spice it up

homemade pumpkin pie spice

It’s here. It’s been here for quite some time. It happens every year. It’s pumpkin spice season. Like it or not.

spices ready

The funny thing is that everyone’s freaking out over pumpkin spice like it’s something new. It’s been around for years. There’s no reason to hate on it intensely. Sure, it seems to be flavoring an excessive number of items nowadays, but no one hates on chocolate peppermint during the holiday season. There’s just something about pumpkin pie spice seems to enrage everyone. Yet so few people hate actual pumpkin pie.

whole nutmeg

We love it. To me it signals fall and makes it a little easier to embrace the chill in the air. I’ve never bought pumpkin spice in a jar, I always make some fresh every season so that I have it on hand to sprinkle onto whatever I wish. I sprinkle it on top of coffee grinds before I brew my coffee to add some guilt-free flavor. I sprinkle it onto my oatmeal, onto sweet potato fries, or even sprinkle it onto some bacon before cooking it. You can, of course, also make pumpkin pie with it. But why not make your own? Go ahead, sprinkle it on something new and ignore the haters!

freshly ground nutmeg

pumpkin pie spice

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ingredients:
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon allspice

directions:
Combine all spices in a bowl and stir together. Store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.

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About Jessica

New Yorker, coffee addict, cook, blogger, baker of delicious things.
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