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I’ve only been married for almost 3 years, but I have already forgotten most of the gifts we received as wedding gifts. But if you were to ask my husband or I what our favorite gift was, and the most used gift, it would be our salt and pepper shakers. Call us crazy, but I know that would be the answer. They are nothing special – in fact, they are just clear, plastic salt and pepper shakers. But the thing that makes the set so special in our minds is that the pepper shaker is not just a shaker, but a grind
er.

Growing up, I don’t think I ever knew there was such thing as freshly ground pepper. And when I moved out on my own, the regular pepper shaker was always so cheap that I didn’t give a second thought about it. But then, after the wedding, this pepper grinder entered our lives. And my life, especially my food – has never been the same.

Ok, I know I’m being a little over-dramatic, but if you’ve never experienced freshly ground pepper, you really don’t know what you are missing. It’s a whole ‘nother ballgame!! And I can’t go back to the regular flake pepper now, even though I have half of a big bottle from Costco hanging out in the pantry for the past 3+ years.

So what’s just as good as – or even better than – freshly ground pepper? Other freshly ground spices!! The folks over at The Spice Depot have come out with something I’m surprised hasn’t been done a hundred times over – spice blends that come in their own little grinders, so you always have freshly ground spices! I’m a spice blend addict to begin with – I can’t leave any type of specialty food store without buying at least one spice blend – but now I can have them freshly ground!

The folks at The Spice Depot were kind enough to send me two bottles of their spices – the JoJo Potato Seasoning and the Salad Seasoning. I was immediately drawn to the JoJo Potato Seasoning. Maybe it was the fun name, but when I opened the bottle and smelled the spices, I knew I would like it. I wanted to try it with something simple, so I went to their website and found the recipe for JoJo Potatoes – simply roasted potatoes with the spice blend and Parmesan cheese. I will gladly admit that I ate just these potatoes for dinner because I liked them so much!

And now the fun part – you can try their spices, too!! The Spice Depot has gladly agreed to give out some of thier spices to two of my readers! Because of shipping and availability, the giveaway will be limited to US and Canadian residents. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and answer the following question –

What is your favorite spice and why?

We’ll give you a week to enter – so the winner will be chosen next Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm Mountain time. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you are one of the winners! In the meantime, check here to find where you can find these spices!

JoJo Potatoes
from The Spice Depot

4 potatoes, unpeeled, chopped into 3/4″ squares
olive oil

JoJo Potato Seasoning

grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 325F.

Put potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil to coat. Grind a generous amount of JoJo Potato seasoning over the potatoes. Toss mixture to evenly coat potatoes.

Lay potatoes in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle potatoes with grated Parmesan.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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404 Responses to JoJo Potatoes – and a Giveaway!!

  1. kd says:

    Sea salt – because it brings out the flavor of everything – from chocolate to french fries!

  2. Lauren says:

    Basil – I love the smell of fresh basil…and it makes Italian dishes (and more) taste delicious!

  3. Jingle says:

    I love Emeril’s original seasoning! LOL! It’s really good!

  4. Dawn's Recipes / The Baby Blog says:

    I love fresh ground spices! I have a couple of refillable grinders at home for cinnamon, ginger, salt, and – of course! – pepper. I prefer the crank style top, because I tore the ligaments in my wrist. A few grinds of this or that in the twisty style grinders is okay, but if I need a large amount for some reason the crank style saves my wrist. (Or electric…but I don’t want a bunch of battery-operated grinders sitting around!)

    I can’t say I have one favorite spice. They’re all have their place. I guess I’d have to go with cinnamon. It’s great for baking AND tastes wonderful in coffee.

  5. blueviolet says:

    I love chili powder because it adds just the right amount of extra pizazz to whatever I’m cooking and gives a little heat in the process.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  6. Mandy says:

    Garlic. I use fresh garlic and love adding garlic powder and garlic salt to foods. I also love cooking with cumin and cinnamon but I enjoy the smells so much I usually end up adding too much. This is a great giveaway!

