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Cattie Johnson says ...
I absolutely CANNOT do w/out my 365 ORGANIC PUMPKIN!! Not only do I use it for Thanksgiving but I use it daily for my Pumpkin-Rice Protein shakes! I love the taste, I feel good knowing that I have a 'fruit' (it's a fruit but I like to call it a veggie so I can count it as one of my vegetable servings for the day ..LOL!) serving first thing in the morning AND the PRICE for it cannot compare to other health food stores that sell organic pumpkin. I pay TWICE that at the other health food store when Whole Foods doesn't have it in stock!
11/06/2011 9:32:54 AM CST
Elizabeth Jarrard says ...
I can not live without my spices! especially antioxidant rich turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary and chili powder
11/06/2011 9:41:59 AM CST
Sally says ...
Nutmeg for eggnog is such a wonderful addition!!!! The nuts used in making our family's fruitcake recipe would make it even more special!!!
11/06/2011 9:47:15 AM CST
Brenda A. McCormick says ...
Chicken stock! It is used almost daily in cool weather for quick noodle soup if someone feels the sniffles coming on to our favorite comfort food - potato soup. It is essential for our Thanksgiving favorite - dressing - as well as seasoning for some vegetables.
11/06/2011 9:52:18 AM CST
Cathy says ...
I can't live without Old Bay Seasoning. My sister introduced me to it in the 1970's when she moved to Maryland. I use in in stuffings, to season meats, making before dinner pickings. I find it more versatile than the traditional stuffing seasonings! Recently a friend of my husband gave him conch. Not knowing what to do with this sea food we steamed them in white wine steamming solution and then I ground them up with my hand grinder and made "conch" stuffies. I baked them in custard cups ( of course they did contain Old Bay Seasoning) and they came out great! I serves them with rice and a steammed vegetable. What an inexpensive treat. I guess fishermen cast off conch they a predators of scallops, but a good food source for a tight budget. Also recently I have found a gadget called a julienne peeler. A little pricy, but now many veggies I used to steam I now saute with olive oil and perhaps save more of the nutrients. A new taste at any rate.
11/06/2011 10:29:31 AM CST
Sandra says ...
Must be cinnamon and nutmeg. We love our fall deserts.
11/06/2011 10:29:38 AM CST
Julie says ...
Canned Pumpkin for making pumpkin bread! and BUTTER!
11/06/2011 10:32:01 AM CST
Nicole Moskites says ...
It's very hard to choose but I would have to go with cinnamon! You can put in so many things and it's flavor and aroma just makes me think of autumn.
11/06/2011 10:44:52 AM CST
Laurie says ...
Sage ,cinnamon and cranberries!
11/06/2011 10:48:26 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
Spices are what makes the holiday Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg and Ginger. They can be used in sweet or savory. Add some cinnamon to your coffee it helps lower your blood pressure or if you over eat add some finer to your water that boil for tea to sooth your stomach.
11/06/2011 11:02:46 AM CST
Susan Maui says ...
Gobble Gobble. Must have the cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg for that fantastic pumpkin bread. And walnuts. You forgot the pumpkin on this list. That is a BIG staple in my household. Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin walnut bread. Where is the flaxseed? And the yams need to be candied with caramelized pecans! And marshmallows if I'm feeling like the sweetness. And lets not forget the cornbread stuffing and gravy with pan drippings and fresh herbs. Starting to dream of those festive menu. The appetizers change except the the olive pecan port cheese roll and stone ground wheat crackers. Happy menu planning
11/06/2011 11:17:16 AM CST
Autumn says ...
Canned pumpkin puree. Not only can you make the classic pumpkin pie, but there's pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin-choc chip cookies....
11/06/2011 11:20:49 AM CST
Eater says ...
How do you enter the contest to win?
11/06/2011 11:23:20 AM CST
ajl says ...
I see now. My pantry staple for the holidays is probably sweet potatoes. Aka yams. Can anyone really explain the difference?
11/06/2011 11:25:54 AM CST
Peggi Comiskey says ...
Call me old fashioned-absolute must is mashed potatoes with garlic and make low fat gravy or use the margarine made with yogurt.
11/06/2011 12:24:53 PM CST
kim says ...
I can't live without fresh sage and onions. I love the flavor of sage rubbed onto the turkey and added to the stuffing. I also put onion in the turkey and the stuffing, so that's another holiday staple I must have on hand. Also, organic cornstarch for thickening the gravy. Yum...I'm already drooling!
11/06/2011 12:33:02 PM CST
Iris says ...
I must have chicken stock, peacans, maple syrup, and sweet potatoes!!!!!!
11/06/2011 12:44:00 PM CST
Catherine says ...
Canned pumpkin - I use it in so many ways for the holidays, from pie to a lovely pumpkin-corn bisque.
11/06/2011 12:45:16 PM CST
Cher says ...
Garlic! Garlic! Garlic!
11/06/2011 12:46:16 PM CST
Steve Mosley says ...
We love the 365 organic vegan stuffing!
11/06/2011 1:27:39 PM CST
Anne Morrow says ...
Everyone's favorite part of our meal is the dressing, so one of the pantry staples for that is cornmeal to make the cornbread. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without our cornbread dressing!
11/06/2011 1:29:01 PM CST
Amber says ...
Definitely chicken stock/broth, olive oil (use almost every day!), lots of spices - especially garlic, black pepper, oregano, and at Thanksgiving - sage. Bread crumbs, flour, and brown sugar. We use cranberry sauce and canned pumpkin for several savory and sweet dishes.
11/06/2011 3:00:59 PM CST
Nancy says ...
Slivered almonds & cinnamon for oatmeal, homemade granola, and roasted squash. I'm sooooo glad it's finally cool enough to turn the oven on and keep it going long enough to roast vegetables!
11/06/2011 3:54:40 PM CST
Amy says ...
I would have to say apples for a sweet ending to a meal - be that pie, crisp or baked apples - yum! cinnamon and nutmeg for seasoning.
11/06/2011 4:41:48 PM CST
Kira says ...
I like to stock an assortment of nuts (sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts, pine nuts), organic sugar, holiday spices and canned pumpkin and sweet potatoes!
11/06/2011 5:14:06 PM CST

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