Join The Conversation: What Are Your "Secret Ingredients?"

On Tuesday, we talked about the kitchen staples that are best to keep stocked in your pantry or cupboard. Now—with your help—we want to brainstorm a list of the ingredients that can take our cooking to the next level, those ingredients you consider essential for your style of cooking.

So: What are your “secret" ingredients”? The ones you reach for again and again. The ones that bring your food to life. The ones that are less obvious than things like olive oil and soy sauce. The ones you just can’t live without.

To join the conversation, just type a comment below. I can’t wait to see what we all come up with.