventured out on my own. There were so many things to buy, including groceries to stock the pantry. I wanted it all but was, of course, on a very tight budget. I had to get the most basic of items and gradually stock the others. Well, that was a long time ago. My opinion on what is essential has changed and the pantry is a lot bigger than it used to be. It is important to have food items in storage especially for spontaneous, quick, easy, healthy and creative cooking. There are items that are basic to almost any cooking. Other items are dependent on the type of cooking you do most often and the amount of storage space available.

In this group you can share quick and easy recipes that will get any meal on the table for your family.


Buon Natale! Felice Anno Nuovo!

By Donna Graffagnino - Dec 23, 2013

To All of You Wonderful Cooks and Your Families ~ Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year! Stay Well and Keep Safe!

Glad to be here

By Kathy Sterling - Nov 10, 2013

I see a lot of familiar faces and some beautiful new ones. I am looking forward to this group.

Just Joined...

By Kimi Gaines - Jan 6, 2013

I have made many dishes from things in my pantry...I love creating in my kitchen...I will send a few to the group!!

Just found this group

By bev snee - Dec 17, 2012

Hi, this seems like a very informative group and I love Bonnie's additions! I hope to see more people join! Hey am I the only ones that has something in their pantry that keeps getting moved but never used when cleaning out time arrives?

Cooking from the Pantry - Dried Bead Guide

By Carol White - Oct 19, 2012

Use this guide to gauge how much dried beans to cook.

1/3 cup dry beans =1 cup cooked beans
1/2 cup dry beans =1 1/2 cups cooked beans
2/3 cup dry beans =2 cup cooked beans
1 cup dry beans =3 cups cooked beans
2 cups (1 pound) dry beans =6 cups cooked beans