  7. $Daddy Rich$ says:

    my favorite seasoning is garlic salt!I love the way it adds garlic flavor and salt at the same time!

  8. Steffie says:

    Cumin/Curry powder! I love the depth of flavor it gives everything!

  9. elliek says:

    Basil. I love fresh basil and now that I have my own basil plant, I love it even more!

    JoJo Potatoes! That’s what we jused to call them when we were little and my husband always makes fun of me when I say I want to get some JoJOs from the ‘hot foods’ section of the grocery (obvdiously, to snack on while I shop!)

  10. Ben says:

    That is a tricky question… but if I had to choose a favorite spice that’d be cinnamon because it is great in both savory and sweet recipes. ben[dot]herrera[at]whatscooking[dot]us

  11. Anonymous says:

    I know what you mean about discovering fresh. I used dried herbs exclusively (except for chives) forever, then one day at my parents was making something with green beans and tomatoes and my mom sent me out back for fresh thyme. I couldn’t believe the difference! I’d have to spring for fresh thyme or rosemary as my favorite. Except I *love* garlic! And fresh chives. And roasted onion. And…

  12. Mama Goose says:

    Those look awesome! I think my favorite, if I had to pick just one, would be nutmeg. So versatile – great uses from soup to nuts and everything inbetween.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Oops, forgot my name! Not being a blogger, I show up as “anonymous,” but my birth certificate says Sandra.

  14. Julie says:

    I love fresh rosemary and fresh basil…

    Although I live overseas, my husband is going back in November for a trip…and he can get the prize from my father’s house if I win…I hope it is okay to still enter…thanks!

  15. Happy cook says:

    I am not living in US so i am not joining up the giveway :-(
    My mom always used freshly ground peper, but then the traditional way in India.
    There every home ( S.India) have this square stone and a stone roller, you crushe the peper in it.

  16. koopermom says:

    Yum! those look great! My favorite seasoning is sea salt. So versatile and completely delicious!

  17. Linda says:

    My favorite is kosher salt. I use it in everything. :) Try it you will love it!

  18. Patti says:

    Lemon Pepper. It’s about all the seasoning my husband can handle!

  19. Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow says:

    Does Montreal Steak Seasoning count? :) I love that stuff. I mix it in with ground beef for hamburgers and they taste so good. Yum. Salivating now.

  20. USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) says:

    Cumin – I use it in so many things.
    Wait! Garlic!

    Ohhhh hang on, cinnamon.
    No!!

    Oh. I can’t decide. I’ll stick with cumin.

  21. Elisha says:

    I absolutely love sea salt! It is my favorite :) That is such a basic in our house, so the actual “spice/seasoning” we use the most is Durkee’s Smoky Mesquite flavoring. It is amazing. It adds so much flavor to meat, soup, everything!

  22. kat says:

    We love our pepper grinder & our salt grinder too! I think our favorite spice has to be thyme. I seem to use it so often especially in chicken & turkey dishes & it just adds that something extra. I'm growing two big plants of it in my garden now

  23. ihchicky says:

    I am going to pick two favorites: chili powder and curry powder. As you can tell, I love international cuisine. Mexican and East Indian foods are definitely high on my favorite’s list. Thanks for the chance. I agree that these are a great idea. I have something like this for my red hot chili peppers and it works great!

  24. Tiffany says:

    What about Chipotle?? Not technically a spice….buuuut…I love Chipotle Cinnamon rubs, or Chipotle honey sauces. I could not tolerate ANY hot spices before I was pregnant wth my son though. During that pregnancy I started craving super hot sauces, and now I love it. Crazy, huh?

  25. Anonymous says:

    cinnamon….it really adds something to standard cookies (esp oatmeal white chocolate craisin!!), oatmeal, toast, baked goods, etc etc…YUM! :)

    -natalie.gorski@gmail.com

  26. ssomerville says:

    My favourite spice is coarse ground black pepper. The coarser the better. It just makes everything taste sooo much better!

  27. Sarah says:

    Wow…I have to say I have two. Definitely a toss up between garlic and cinnamon. You just can’t go wrong with either of those!

