Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Homestead Tips on Tuesday: Homemade Pumpkin Spice
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.....
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.**