By no means am I new to the "blog writing" universe. I am currently the author of Motherhood and Money. However, I have decided to branch off of that a bit and have found a place for me to contain my cooking adventures, trials, and errors. Much like the rest of the country, my family has had our struggles during this tough economy. I have found myself doing as my mother did during rough times, cooking from the pantry, creating new dishes with ingredients you already have. I am by no means a classically trained chef, but rather a self taught mom who appreciates good food. Funny thing, my first job (ever) was for a private club with the St. Louis Cardinals. My position title was "Pantry Cook", so I guess it only makes sense that I would name my blog as I did! This blog will be more than just cooking from my pantry. I plan on sharing secrets to creating wonderful meals cheap. I will also be sharing some of my tips and tricks for creating semi-homemade dishes (sorry Sandra Lee, but that's what they are!). So, here we go!