  28. Maria says:

    What a fun giveaway! I love basil, I just love it, the smell, the taste, everything!
    Cinnamon is a close second though:)

  29. Michelle says:

    sounds yummy! enter me in!

  30. The Mediocre Cook says:

    I would definitely have to go with chili powder! It can be paired with so many things to add excellent dimensions (such as chocolate) or just used to spice up the ordinary. Ground black pepper comes in a nice second though.

  31. Beth says:

    I love garlic powder and basil and cilantro and cinnamon…I love so many different flavors and I love having spices on hand to work with!
    bethbader(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. Sarah says:

    I love garlic powder. I use it in everything – lots of flavor!

  33. Diane says:

    Love your blog.

    My favorite is Sea Salt. It is good for you and really enhances flavors.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Garlic Salt~~because it adds that little bit of pizzaz you need for most of your dishes….

  35. Mary says:

    I’m going to go with Kosher salt. I really love it.

    If that doesn’t count as a spice, I’m torn between cardamom (I REALLY love the smell and the taste) and cinnamon (super versatile). Hard question!

    Oh and your potatoes look mighty tasty!

  36. DocChuck says:

    Great idea. Can a “retired man” make JoJo Potatoes . . . LOL!

    I sure would like to have some tomorrow night with my planned grilled Flat-Iron Steak!

  37. Mansi says:

    1. All Spice – for most of my dessert bakes, and
    2. Roasted Red-pepper-Onion-Garlic spice blend – for the perfect flavor enhancement for all my savoury delicacies!:)

  38. Portland says:

    Cinnamon. It works in savory dishes and of course in desserts. Can’t imagine cooking without it.

  39. Aimée says:

    OK if I win the giveaway, you must agree to throw out that old Costco pepper. That’s a health hazard!
    I can’t do with out fresh cinnamon sticks.

  40. NERD says:

    Red Pepper flakes, which come in a little grinder similar to the one you’re using for black pepper. I’m noticing A LOT more spices coming in this packaging. It’s getting more popular for a good reason!

  41. Meeta says:

    i love fresh ground spices. i’ve invested in a few lovely WMF spice grinders and since then buy my spices whole and get the grinders to do the grinding. love this !

  42. noble pig says:

    That sounds great, they contacted me too, I forgot to get to back..oops…I would have liked to try the JOJO…boo-hoo.

  43. Bev says:

    gotta love garlic!

  44. Sarah says:

    I love garlic. Minced, crushed, dry, salt, etc – I think it adds so much to every dish that it is in. Don’t skimp on the garlic!

  45. cdt says:

    Nutmeg. I’m a fool for it.

    When dessert recipes say to use cinnamon, if they’re for a potluck or some such, I comply and follow the text. But when I’m cooking for myself — during my peach obsession this Fall, for example — I reach for the nutmeg, the mini-grinder and the nail file, so I can sacrifice my thumbnail in the wastebasket instead of the recipe.

    Since I’ve discovered whole nutmeg, I haven’t been the same. Nutmeg is sweet potato pie, glossy near-carmelized peaches in turnover filling, something essential to go in with butter and flour. If Demeter made a perfume of it, I’d wear it, only if I had the willpower not to eat it, too.

    So, um, yes, I like nutmeg….

  46. Steph says:

    My favorite spice is definitley Spike. It has the most wonderful flavors combined together to make the perfect spice. It goes on anything and makes an awesome marinade when combined with a little EVOO. The potatoes look delish!

  47. Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    My favorite spice is probably cinnamon. I feel like I can add it to just about any dessert I bake and it will be yummy!

  48. michelle says:

    Is garlic considered a spice because that would be my favorite!!

  49. Carolynn says:

    I would have to say “Cumin” because it adds and extra depth of flavor wothout overpowering the dish. It complimnets other spices as well to be used in combination withe garlic, chili powder, curry powder and cilantro.

  50. bookworm says:

    I like putting cayenne pepper on just about anything. It’s got more of a kick than black pepper, plus there are health benefits!

