The following recipes utilize primarily shelf-stable items that may be acquired at food pantries or easily found at grocery stores. These recipes reduce the need for fresh items and are particularly useful when frequent grocery trips are not possible or for emergency preparedness.* Check out our shelf-stable shopping list for general staple items to buy.


*all recipes are vegetarian, but the “Corny Corn Bread” recipe calls for egg whites.


Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Buttermilk Biscuits

Corny Corn Bread

Cowboy Caviar


No-Cook Chia Seed Pudding

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Spanish Rice