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Roasted Leg of Lamb



Leg of Lamb is a very traditional Easter meal. Though it is fabulous at any time—our Ravensview Rosemary Garlic is a perfect complement to the lamb, really enhancing the delicate luscious flavors! Hand blended from cracked black pepper, rosemary, roasted garlic flakes, chives and sea salt.


This recipe is super simple to make. Lamb can seem overwhelming and difficult to make, but we promise, it is not. Roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus is a great accompaniment for this dinner. We used Herbes de Provence to season the potatoes.  


While the lamb is resting, there is a Popover biscuit recipe to make to round out your meal. We used a little Wordhouse Wow to add flavor to the popovers, the tarragon in this blend is fantastic.


We hope you enjoy!


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Instant Pot Beef Stew


The Instant Pot is another of my new favorite tools for the kitchen. The Instant Pot infuses an amazing amount of flavor into what you are cooking.  This is a very basic Beef Stew, it is amazing how a few ingredients can come together to taste soo good!


Today I made a Beef Stew with a Ravensview Rosemary Garlic blend. It is hand blended from black pepper, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, onion, chives and rosemary. It is fantastic for lamb and other red meats. Great on beef and pork ribs and roasts. We use it on roasted potatoes and other veggies too. 


This dish takes a little over two hours to make, but the time is well worth the wait! You might think, it's a pressure cooker won't it cook faster? The point here is that cooking it this amount of time makes the meat incredibly tender!


I served this fabulous Beef Stew over mashed potatoes. Very delish and healthy too!


A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect complement to this dish.


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Barb's Corn and vegetable Chowder - 3rd Place in 2020 SOUPTOBER Contest


Mrs. Barbara Schueller Tabb shared her wonderful Corn & Vegetable Chowder and received 3rd Place in our 2020 SOUPTOBER Contest.  This chowder easy to make and will make everyone happy!   Barbara used Harvest Soup and Perfect Corn of the Cob to flavor her soup.   Served with freshly made Pumpkin Chai Spice Muffins.  YUM!
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup- 1st Place Winner 2020 SOUPTOBER Contest

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Mr. Rick Kirchner entered his Roasted Butternut Squash Soup to win the coveted 1st Place award!  This is a light yet amazingly flavorful soup, wonderful fall flavors.  Ricos sk used Farmer's Market Veggie Soup and Italian Black Truffle Salt to flavor hi A quick and easy fall favorite.  Thank you Rick for this fabulous recipe!
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Halloween Potato Soup - 2nd Place Winner in 2020 SOUPTOBER Contest



Ms Autumn Fenton won 2nd place with her Halloween Potato Soup.  She used a combination of Farmer's Market Soup and Kenny's East Texas Cajun to flavor this delicious potato soup.  Great job Autumn!  Sounds wonderful on a cold night!
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Apple Strudel



During the holiday season who doesn't love to bake!  I had some frozen phyllo sheets so we decided to make an Apple Strudel using New Hudson Apple Pie Spice. This is hand blended using Saigon cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Fantastic on anything from plain ice cream, fruit, oatmeal, cookies, cakes, apple desserts or in your coffee! This is sooo good!


This is super simple to make and fancy enough for a holiday desert! 


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Beef and Vegetable Soup


I loved the Perfect Chicken Soup so much I decided to make a Beef Vegetable Soup. Once again I used the Instant Pot, but you can of course make this on the stovetop or the slow cooker as well.


For my Beef Vegetable Soup I used the Awesome Onion Soup blend. This is hand blended with minced onion, parsley flakes, turmeric, onion powder, celery salt, sugar and black pepper. It is fantastic as a dip, great on roasts, potatoes and as a soup starter. Today it is a soup enhancer, so good and very good for you!


I used the traditional Beef Vegetable Soup veggies for this—English peas, green beans, fingerling potatoes and carrots. Add the quick cooking veggies almost at the end to keep them from getting mushy.


I also whipped up a caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwich to go with the soup. Yum!



A glass of Merlot went very well with this meal.


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Cajun Chicken Marsala


Cajun food has such a wonderful kick of flavor! We have updated our basic Chicken Marsala recipe using Kenny's East Texas Cajun seasoning to give it the wonderful flavors of the Cajun/Creole cuisine. It is great fun to play with different spices and try something new and exciting!  A family favorite with amazing flavors!


We hope that you enjoy this too!


A hearty glass of Shiraz pairs beautifully with this dish!


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Fresh Tomato Lasagna


I love the time of year when you are overflowing with fresh tomatoes, whether from the garden or Farmers Market. Amazing flavors!


Today I made a fresh tomato lasagna with fresh mozzarella and ricotta. I seasoned with Buon Appetito, this is blended by hand with Greek oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage. A wonderful salt-free blend that is terrific on just about anything.


