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Saigon Ground Cassia Cinnamon
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies are snickerdoodle cookies rolled in cinnamon maple sugar then topped with cream cheese frosting and Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces. A soft and chewy cookie for cinnamon...
Ginger Spice Cookies
These cookies have gone through several incarnations. Cindy Wallner sent us the recipe that her mother adapted from Bon Appétit, March 2000. She says'These are the best, snappiest ginger...
I first tried this dish in Chicago many years ago at a Cincy Chili franchise. Although it never really caught on here, I was hooked. After finding a recipe for...
Spice House Gingersnaps
This is the recipe that's available at the Milwaukee Spice House in pre-measured packets, ready for baking!
Metaxas (Moroccan Baklava)
This is the recipe that led me to The Spice House. I was planning an 11 course Moroccan banquet, complete with music and belly dancer for my husband's birthday. This...
Spiced Apple Muffins
I found this recipe in a cooking magazine years ago. The version I have presented here is a slight modification of the original recipe.
Victorian Applesauce Cake
This recipe was taken from The Spice and Spirit for Kosher-Jewish Cooking, Labavitch Woman's Organization.
Homemade Instant Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal
I like oatmeal, but don't always have time to make it. I've tried commerically available instant oatmeal, but do not necessarily like the taste. So, I learned to make my...
Lentil Soup with Garam Masala
From Nepal; Ingredients with a '*' can be replaced with 4 1/2 teaspoons of ground Garam Masala (total replacement, not per ingredient)
Easy Ginger Switchel
I think this mix tastes a bit like apple pie. Remember in 'the long winter' when ma ingalls sent out the ginger molasses water to pa in the hot field....
This recipe comes to us courtesy of Jimmy Bannos and John DeMers from their cookbook, The Heaven on Seven Cookbook. Where It's Mardi Gras All the Time!
Smoky Pork Chops and Spiced Apples
Apples and pork are an excellent combination, made better with a smoky spice rub.
Baked French Toast
This is so easy to set up ahead of time so when entertaining for brunch, there is less work.
Eve's Spice Cake
This has been a family favorite since 1950. My grandmother gave me the recipe, when I married and moved to Illinois from Germany...
The spices in this recipe can be changed to meet your own tastes. Sometimes and ginger and chrystalized ginger with toasted almonds are used.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
My mom has been making these for years and they're a family favorite! I'm not sure where she got the recipe, but she thinks it's Amish. The muffins freeze well...
Peppery Ginger Cookies
Also known as pfefferneusse cookies, these spicy bites are adored in Scandinavia during the holidays. Try them with tea or a warm mug of hot cocoa.
Kathy's Banana Nut Bread
When our children were small, we ended up with a lot of bananas that were too ripe. So, I experimented and created my own recipe for banana nut bread. The...
Sweet Potato Pie Filling
Just the filling. Use this sweet potato pie filling recipe to make tarts and pies.
Baked Stuffed Papaya
This Caribbean-inspired stuffed papaya is redolent of cinnamon, citrus, chiles, allspice, and onions.
Iranian Beef Stew
I used to work with a woman from Iran who was a marvelous cook. This beef stew with rice dish is one of the many wonderful Iranian recipes she shared...
Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie
You can save any extra filling from this apple pie rum recipe to use in your morning oats!
Instant Christmas Scent Simmer
I found this in a Time-Life Old Fashioned Christmas cookbook. I LOVE this stuff... I keep it on the stove and boil it all day long the week of Christmas....
Sassy Sweet Potatoes
My culinary partner in cuisine and I concocted this as an improvement on a recipe we heard about and now we are hooked... A healthy alternative to those candied yams...
Hollywood Two-Tone Cheesecake
This recipe is adapted from the Pope cookbook, 1958 edition. The only addition is the cinnamon applied to the first baked layer. It takes a little time to make but...
Apple Cinnamon Nut Bread
I adapted this recipe from a great banana-nut bread recipe I have. --Chef Chip
Quadruple Ginger Cookies
I've used this recipe for several Spice House functions, and we always get requests for the recipe. The secret is the layering of different ginger flavors. They're spicy, but so...
