Thursday, October 1, 2009

Save YOUR tatas!!!

Today marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!





Have you had yours screened lately???


Here is the Early Breast Cancer Detection Plan:
  • Beginning at age 20: Performing breast self-exams and looking for any signs of change.

  • Age 20 to 39: Scheduling clinical breast exams every three years.

  • By the age of 40: Having a baseline mammogram and annual clinical breast exams.

  • Ages 40 to 49: Having a mammogram every one to two years depending on previous findings.

  • Ages 50 and older: Having a mammogram every year.
All Ages:

  • Recording personal exams, mammograms and doctors' appointments on a calendar or in a detailed file.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight, following a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol consumption.
For more information visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation's site!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Publix ~ September 24th - 30th

Lemon Roasted Chicken
Whole Chicken on sale for 79 cents a pound!!
  • 5 1/2 lb. roasting chicken
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 2 lemons
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle cavity of cleaned chicken with salt, pepper and thyme. Pierce lemons about twenty times each and stuff into cavity. Place breast side down and roast one hour. Turn roast breast side up and roast 30 minutes more. Turn temperature up to 400 degrees and roast 20 minutes.


Veal Marsala
Veal Shoulder Blade Steaks are on sale for $3.99lb

  •  4 veal shoulder blade steaks (each cut 3/4" thick)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • butter
  • 1/2 c. dry marsala
  • 1/2 c. water
  • Chopped parsley  
On waxed paper, sprinkle veal steaks lightly with salt and pepper; coat well with flour. In 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 3 tablespoons hot butter, cook steaks until well browned on both sides, adding more butter if needed. Remove steaks to platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to low. Stir wine and water into drippings, scraping to loosen brown bits.
Return veal to skillet; cover; simmer 45 minutes or until veal is form tender. Arrange on warm platter; pour liquid in skillet over steaks. Garnish with parsley if desired.


Bottom Round Roast
Bottom Round Roast is on sale for $1.97lb 
  • 1 (2-3 lb.) bottom round beef roast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 beef bouillon cubes
  • 8 oz. water
  • 6 oz. Coke  
Wash, dry roast. Rub with sugar. Salt and pepper to taste.
Place 2 pieces heavy foil in pan. Place roast within. Pour Coke over. Place 4-5 bouillon cubes and water around roast.

Place small piece foil over roast. Wrap roast loosely with 2 pieces foil.

Bake at 350 degrees. Place pan with roast onto roasting pan which is filled with water. Cook 1-2 hours per pound, turning roast in broth several times, until roast sticks tender with fork.


Baked Salmon
Salmon Fillets are on sale for $6.99lb 
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. onion
  • Pepper to taste  
Set oven at 350 degrees. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Place fish in pan. Stir together soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, onion and pepper according to taste. Cover fish with toppings. Cover pan with foil. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until done.


Red Wine Beef Tenderloin
Whole Beef Tenderloin is on sale for $8.99lb
  • 8 to 10 slices beef tenderloin (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/2 lb. mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 c. red table wine
  • 1 c. beef stock, fresh or canned  
Saute beef slices in 1 tablespoon butter about 3 minutes per side. Do not overcook. While meat is browning, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in another pan. Place sliced mushrooms in pan and saute lightly until browned. Blend in flour. Add wine and beef stock and cook until the mixture comes to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
Just before serving, add beef slices with any pan juice to gravy and cook until heated through.


Sides~


Lemon Garlic Pasta
Rozoni Pasta is BOGO! 
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 c. cooked pasta (linguine, angel hair, fettuccine)  
Melt butter in a small pan. Add garlic and saute. Add lemon, pepper and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Add sauce to hot pasta and toss gently. Top with remaining cheese and serve immediately.


Almond Asparagus
Asparagus is on sale for $2.49lb 
  • 2 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears
  • 1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 c. slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper  
Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with a knife or vegetable peeler, if desired. Melt butter in a large skillet, add asparagus and saute 3-4 minutes. Cover skillet and simmer an additional 2 minutes or until asparagus is tender-crisp. Add remaining ingredients; toss gently.


