When cooking, it is best to have a cabinet full of seasonings and spices. These simple ingredients will add a robust of flavor to any dish. Even if a recipe that you have tried and loved does not call for some extra seasoning, try adding a dash and the flavor of the dish will change. Be sure to stay within the same line of "flavor" though ~ (for example, you don't want to add crushed chipotle chili to a marinara sauce). Building one's collection takes time, but purchase a few here.... and there.... and soon enough you'll have a plethra of seasonings and spices that you'll love to use when cooking.
Do you have any favorite seasonings or spices??