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Carole Ziegler says ...
Pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Yummy, yummy, yummy for your tummy not only for the holiday but any day!
11/07/2011 7:44:52 PM CST
Kellie Halder Hansen says ...
potatoes - can never have enough sweet and mashed on thanksgiving!
11/07/2011 8:05:44 PM CST
Kris Gresahm says ...
Our favorite staple is "Friends With Leftovers"! Many years ago my Mom started a tradition while we were in college of inviting all the college kids over the day AFTER Thanksgiving to help clean up leftovers. Over the years this event has become larger than our actual Thanksgiving. Now my family,and friends, including my grown children and their friends, come over for "Thanksgiving 2" and everyone brings leftovers to nibble while we play board games and drink wine. It has become a terrific event! We get to sample what other families make for their favorites and we make sure no food goes to waste.
11/07/2011 8:16:08 PM CST
Gail Cook says ...
It is hard to pinpoint a specific pantry item that creates my favorite part of Thanksgiving but I guess it would be the aroma of a pumpkin pie baking in the oven and spices flowing through the house. It reminds me of growing up and the many holicays celebrated on the farm with my grandparents and family. This year my husband and I will be sharing Thanksgiving with his family at our home and making new memories.
11/07/2011 9:15:26 PM CST
Sita says ...
Gluten-free options! From stuffing to pie crust, Thanksgiving is as much about gluten as it is about turkey. This being my third Thanksgiving being gluten-intolerant, I'm still figuring out affordable ways to adapt so that I get to enjoy what everyone else is eating and so that they don't notice they're eating gluten-free alternatives. But the market is growing every day with new choices, and that is one thing I am most thankful for!
11/07/2011 9:40:39 PM CST
Julie says ...
Potatoes. Doesn't matter if you or your guests are omnivores, vegetarians, or vegans. Potatoes are there for you. Saute, whip, bake, or fry. Make a very high end french dish or just toss it in the over to bake. For all tastes and all skill levels - there is something there for everyone! (and the potato is such an accomadating food - it's very hard to mess it up)
11/07/2011 10:49:46 PM CST
margie says ...
It has to be the Simply Organic Roasted Turkey Gravy Mix everyone thinks I slaved over the stove making it from scrach.but i wont tell if you wont lol
11/07/2011 11:35:05 PM CST
Trish H says ...
Absolutely must have boxes of chicken and vegetable stock on hand. I couldn't make Thanksgiving Dinner without. Use it in my gravy, my mashed potatoes instead of dairy and to make soup from the leftovers. Love it!
11/08/2011 1:13:13 AM CST
D. Paul says ...
Yeast, because nothing beats homemade bread
11/08/2011 3:22:22 AM CST
Eileen says ...
We love Imagine chicken broth at Thanksgiving and all year. Low sodium and no sugar. We use it for many recipes.
11/08/2011 7:25:19 AM CST
Gary Crispens says ...
I always stock up on baking supplies including brown, powdered and regular sugar, chocolate, mint chocolate and mini chocolate chips, 2 dozen eggs,condensed milk, refrigerated pie crusts,flour, and Amaretto for my special holiday mini cakes that I share with family and friends.
11/08/2011 7:35:20 AM CST
Shannon Dagesse says ...
Cinnamon is my favorite holiday staple. It is amazing on so many dishes and very versatile from pumpkin pie to sweet potatoes. My family which is large seems to always love what is made with the tantilizing spice,
11/08/2011 7:37:41 AM CST
Sofia's Ideas says ...
We always stock up on 365 Organic Everyday Value baking supplies, not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. You will always find baking soda, baking powder, and an assortment of flours in our cabinet. :)
11/08/2011 7:41:04 AM CST
marie says ...
I can't do without chocolate chips because they go in holiday cookies and because nibbling on a couple of them straight from the bag helps meto de-stress while I'm cooking the big T-day feast!
11/08/2011 10:36:50 AM CST
jaime says ...
I always keep organic low sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock on hand. I use it to add flavor to dishes like rice, and veggies. It also comes in handy when making new dishes with leftovers.
11/08/2011 10:39:25 AM CST
baminsac says ...
Spices - for the stuffing, the bird and the gravy! I start my stuffing with melted butter that I add all the yummy spices too. They make not only the stuffing and bird taste great but make the entire house smell like Thanksgiving!
11/08/2011 11:30:55 AM CST
Dava says ...
Gotta have Corn Bread mix for Turkey & Dressing (unstuffed stuffing)! Yum!
11/08/2011 11:59:25 AM CST
Carol says ...
Orange Jello is a must. One of my family members, that happens to be our host for Thanksgiving, does not allow admittance if I fail to show up with "Orange Fluff".
11/08/2011 12:04:58 PM CST
Linda Handrahan says ...
I use just about everything on this list for most of my meals. I am so happy that Whole Foods offers such an array of great and healthy items in their stores. When I purchase my fresh vegetables,fruits, fish and meats I am assured they ARE fresh and very tasty and the very best I can give my family. Whole Foods is the only store I shop at.
11/08/2011 12:16:01 PM CST
Diane M. says ...
Organic chicken stock is an essential Thanksgiving supply, since it goes into the gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and so much more.
11/08/2011 12:18:46 PM CST
Jen M says ...
Gotta have ingredients for the stuffing, of course! Since we are now a gluten-free family, looks like we'll need some gluten-free bread this year.
11/08/2011 12:51:50 PM CST
Cyndie N. says ...
Gotta have the gluten free products!!
11/08/2011 1:14:48 PM CST
sandra says ...
Canned Pumpkin!! As soon as the weather turns chilly.... pumpkin goes in everything I make, from blueberry pumpkin pancakes to turkey, bacon and pumpkin sliders with caramelized onions! Fantastic! :)
11/08/2011 1:36:54 PM CST
Valorie says ...
Chicken broth - useful in so many ways!
11/08/2011 2:18:44 PM CST
Katherine Wilson says ...
Our family staple for the holidays is cinnamon. From mashed sweet potatos or squash to our breakfast steel cut oats..we LOVE cinnamon. It adds such a warm and comforting feel to fall foods and it has tremendous health benefits!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
11/08/2011 2:42:11 PM CST

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