Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Spice

I always think of pumpkin recipes at this time of year. Many times you will need to have this spice mix on hand, especially if you are making a sweet dessert. Recently I used this to make pumpkin ice cream!

Pumpkin Pie Spice

6 Tablespoons ground Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon ground Allspice
2 teaspoons ground Cloves
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground Nutmeg

Mix together and store in a airtight container. Label and date. Use whenever pumpkin pie spice is called for in recipes.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Flax or Chia "Egg"

I've been using this substitute for eggs when I make my Baked Oatmeal recipe and haven't ever really posted it.

For each egg needed:

Mix together:
1 Tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax seeds (light or dark)
3 Tablespoons of water

Allow mixture to thicken for about 5-15 minutes. Proceed with recipe as usual.

This can be used in other baking applications as well. I have also used flax or chia seeds in my morning smoothies for thickness and overall good nutrition.