Like chili. My "not so secret ingredients" are finely chopped celery and a jar of my homemade salsa! Today I used a classic staple used in chili, a can of pinto beans, as I always do, but in a brand I normally don't use.
But I probably should because they make a very good quality product!
But back to recipes and ingredients. What I'm wondering is what makes your dishes special?
I also make cheesy corn bread cakes (box of jiffy cornbread mix prepared with some shredded cheese thrown in for good measure, fried in pancake party form in a skillet). They are a great and easy addition when you don't want to make a whole pan of cornbread!
What's your secret ingredient?