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What is Allspice?

What is Allspice?
Allspice, contrary to the sound of the name, is one single spice, not a blend of “all spices”. Allspice is the dried berry of the evergreen pimento tree, which is native to the West Indies and South American. The berry is also known as a Jamaica pepper, as Jamaica provides most of the …

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Chai Spice Apple Crisp

Chai Spice Apple Crumble
I find that I use a lot more spice in my baking during the fall and winter months. This is partly because spices are so warming, and partly because you don’t quite get that same variety of fresh fruits that you do during the summer and spices are a good alternative when it …

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Chai Spiced Bundt Cake with Candied Ginger

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Chai Spiced Bundt Cake with Candied Ginger
Some recipes look intimidating because they’re long. Sometimes, recipes are long because they are very complex and involve a lot of totally different elements. Sometimes, they’re long because the involve a lot of the same elements. Good spice cakes are like this because they often have a half-dozen more ingredients than a plainer …

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Chai Snickerdoodles

chai snickerdoodles

ย Traditions are very well and good, as are traditional recipes. But every tradition can use a little spice now and again, if for no other reason than to cultivate a new appreciation for the original. This is evidenced to an extreme by the rise of the molecular gastronomy movement, which was accompanied …

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Chai Latte Muffins


I usually have a small jar of pumpkin pie spice sitting around. It’s easy to make, but in the morning it is very convenient to have some ready to go when I want to spice up my oatmeal on a chilly morning. A few weeks ago, I picked up a jar …

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