Every recipe is different, but there are a few ingredients that find their way into most of the things I make.  Whether they’re the trusted brands I grew up using or something I was turned onto through my favorite television food personalities, I usually find a brand I like and stick with it.  Using a different brand doesn’t mean a recipe will turn out poorly, but in case you’re wondering exactly what I use, as I have often found myself when making recipes, here is a list of the basic ingredients that are always in my pantry or refrigerator.

When I use specialty ingredients, I’ll let you know which brand I used in case you’re curious or unsure of which one to buy.  If you have any ingredient questions, feel free to email me.