Tomato Salad
Grape Tomatoes are on sale for $1.49 for a pint 
  • 1 lb. ripe tomatoes
  • 1 env. Good Seasons Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1/4 c. olive oil  
Combine tomatoes with salad dressing mix and 1/4 cup olive oil in bowl. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature or overnight.


Twice Baked Potatoes
Baking Potatoes are on sale for 69 cents a pound! 
  • baking potatoes
  • milk (either whole or evaporated)
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • cheddar cheese (shredded)  
Bake potatoes until done (either at 400 deg. in oven for 45 minutes or in microwave). Cut open lengthwise and scoop out insides.
Put insides in a bowl and mix with milk, butter, salt and pepper until creamy consistency. Scoop back into potato hulls, top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake until cheese melts.


Mushroom Salad
Portabella Mushrooms are on sale for $1.99 for a 6oz pack 
  • 1 lb. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb. Swiss cheese, cubed
  • 1 bunch green onions (including tops)  
Mix and add dressing.


DRESSING:
  • 1/4 c. vinegar
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 3 tbsp. Greek seasoning


















Friday, September 18, 2009

Publix ~ Sept 17th - 23rd

Twisted Crock Pot Chicken
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast is on sale for $1.99lb
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 8 to 10 slices Smithfield ham or chipped beef
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can Campbell's Chickeny-Mushroom Soup
Line bottom of crock pot with ham or beef. Wrap each chicken breast with a slice of bacon and secure with toothpick. Combine sour cream and soup. Pour over chicken. Cook on low in crock pot for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 6 to 8 hours.

Oven method: Cook uncovered in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish for at least 3 hours at 275 degrees.

Cheesy Meatloaf
Ground Round is on sale for $2.99lb
  • 2 pounds chopped meat
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag of mozzarella cheese - Sargento Shredded Cheese is 2 for $4
  • 1/4 cup of tomato sauce
  • Dash of salt and pepper
In mixing bowl add chopped meat, diced bread, diced onion, egg, 1/8 cup of tomato sauce, salt and pepper (mix). Place in large pan pat to shape. Top with the rest of the tomato sauce. Bake for 55 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out and spread out bag of cheese on top of meatloaf and put back in oven until cheese is melted.

Ranch Tilapia
Tilapia is on sale for $6.39lb
  • 1 5 oz. tilapia fillet
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Grind up corn flakes into crumbs. Mix Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper in with the corn flake crumbs. Baste the tilapia fillet (both sides) with Ranch dressing. Coat fish with the crumb mix evenly. Bake for 17 mins.

Roasted Pork Loin
Whole Boneless Pork Loin is on sale for $1.99lb
  • 3 1/2 to 4 lb. pork loin
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 3/4 c. orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Roast meat at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Let stand 20 minutes before slicing into serving dish. Pour sauce over meat and return to oven 10 to 15 minutes.

Bay Scallops
Bay Scallops are on sale for $6.99lb
  • 1/2 to 1 lb. bay scallops
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 c. grated Romano cheese
  • Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Olive oil or butter
Saute garlic in butter or olive oil until tender, about 3-5 minutes, on medium heat. Add scallops. After awhile, liquid will cook out of the scallops. Cook until most of the liquid has boiled away. Coat top with bread crumbs, squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon over skillet. Add Romano cheese. Toss all together to coat scallops. Serve alone or over rice.


Sides


Tomato Salad
Tomatoes on the Vine are on sale for $1.49lb
Bell Peppers are on sale for $2.49 for a 2lb bag
  • 3 c. chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped seeded cucumber
  • 3/4 c. chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 c. chopped red onion
  • 1/2 c. Italian salad dressing
Toss tomatoes with cucumber, green pepper and red onion in bowl. Add salad dressing and pepper to taste; toss lightly. Chill, covered until serving time.


Peppers & Mushroom Stir Fry
Bell Peppers are on sale for $2.49 for a 2lb bag
Publix Mushrooms are on sale for 2 packs for $3 
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 onion, sliced & separated into rings
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces
Place all but the mushrooms in wok or skillet containing hot oil and stir fry until onion begins to turn transparent. Immediately add mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon garlic puree (more or less) and enough Italian salad dressing to thoroughly coat ingredients. A little (1 teaspoon) sugar or 1 squirt sweetener and a little soy sauce can be added, if desired. Only stir fry just to blend the flavors.

