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Giveaway: Add a Little Spice

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

Four or five years ago, Mike received a gift box of grilling spices for Christmas. A family member had gotten it for him…not knowing that the store was about a mile down the road from where we lived at the time. We didn’t know that either…

Penzey’s Spices are AMAZING!! They are so flavorful…once you use them, you’ll never go back. (Okay, so that isn’t 100% true…Mike uses a lot of garlic while grilling, so we buy that in bulk at Costco…but the Penzey’s garlic a definitely better.)

We just made a special trip to our old stomping ground to restock:

Because I love these spices so much, I want to share the joy. I’m giving away one spice bag to a lucky winner!

To Enter to Win the spices:

Go to penzeys.com and browse around a little. Then come back and enter to win!

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered! Please leave a separate comment for each entry – it’s easier for me to count them that way 🙂

You have until Midnight on Thursday, July 15th to enter. The winner will be posted on Friday the 16th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • Do you bake? Do you grill? Do you just like to add an extra kick to your salad? Which spice from their website looks the best to you? (And what would you do with it?)

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • Do you have a recipe you LOVE that uses one (or more) of the following: sage, savory, nutmeg, cinnamon, seasoned salt? (These are the non-grilling spices I have on hand, so I’m looking for more ideas 🙂 )
  • Do you already use Penzey’s spices? Do you have a favorite spice/recipe idea for me?
  • Tweet about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

Disclaimer: I have not received anything from Penzey’s to review or give away. I just love their stuff enough to try to introduce it to everyone I meet. 🙂

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21 Responses

  1. I bake from time to time, and love to grill!! I just started living with my beau who hails from the bayou (by way of Mississippi, but his father always cooked Cajun). I’m TOTALLY into the cajun seasoning, which might help do some of the work for me in making his favorite dishes!!

  2. Also, sage is one of my favorite spices. I like to add it to some small cubes of sweet potato and breakfast sausage in a spicy sweet potato morning hash. Serve that with some fresh rye toast for a wonderful brunch!

  3. I love the idea of the Lemon peel because I love lemon in things but hate to grate fresh lemon myself! Maybe not the best from the website, but definitely one to try!

  4. I love cinnamon and put it in a lot of things.

    Coffee – sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the ground coffee before you start your coffee maker.

    Banana bread – use you favorite recipe (I can send you mine if you want) but add 1 t. cinnamon to the batter and then sprinkle the top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

    Waffles – add 1 t cinnamon to your favorite recipe.

  5. I do bake ALL the time and I’m actually going to be making zucchini bread today that uses nutmeg & cinnamon (I’ll post the recipe on my recipe blog later this week. YUM!)

    I looked at the site. I am a major baker & cooker and LOVED all of the speciality spices, esp the Cajun ones.

  6. Tweeted about it and stupidly forgot to @ you. LOL

  7. Yes, Yes, Yes, FENNEL and id use it in my SAUCES!

  8. I love to grill! I’m experimenting with Indian Currys too. Penseys has the best curry blends. The Maharajah is my fav to server curry sissys. The Vindaloo is very spicy! Both have recipes right on the label, those are what I use (for now).

  9. I just checked out the website and the new chili spice blends are most appealing to me. I have chili 1000 and would love to try the 3000 and 9000. I have some boar that my friend’s husband shot and I think Chili would be an excellent way to prepare it. It’s boar burger

  10. How about the seasoned salt on corn on the cob? Or grilled zuke from your garden? 😉

  11. Hey! The cake spice looks interesting and also the cheese seasonings. I would think you could use the cheese seasonings on just about anything – grilled chicken sounds really good! Or even grilled veggie packets. Or potatoes.

  12. I’d post it on my blog, but it’s private so not too many people read it! But I posted on FB for ya!

  13. and here’s an awesome recipe for chocolate zucchini bread that uses cinnamon! I made it yesterday. I think someone in the reviews said they added nutmeg too!

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread-I/Detail.aspx

  14. I do it all! I love cooking and the one spice that I am so interested in is the Cajun Style Seasoning, I am from Louisiana so this hits home for me. I’d so use this in my gumbo, craw-fish, jambalaya or heck, even on eggs!

  15. I posted on my FB: Kristen Moniz

  16. My brother just brought me some of penzey’s fancy cinnamon. Oh my goodness, best cinnamon ever. 😀

  17. I would love to try their double strength vanilla!

  18. Hey chicky! You know me and how much I LOVE spices! Mom always used to poke fun at me when I made garlic bread with “sticks and twigs” because I could never settle for just olive oil and garlic on french bread! I love to add oregano, basil, dill, and rosemary to garlic bread (not always ALL of them, but definitely at least one:)) My favorite spice is Herbes de Provence. I was introduced to this spice by Mom (because she knows how much I love–you got it, sticks and twigs!!!) They picked up a few jars for me at one time and I fell in love. My favorite recipe is to add this to Quiche Lorraine… it spices up an already tasty quiche dish:)

  19. So, the mandatory one: Buttermilk ranch sounds REALLY good. I’d probably mix some in with ground beef to make burgers, then top it with some provalone, caramelized onions, and BBQ sauce on a toasted bun. Ranch burgers–yummmm.

    And to use your season salt: Joel and I put that in our mashed potatoes, and we always get compliments when we serve them. Then, we use any left-over mashed potatoes for shepherd’s pie, and we sprinkle some more seasoned salt on the top; it makes it look crispier, and it tastes great.

    I hope I win; every time I hear about Penzey’s, I hear all good stuff. : )

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