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Homemade Spices...Thursday's Tip

Here are a few homemade spices you're going to want to help with your fall cooking!

Has it happened to you yet?  It has to me!  
I was cooking dinner one night and I went to grab one of those packets of taco seasoning and bam..
I had none in the pantry.  NONE.  What's a girl to do when she has the meat all ready for seasoning and a hungry family waiting for dinner?  I quickly grabbed my computer and searched 
"homemade taco seasoning." 
 It was so easy I wrote a blog post awhile ago about it HERE. 

So I thought, for this week's Thursday's Tip we would discuss spices
that are popular during the holidays.  

You can make a lot of spices on your own without having to spend a lot of money on tiny bottles of AND without putting a lot of chemicals into your food.  Yes, chemicals!  What is silicon dioxide anyway?  

Here are a few favorite spices that we all need 
as we head into the Thanksgiving season.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
In a small bowl, combine the spices together.  Store in a sealed container for up to six months.  

Homemade Apple Pie Spice

  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger

In a small bowl, combine the spices together.  Store in a sealed container for up to six months.

Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Combine ingredients and store in an air-tight container for up to six months. 

Hot Apple Cider Spice Mix
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 6 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cloves
Combine ingredients and store in an air-tight container.  When you're ready to make hot apple cider, begin with 1 Tablespoon of the spice mix to one gallon of apple cider. 

Holiday Season Mix for Turkey

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Sprinkle on top of the turkey after it has been 
brushed with melted butter.  Continue to bake turkey according to directions.  

AND here's a great one I posted about last year on the BLOG:

Homemade Allspice HERE.

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