Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cook's Notes: Several web sites have this same recipe. I keep it on hand year-round, and the spice blend is terrific in smoothies, pumpkin pie, and more. It's also good in Rice Krispie marshmallow treats. Update: Small batch version with pepper. This terrific blend is from Dessert for Two: 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons …

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Ground Turkey Sausage

Cook's notes: I found a wonderful recipe online for a spice blend to use in homemade turkey sausage. I omitted the brown sugar but left in the red pepper flakes. On its own, the turkey sausage had a bite, but we used it in several dishes and found it delicious: scrambled eggs with cheese, on …

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Review: South Your Mouth Chicken Tenders

This recipe for naked chicken tenders was just what I needed. Mandy includes a spice blend recipe she calls "Chicken Scratch": this is a nice seasoning blend, which I adapted slightly (ingredients below). We used her instructions to make a batch of chicken tenders for dinner with roasted broccoli. Southwest Chicken Scratch: Combine ingredients and store …

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Best recipe: Vertical Roasted Chicken with Rosemary Rub (Bundt Pan Chicken)

Makes 6 to 8 servings Cook's notes: I wanted to make the whole chicken in a crockpot, but had run out of time for that day. We don't own a roasting pan, so I went looking for alternative ways to roast a chicken. This recipe, which is adapted from Iowa Girl Eats, is a winner. …

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Apple Pie Spice

Cook’s notes: Adapted from the blog My Baking Addiction, who has packaged it in cute little jars for gift-giving. I share the author's enthusiasm for Penzeys brand spices, especially their cinnamon. Mix the following ingredients thoroughly. Store in an air-tight container. 2 Tablespoons cinnamon powder 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder 3/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1/4 teaspoon allspice