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Make your own: Beef Jerky
Make your own: Beef Jerky

Possibly one of my favorite snacks is beef jerky. I can never get enough. I have had every jerky imaginable. Spicy, sweet, beef, kangaroo… it is a massive weakness of mine. And even though it is considered healthier then potato chips or candy, eating almost a porterhouse steak worth of it might not be. But […]



dilly cucumber salad from The Great American Spice Company
Cucumber Salad Recipe

We are starting to really jump headlong in to my favorite time of year, when veggies are just jumping out of the garden, and fresh produce is cheap and plentiful. Even if you don’t have the space to have your own garden, there are plenty of places to get local produce. Gardening friends are often […]



Homemade Chorizo & Eggs
Homemade Chorizo

Chorizo is a gift from the gods. The first time I ever had it it was a taste bud explosion of awesome. That fateful day I had it smothered in queso with onions, some warm tortilla on the side for slathering that cheesy chorizo on and eating it down with reckless abandon. Best. Night. Ever. […]



Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken

I have never been to Jamaica. However I love reggae music, I love the beach and there is absolutely nothing wrong with some deliciously spicy jamaican rum. And don’t get me started on their food. Too late. I LOVE Jamaican food! Beef patties, curried goat, fried plantain and breadfruit and jerk ANYTHING! And yes of […]



Pork and Chickpea Stew with Couscous
Pork and Chickpea Stew with Couscous

Do you know that adding ½ cup of filling high-fiber chickpeas to your daily diet can cut your consumption of fatty foods? I certainly didn’t, but now that I do, I’ll be adding chickpeas to more dishes in the future. Here’s a tasty chickpea stew dish to get us started. Combining some traditional spices and flavors with […]



Apple Cider and Cinnamon Stick Recipe
Apple Cider and Cinnamon Sticks Recipe for Autumn

Jack-o-lanterns on the porch, leaves falling in the yard, the scent of a fresh cinnamon sticks recipe wafting through the air…there is really nothing else like autumn! I have really grown to love the smell and taste of real cinnamon, so I’ve gotten a little creative with my cinnamon sticks recipe this year. First, plop […]



Chili Roasted Winter Squash
Chili Roasted Winter Squash

Chili Roasted Winter Squash We grow a pretty big garden, each year without fail, we include at least a couple kinds of winter squash. Now, the thing about winter squash is that it tends to be rather prolific. If it is happy where it is growing, you are going to end up with a lot […]



What is Cardamom
What is Cardamom?

What is Cardamom? It’s a common question we get over the phone and online, so here you go.  This is cardamom!   For a better image, you can check this out on our Pinterest page.  http://pinterest.com/americanspice/



Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Last weekend, it seemed as if fall had arrived! I love fall. It’s my favorite season. The leaves turn, sweaters come out of the closet, and pumpkin spiced lattes start showing up on coffee shop menus. It’s also a good season for baking. And there’s nothing more appropriate for fall than pumpkin. These pumpkin spice oatmeal […]



Blueberry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
Blueberry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

My husband and I popped into Fresh Market last week and picked up some beautiful blueberries. Naturally, my first thought was ice cream. Lately, I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of new flavors. I haven’t experimented with fruit, though, and this posed the perfect opportunity. For this recipe, I blended blueberry, vanilla, and cinnamon, and […]