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Spice Up Thanksgiving on The Great American Spice Blog!
Spice up Thanksgiving!

Like all of you, we are planning our Thanksgiving Dinner. And maybe like us, you are thinking that you would like to stretch your wings a bit this year, and serve something new. Perhaps something with a little more heat than what we normally think of for Thanksgiving?Spice Up Thanksgiving on The Great American Spice Blog!

We can help you out with that! We asked some bloggers to share a few recipes that will really spice things up this Thanksgiving, and I think you will agree that they have outdone themselves – this is an amazing collection!

We aren’t going to mess with your traditional turkey, but here are some ideas for great “fixins” that will make your meal one to remember all year!

We have a few winners on our own blog that you don’t want to miss:
Chili Roasted Winter Squash
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread
Cornbread Stuffing … with a kick!Great American Spice Thanksgiving Recipes

Then, go and take a look at these ideas that will take your Thanksgiving table to a whole new level of flavor and spice!

The Creekside Cook Sauteed Radishes with Sea Salt & Lime

The View from Great Island Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

Cooking with Books Spiced Green Bean Casserole

Apron Strings Waffle Iron Winter Squash

Crumb Blog Moroccan Carrot Salad

Karen’s Kitchen Stories Asparagus with Lemon, Mint, and Red Peppers

Very Culinary Spicy Lemon Date Spread

The Creekside Cook Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread

Farm Fresh Feasts Cranberry Salsa

Busy in Brooklyn Cranberry Sriracha Green Beans

Food Faith Fitness Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Curry

Dinners, Dishes and Desserts Jalapeno Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Remember that we carry an extensive line of great products to help make any holiday more special – and spicy!



Great American Spice Company and 25 bloggers share cinnamon recipes!
25 Bloggers – 25 Cinnamon Recipes

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Easy One-Skillet "Unstuffed Peppers"
Easy One-Skillet “Unstuffed Peppers”

Want a meal that the whole family will enjoy? This entree is so super easy and delicious and only dirties ONE pan! Skillet unstuffed peppers has all of the normal ingredients that stuffed peppers does, but is much easier, cleaner, and the melted cheese on top makes this the perfect go-to comfort food recipe. Ingredients: […]



Healthy chicken salad with a flair
Healthy chicken salad with a flair

Love creamy chicken salad, but don’t want all the fat and calories from the mayonnaise and egg? We’ve got the solution! In this recipe, the avocado acts as the thickening agent and pulls all of these fresh, delicious ingredients together. Ingredients: 2 grilled chicken breasts, cooled and chopped 2 avocados, chopped into large pieces 5 […]



Summer Harvest Tian
Summer Harvest Tian

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Baked salmon bites
Baked salmon bites

I was trying to think of something different to do with salmon, or any type of fish really, that was healthy (not fried or baked in butter) and had good flavor. I came up with these salmon bites after making something similar with pickles (that’s another post!) Ingredients: 1 cup panko 1 T EVOO 1/2 […]



Fiesta approved dessert
Fiesta approved dessert

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chuck steak chili on the creekside cook
10 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Chili Recipes!

I don’t think there is ever a bad time of year for chili. It is one of those meals that we can enjoy no matter what the weather may be doing. Here in Upstate NY, at the end of a nasty cold winter, we are still taking full advantage of its warm and inviting effects. […]



applesauce spice muffins
Applesauce Spice Muffins

Hasn’t this been an terrible winter? I don’t think any part of the country has escaped some part of the general awfulness of it. I know that for us here in Upstate NY, it has been especially brutal with nearly two whole months of below-zero temperatures, and snowfalls measured in feet, not inches. It’s not […]



French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of our favorites, it is however known to be one of those “acquired taste” dishes.  If you haven’t given it a chance, we strongly suggest doing so, just make sure the cheese is cooled off. Ingredients: 1/2 c unsalted butter 4 onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 bay leaves […]