I used a No-Boil lasagna noodle because I like how thin they are. You can use any lasagna noodle you wish, they will all work. I soaked my pasta sheets in very hot water for about 15 minutes to allow them to soften so the dish required shorter cooking time.


The flavors of fresh tomato, cheese and Buon Appetito is sure to become one of my new favorite dishes. Makes a great side dish or a main dish with a side salad.


A chilled glass of White Shiraz goes very well with this dish.


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Salmon Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing



Salmon is one of my family’s favorite things to eat. Today I decided to marinate using Taco Tuesday and tequila. It turned out to have a fantastic flavor and the tequila was a background note that was really pleasant.


Taco Tuesday is hand blended from chili powder, domestic paprika, granulated onion, cumin, granulated garlic, Mexican oregano, brown sugar, black pepper medium, and cayenne pepper.


Serve this salmon on a bed of veggies tossed with a Tequila Lime Dressing. The whole family loved it—great summer dish!


I enjoyed a chilled glass of White Shiraz with this salad.


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Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Gremolata


Seared Ahi Tuna is one of the most delectable dishes you can eat. It practically melts in your mouth. Of course I could eat this completely raw. If you are not a sushi fan, you can cook to your liking. I chose to use Big Easy Bourbon Molasses because of its smoky sweet heat. Hand blended with granulated blackstrap molasses, demerara sugar, orange zest, bourbon barrel smoked sea salt, garlic, onion, chipotle, paprika and bell pepper. Amazing on fish, chicken and pork!


I found this wonderful Wasabi Arugula at the farmers market. I have never heard of this variety. It tastes just like the wasabi you get at a sushi restaurant but without the heat! Fantastic.



A gremolata is the perfect accompaniment to use the Arugula in, it adds a nice texture to this dish. This version does not have any cheese typically found in this type of recipe. You can add parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic and use it to top a pasta. Delish!


I made sushi rice as a side for this meal—1 cup of short grain white rice, rinsed really well and 2 cups water. Cook per directions and then add 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 2 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt that you have mixed together. Stir and you are ready to go!


A chilled glass of Pinot Noir paired perfectly with this meal.


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Big Easy Bourbon Molasses Sea Bass


With the warmer weather approaching, My family to eat lighter.  Big Easy Bourbon Molasses is one of our favorites so we  decided to try it on Sea A rich and deep full-bodied spice blend will add an incredible flavor to your grilled chicken, fish or pork. Your guests will beg for more when you bust out this new grilling champion. Flavorful and bold with the smoke of bourbon barrel smoked salt, a touch of bitter sweet with natural, granulated black strap molasses from New Orleans, and other flavors to give you a unique taste of Louisiana.  

As with all sugar, grill over indirect heat or watch carefully as it will burn—if done with a little patience you shall arrive at the perfectly crusted masterpiece! Hand blended with granulated molasses, demerara sugar, orange zest, hickory smoked sea salt, garlic, onion, chipotle, paprika and red bell pepper.   I am so excited, this seasoning is absolutely fabulous!!!! This is super easy to make and delightful to 


I served this with a simply dressed salad with homemade croutons seasoned with the same spice.


I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio with this salad.


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Habanero Garlic Cod



I was so excited to have my first crop of the season—Russian Red Kale!  



I decided to make a Cod seasoned with the fabulous Habanero Garlic Pepper. It adds such a dimension of flavor. Not overpowering, just a lot of zing on your tongue. The recipe instructions are for the oven, but these are also fantastic grilled—15-20 minutes, medium heat, do not turn over.


Habanero Garlic Pepper is hand blended from black pepper, garlic, habanero, orange zest, onion, chipotle and marjoram, this blend gives a bite backed up with lots of layers of flavor. Great on hamburgers, chicken and pork as well.


A nice cold Pinot Grigio went very well with this meal.


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Blackened Prawns


We have a new partnership with Gourmet Gary’s Natural Foods.  He has the most amazing beef and seafood, sustainably raised without any hormones, antibiotics, or any GMO's.  To see Gary's introduction, chick here.

Today I used the Prawns.  They are huge, plump and sweet.  You get two, 2 lb frozen sleeves in a box.  I seasoned them with our new Louisiana Blackened Seasoning.  This is a SALT FREE mix hand blended from paprika, garlic, yellow mustard, onion, black pepper, oregano, cumin, cayenne, thyme, bay leaves and celery seed.  It has a touch of heat and is great as a traditional blackening seasoning or as a dry rub.  It has an amazing complex flavor.

I served the Blackened Prawns with a Lemon Risotto.  Amazing flavor combination!



