Ok, I've got the pumpkin spice part, but not the everything nice.
This post is going to be short, succinct, and to the point.
I'm a woman on a mission, on the run, people to do, things to....
That's certainly NOT how the saying goes, Lynne!!
It's places to go, people to see and things to do.
I went for a run this morning and became EXTREMELY motivated to set some goals, do some projects, and get. my. act. together!
Yes, I am a woman on fire.
GREAT things are happening, you are all a part of it and I THANK YOU!!
Some things cannot be discussed as of yet, but I'll let you know as they, as they... shoot! What's the word I'm looking for...as they...accrue? Nah, I don't think that's it, but I don't want to take the time right now to find the exact word.
Like I said, I'm a woman on a mission!
I had plans to make something today, but I was out of pumpkin spice and darn if I was going to go out to the store to buy it!
I mean, seriously, how many months out of the year am I going to use the stuff and for the amount of money I pay for that little container, and am I going to use my money's worth?
"I think not", I said to myself. I talk to myself a lot.
And as my grandmother said, "as long as you don't answer yourself."
Besides I'm paying for gas to get to the store, too.
There's GOT to be a recipe online from someone who has chartered these unknown waters before me, right.
And voila, there is!
Actually, there's quite a few of them, but I have made recipes from this captain and she rocks.
So, this is from Jamie at My Baking Addiction. She has an incredible blog with so many wonderful recipes. If you haven't been by to see her, please do!
It is so easy to make your own spice mixtures (again, not the words I'm looking for, but I'm not taking the time to fix it. Just go with me here, folks.) (Thank you.) at home.
I made a Homemade Taco Seasoning that I'm in LOVE with! It's easy, tastes great if not better than those packets you buy at the store, I'm saving money, AND there no artificial gobbeldy gook in mine. So there, Mr. TacoSeasoningPacketMakerMan. *raspberries*
I'm working on making some other spice concoctions (ooh, I like that term, but that still wasn't what I was looking for. I sound like a mad kitchen scientist. No comment.)
Homemade Pumpkin Spice - makes about 5 tablespoons
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg (I used freshly grated nutmeg, but bottled is fine.)
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Store in jar with a tightly fitting lid.
I am SO excited to use this seasoning mix in some different recipes this Fall season. I've seen many different recipes calling for pumpkin spice, but was hesitant to spend the money.
Yes, I'm cheap, what can I say?
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 and this Homemade Pumpkin Spice earns 4 rolling pins.
It's easy, quick, inexpensive and ROCKS!!
You'll be glad you did.
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!