December 6, 2010

SHH! THE SECRET INGREDIENT IS ...

The secret (branded) ingredient!
It seems many good cooks ( and chefs too!) swear by an unusual branded ingredient which they add to the mix when making traditional dishes. Ingredients like Ketchup, Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire Sauce, Marmite, Horlicks, Philadelphia cream cheese, Campbell’s soups...

Do you have a secret (or recipe) to share?

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21 comments:

Sweepy said...

A secret ingredient!?!
Can it be added to dog food as well?
If I have a choice it would be coconut oil or coconut milk. It taste good and smell yummy. But that's just me.

Michelle said...

Don't tell anyone but I add ketchup to a lot of dishes when cooking!

Liza said...

I do add ketchup to a lot of dishes too.

My RUBY link.

tania said...

Campbells soups are perfect for that extra secret ingredient!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

Great post, dear friend and I use a lot of those ingredients you have listed.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

bichonpawz said...

Yes! Great Post!!! Campbell's soups are my special ingredient!!! Hope things are well with both you, Lola, and Nora!!! Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Holly said...

The biggest question I ask myself is:which Campbell's soup to use?!

Jan said...

Word veri's catsoup! haha!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I guess if i had a secret ingredient it would bee greek yogurt. I end up putting some in pretty much everything.
*kisses* HH

EG Wow said...

Ketchup is indeed a "secret" ingredient! :)

Mike said...

Great post - though don't do much cooking myself!

Ralph said...

I believe is using common branded items in creating things that are good. Heinz ketchup works in sauces and marinades, so despite being a common ingredient, is quite useful and adds taste!

My (correct) ruby link: http://airhead55-ralph.blogspot.com/2010/12/ruby-tuesday-family-gathering.html

♥ Kathy said...

I have lots & lots of recipes & ingredients I swear by...which is probably why I have my cookbook LOL Happy RT Nora & Lola ♥

Life Ramblings said...

i like to use ketchup in most of my ingredients.

Debby said...

I can only eat ketchup in meat loaf, on scrable eggs or fries...lol...that is it..my hubby loves it on just about everything..blah... how the heck are you?

Debby

Pondside said...

You caught me! I use good old Lea and Perrins. In fact I've had to find the vegetarian version for my son who is allergic to the anchovy in the orginal.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Not exactly a secret recipe but I love chutney on buttered toast! Delicious!

imriz said...

love that lea and perrin's w.sauce. transforms my mediocre meals into something "edible" :)))

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

A secret recipe wouldn't be 'secret' anymore if we shared!!!

I only like ketchup/catsup on one thing and that's french fries. LOLOLOL


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Maggi said...

I love to use garlic for anything I can! lol

Ann said...

Well, since I am a Kansas City girl, it's got to be barbeque sauce. I use it in my baked beans, turns out yummy.
Great red post.
Ann