Spice Mix

These Everything Bagel Brussels Sprouts Are Everything — Delicious Links

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For some, Brussels sprouts can be a hard sell. Although the cruciferous veggie has gone mainstream over the years (we probably have bacon to thank for that), it's always helpful to jazz them up a bit if you're trying to incite enthusiasm.

Enter: these roasted Brussels sprouts with everything bagel spice.

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5 Spice Blends to Use in Place of Pumpkin Pie Spice — Baking Tips from The Kitchn

Now that we've made it to November, perhaps you're growing weary of pumpkin spice, well, everything. Not to worry, though, because there are a handful of spice blends out there that just might rival that classic combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. They may seem unconventional in your pumpkin pie or muffins, but give one a try and I guarantee that your taste buds will delight in the vast world of flavors beyond pumpkin pie spice.

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Have You Heard of Deli Dust? — Ingredient Intelligence

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When it comes to spice blends, I like to think I know them all. But I was surprised when my husband introduced me to his favorite spice blend: Deli Dust. As the name implies, it was created and designed for deli dining, making the ingredients classic enough for seasoning everything from french fries to club sandwiches.

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Tajín-Sprinkled Watermelon Wedges — Mother of Melons

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Just when you thought the ripe, sweet taste of watermelon couldn't get any better, it does. All it needs is a little help from the spice cabinet, with a dusting of Tajín seasoning.

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3 Steps for Building Your Own Travel Spice Kit — Alien Territory

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For all the joys of travel, there's also something about venturing into alien territory that can be rather daunting — especially if you've got a toddler in tow. And just as my daughter won't go anywhere without her baby doll, I won't go anywhere without my spice kit. It's my security blanket; whether I'm cooking in an unfamiliar kitchen or just trying to spruce up the bland hotel oatmeal, bringing the flavors of home makes me feel more comfortable wherever I am, be it Goa, Wichita, or Edinburgh.

Unlike trying to haul your favorite cast iron skillet or waffle iron along, traveling with your favorite flavors is surprisingly easy. Ready to assemble your own spice kit? Here's how to do it.

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The 10 Spices I Bring with Me on Vacation — Alien Territory

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The increase of apartment and house rentals on the vacation market means greater flexibility when visiting a new place. You can live like a local, cook your own meals, and even entertain friends. But while many of these loaner kitchens claim to be fully stocked, they're usually lacking in the things that truly make a meal stand out (as well as sharp knives). They might have salt and pepper, but usually they offer little else by way of flavor enhancements — which is why I always travel with my own.

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