  51. Kelly says:

    Garlic Salt…It is good on everything!

  52. sphinx63 says:

    Garlic salt, I love it on just about everything. It smells delicious!

  53. darla says:

    Fresh ground pepper–I put it on everything.

  54. Ursula says:

    Fleur de sel…it just makes everything absolutely delicious. It’s magic, I tell ya.

  55. JenHunsaker says:

    Nutmeg. Makes me think of eggnog, which I just adore.

  56. nicole says:

    I like sea salt and cinnamon. But not together.:)

  57. Chi says:

    My fav spice is salt! It goes on almost everything :D

    anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

  58. PaniniKathy says:

    I’ve recently become a fan of crushed red pepper flakes :-)

  59. procareblog says:

    Favorite spice is dill! I put it in everything from pizza dough, to soups, to scalloped potatos. I just love it fresh or dry.

  60. Anonymous says:

    Oops, the procareblog, is from me. jennifer@ procaresoftware.com

    thanks!

  61. Amanda says:

    Oh no fair! I have so many favorites! LOL I love garlic, basil and fresh cilantro is my absolute fave. I probably use basil and garlic more often in dry form though. Those potatoes look wonderful! webmom@familycorner.com

  62. Sharon says:

    Really good Pepper!

  63. Carol Ann says:

    My favorite spice is definitely basil. It makes everything I put it in taste great, especially homemade pesto.

  64. Colloquial Cook says:

    I think it’s cardamom. Bu I’ve never had it on its own, so I’m mostly projecting a fantasy of something exotic!!

  65. Merryann says:

    It has to be garlic! I just love the smell and the taste. Any time I use it, my husband comments on how good the house smells!!!

  66. Bridget_cpa@hotmail.com says:

    Absolutely cinnamon – I know that it’s not a savory spice, but it’s my favorite since I have a major sweet tooth!

  67. Practically Perfect... says:

    Oh gosh – this was tough! At first I thought "Hot & Spicy", then I saw "NY Steak Spice", and then "Smokey Rib". But ultimately I'd have to go with "Garlic Pepper" because I absolutely LOVE garlic! Yum yum :-)

  68. Kassy says:

    I would have to say Lawry’s seasoned salt! We use it for potatoes, making chex mix and just about everything else!

  69. laura says:

    Just pick one? Agh!

    I use sea salt and freshly ground pepper on practically everything. But I think I would have to say that cumin is one of my favorites.

  70. Ting says:

    Sea salt! Good in chocolate, caramels, potatoes, and everything in between.

  71. Patsyk says:

    My favorite seasoning? I have so many! LOL! I do love an Italian seasoning blend – it’s so easy to add flavor to so many dishes with it.

  72. glamah16 says:

    I love Herbs de Provence.

  73. Deanie says:

    I love sea salt myself. Now i want fries with sea salt mmm!

  74. Vicki says:

    Aside from the indispensable salt, pepper, and garlic, I’d have to say cumin. No, wait..mustard seeds. Er..nutmeg. Or mahlab. I love all spices!

  75. Claire says:

    I do love thyme, but I think my favorite is garlic. I put garlic powder on EVERYTHING savory.

  76. Jenny says:

    Great post Deborah. I’d say my favorite spice is ground cumin. I love making chili’s and couldn’t imagine not having it!

  77. Shandy says:

    I’m with you. . .I love freshly ground pepper. Right now I am into the pink peppercorns for grinding. A whole different flavor. My sister belongs to a co-op so I get spices directly from the different countries of origin but in bulk so I get to share =)

  78. Sophie says:

    My favorite spice is savory. It reminds me of stuffing and Thanksgiving. Fun giveaway, hope I win!

    Oh, check out my blog..you’ve received an award :)!

  79. Marie says:

    I love, just love Allspice. I know it’s a combo, but man, is it good.

  80. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    I love potatoes! A wonderful dish!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  81. Emiline says:

    I like freshly ground pepper, so I know I would like freshly ground spices.

    My favorite spice is cinnamon. It’s always warm and comforting.

