Cristina's Pantry
-Dried Ginger. Great for making a quick marinade with soy sauce.
-Cardamom. A super secret ingredient for pancakes, oatmeal, and cookies
-Powdered Chipotle. A sprinkle of smoky powdered chipotle enlivens cheeses, eggs -- anything
-Smoked Paprika. Great for adding to rice recipes or sprinkling over a dish of olives drizzled with olive oil.
-Canned baby clams. Make a quick clam sauce by sautéing some garlic and dried red peppers, simmering with the clam liquor, and then tossing over pasta with the clams.