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Winter wassail
Winter wassail

147321777If you’re anything like us, you love the sweet aromas and warm soothing drinks of the winter season. This wassail recipe is a family favorite and we hope you enjoy it, too!

4 cups orange juice (your preference)
1 cup lemon juice
1 gallon apple cider
1 cup sugar

In a spice bag (can use cheesecloth with string or twist tie):
3 t allspice
1 t ground cloves
1/2 t nutmeg
2 cinnamon sticks

Simmer after bringing to boil 20-30 minutes. Enjoy in a nice big mug!

Healthy, Hearty Turkey Veggie Chili
Healthy, Hearty Turkey Veggie Chili

In the winter in Indiana, it’s difficult to make healthy, yet filling dishes. We’ve solved that problem with this lean vegetable chili with turkey instead of the typical ground beef. Plus, it’s even better that you get to throw everything in a crockpot and smell the delicious chili all day! Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey […]

Quick Roasted Herbaceous Shrimp
Quick Roasted Herbaceous Shrimp

This super simple and quick recipe will wow your party guests and family members alike! This healthy take on shrimp ends up tasting like you used a stick of butter! Serve as an appetizer with cocktail sauce or as your main entree with some vegetable sides. Ingredients: 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 […]

Black Bean/Barley Mexican Crockpot Mix
Black Bean/Barley Mexican Crockpot Mix

This recipe is unique as you can eat this warm salsa-like mixture in a variety of ways: on top of grilled or baked fish, as a burrito filling, on top of Mexican spiced rice, as a soup, on top of scrambled eggs,…the possibilities are endless! Place the following in a slow cooker, give it all […]

The Great American Spice Company Presents Ginger Recipes
Great Ginger Recipes

Are you done with your holiday baking yet? Not so much, right? We like to get lots of treats baked up to share at Christmas, but there is so much to do, that sometimes we don’t get everything done that we’d like. We still have time though, and so do you! We asked some bloggers […]

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? We can help you out with that! […]

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

Even though I hate to admit it, summer has more or less slipped through our fingers. It was just Labor Day weekend after all – a sure sign here in U.S. that it’s time to start raking leaves and eating pumpkin everything. And that also starts to turn our thoughts to making some comforting food […]

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

Wondering what to do with all of those summer squash and zucchini? We’ve found the perfect baked dish that’s fresh tasting but also seems like a comfort food with melted cheese on top! Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 1 medium yellow onion 1 tsp minced garlic 1 medium zucchini 1 medium yellow squash 1 medium […]