Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Homestead Tips on Tuesday: Homemade Pumpkin Spice

Fall is coming! I know some of you are like "say it isn't so!" But fall is on the way. It seems a bit early this year, but if you look at the signs of nature.... leaves are already starting to drop, birds are heading south.....

And as you all know, with fall comes the season of pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. Cookies, cakes, pies..... but why buy "pumpkin spice" at a store when I bet you already have all the spices in your kitchen to mix some up yourself! Seriously!!

I use four basic spices to make my pumpkin spice mix. I know some folks use allspice as well in their mix, but I find it a little redundant, since it's flavor is so similar to cloves. So here it is folks, the "recipe" for making your own pumpkin spice.....

Ingredients
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons ground ginger
2 Tablespoons ground nutmeg
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cloves

Simply mix all the spices together and place in an air tight container. Now wasn't that simple? You can use this mix for any recipe that calls for pumpkin spice. And how cute would it be in baby food jars with a nice tag, given as a gift!

So when your ready to embrace the "pumpkin spiced everything" season, just remember... skip the store and mix your own!


**Homestead Tips on Tuesday is a weekly series where we help you learn skills, tips, and trick to help you on your journey of homesteading. Many places post list of things you should/could do as far as homesteading skill, but I feel lists are at times overwhelming and can make people give up before they even start. So every Tuesday I share one thing for you to try or consider. I hope you join us every Tuesday and I would love to hear about your adventures with each weeks topic.**

60 comments:

  1. Have you ever tried growing any of these ingredients?

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  2. Hi, stopping by from Inspire Me Monday. This is such a great idea and just in time for fall! I am excited to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think I am getting low on mine. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am going to pin it so I remember to go back to it.

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  4. I winged this one time and I wasn't too far off...thanks for sharing.

    Pinning it to get it right this time :)

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    1. Wingging it is how the best things come to be! LOL

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  5. Yum! I love these flavors, and I can't wait for fall baking and for cooler weather. :)

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    1. We have had cooler weather all summer but the trees turning, now that is my cue for fall baking.

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  6. So good to know this! I love these spices alone or together! Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

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  7. Stopping by from Simple Lives Thursday // Cool recipe! I love pumpkin spice, but won't touch it after working for years at Starbucks. Holy moly, calories! I love this simple approach, thanks.

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  8. This sounds wonderful. I'm planning on making up a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub and will have to do this :) thanks for sharing! Stopping by from a Friday hop.... givingnsharing.blogspot.com

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  9. #Pinned ! I can't wait for fall and to make this mix! Thanks for linking up with #WakeUpWednesdayLinky Stop by this Wednesday to see if you've been featured.

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  10. That is simple! We don´t have the pumpkin spice mix over here, so this opens many new recipes for me to try :-)

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  11. Love this! Can't wait til it cools down enough to start fall baking. Thanks for sharing .. have pinned :)

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  12. Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday. You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week! http://3glol.net/2014/09/01/teach-tuesday-19/

    3GLOL

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  13. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

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  14. Your recipe is slightly different than my own, but I gotta tell ya', I love make your own spice mix recipes, I think it's so much better to use what you already have in the cupboard than to spend a fortune on special spice mixes and take up even more space in your cupboard with them! Thanks so much for sharing at TYSH recipe link party. I hope you help us #stoptheyuck again next week! HUGS

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  15. Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! YOU have been featured today at back to the Basics!

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  16. I not only love fall, I love making my own spice mixes, so I am writing this down! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-92.html

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  17. Great post, thanks for sharing this spicey post at my Fabulous Friday Party
    Hugs Maria

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  18. stopping by from the HomeAcre Hop, thanks so much for sharing your post. Perfect timing as we head into the fall! Hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy The Home Acre Hop

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    1. I'll be there with bells on! Okay maybe not real bells LOL

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  19. Such a great idea to make your own pumpkin spice. Pinning Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things party. Co host Theresa @DearCreatives

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  20. This sounds so yummy and since I like making Gifts to give at Christmas I think I will make this this year.

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  21. Sounds great and I love all these spices. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

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    1. Most people already have them all so why pay to buy a bottle of them combined when you can do it yourself!

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  22. We just love fall and the wonderful colors and smells that it brings. Thanks for sharing an easy recipe.

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  23. I'm not a pumpkin spice person, but my friend is OBSESSIVE...lol. So I am sharing your link with her!

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    1. Haa haa I like your friend! Hope she enjoys!

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  24. This is such a great idea!! Love any homemade mix. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  25. you know I love homemade! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things bog hop xo

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  26. Great recipe, though I may swap out the cloves for allspice. Allspice seems a little more mild.

    Thanks for sharing this with us on the Homestead Blog Hop.

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    1. That's the wonderful thing about recipes, you can play with them :)

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  27. I often see pumpkin spice in recipes but have never seen it in our stores so thanks , I can now make my own . #wednesdayswisdom

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    1. I am so excited for the world of pumpkin spiced everything that you can now be a part of LOL

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  28. Found your fabulous recipe on the Happiness Is Homemade Linky Party! Perfect timing with Fall just around the corner.

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    1. The season of everything pumpkin flavored! LOL

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  29. I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I'm hoping it finally cools down a bit when fall comes! Pumpkin spice is such a popular flavor this time of year, so why not make your own? :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds!

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    1. It is cooling down here fast, though it never really did get HOT. I am all for making your own in anything I can. Why pay others to do what you can do for yourself!

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