Broccoli w/Cheese
Broccoli is on sale for $1.49lb
  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. shredded processed American cheese (this could be your second Sargento cheese that is on sale!)
Wash broccoli and remove large leaves and tough part of stalks. Separate into flowerettes. Place broccoli in large saucepan with 1-inch boiling water. Cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain.

 Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and seasonings, blending well. Stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and comes to boiling. Add cheese; stir until cheese melts and sauce is smooth. Serve over broccoli.

Avocado Salad
Florida Avocados are on sale for $1.79 each
Publix Mushrooms are on sale for 2 packs for $3
Tomatoes on the Vine are on sale for $1.49lb
  • 1 1/2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 c. diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 c. diced avocado
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. Spike seasoning
Place mushrooms, tomatoes, and avocados, into salad bowl. In separate bowl mix together remaining ingredients. Pour over mushroom mixture and gently toss until well coated. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate if desired.

Grilled Pears
California Bartlett Pears are on sale for 78 cents a lb
  • Pears
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon or ginger
Do not peel. Cut the fruit in half or wedges. Remove cores. Baste with a mixture of butter, brown sugar and ground cinnamon or ginger. Place fruit on grill with skin up. Grill on medium 8 to 10 minutes for halves, 4 to 5 minutes for rings or wedges.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Publix ~ Sept. 10th - 16th

Crab Legs
Snow Crab clusters are on sale for $4.99 lb

There are a few ways to prepare crab legs but my favorite is baking them!

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Crack the whole crab legs and place them on a baking tray.
Brush the crab legs with butter or oil, seasoning and lemon juice and bake in the oven for 8 - 9 minutes.

If you' prefer to use it in a recipe... (FYI - 16oz=1pound)


Crab Pizza
  • 1lb of crab - keep in mind when it gets weighed the shells are most of the weight so buy a little extra!
  • 14 oz. pkg. Mozzarella cheese - Kraft Shredded cheese is $3.49 a bag
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 c. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. pizza dough - Italian pizza dough is on sale for $1.99 a pound in the Bakery
Combine oil and finely chopped garlic in small cup and microwave on high for approximately 1-2 minutes (until oil is simmering). Roll out dough and place on lightly greased pizza tray. Lightly grease top side of dough and bake at 350 degrees until outside is slightly crusty.

Pour remaining oil and garlic (don't saturate) onto slightly crusty dough. Add cheese and top with crab legs. Return to oven for additional time until bottom of pizza is done.


BBQ Salmon
Coho Salmon Filets are on sale for $9.99lb


  • 1/3 c. soy sauce
  • 1/3 c. wine or wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, finely chopped garlic is even better
  • filets of Salmon
Lay salmon filets skin down on grill over charcoal or if cooking in oven on Pyrex dish and cook at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, basting with sauce. Do not turn over. Do not overcook fish. You may want to lay it on aluminum foil with holes punched through foil and cover loosely with foil to contain heat.


Pineapple Pork Tenderloin
Tenderloins are on sale for $4.99lb


  • 1 (15 oz.) can unsweetened sliced pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. minced gingerroot
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 (3/4 lb.) pork tenderloin
  • Vegetable cooking spray
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine reserved juice and next 4 ingredients; set aside.

Trim excess fat from pork. Place tenderloins in a large, shallow baking dish; pour marinade over tenderloins. Cover and marinate 24 hours in refrigerator, turning occasionally.

Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Remove tenderloins from marinade; grill over medium coals 50-55 minutes, turning tenderloins occasionally. Meat is done when meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of tenderloin registers 170 degrees. Grill pineapple slices 5 minutes or until browned on both sides. Slice tenderloin and serve with pineapple slices.



Shrimp & Mushroom Linguine
White Shrimp is on sale for $6.99lb, Baby Portabella Mushrooms are on sale for $1.69lb


  • 1 c. mushroom slices
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. cooked shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz. linguine
Saute mushrooms in butter, blend in flour and pepper--gradually add milk. Cook stirring constantly until thickened. Add shrimp and Parmesan cheese--heat thoroughly. Toss with linguine.


