Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Spice it Up!
I have a confession.
I am a spice addict! I crave them. I can't live without them. I can barely choke down food that hasn't been flavored with them.
There. I feel better already. :-)
Seriously though, we love spices around here. I can't imagine cooking without them and yet so many people seem to have just a few. I was thinking about it today and decided to take a look in my spice cupboard and see how many I had.
I was surprised to find as many as I did. Even though I have a lot, I use all of them on a regular basis.
Crushed Red Pepper
Ground Red Pepper
Old Bay Seasoning
Yellow Mustard Seed
Chinese Five Spice Powder
On top of that, I have a few extracts and oils:
Vanilla (I make my own)
Over the years, I have found it much more economical to make my own. They are also healthier because they don't have all the additives.
I make the following:
Sloppy Joe Seasoning
Emeril's "Bam" Seasoning
I guess it's true what they say, "Variety is the spice of life!"