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A light Chianti went beautifully with this dish.

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Chicken Caprese Salad


Caprese Salad is one of my favorite summer dishes. Homegrown tomatoes and basil with fresh mozzarella, that is what I love!


My tomatoes are not quite ready yet so I made do with vine ripened tomatoes from the grocery store. Fresh mozzarella is a must, the drier aged version is not the same by a long shot. My basil however, is raring to go! I decided to make a salad today using these ingredients and paired with a chicken thigh layered with basil, tomato and mozzarella. Topped with a really great balsamic vinegar.


I used Buon Appetito to season my chicken. This wonderful salt-free blend is a balanced mix of Greek oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage. Perfect addition to tomatoes, tomato sauces, fish, poultry, meat and salad dressings.  Evening is Tuscany is a great alternative, this is a delicate blend of garlic, Kosher salt, Mediterranean oerago, basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, rosemary, onion and parsley.  Added to olive oil, this blend also makes a great bread dip.


A glass of slightly chilled Chianti is a perfect pairing with this dish.


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Honey Chipotle Shrimp Salad


One of our BEST SELLING spice blends of all time, Honey Chipotle (also known as Sweet Heat) is used to make this delicious light and refreshing shrimp salad.  Milford Spice company is donating $5,000 (1,000 packets of Sweet Heat) with all of the money going towards building Milford Skate Park.  Once the $5,000 is sold they will receive a grant doubling those funds to $10,000!  Such a great cause, we can't wait to see the kids enjoying that!


A delightful blend of Granulated honey, sea salt, onion, Spanish paprika, chipotle powder and Italian seasoning. 


You can use this blend for just about anything.  Customers have described it as kitchen magic.  Great on popcorn, salmon, shrimp, chicken and veggies.  It is a little bit sweet with a hint of heat.  My kids add it to anything from mayo to ketchup!


This salad is great with a glass of White Shiraz.


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Best Burger Ever!


Nothing says summer like grilling burgers!  Juicy, cheesey and flavorful!  This is a mini tutorial on how to make the Best Burgers Ever!


A couple of key points!  1) Buy freshly ground meat from the butchers counter-needs to be 80/20, anything leaner is too dry. You want beef that has been processed as little as possible and that is loosely packed.  Anything in a tube in too tight.  The extra effort is totally worth it!  2) Minimal handling when mixing at home!  3) Indentation. Make a thumb print in the middle of each patty.  This helps cook it evenly.  4) DO NOT press down with spatula!  This makes the juices flow out (bad) and compresses the meat (bad).


These are truly the best burgers that I have made.  As with seasoning any  dish, you can use any spice blend that sounds good.  Same with burgers, your imagination is the limit.  Play with the toppings, buns, condiments and cheeses.  Some ideas to try are:


Brighton’s Burger Blast:

 - Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion.  Basic Condiments


Mark’s Expresso II:

- Blue Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Whole Grain Mustard


Cow Conditioner:

- Swiss and Caramelized Onions, Dijon Mustard 


Kenny’s East Texas Cajun:

- Pepper Jack with Caramelized Onion and Green Peppers, Mustard


Tantalizing Thai:

- Jack Cheese, Fresh Pineapple & Teriyaki Sauce


Pontiac Trail Pig Powder:

- Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onions & BBQ Sauce


Big Easy Bourbon Molasses:

- Brie, Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Fig Jam


Evening in Tuscany:

- Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Pesto


Fabulous Fajitas:

- Queso Cheese & Salsa


Mix and match the toppings too!  Some fun thoughts:


Assorted Cheeses

Lettuce

Tomato

Onion

Onion Rings

Pineapple

Caramelized Onions

Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Over Easy Egg

Bacon

Mornay Sauce


Also play with the condiments:


Various Ketchups

Assorted Mustards

Sriracha Sauce

Mayo

Salsa

Teriyaki Sauce

Sweet & Sour Sauce

Pesto

BBQ Sauce


Any iced cold beer works with this dish!


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Eggs in Purgatory


This egg dish is so good! Super easy to make and tastes decadent. Devil’s Dust is just as it sounds, HOT! A little bit goes a long way. It is hand blended from ghost pepper, jalapeño and habanero flakes. It is also great on steaks, chicken and even as a little kick of heat to a cool margarita. I recommend using it in a grinder.  


You can also use Habanero Garlic Pepper, this blend is with black pepper, garlic, habanero, orange zest, onion, chipotle and marjoram.  This blend gives a bite backed up with lots of layers of flavor! 


This makes a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch item. You can use a larger skillet and make it for a group. Have a devil of a good time!


A nice cold Margarita or Champagne would pair beautifully with this meal.


