Another spice that has a wide variety of uses is cinnamon. From sweet to savory, cinnamon’s versatility is obvious in many cultures. I use it as much as star anise, if not more. It is a constant companion to star anise in many of braised dishes, and in quite a few sweet dishes. I have cinnamon in two forms in my kitchen: whole and ground. Here is a list of some of the dishes what I've tried so far. For the love of cinnamon!
Cherry Crisp (in the cherry filling and in the crisp topping)
Pineapple Shakes (as a pinch of cinnamon in the shake and as a topping)