  82. dlyn says:

    If I can only pick one it would have to be salt – sea salt or kosher. If I get two then the next one has to be garlic – probably not a spice at all :)

  83. Prudy says:

    What a fun give away…hm, let’s see. I guess I’d say chili powder since it seems to fly off my shelf. Especially ancho and chipotle. Next would be ginger.

  84. Grace says:

    well, this is a no-brainer for me. cinnamon. i love it because it can enhance both sweet and savory dishes, and does so in a masterful way. :)

  85. Annie says:

    Cinnamon!!! I guess just because I love cinnamon and sugar toast. Yum!

  86. Dhanggit says:

    my cumin seeds I can’t live without them :-) thanks for this giveaway!!

  87. Carol C says:

    sweet smoked paprika….i use to turn my nose up to paprika, no flavor,strange color,a gimick….but having given paprika another try i was amazed at the flavor sweet or hot SMOKED paprika gives to chicken, potatoes, roasted vegies…..i buy it in bulk 4 oz sealed bags !!

  88. The Thomas' says:

    Rosemary. It’s fantastic and so versatile. (I love rosemary bread)

  89. The Shillings says:

    cinnamon – its so exotic but comforting. hmm…

  90. Dana McCauley says:

    Pepper is an essential so I guess it is a favourite but I also love cinnamon and nutmeg.

  91. Toby says:

    Cinnamon– Sooo good on anything I bake.

  92. Brooke says:

    Garlic powder! I refer to it as my “secret ingredient” which has become a huge joke because I use it in EVERYTHING and everyone knows. I go typically go through a jar a month.

  93. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Deb, I’m not eligible for the gift, but I had to tell you that the photo is amazing! Love the background you used.
    Now, I’m off to lunch, since your potatoes are making me hungrier than I already was! :)

  94. Ian & Hollie Mason says:

    I love Cinnamon and Cumin!

  95. Ian & Hollie Mason says:

    I love Cinnamon and Cumin!

  96. Chocolate Shavings says:

    My favorite spice is curry powder. I use it in a lot of different dishes and I just can’t resist the smell! It makes the kitchen smell wonderful everytime!

    I agree about freshly ground pepper – it makes a huge difference!

    http://www.chocolateshavings.ca

  97. Kathy says:

    My favorite spice is cinnamon. I can use this spice in alot of ways, from meatloaf to barbeque sauce to eggs, french toast to pies, cakes, cookies. I always have a supersize bottle on hand.

  98. Richelle says:

    I love cinnamon. I do lots of baking and now it’s fall and use it almost daily.

  99. the mrs. says:

    I absolutely love garlic.

  100. Amy says:

    Freshly ground garlic salt…..so good on chicken!

  101. Mrs. L says:

    Maldon salt sounds too easy, so I’d have to go with cayenne pepper. I put it on my fried potatoes!

  102. Aggie says:

    I would say sea or kosher salt and garlic…but I also love fresh ground pepper and hot pepper flakes! Those are the basics I guess so they are my favorites!

  103. sachidewey says:

    I love nutmeg – especially in creamy things like bechemel and vichysoisse. Yummy!

  104. kagey10 says:

    I gotta go with Garlic cause my honey hates it and I rarely get to use it!

    great contest! I love grinders! they have gotten so popular!!! thankfully!!!

  105. cdziuba says:

    I love Ginger..the smell of it is so homey and wonderful. cdziuba@aol.com

  106. Sandy says:

    ginger then nutmeg- oh the smells and magical tastes

  107. K. Cleaver says:

    Cumin is my favorite. It reminds me of chili.

  108. reb says:

    I love sea salt

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

  109. Kevin says:

    Freshly ground spice mixes sound like a good idea. I would have to say that my favorite spice blend is curry powder.

  110. Debbie says:

    I love baked slices of potatoes coated with olive oil and parmesan cheese and a little cayenne pepper!!!

  111. Sally says:

    Fresh garlic in everything. Most everything.

  112. Beverley says:

    Cinnamon is so versitile. Love cinnamon.

