I'm getting a kitchen basket ready for a wedding gift. So far, I have the New Joy of Cooking, nice S&P, baking powder, baking soda, dish towels and some kitchen tools.
Now I would like to add about 15 spices/herbs. This 'Gal' doesn't cook at all so I really would like suggestions of the most frequently used for a beginner cook. I have ideas but would like some input because sometimes I miss the most obvious.
I just thought of some marinades and rubs.
When I was a newlywed and wanted to try cooking, I'd get so discouraged because I never seemed to have all the ingredients so I would get frustrated, just put everything back in the frig/pantry and go out to dinner.