PANTRY ESSENTIALS

Our dependence on prepared foods, packaged in plastic and paperboard, is a learned habit. It didn’t happen overnight, though. It took several generations for us to shift from cooking at home almost exclusively to the ready-made versions of those same recipes. (I’m looking at you, pudding-in-a-cup!)

This collection of condiments, dips, spreads, and snack recipes to make right in your kitchen will cut your grocery bill and reduce the amount of single-use plastic that enters your home.

Cutting your dependence on these store-bought convenience items is easy! Pick one or two of my favorite condiment or snack recipes and give homemade a try.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

canning jars filled and sealed with strawberry jam

Preserve the flavor of summertime berries in a jar! This homemade strawberry jam recipe is easy for beginners, sweetened with honey, and delicious! 

Canning Chicken Stock: Broth from Roasted Chicken (or Turkey)

dark brown chicken broth, in jars ready for canning

Homemade stock is simple to make. With a pressure canner, you can easily make it a ready-to-use shelf stable pantry item. Canning chicken stock or turkey stock means that you’ll be able to get meals ready in a hurry using real, homemade ingredients. Plus? It’s like free food!

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