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Linda garcia says ...
Cranberries, cranberries, cranberries.. So good in everything you cook for that sour/sweet taste. Fresh cranberries, Ok so not a staple but dried cranberries store well. I cannot think of anything that cranberries will not enhance the flavor of.
11/02/2011 11:09:56 PM CDT
Audrey says ...
Wheat flour for thickening the delicious turkey gravy and for the whole wheat rolls to slop in the gravy. And, let's not forget about those wonderfully tasteful waffles on the weekend following Thanksgiving. As a diabetic, this is simply a must, but also simply devine!
11/02/2011 11:36:30 PM CDT
Debbie Nickel says ...
I cannot do without organic whole berry cranberry sauce and organic dried cranberries. I use them in a variety of side dishes that my family loves during Thanksgiving dinner.
11/02/2011 11:55:16 PM CDT
Nissa Lind says ...
I must have the 365 dark chocolate bars to snack on while cooking. But the other staples are a gluten free baking flour blend, short grain brown rice and olive oil.
11/02/2011 11:55:34 PM CDT
Faye says ...
Sage. Nothing says Thanksgiving more than stuffing!
11/03/2011 12:02:55 AM CDT
Vicki B. says ...
I can't live without cinnamon. It's great in cranberry chutney, baked apples, and pumpkin pie. It's even good just boiling in water on the stove to give a holiday smell to the kitchen. I can never have too much cinnamon.
11/03/2011 12:02:56 AM CDT
janet says ...
how about that whip cream. all the sweets need just a little more.
11/07/2011 5:23:21 PM CST
Susan Benesch says ...
My family feasts on homemade bread so I must have flour and yeast. Other essentials for my kitchen are whole nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cinnamon.
11/03/2011 12:17:46 AM CDT
Sylvie Rivin says ...
It's not on the list, but wild rice is one of those things that can be used in so many wonderful fall dishes from an orange/cranberry rice "salad" to wild rice & mushroom stuffed acorn squash...mmmmmm. I simply can't do without it this time of year!
11/03/2011 12:56:01 AM CDT
Joyce says ...
I rely on canned pumpkin during Thanksgiving season. I make pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and pumpkin/cranberry muffins. Of course, the pumpkin must be organic!
11/03/2011 1:02:02 AM CDT
Aimee says ...
Pecans from my in-laws' family farm. We keep them in the freezer year round, and pull a few out at a time to chop and toast in a pan and put in everything from pies, to pancakes and waffles to yogurt, oatmeal, cookies, muffins, breads and trail mix. Living in Georgia, can't live without our pecans! Great source of protein too since we don't eat a lot of meat. My kids love them too!
11/03/2011 1:06:50 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
Vanilla! I remember my mom always dropping one extra capful in whatever recipe called for it "for the bowl" and have followed that tradition.
11/03/2011 1:21:11 AM CDT
Sharron says ...
365 Organic Wildflower Honey which I love along with Purity Farms Organic Ghee (clarified butter) on cubed sweet potatoes. Actually I have this throughout the year as well. Love it!
11/03/2011 1:42:54 AM CDT
Christie says ...
I must have cinnamon during the Thanksgiving season. The smell and flavor of fresh cinnamon always reminds me of the holidays.
11/03/2011 2:58:38 AM CDT
Natasha says ...
Actually, I have to say Rosemary. It may sound weird, but ever since I made a delightful turkey with rosemary gravy and herbed stuffing, I get all fuzzy inside thinking about making it again each Thanksgiving. It may not be traditional, but it's changed my world!
11/03/2011 3:07:24 AM CDT
Kate says ...
I cannot live without white wine and rosemary in my pantry! I love to saute veggies in it for a quick and tasty side dish.
11/03/2011 3:06:28 AM CDT
Becky says ...
Pumpkin! Pumpkin muffins or bread are the perfect treat to share throughout the holiday season. They smell delicious and are great with coffee and a good conversation.
11/03/2011 3:17:39 AM CDT
Sally says ...
My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the "gravy" from a Julia Child recipe I have used for forty years. I make a base the day before which requires extra virgin cold pressed olive oil. Dry white vermouth, chicken stock stock, bay leaf, thyme, and cornstarch from the pantry. Sauted onion and carrot and giblets complete the ingredients simmered for 3 hours . This makes a spectacular gravy when added. Do it every year! Of course I put gravy on EVERYTHING............
11/03/2011 3:19:23 AM CDT
Margo G. Dietrich says ...
I can't choose between the cinnamon & ginger spices (which I use all the time as natural anti-inflammatories) and the nuts which hubby and I eat a lot because we're vegans. Thanks for this opportunity!
11/03/2011 3:53:21 AM CDT
TJ says ...
Butter in nearly every dish makes the holiday feel more special than everyday.
11/03/2011 4:15:59 AM CDT
Mary Vaughn says ...
Chicken broth
11/03/2011 4:18:54 AM CDT
KRobertson says ...
Chicken or Vegetable broth or stock is used in copious amounts in my house. From the stuffing to the turkey to the gravy to the mashed potatoes, nothing would be the same. And with a vegetarian teenager, I'm better able to create side dishes that she can enjoy with the rest of us.
11/03/2011 4:24:26 AM CDT
John says ...
canned tomatoes, beans and olives...
11/03/2011 5:01:25 AM CDT
judyrussi says ...
Thanksgiving is the one time a year when I need to have cranberry sauce to complete the meal. Just can't have Thanksgiving without it.
11/03/2011 5:01:39 AM CDT
Marty says ...
Pumpkin
11/03/2011 5:16:13 AM CDT

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