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What’s in your Cantry?


It’s winter and we’re in for the long haul. With the holidays over, I’m suddenly into organizing and making sure I have a well stocked pantry. And when I say pantry, I really mean CANtry.Canbassador Badge

I was recently asked to be an ambassador for the Cans Get You Cooking” campaign through the Mom it Forward Blogger Network and since I cook from a LOT of cans for many of my soups and crock pot recipes, this was a great message to be a part of.

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My “cantry” MUST haves:


  • tomato sauce
  • diced tomatoes
  • a variety of beans
  • chicken broth
  • evaporated milk
  • olives

If I have these items, I can make ANYTHING as well as feeling more prepared for quick & healthy meals.

I try to keep a stock of the above listed ingredients, especially during the winter. I can make SO many meals if I have a foundation of canned items.  A well-stocked “Cantry” helps you save time and get a healthy, flavorful and home-cooked meal on the table, more often. It’s homemade made easy.


Crockpot Chili Recipe |

By having a well stocked “cantry”, I can easily plan ahead for my crockpot chili or even just whip up a quick batch on the stove. Perfect for those busy nights or soccer Saturdays.

crock pot tomato ravioli soup |


I LOVE my Tomato Ravioli Soup recipe, but I don’t always have fresh tomatoes. Using canned diced tomatoes are a perfect substitute. Since I can’t use my fresh tomatoes, I’m happy to learn that the canning process locks in foods’ freshness, flavor and nutrients at the peak of ripeness, just hours after picking. It’s field to sealed! That means I can serve canned foods anytime and feel confident I’m not losing out on nutrition or flavor.

KeepCalmCookWithCans 1-7What’s in your “Cantry”?


I was compensated for this post through the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. I really do stock up on beans, tomatoes, condensed milk, etc…All opinions shared are mine.