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Red, White & Cool ~ Ice Cream Cake

July 1


Chill out with this ice cream cake layered with sweet flavor! With infused ice cream, red velvet cake and dreamy vanilla cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the center of attention at your next holiday gathering! Read the rest of this entry »

Kahuna Cannellini Beans

June 29


A super delicious alternative to the classic Boston Baked Beans, this fast and easy dish is anything but short on flavor! Read the rest of this entry »

Caprese Skewers

June 26


Looking for an easy crowd-pleaser for your next party? Look no further! With a bit of TSTE® Tuscany Spice Blend, these individual Caprese Skewers are ready to go!

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Pretzel Sparklers

June 26

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Create an assortment of festive and edible Pretzel Sparklers for your Fourth of July party! Get the kids together and get dippin’…Use some of our favorites or use your imagination to create your own unique version of this classic party snack!

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Kahuna Carbonara

June 25

Four basic ingredients plus a kick of garlic and salt from TSTE® Kahuna Garlic Salt Spice Blend help make this an easy and delicious twist on carbonara that’s a snap to whip up! 

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Himalayan Salt Platters & Grater Stones

June 23


Himalayan Salt Platters and Grater Stones make unique presentation pieces in the kitchen! Salt Platters can easily be turned from a gourmet serving tray into a hot grilling surface, and Grater Stones are a fun way to add salt to meals! Read the rest of this entry »

Quick-Pickled Veggies

June 19

If you liked our May feature recipe Cucumber and Onion Salad, you’ll love how our TSTE® Kahuna Garlic Salt Spice Blend makes a deliciously quick pickle from those same ingredients. We add some sliced carrots for color and a more decisive crunch. Use any combination of vegetables you like; you’ll need about 3 to 4 cups.

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Black Pepper Honey Shrimp

June 10

Yield: 2 servings Total Time: 45 mins Prep: 35 mins Cook: 10 mins

Grilling shrimp brings out their natural sweetness, and grilling them directly on a TSTE® Himalayan Salt Platter, imparts a subtle salty note to the shellfish. Paired with our TSTE® Granulated Honey to thicken the sauce, this dish is the perfect combo of sweet and salty!

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Sweet Onion Salt Block Salmon

June 10

Sweet_Onion_Salt_Block_SalmonOur TSTE® Sweet Onion Sugar mustard glaze tops this seared salmon. We’ve cooked it to perfection with TSTE® Salmon Tea Rub atop a TSTE® Himalayan Salt Platter to add the perfect amount of mineral salt flavor.

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Hickory Smoked Beef Jerky

June 10

This easy homemade jerky recipe is simply addicting! Follow the steps below to make your own. Our staff couldn’t keep their hands out of the jerky jar!

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Is Caffeine-Free The Same As Decaf?

June 5

Have you ever stood in front of our tea wall and wondered about the difference between caffeine-free, decaf and herbal teas? Read on and wonder no more!


The quick answer to our title question (Is Caffeine-Free The Same As Decaf?) is, “No.” Decaf and caffeine-free are two very different things. Read the rest of this entry »

Woodsman’s Rice & Kale Salad

June 5

With a hint of Mediterranean flavor, this quick side dish is a warm blend of fresh and robust flavors! Read the rest of this entry »

Sweeten Iced Tea

June 1

Prefer your freshly-brewed loose leaf tea a tad on the sweet side? The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers a wide variety of sweeteners for use in your tea! Carrying over 30 exotic teas and over 18 naturally-flavored sugars, there is something sure to satisfy every taste bud! Follow the steps below to begin making the perfect sweet tea.

1. GATHER THE INGREDIENTS (tea + sweetener of choice)

Choose a tea. Options include:







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Sweet Tea Treats

May 29

Recently, we got a bit creative with our teas and sugared up our staff at the corporate office. Our goal: to come up with some crave-able dessert tea pairings for YOU to try at home!

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Quick and Easy Dip Recipes

May 22


These quick and easy dips can all be made from one simple base—resulting in a delicious Onion Obsession Dip, Vik’s Garlic Fix Dip, or Colonial Dip. Simply mix each blend with sour cream (or another desired base) and let the fusion of flavors provided by TSTE® custom-made blends do all the work! Read the rest of this entry »

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