Taco Tuesday at Its Finest

Taco Tuesday at Its Finest

Taco Tuesday. It’s basically a standing Tuesday thing for me, and usually ends up being sort of a pot luck taco Tuesday. Whatever I’ve got going on in my fridge ends up nestled into those heavenly crunchy shells. My favorite however, is still the good old ground beef taco. It’s so simple, and yet satisfies all my basic criteria for the perfect taco. Read more about Taco Tuesday at Its Finest

For The Love of Ranch

For the Love of Ranch

From salads to dips, dolloped on a baked potato, and baked onto chicken or even pizza; there isn’t much you can’t do with ranch dressing. There are some great bottled dressings on the market, but why not take a few minutes and DIY? Here is our favorite ranch dressing recipe with a few options to create flavorful alternatives. Read more about For the Love of Ranch

St. Patrick's Day

Add a Little Green This St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, originally began as a cultural and religious feast honoring the foremost patron saint of Ireland (who passed away on March 17). What began as a religious feast, evolved over time into an intentional festival celebrating the heritage and the culture of the Irish with parades, festivals, green beer, and delicious food.

Symbolized by lucky charms, shamrocks, and the color green, decorating and preparing for a St. Patrick’s Day gathering can be fairly simple. However, hosting a St. Patrick’s day feast, can take a little more planning. Read more about Add a Little Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Sweet & Salty - The Perfect Pair

Sweet & Salty: The Perfect Pair

Life is packed with many hard decisions: what career path to take, where to live, whether to rent or buy a home, do you want to get married and/or have kids, etc. Luckily, in the flavor world, you can have your cake and eat it too. The biggest conundrum is often whether to satisfy your sweet or salty cravings…but why choose when you can have both? Read more about Sweet & Salty: The Perfect Pair

Mardi Gras Entertaining

Mardi Gras Entertaining

“Mardi Gras” or “Fat Tuesday.” Certainly one HUGE holiday in New Orleans. Considered the last big feast and celebration before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Mardi Gras is about food, excitement, parades, food, floats, music, beads, food and fun. Did I mention food? Really great food. New Orleans is a melting pot of incredible cuisines. Though no substitution will equal eating in the Crescent City, here are a few simple ways to bring the Big Easy flavor to your next Mardi Gras party. Read more about Mardi Gras Entertaining

Garlic…Oh Heavenly Garlic…

Garlic…Oh Heavenly Garlic…

One of the most ubiquitous spices in the world. We use it on or in just about everything and when cooking with fresh garlic, its oh-so-familiar smell ends up hanging around on our hands as well. (Quick tip- after working with fresh garlic, rub your hands on a stainless steel faucet or appliance door handle, instantly neutralizing most garlic, onion, and fishy odors). Read more about Garlic…Oh Heavenly Garlic…

Spicy Gifts For Your Valentine

Spicy Gifts for Your Valentine

Here at The Spice & Tea Exchange®, we LOVE to share our love for food! With Valentine’s Day approaching, now is the perfect time to show your love. Whether it is for a significant other, family member, a friends, etc., we have gifts that are sure to please your favorite foodie! Take the stress out of Valentine’s Day shopping with these gifts from the heart. Read more about Spicy Gifts for Your Valentine

Sweethearts Chocolate Pasta & Valentine’s Drinks

Sweethearts Chocolate Pasta & Valentine’s Drinks

Sweethearts Chocolate PastaAh Valentine’s Day. Roses are sent to a secret admirer. Lovers and couples exchange gifts of jewelry, fragrance, lingerie and more. It’s also the time to show someone special that you care.

But nothing says “I care” or “I love you,” than a gift made with love. So why not make a gift with love, from one of the most popular gifts of all. Chocolate. Sure, you could make chocolate truffles, or chocolate cake, but why not make something more unique. Chocolate Pasta. Read more about Sweethearts Chocolate Pasta & Valentine’s Drinks

Cooking Spicy Sweet With Mango Habanero Sugar

Cooking Spicy-Sweet with Mango Habanero Sugar

Sunset and Palm Trees in ParadiseMango Habanero Sugar makes dishes spicy-sweet!

We can probably all agree that visions of warm sandy beaches, azure seas, and tropical-flavored-anything, are hot on our minds during the cold days of winter. However, the reality may be anything but. Mango Habanero Sugar brings a tropical heatwave of flavor to many everyday dishes. Adding 1-2 tsp Mango Habanero Sugar into pancake or waffle batter, oatmeal, or even on top of your morning grapefruit, will help bring that island vibe. Read more about Cooking Spicy-Sweet with Mango Habanero Sugar

Hot Tea Brewing - Brew a Quick Cup

Brew a Quick Cup of Tea with Tea Mug Infusers

As the winter continues, it can be difficult to follow to find the motivation to follow through with our New Year’s resolutions, our day-to-day tasks, and everything we had planned to get done by the end of the month! Luckily, tea can help us accomplish a lot of these things. Read more about Brew a Quick Cup of Tea with Tea Mug Infusers

Garlicky Herb Dip

Quick, Impressive Dips

Sour CreamWhen it comes to Game Day snacks (or other special occasions), quick and easy dips can be the star quarterback. Using a simple flavor base from The Spice & Tea Exchange®’s custom Spice Blends, your dips will be MVP candidates, with almost no work.

Many of our custom blends can be combined with sour cream, whipped cream cheese, or Greek yogurt. Refrigerated for 30 minutes or more and the fusion of flavors will develop, scoring you and your dip a touchdown with your guests. Read more about Quick, Impressive Dips

Easy Football Party Food

Easy Football Party Food

It’s game time and you’re ready to create your party food menu, but a recipe fumble is the last thing you need.  Make sure you have the perfect game plan with these winning recipes: Read more about Easy Football Party Food