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Top 7 Spices for Beginner Cooks

Top 7 Spices for Beginner Cooks

With hundreds of spices, herbs, and seasonings in our collection, it can be challenging for beginner cooks to know where to start. Whatever your skill level or culinary style, there are a few staple spices that will make you feel like a chef in no time.
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Hot chocolate mix in a mug

Unexpected Uses for Hot Cocoa Mix

Cooking routines change with the seasons, but chocolate cravings are year round. Our hot cocoa mixes craft unparalleled drinking chocolate, but make for surprising secret ingredients too.
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How to Use Dried Chiles

How to Use Dried Chiles

Cooking with dried chiles is like unlocking a new taste bud. Stirring peppers from their dried slumber awakens uniquely savory,...
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Plum and fig smoothie with fresh cinnamon and star anise.

7 Spices to Add to Your Smoothies

Smoothies are the perfect no-recipe food to start the day. Most of us plug in the blender, toss in our favorite fruits, add a splash of milk, a spot of honey, and leave it at that. Freshly ground spices bring out the best in a fruit’s flavor and add excitement to your smoothie routine.
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How to Make Infused Liquors

How to Make Infused Liquors

We put together a quick guide to DIY infused spirits, so your spice cabinet and bar cart can become best friends.
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Vegetable recipes seasoned perfectly with spice blends for vegetables.

The Best Spice Blend & Veggie Combos

Spice blends are an excellent way to make vegetables more exciting, often by simply dicing and seasoning them before tossing everything in the oven. We put together a few of our favorite spice blends and vegetable pairings to take the guesswork out of meal planning.
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Do Spices Go Bad?

Do Spices Go Bad?

Fresh spices make for incredible food, so it’s important to make sure your spices are adding their best flavors to your cooking. Dried herbs and spices don’t spoil necessarily, but they do lose flavor and aroma over time.
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Gourmet hot cocoa made with premium spices and cocoa mixes.

Upgrade Your Hot Cocoa

Vanilla is the one of the best flavor pairings for chocolate, accentuating cocoa’s earthy, sweet flavors and adding an aromatic lift that completes the chocolatey flavor profile.
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Person cooking with peppermint extract and substituting it for vanilla extract.

How to Use Peppermint Extract

If Jack Frost had a favorite flavor, it would surely be peppermint. A few drops of our peppermint extract add...
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Tips for Making the Perfect Thanksgiving Gravy

Tips for Making the Perfect Thanksgiving Gravy

Gravy is one of the most important parts of Thanksgiving dinner. A perfectly cooked turkey cannot save a boring gravy, but a perfect gravy can save almost any overcooked turkey, dry piece of cornbread, or bland mashed potatoes.
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The Best Salts and Peppers for Your Table

The Best Salts and Peppers for Your Table

One of the easiest ways to improve your cooking is to get quality peppercorns and grind them fresh at home. A similar thing goes for salt, ditching the boring cylinder of iodized salt...
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Cooking recipes with pumpkins and squash

Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin pie gets all the publicity this time of year, while pumpkin breads, bisques, and even pasta sauces are really at the top of our minds.
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