It’s “Pumpkin Week” here at O-P, time to gear up for the fall season that greets us at week’s end.
The first thing you’re going to need in order to make the great recipes this week is pumpkin pie spice. No, don’t buy any; you’ll only succeed in getting a jar that will undoubtedly end up in the cupboard for the rest of the year losing flavor. Instead, make your own. It’s easy, and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand. The photo above provides the proportions, the written recipe is below. This makes about 2 tablespoons. You can double it, triple it, or even cut it in half, depending upon your projected use.
(Makes about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Smidgen of cardamom*
Stir together and store in an airtight jar.
*Yes, there is a smidgen. It’s 1/32 of a teaspoon. Mr. O-P bought me a great set of measuring spoons that contains a smidgen, a dash, and a pinch. I love them!
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