What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge and Freezer)

It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"

Despite the neverending number of recipes in existence (psst!—you can find over 9,000 on this very site), it's sometimes hard to get out of a cooking rut, or figure out what the heck you're actually in the mood for. While we can't actually come over to your house and devise a menu for you, we can help you make sure you have the necessary items on hand for an off-the-cuff dinner creation.

Check out the slideshow above to which items to store in the pantry, fridge and freezer.

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