What ONE INGREDIENT is a must-have for your food? - page 2

One of my kids is a ketchup fanatic. I like anything + mushrooms. Hubs likes anything + hot BBQ sauce. What's your favorite food additive?... Read More

  1. by   BranRN
    Salt, salt, and more salt.

    If the salt shaker is missing, it is because I have it on my desk at work. I salt every bite of food sometimes, I know, "it's bad for you." But at the moment it makes my food taste better. Shake, shake....mmm..mmm...good!

  2. by   NRSKarenRN
    Marjoram leaves--the secret ingrediant in my potato salad and everything else.
  3. by   frannybee
    Sweet chilli sauce....oooh, Scrubs, good memories from home! Thanks luv
  4. by   Mattigan
    Salt and then some more salt. Cheese is good, too.
  5. by   Chiaramonte
    Being Italian...garlic of course!!! Ever try garlic chives??? Yummmm!!!
  6. by   e-nurse
    I'm w/ the concensus w/ the Garlic thing. I put it in everything.
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by NightMoonRN
    Being Italian...garlic of course!!! Ever try garlic chives??? Yummmm!!!

    garlic chives? Woot!!
  8. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes
    OH! *slaps forehead* duh!

    forgot GARLIC!! I even munch on garlic-clove stuffed olives!
    I LOVE those! I use alot of garlic. And salt.

    Hubby must have ketchup.
    Son must have ketchup, and he loves to dip just about anything in either applesauce or peanut butter.
  9. by   Ted
    What ONE thing?!?!? Are you nuts?!?!?!?
    There is no one thing! :chuckle

    Garlic (truly the queen of spices! All Hail to the Garlic Queen!)
    wine (for cooking, like Marsala wine. . . YUM!!!)
    pickled ginger slices (for sushi. . . drool. . . . )
    soy sauce (again. . . sushi. . . )
    that green stuff (SUSHI!!!!)
    cloves. . . LOVE CLOVES ON MY OATMEAL!!!!!
    sugar (in just the right doses)
    butter (not too much, though, I'm a bit lactose intolerant!)

    . . . as I think of them, I'll add them!

    ONE THING?!?!?!? Too limiting!


  10. by   Sleepyeyes

    thought you were gonna say "whipped cream" :imbar
  11. by   monkijr
    Originally posted by cactus wren
    Hatch green chilis, and garlic especially roasted...yum,yum.
    GREEN CHILI, and I only live 30 miles from the chili capital you mentioned. They make a joke at work that if ever I need IV therapy it will have to include green chili IV. Sounds good to me.
  12. by   RedKat
    If I could only choose one thing, I would have to say lemon & pepper seasoning. Yummmmmmmm!
  13. by   kids
    black pepper (and I never salt my food...don't even add it when cooking other than baking).