Top Secret Super Stealth Arsenal of Ingredients


Frugal Hausfrau

Over the years, I’ve come by some “secrets” that have bumped up the flavor of my food and given some of them that elusive “what’s in it?” note that makes people sit up and take stock.

Ok, ok, so maybe these ingredients are not really secret – but I still think of these as my arsenal of flavor.  Some of them, by the way, may seem expensive – but a bit can totally elevate a dish, and others are just down right cheap.

Saffron:  Often called the world’s most expensive spice, the per pound pricing is downright scary. The thing is the saffron threads are incredibly light, and a few teaspoons cost very little. Just a pinch or two is enough to transform your rice or chicken dishes. You can also buy Saffron in varying grades – there are different types and threads that are broken go for less…

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