Keeping a kitchen pantry is a smart thing to do even in non-quarantine times, but what exactly does that mean? Even if you don’t have a dedicated, stand-alone pantry space, setting aside some cabinet shelves to non-perishable pantry food staples will ensure you’re never far from a quick, easy meal.

Maintaining a well-stocked pantry can end up saving you time and money in the long run, and certainly a trip to the store.

If you’re not sure where to start, though, refer to our handy links below. They cover everything from what to stock in your pantry and how to store it, to where to resupply and what to cook with the contents of your larder.

First, let’s cover the basics of exactly what to stock, where to get it, and how to keep it all organized.

Now that you know what you need and how to keep it all in order, here are a whole lot of delicious ideas on how to use it when you cook.