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Pantry Staples

If you are just setting up house, you'll need to keep some standard food staples on hand to be prepared for almost any recipe. Most of the items on this list can be stored in a pantry or cupboard. It's a good idea to mark items with the date you purchased them to make sure you use the oldest items first using the "first in, first out rule." Many now are already marked. Some items will require refrigeration after opening or have expiration dates (such as yeast). Check labels. This is a general guide. Nuts should be frozen if you arenít going to use them in a few weeks. Take your own tastes into consideration when selecting your pantry basics.

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