There are many ingredients essential for your pantry when your about to cook any dish for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I always make sure certain ingredients are always in my cupboards.
One ingredient that I always use are onions. I use onions for almost every dish I cook. Onions create so much flavor in dishes. I know when I eat anything that something is always missing, and it usually is onions. It could be a sandwich, hot dog, pizza, or pasta; if it's missing onions I am a little disappointed.
One baking ingredient I make sure to have is butter. Butter is something I always use in everything as well. It goes great when your making a sweet caramel sauce or a homemade crumb for a pie or cake. So I always make sure I have plenty of butter on hand.