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We appreciate good food and think you should be able to eat well even if trips to the store are limited. We've come up with recipes using things you might have in your pantry, freezer or refrigerator. Share your recipe successes, ideas, and photos on our facebook page or email

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Tomato Soup

16 oz can or

2 cups fresh or frozen tomatoes

1 cup cream (regular, almond, soy milk)

garlic (fresh, garlic salt or powder)

basil (fresh or dried)


Heat the tomatoes on the stove top. Add garlic, basil and a pinch of sugar to taste. Stir in cream or milk a little bit at a time. Top with cheese.

Noodle Casserole

Cupboard Casserole

2 -3 canned veggies

1 serving Bechamel Sauce

   (see recipe above)

3 - 4 cups cooked noodles

cracker crumbs



Combine veggies, sauce and noodles in an oven-safe casserole dish. Top with crumbs. Bake on 350 degress for 20 minutes. Cover with cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.








Chop ingredients and mix together or pulse in a food processor.


Banana Oatmeal Muffins or Loaf

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Bechamel Sauce

3 TBS flour

3 TBS fat

   (bacon grease, lard, butter, or shortening

1 cup milk

Melt the fat in a skillet or saucepan. Add flour, stir until smooth.  Add a little bit of the milk and stir again until smooth. Add the remaining milk and continue stirring until thick to prevent burning or sticking.

Soup Kitchen

Anything Goes Soup

Start with boullion, broth or even a canned soup.



more veggies: onions, celery, carrots, and potatoes are great additions to most soups.

Canned, leftover, or deli meats can be added too.

Share your favorite soup recipes. 

Toast with Sunny Side Up






garlic powder

Cut bread into squares. Coat with oil and season to taste. Bake at 350 on a sheet tray for 8 - 10 minutes and let dry out. Use as a topping for soups and salads.


Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

This and other recipes can be found on our blog.



You might not have everything called for in a recipe. Sometimes, there are items that can be used instead. We've compiled a list to help you make the most of what you have on-hand.

Eggs - if you've run out of eggs, you still have lots of options if you want to bake.

All of these options replace 1 egg in a recipe:


• ¼ cup applesauce


• ¼ cup mashed banana


• ¼ cup plain or vanilla yogurt


• 3 tablespoons mayonnaise


• 3 tablespoons of aquafaba

(this is the liquid found in a can of chick peas and some other beans) use a hand mixer to whip into peaks before adding to your recipe


• 1 tsp baking soda + 1 TBS vinegar combine, then added to your recipe

Oatmeal - if a recipe calls for quick oats and all you have is regular oats, or even steel cut oats - you can still use those in your recipe.

Butter -  can be replaced with about ¾ the amount of liquid oil, shortening, or equal amounts of coconut oil.

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