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pantry cook
 n.— «‘Pantry cooking”: Henderson attributes much of her cooking acumen to her mother, whom she dubs the ultimate “pantry cook.” Her father was a teacher and got paid once a month, and there were six children to feed. “They shopped once a month, filling two grocery carts, but by the end of the month they had no money. But my mom could always make something out of nothing,”» —“Nutritious, healthy family meals are her forte” by Eva Smythe Ventura County Star (California) June 29, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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