I keep a handful of items on hand in my kitchen, on the off chance I need to throw a cake together or make a casserole for someone, it’s there.
Buttermilk – biscuits, chocolate cakes
Half and Half – eggs, coffee, desserts
Cream Cheese – frostings, taco dip
Heavy Cream – quiche, frosting, ice creams
Frozen blueberries – muffins, smoothies
Butter – everything – kidding – biscuits – madeleines – cookies – cakes – veggies
Powdered Sugar – frosting – dusting for waffles and french toast
Yeast – homemade breads and cinnamon rolls
Maple Syrup (pure) – homemade granola, coffee cakes
Mesquite Seasoning – veggies, meat, eggs
Really strong Coffee – chocolate cakes, coffee, ice cream
All of these ingredients have dual or more purpose. Whether used by itself or paired with a pack of other ingredients to make something delicious, they’re must haves, well at least for my kitchen.