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5 Must-Have Grilling Blends For Summer

July 14

Looking for ways to spice up your cookouts this summer? Check out these unique all-purpose spice blends!

Smokehouse Rub Spice Blend

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Enjoy a rich blend of tangy tomatoes, garlic, onion, sugar, smoky sea salt, and spices. Intended for pork, but also great on poultry and seafood, this rub includes all the flavors of a traditional Midwest barbecue. Read the rest of this entry »

Herb Sesame Hot Sauce

June 6

by Chef Donna Desfor

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Who doesn’t love a great hot sauce?  With so many flavor options available, if you’re a fan you’ll end up with a pantry full of them.  We prefer to keep things simple and whip up a batch of seasoned hot sauce whenever we need it.  This master recipe is easily adjusted to match whatever you’re cooking up!  Read the rest of this entry »

Mexican Rice Salad & Adobo Shrimp

May 27

by Chef Donna Desfor

Simplicity. We crave it in the kitchen and there are some blends in the The Spice & Tea Exchange® pantry that make cooking so easy. The Spice & Tea Exchange® Adobo Spice Blend is one of those blends! It’s what gives Mexican flavor to this simple rice salad, and is the star ingredient in the incredibly versatile Adobo dressing below.

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Talking Togarashi Pepper Spice Blend

April 21

How to use this Japanese All Purpose Seasoning Like a Pro:

By Chef Donna Desfor

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Ask any professional cook what they use to make flavors pop and they’ll almost always answer “salt.” Ask a Japanese cook how to give that same kind of kick to foods that might be fried, or grilled, or mixed in with noodles and broths, and chances are they’ll say, “togarashi.” Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Global & Ethnic Flavor Trends

March 24

What do the top 2016 culinary trend prediction lists and newly released products in the food industry have in common? Flavor, flavor, and more FLAVOR!

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In a market full of new recipes, food products, and restaurants, one group of flavor profiles has continued to stray from the typical and stand out amongst the rest—ethnic flavors. Offering a new and exciting world of exotic flavors, as well a chance to partake in a culinary adventure from areas across the globe, ethnic flavors provide the unique sensory experience for which foodies yearn. Read the rest of this entry »

ChocolaTEA Latte

November 18

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Turn your tea into a tea latte for the perfect dessert on a chilly evening or for the commute to work. Use TSTE® Black Chocolate Tea, TSTE® Peppermint Patty Sugar, and TSTE® Dark Cocoa Sugar in this easy step-by-step process, to make this sweet and chocolatey tea latte. Read the rest of this entry »

London Fog Tea

November 18

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This classic combination traditionally made with earl grey tea, steamed milk, and vanilla, has an extra creamy flavor provided by TSTE® Earl Grey Crème Tea and a hint of warm lavender. Perfect for sipping by the fire, this warm drink is luxuriously sweet and undeniably comforting. Read the rest of this entry »

Easy Turkey Brining Using TSTE® Bird Brine

November 5

Ready for a tender, juicier, more flavorful holiday turkey without a ton of extra work? With just a few quick steps and a convenient seasoning blend, TSTE® Bird Brine Seasoning takes your turkey from ho hum to fabulous!

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Winter-White Mulled Wine

November 5

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TSTE® Mulling Mix Spice Blend is used to craft a lighter-bodied mulled white wine full of wintery flavors. This warm & easy-to-make drink contains pear, cinnamon, and other lovely seasonal hints with an inviting scent that’s perfect for get-togethers. Read the rest of this entry »

Herb Stuffing

November 5

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An enticing holiday dinner option, this unique dish consists of an array of exquisite flavors, enhanced by TSTE® Herb Turkey Rub and TSTE® Black Truffle Sea Salt. Homemade herb-filled stuffing is guaranteed to make this seasonal meal special! Read the rest of this entry »

DIY Halloween Party Dip Tray

October 28

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DIY Party Tray ~ Fun, and oh-so-easy for your next gathering! Read the rest of this entry »

Pumpkin Carving at its Best!

October 27

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Grandma’s Apple Pie

September 30

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Grandma always added “a pinch of this, and a pinch of that” to make her apple pie just right! Enjoy a bit of that homemade taste in this easy pie recipe. With a decorative crust and warm gooey center, this pie is the ultimate dessert to share with family and friends! Read the rest of this entry »

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

September 25

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Great for entertaining, these bacon-wrapped poppers can be made ahead and baked just before serving! Complete with a velvety cheese filling, a crisp bacon coating, and finished with a spicy-sweet kick from TSTE® Habanero Sugar, this quick and simple appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Read the rest of this entry »

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

September 11

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Black-eyed peas are a symbol of prosperity often served on New Year’s Day and during Rosh Hashanah. TSTE® Tuscany Spice Blend, TSTE® Salted Caramel Sugar, and TSTE® Pinot Noir Sea Salt add a different twist to a traditional recipe. Served as a side dish at a formal dinner or as a tailgate party dip, this healthy and versatile dish is a family favorite! Read the rest of this entry »

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