Sirloin with Bacon Tip Roast
Tip Roast on sale for $2.99lb

  • 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. bone and tied sirloin tip roast
  • 2 sm. cloves garlic, slivered
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 6 slices bacon
Cut slits into the roast and insert slivered garlic, placing pieces evenly around the whole roast. Rub with 1 tablespoon of the mustard. Sprinkle with the thyme. Place on roasting rack. Top roast with the bacon, with ends covering the sides. Insert meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. Roast at 325 degrees until meat thermometer registers 145 degrees for rare or 160 degrees for medium to well done.

Transfer meat to serving board or platter. Remove bacon and strings. Replace bacon. Pour pan drippings into small skillet. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon mustard and heat to boiling. Continue boiling until drippings are shiny and thickened. Spoon sauce over roast, slice and serve immediately.


Sides:

Fried Okra
Okra is on sale for $1.89lb


  • 10 okra
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 c. self rising flour
  • 1 tsp. Accent
  • 1 tsp. salt
Cut okra in diced form. Mix egg and milk together in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix flour, accent and salt. Place cut up okra in the egg and milk mixture. Then take okra out and place in the flour, then fry in oil until golden brown on both sides.

Grilled Red Potatoes
Red Potatoes are $2.99 for a 5lb bag


  • 3-4 medium sized red potatoes
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
Preheat grill. Clean potatoes, cut in half and thinly slice. Tear off about 12 inches of aluminum foil and place the sliced potatoes, butter, basil, and oregano over potatoes.


Crush bullion cube and sprinkle over potatoes. Bring the foil together and roll both sides together down to the food and roll ends (it will look like a big foil tootsie roll). Place on grill with cover closed for 20 minutes.


Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Premium Tomatoes are on sale for $1.49lb


  • 5 Roma tomatoes, room temperature
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • 5 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Cut tomatoes into wedges. Cut cucumbers in 1/2 inch pieces. Tear little pieces of your basil (do not cut). The basil tastes better this way! Mince the garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together gently in a salad bowl. Serve.

French Onion Mashed Potatoes
Red Potatoes are $2.99 for a 5lb bag


  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes
  • 1 can Frito Lay French Onion Dip
  • 1 stick of butter
Boil potatoes until soft. Combine butter, dip and potatoes. Mix together with hand mixer.


Broccoli w/ Cheese Sauce
Eat Smart Veggies are 3 for $5...I love these! They have all sorts of varieties! TIP: They are bagged in the produce section!


  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. Velveeta cheese (more or less to taste)
Wash broccoli and cut flower heads from stems. Discard stems (thick sections). Place flower heads in double boiler type steamer basket. Add about 1 inch of water to bottom of double boiler. Cover and place on high heat. Bring to boil and steam for about 5 minutes. Melt butter and cheese separately while steaming broccoli. Remove from heat. Place broccoli in serving bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle butter and cheese over broccoli and serve.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

PUBLIX - Spare Ribs, Salmon and Chicken!

These recipes will correlate with the current Publix grocery ad:

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs -
Ribs are on sale for $1.59lb

(FYI - the rule of thumb for ribs is 1lb per person!)

Pork Spare Ribs:
2 lb. pork spare ribs
1 onion

Sauce: (if you want the easy way out they have Kraft BBQ Sauce BOGO!)
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. red pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. chili powder
1/3 c. ketchup

Place spareribs (meat side down) in roasting pan. Cover meat with thinly sliced onion. Pour sauce over meat. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until done. Last 10 minutes of cooking you can remove cover to "crunch up" the top slightly or gently boil ribs 1/2 hour, then roast as above for 1 hour.