Gingerbread Man Muffins
This recipe comes to us courtesy of the "Spice of Life Cookbook" by Treva Davis (no longer in print).
Moroccan Sweet Potato Fries
The recipe is written for the oven, but would be great cooked in an air fryer.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Some time ago a local chocolatier closed, leaving me pining for their amazing Mexican hot chocolate. I am delighted to have finally managed to duplicate it in my own kitchen!...
Best Gingerbread Cookies
This recipe comes to us from The Junior League of Chicago. It is from their cookbook, Celebrate Chicago! A Taste of Our Town.
Old Fashioned Fruitcake
Good luck having leftovers when you bake this recipe with a mix of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves.
Chocolate Cinnamon Cake
This recipe comes to us courtesy of The Junior League of Chicago. It is from their cookbook, Celebrate Chicago! A Taste of Our Town.
After searching all over for the real scone recipe I synthesized my own. It lends itself well to personalizing with your own additions: sweet spices, dried fruits, peels, extracts, almost all...
Spicy Chai Tea Recipe
This is a seasoning mix for a quick, spicy chai tea recipe. Unlike most recipes, the seasoning mix can be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator until needed. Also,...
Carrot Cake with Chai Frosting
A friend asked for a carrot cake that would be fluffy. This was my attempt and it was not fluffy but was lovely anyway.
Bavarian Pot Roast
This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Spice of Life Cookbook by Treva Davis (no longer in print).
Moroccan Roasted Carrots
These roasted carrots are a modification of a Moroccan carrot recipe in a book on Morocco.
Spiced Candied Pecans
Saigon Cinnamon’s strong, sweet flavor pairs well with buttery pecans. The hint of cayenne in this recipe is just enough to warm the palate. Most people won’t notice it’s there...
Why buy the glass jar sauces when you can make homemade spaghetti sauce? This spaghetti sauce recipe is super easy, fast and tasty. The use of small amounts of redolent...
This is a variation on a family recipe for traditional brownies. The combination of cinnamon, anise, and cayenne pepper gives these brownies a somewhat Mexican flavor. The brownies are halfway...
Hot and Sour Chicken Curry
My method of cooking is 80% improvisation and 20% experience. I hardly ever measure my ingredients (the experience part), and I use whatever ingredients I have at hand (the improvisation...
My great-grandmother's recipe originally called for 10 cents worth of cassia, cardamom, anise seed and orange peel. Family tradition equates that to 2 tablespoons.
Chai (Indian Spiced Tea)
This recipe was given to me from a lady at church. Most coffee houses offer Chai that's loaded with sugar. This has a great flavor with little sugar. Play with...
Stovetop Candied Nuts
Nuts are a great party snack, but many of the recipes for spiced nuts were either too hot or too pungent for the nuts own flavors. I developed this recipe...
I found this recipe ages ago in a newspaper and have had fun with it over the years. No one can guess the secret ingredient.
Cinnamon Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche Swirl
Every summer I pull out my ice cream machine (Josie2) with the intention of adding a cinnamon concoction to it and watch it swirl and chill itself into a creamy...
Apple-Ginger Streusel Coffee Cake
This addictive coffee cake looks pretty when prepared in a bundt pan, but a 9X13-inch pan also works.
I'm from New York City, so the only kind of hermit I knew was a reclusive woman to whom we brought food, books and other things when I was a...
Elk and Bean Chili
My father goes hunting in Colorado every year, and always come back with delicious elk meat for me to cook with. This is a great recipe for game meat or...
3-Ginger Gingerbread Cake
This lovely recipe is adapted from "The Great Scandinavian Baking Book" by Beatrice Ojakangas.
Berbere - Ethiopian Spice Paste
Having served as a foster parent for a number of Ethiopian young people during the 90's, I was lucky enough to get this Ethiopian berbere paste recipe. I'll warn you...it's...