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Ash says ...
Pumpkin! Very necessary for Thanksgiving and anytime in Autumn really! Thanks for the good tips on herbs and spices.
10/30/2011 10:48:35 AM CDT
Haley Wolfe says ...
I always have cocoa powder on hand, because in my family it's just not the holidays without a mug of hot chocolate! Instead of using pre-packaged hot chocolate mixes that are often highly processed, I make my own hot chocolate mix with cocoa powder, cane sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I mix up a big batch all at once and store it in a jar, so all my guests have to do is scoop out as much as they want.
10/30/2011 10:48:36 AM CDT
Kim Guice says ...
I love the holiday baking guide and recipes. My kids are really getting into cooking and the tips and recipes are great! The decluttering tips... well, now I have to go clean my pantry. I'll be gone for quite a bit doing that. LOL
10/30/2011 10:48:37 AM CDT
Robin says ...
Baking powder is a must here! I use it a lot during the holidays baking breads, cookies and other goodies!
10/30/2011 10:48:37 AM CDT
Jeff H says ...
Canned pumpkin for all those pies! :)
10/30/2011 10:48:39 AM CDT
Teresa says ...
Cranberries. To me, that is the scent and flavor of Thanksgiving. I love the smell and scent as I start simmering fresh cranberries to make cranberry sauce and making stuffing with cranberries to the desserts: a cranberry-orange-walnut bread and cranberry sorbet. I think I would put cranberries into every single course!
10/30/2011 10:48:41 AM CDT
Bianca says ...
Garlic powder
10/30/2011 10:48:42 AM CDT
Carol Frey says ...
Cinnamon and Chicken broth! I love to bake and the smell of cinnamon is just great. Got to have that chicken broth because i use it in everything from gravy to creamed potatoes!
10/30/2011 10:48:43 AM CDT
Tammy says ...
Sage and cornbread are used in my dressing, which is my absolute favorite side dish for Thanksgiving!
10/30/2011 10:48:44 AM CDT
Deborah Moskowitz says ...
I can't do without stocks and broth in the pantry...from stuffing, to gravy to even the bird itself, it seems like we use it in everything!
10/30/2011 10:48:45 AM CDT
Magan says ...
Thanks for the post. I can't be without olive oil or vanilla.
10/30/2011 10:48:47 AM CDT
Libby says ...
I can't do without cinnamon and sugar. I love making Thanksgiving desserts!
10/30/2011 10:48:47 AM CDT
Kayleen says ...
An absolute must for my holidays are dried herbs. I use herbs to season the turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed & sweet potatoes - yum!
10/30/2011 10:48:48 AM CDT
Shelly says ...
I can't survive without my homemade almond milk. I use it to drink, make smoothies, bake and cook.
10/30/2011 10:48:51 AM CDT
Sarah Fitzwater says ...
Hello Whole Foods, My pantry staple for my Thanksgiving meal would be extra virgin olive oil. I use it for the roast (and that's not always turkey!) and several of the other savory food items on my menu. Pumpkin pie is great but I tend to focus more on the main course of our meal together. Thank you for doing this. Much appreciated. Sincerely, Sarah Fitzwater
10/30/2011 10:48:55 AM CDT
Sharon says ...
I have to have brown rice. I put it in stuffing , as a side, in soups and salads. It really makes food stretch too, when unexpected guests arrive. I just add veggies and beans to make a great casserole.
10/30/2011 10:48:57 AM CDT
Kim Brothers says ...
I can't do without chicken and or vegetable broth. I use it in my stuffing, gravy and to baste my turkey. Later I use it as the base to my turkey soup.
10/30/2011 10:49:01 AM CDT
Chrissy Carroll says ...
Can't imagine not having cinnamon for all my delicious holiday baking! Cookies, pies, crisps, and more :)
10/30/2011 10:49:05 AM CDT
Deb says ...
Organic whole wheat flour is usually my staple needed for baking all sorts of holiday goodies. This year I am adding almond flour for my gluten free family and friends goodies!
10/30/2011 10:49:07 AM CDT
Angela says ...
Organic (and local) apples to make pies & homemade apple sauce| unbleached flour, sea salt & 365 butter for homemade biscuits | prince of peace organic white peony tea bags & organic cane sugar --- mmmm...now I am HUNGRY. OH & stainless steel cookware, wooden/bamboo serving spoons, & glass containers..no plastics or teflon items. Please & thank you.
10/30/2011 10:49:08 AM CDT
Krissy says ...
I can't do without a variety of gluten-free flours to bake for the holidays or to simply thicken sauces and soups!
10/30/2011 10:49:10 AM CDT
Shannon says ...
Thanksgiving cooking isn't complete without the aroma of Fines Herbes not only in the stuffing but also mixed in the cavity of the turkey with onions, garlic and an apple. Can't imagine our Thanksgiving spread without this necessary staple! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
10/30/2011 10:49:12 AM CDT
Erica says ...
As the weather turns cold, I start making a lot soup to help keep warm -- I can't keep enough vegetarian soup broth (or bouillon cubes) in the pantry.
10/30/2011 10:49:13 AM CDT
Aivelina Rivera says ...
I can't do without nuts specially walnuts for my carrot cake!
10/30/2011 10:49:16 AM CDT
Jody Thrash says ...
I can't do without olive oil and broths. Both are crazy important to tons of recipes. I am always running out! :)
10/30/2011 10:49:17 AM CDT

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