How about a Autumn Spice (Pumpkin) recipe which can always be handy in your spice cabinet!
This special blend of the most aromatic spices…. cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger just screams for Gingerbreads and Pumpkin Pies!
And the smells in your kitchen….Wow! there is nothing like it in the Autumn/Fall….or anytime for that matter!
But did you ever think of adding this homemade spice to scrambled eggs? Or ice cream?
Of course, it goes without saying ….The Autumn harvest of every kind of apple, baked with from your favorite recipes….has so much more flavor with your own homemade spice.
I like to keep this Autumn Spice (Pumpkin) in one of my small sealed jars…. or you can use a small jelly jar such as the one above and it keeps all year long.
I use it in pumpkin loaves, apple and pumpkin pies, apple crisps, apple cake, oatmeal, applesauce…anything that brings that sensuous aroma of Autumn baking and tasting to my kitchen.
The Captain just walked in and announced this kitchen has the most wonderful smells of anyplace in the world.
Of course, he may be a bit prejudiced! 🙂
Even though I do have some of the store bought jars of spices, I like to go as fresh as I can by purchasing my spices in little bags!
So much fresher that way….one never knows how long a bottle of spice has been on a supermarket shelf. ;(
There are many on-line spice shops, …I particularly like Mary Ann’s Spices and Teas!
I first became acquainted with Mary Ann when she had her little shop down by the river at the City Market in Kansas City.
I loved that Farmer’s Market and all the surrounding specialty food shops. Much like Pike’s Market in Seattle….I do love visiting these markets!
(Perhaps you missed the Pike’s Market post…if so, see link below)
Smoked Salmon From Pike’s Market
Mary Ann’s shop is no long at the City Market, but one can order on line, (Mary Ann also has specialty teas) ! Yummy! (see below website)
This Autumn Spice (Pumpkin) recipe is so easy to make and it is much less expensive when you make it yourself rather than buy it in the supermarket. 😉
The printable recipe is below!
Enjoy making your own pumpkin spice and add it to everything…. for the wonderful Autumn/Fall experience.
Have a great Day!
- 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Put all the spices in a small canning jar (or seal-able jar) and shake to mix.
- Now how easy is that? ;).
- You may double or triple this spice recipe...just store in an airtight container and it will last all year.
Loving all your posts, but I think the recipe blogs are my favourite. I can almost smell the spices from here.
You will soon be smelling them when you arrive in a couple weeks…looking forward to seeing you cook! haha
I love all of those spices in pumpkin bread plus one or two more. I’d have to check my recipe. Smile!
Hi Sandy…yep, you can also add allspice and maybe a little twist of dried lemon…but a little lemon goes a long way.
Lots of possibilities. thanks for stopping by.:)