Refrigerator items have to replaced most often because they have a shorter shelf life, so you can't buy these items in bulk in most cases. However, they should still be kept on hand for your cooking and baking needs. These items include eggs, milk, yogurt, sour cream, cheese, dry white wine (or non-alcoholic wine), butter, cream cheese, orange juice, lemon juice, mayonnaise, heavy cream, mustard, onions and ketchup.
Some don't typically think to stock their freezers as part of their pantry, but there a few frozen items you should always keep on hand. These include vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, frozen whipped cream, frozen berries, frozen vegetables (based on your family's preferences) and frozen juice concentrate.
"Pantry" items includes anything that you should keep on hand that you wouldn't traditionally store in the refrigerator or freezer. These items include traditional baking items such as flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking power, cornstarch, shortening, chocolate, honey, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, gelatin, vanilla extract, yeast, salt, olive oil and vegetable oil. Other must-have in the pantry include bread, nuts, vinegar, garlic, ginger, dried herbs, spices, canned tomatoes, dried pasta, rice, beans, cornmeal, bread crumbs, peanut butter, canned chicken broth, molasses, maple syrup, soy sauce, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, coffee, tea, potatoes and fruit.