There are so many things we love about the holidays. We love the sparkle of a sidewalk covered with a fresh dusting of snow, cozying up in our favorite sweaters, hats, and scarves, and the enticing smell of cinnamon that seems to come out of everyone’s kitchen all November and December long. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with Del Monte® to drum up a must-have pantry checklist for all of your holiday gatherings. And, thanks to Del Monte®, our pantry will be filled with garden-quality fruit all winter long!

10 Essentials for Any Dessert:
 – Cinnamon

– Cardamom

– All Spice

– Cloves

– Sugar

– Brown sugar

– Vanilla extract

– Honey

– Molasses

– Hot Cocoa Mix

4 Canned Fruits to Spruce Up All Your Holiday Platters

Del Monte® Sliced Peaches
Del Monte® Bartlett Pear Halves
Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges
Del Monte® Dark Sweet Cherries

5 Nuts and Sweets to Add to Everything:
 – Chocolate

– Caramel

– Pecans

– Walnuts

– Marshmallows

4 Baking Basics to Add to Your Already Well-Stocked Pantry:
 – Graham Crackers (for pie crusts!)

– Flour

– Baking Powder

– Corn Meal

What are your holiday pantry essentials? Tell us in the comments!

This series is brought to you in partnership with Del Monte, producers of garden quality™ fruits and vegetables. With Del Monte, you’ll always have a garden in your pantry.