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Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce



My family LOVES Mexican food! It can be really heavy though, especially around summertime. My goal is to serve healthier versions of our most liked dishes.  


Adobo Lime is one of my all time favorite spice blends. It is hand blended from fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary. It is so versatile to use on anything from veggies to grilling.


The tomatillo sauce is really fresh and light. You control the cheese to your liking!


An icy cold Corona is delightful with this meal.


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Easy Baguettes


What is not to love about homemade bread!  Very few things smells as good as a crusty baguette fresh out of the oven!  This is so easy to make and only has 4 ingredients, so you know what it is made of.  These baguettes freeze really well too.


The recipe makes 4 baguettes, I made two with Everything Better Blend which combines delicious California grown and roasted garlic, onion, poppy seed, both white and black sesame seeds and kosher salt. It really does taste like a bagel and adds such great flavor to bread.


I made one plain and the last one I seasoned with Ravensview Rosemary Garlic, this is a black pepper blend made with sea salt, garlic, black pepper, chive, and rosemary. It is a real winner for lamb and other red meats. Great on beef ribs and roasts. We use it on roasted potatoes and other veggies too. Awesome on steak for a nice black pepper flavor. 


You can use pretty much any blend to season bread.  


Baking bread is good for the soul!


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Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto


I love substituting cauliflower for many different starches. Today I decided to try my hand at a risotto using Johnny Pizza, or you can use Evening in Tuscany. This flavorful mix is hand blended with Mediterranean oregano, basil, garlic, onion, thyme, fennel seed, red bell pepper, crushed red pepper, parsley and marjoram. Fabulous as an Italian blend or amazing in your pizza sauce or my favorite—bake it into the crust! You can also use it to add pizzaz to a frozen pizza.


You can vary this recipe to accommodate any diet. I used parmesan cheese but you can use brewers yeast just as well. If you are using real cheese make sure you get a chunk of parmesan and freshly shred for the recipe, it makes all the difference!


This risotto is so rich and creamy! You will not miss the rice.


A nice glass of Chianti Classico tasted fabulous with this dish.



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Sunday Sauce with Meatballs


Sunday sauce (or gravy as some call it) is a long standing Italian-American tradition. In Italy many years ago, very poor Italian women made their sauce mostly with tomatoes and vegetables and if they were very lucky pork. After immigrating to America most found that meat here was so much less expensive, and the addition of beef to the sauce became a symbol of prosperity! 


Italian Mama’s and Nona’s put the sauce on first thing in the morning and it puttered all day while the rest of the family chatted and caught up. Each family adds a little something unique to their sauce so really no two family recipes would be the same.


I used Evening in Tuscany because the delicate blend of garlic, Kosher salt, Mediterranean oregano, basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, rosemary, onion and parleys perfect for a Sunday Sauce!


There are many varieties of pasta available to us today. Spaghetti is traditionally used, but any shape you like will work.


Today, most families are too busy to be cooking all day! This is a quicker version of a Sunday Sauce. Though tradition has it that it only gets richer the longer it simmers.


Mangia! Mangia! (eat, eat!)


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TUTORIAL - Homemade Pizza


Fresh Made Pizza from Scratch


Pizza is believed to have been started as a street food for the working poor in Naples, Italy, around the 1700s. It was an inexpensive and quick meal. Although, the topped baked bread has been around since before 600BC, then topped with oil and herbs. It is said that King Umberto and Queen Margherita fell in love with pizza while traveling the Italian countryside in the late 1800's and it was she whom the Margherita pizza is named after. This pizza, simply topped with mozzarella cheese, basil and fresh tomatoes, was created in her honor with the Italian flag colors!


Since then Pizza has become very popular throughout the world. It can be healthy or not, depending on your toppings. The average American eats about 21 pounds of pizza a year!


Lets get started...


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Adobo Lime Skirt Steak


Want to get out of a rut?  This recipe is easy to prepare and will make your taste buds sing!  Adobo Lime Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. The flavors are truly spectacular.  You can also use chicken or pork, you can grill or you can use a grill pan.  


Adobo Lime is hand blended with fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary. This blend is great in any mexican recipe, bean soup and even great on fish! 


A nice chilled glass of Merlot pairs really well with this dish.


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Bourbon Molasses Shrimp


Big Easy Bourbon Molasses is truly one of my absolute favorites!  It is flavorful and bold with the smoke of bourbon barrel smoked salt, a touch of bitter sweet with natural granulated black strap molasses from New Orleans, and other flavors to give you a unique taste of Louisiana. 


Today I decided to immerse myself in the South.  I made Bourbon Molasses Shrimp, succulent and so flavorful!  I served with white cheddar cheese grits and sautéed collard/mustard greens.


Any iced cold Iced Tea is perfect with this meal.


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