Stock your kitchen pantry with the basic seasonings and ingredients needed to cook easy and quick recipes. You’ll be well prepared to make any type of cuisine and dish you decide to cook.


Season your dishes with your favorite blends of herbs, spices, and soup mixes.


  • Basil. Use in salads, soups, stews, and pizza (best served on hot pizza fresh out of the oven).
  • Cilantro. Add near the end of the cooking process, or serve as a chopped topping on cooked dishes.
  • Cumin. Cook in Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Mexican cuisines.
  • Marjoram. You can get by without it if you have oregano. Marjoram is sweeter of the two, and oregano is peppery.
  • Oregano. Pairs well with chicken, fish, and pork. Goes well with Mediterranean and Italian dishes.
  • Parsley/Italian parsley. Add as a garnish or chop for bread, pasta, salads, and soups.
  • Rosemary. Use this herb on fish, pork, poultry, steaks. Potatoes (baked, boiled, mashed, roasted) seasoned with rosemary, salt, and butter taste good.
  • Thyme. This herb goes well in meats, potatoes, soups, stews, and vegetables.

Organize the Pantry

Organize the pantry with basic seasonings, soup mixes, and canned soups used in easy meals as well as dry ingredients for baking. Order your herbs and spices today from Amazon, and organize them with this set of 5-oz glass jars with cork lids.

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  • Black pepper. A must-have for the individual who loves spicy foods.
  • Bouillon cubes. Use when you’re out of broth.
  • Cayenne pepper. Great for making any foods you like spicy.
  • Chili powder. Perfect in chili, soup, stews, and Mexican recipes.
  • Cinnamon. You’ll want this in the pantry for baking cinnamon rolls, cakes, cinnamon toast, cookies, and pies.
  • Curry powder. This is a mixture of spices, primarily turmeric, and includes coriander, cumin, ginger, or other spices.
  • Fennel seeds. Produces amazing flavor in meatballs, meatloaf, and spaghetti dishes. Best used when crushed before cooking.
  • Garlic powder. Good in meats, soups, stews, and vegetables.
  • Onion powder. Helpful to have on hand when you discover you’re out of onions.
  • Kosher salt. Enhances the flavor of food. Rub on the edges of steak before grilling. Use to clean cast iron skillet.
  • Red pepper flakes. Good sprinkled on pizza.
  • Salt. The most important seasoning to cook with. Use sparingly because too much overpowers the dish.

Other than basic spices listed above, Santa Fe Seasons makes exceptional seasonings. You should definitely at least try the Six Seasonings.

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Another amazing seasoning to add to your chili:

Soup Recipes

Now that you are equipped with herbs and seasonings check out these soup recipes shown below. Incidentally, you can use this Santa Fe Seasons chicken soup base for your chicken soups.

Love corn chowder? Before scrolling down to see soups by Kitchen Southern Hospitality, check out the Santa Fe Seasons Corn Chowder Mix. I know, I know, I’m crazy about this brand’s tasty products, but I love how they enhance my recipes.*

*This blog post is not sponsored by Santa Fe Seasons.

Keep your pantry, fridge, and freezer stocked with the best herbs, spices, and basic ingredients for casseroles and soups. Then you’ll always be able to make easy dishes from what you have on hand.

Try these soups by Kitchen Southern Hospitality:

Chicken Alfredo Pea Soup

Pressure cooker pea soup
Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pea Soup


Broccoli Cheese Soup

broccoli cheese soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy and Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup



What are your favorite seasonings?

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