Salmon and Asparagus Casserole:
Salmon filets are $6.99lb, Asparagus is $2.49lb

12 oz. or 1 can salmon (FYI - 16oz=1pound)
1 c. asparagus
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
1/2 c. skim evaporated milk & 1/2 c. water
2 oz. crumbled bread
Chopped onions

Layer salmon and asparagus. Salt and pepper each layer. Put crumbs on each layer. Cover top with bread crumbs and sprinkle with paprika and parsley flakes. Pour milk and water over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


Grilled Chicken breast w/ Dijon sauce -
Split Chicken breast on sale for $1.69lb

3 whole chicken breasts, split in half
1/4 c. butter, melted
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. thyme leaves
1 tsp. instant minced onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/3 c. dairy sour cream
1/3 c. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. dill pickle, finely chopped
2 tbsp. green onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard


Tear off six lengths of heavy-duty aluminum foil large enough to wrap a chicken breast. Place one chicken breast half, skin-side up, on each square of foil. Combine butter, lemon juice, thyme, onion, salt and pepper. Brush each piece of chicken with mixture.
Turn chicken over and brush other side. Leave chicken skin side down on foil. Bring four corners of foil up together in a pyramid shape. Fold the openings together loosely to allow for heat circulation and expansion. Seal by folding over ends and pressing to package.


Place on grill over medium hot coals and cook 30-45 minutes or until chicken is tender. While chicken is cooking, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, pickle, and mustard. To serve, remove chicken from foil bundles and spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle with green onions and serve at once. Makes 6 servings.

SIDES:

Grilled Sweet Bi-Color -
Corn on sale for .25 each

2 ears of corn for each person
1 tablespoon butter for each ear of corn
3 tablespoons crushed ice for each ear of corn
aluminum foil or foil pockets
salt, to taste

Husk corn and rinse. Heat grill to 350F.
Cut a rectangle of aluminum foil large enough to wrap each corn cob twice. Place each corn in the center of foil with the shiny side in. Add 3 tablespoons crushed ice and 1 tablespoon butter.


It's important to wrap the corn with the aluminum foil so that the edges of the foil are crimped and sealed securely so that as the ice melts, the liquid will be retained in the foil pocket. Make an envelope with the foil and double fold the edges, then place the seams on the top.


Place the corn pockets on the hot grill and cook for 30 minutes or so, turning over half way through cooking time. (Length of cooking time will vary depending on the tenderness, variety and age of the corn - some types of corn may be done in half the time).


Twice Baked Potatoes -
Baking Potatoes are $1.99 for a 5lb bag!


baking potatoes
milk (either whole or evaporated)
butter
salt and pepper
cheddar cheese (shredded)


Bake potatoes until done (either at 400 deg. in oven for 45 minutes or in microwave). Cut open lengthwise and scoop out insides.
Put insides in a bowl and mix with milk, butter, salt and pepper until creamy consistency. Scoop back into potato hulls, top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake until cheese melts.


Publix brand 16oz Potato Salad is BOGO!

The Necessities - Herbs, Spices and Condiments

I have found that most recipes include many of the same herbs and spices. And I think this will be the case with most if not all of the recipes posted here. Now, if you are like me you are VERY limited when it comes to space in the kitchen. Unfortunately my HSC (Herbs, Spices and Condiments) space consists of a self in one of the cupboards. But you can bet that sucker is jam packed with all I need!

I thought I'd post a list of common items. This does not mean you need to rush out and buy them all but I do recommend you have as many on hand as you have space for!

Herbs and Spices:

•Salt
•Black pepper
•Garlic powder
•Garlic salt
•Onion powder
•Parsley
•Oregano
•Basil
•Cilantro
•Chili powder
•Cayenne pepper
•Red pepper flakes
•Cinnamon
•Nutmeg
•Cloves
•Allspice
•Paprika
•Ginger
•Cumin
•Thyme
•Rosemary
•Dill
•Sage
•Celery salt
•Curry powder

Condiments:

•Ketchup
•Mustard, yellow or brown
•Salsa
•Salad dressing
•Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
•Butter or margarine
•Barbecue sauce
•Parmesan cheese
•Pickle relish
•Soy sauce
•Steak sauce
•Worcester sauce
•Tabasco sauce or similar hot sauce
•Lemon juice
•Vinegar
•Honey
•Sour cream
•Sweet and sour sauce
•Chocolate syrup and other sundae toppings
•Tartar sauce
•Cocktail sauce
•Creamy horseradish sauce