Spice up your life.

After poling some of the best chefs and bakers in my family, I drew up a list of the most important spices to stock up your shelves with. I always hate looking up a recipe and not having the spice or herb it calls for. So I hit the Dekalb Farmers market and bought over 17 spices for under $15 dollars. That place is Willy Wonka’s Factory for a chef, although you don’t need a golden ticket to get in.

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Here’s my list of the TOP 25 Spices to have in your cabinet.

  1. Salt (a given)
  2. Pepper (another given)
  3. Garlic Powder
  4. Paprika
  5. Chili Powder
  6. Basil
  7. Cilantro
  8. Curry
  9. Cumin
  10. Oregano
  11. Lemon Pepper
  12. Lavender
  13. Ginger
  14. Mustard
  15. Rosemary
  16. Dill
  17. Thyme
  18. Cinnamon
  19. Poppy Seeds
  20. Onion Powder
  21. Nutmeg
  22. Cayenne
  23. Red Pepper Flakes
  24. Bay Leaves
  25. Allspice

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