  113. Deci says:

    Herb or spice? Basil is my favorite herb; preferably fresh from my garden.
    Cinnamon is my favorite, most used spice.

  114. Anonymous says:

    Basil. nothing beats the smell of frshly picked basil.
    cardeb2@verizon.net

  115. bbking50 says:

    My favorite spice is Nutmeg. My grandma use it in all her cookies and fruit cakes and cobblers and I just cant imagine life without it. I use it in almost everything I bake. Its good sprinkled in hot cocoa too.

  116. Anonymous says:

    Curry, it is excellent when cooked with bbq’d chicken and with fried potatoes

    dmore56698(at)netzero(dot)(com)

  117. Tiffany says:

    No question: cinnamon. It is, for me, the taste of snickerdoodles and, with a bit of cloves mixed in, the essence of the holidays. Thanks!

  118. Heather says:

    yum! that looks good! herbed salt (any kind) is my favorite seasoning. the one i use a lot has rosemary, sage, celery seed, basil and oregano. yummmm.

  119. maryte says:

    Sweet Hungarian paprika – it’s great on everything from meat and fish to potatoes and even popcorn!

  120. lisagee says:

    I use seasoned salt on the meats I cook. It’s good.

  121. How's it Taste? says:

    It’s tough to pick just one favorite, but I think I’d have to say jalapeño powder- it’s what I use to make my jalapeño-lime tortilla chips! Delicious!

  122. Pat says:

    My favorite spice is cinnamon. It tastes great and makes the house smell appetizing.

  123. Fangirl Jen says:

    I love nutmeg, cinnamon, and Italian Herbs.

  124. Jenn S. says:

    Cinnamon is my favorite. It is so versatile. I add it to just about everything I can.

  125. CECIL says:

    123 comments answers already! :) I love star anise, it reminds me of childhood kitchen and oohh the shape!! When is your anniversary?!! If that’s not too personal, of course.

  126. C.L. Morin says:

    I really enjoy curry, but I’d have to say that cinnamon is best.

  127. Cjnedrow says:

    I love cinnamon!!! I love to smell it and I love the taste of it and it is also very healthy!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

  128. susan1215 says:

    I love pepper and put a lot on almost everything.

  129. randio says:

    I love garlic & use it generously in almost everythingI cook!!

  130. Jason says:

    I LOVE GINGER! I don’t know why, but I could live on this stuff.

    Jas

    jashogue @ gmail. com

  131. coriwestphal says:

    I love pepper. I put it on everything. For those of you who loved spaghettios as a kid but hate them as an adult, try dowsing them in pepper. It’s awesome! Thank you for the great contest!

  132. Brilynn says:

    Currently it’s cumin, I just keep throwing it in everything.

  133. Tabby says:

    I love rosemary. I like to mix it up a bit and use just a pinch when I make vanilla milkshakes. Too much is overwhelming, but a pinch is amazing.

  134. kamailesfood says:

    I love basil, but that’s an herb not a spice. There is a difference isn’t there? Or am I making that up? Anyway, my favorite spice is cinnamon because it reminds me of my favorite seasons…fall and winter.

  135. mar says:

    My favorite spice is lemon pepper. I add it to grilled chicken and fish. I also use it as a salad topping. I have also been known to add it on top to our ‘not so often’ steaks. I use this spice, because my husband can not get enough of it!

  136. chromiumman says:

    chili powder – i need some kick

  137. janetfaye says:

    I am a Cinnamon lover.
    I crave it sometimes, I just love the taste and the smell.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  138. aumissal says:

    it would be pepper , i givea a great flavor

  139. Bonnie in FL says:

    paprica I use it on so many things

    Bonnie n FL
    blday50@gmail.com

  140. Sue Mc says:

    Kosher salt is my absolute favorite! It just makes everything taste better. Simply delicious.

  141. agordon10 says:

    cumin is awesoem to spice up anything

  142. traymona says:

    My favorite spice is lemon pepper. It adds zest to veggies and is awesome on a grilled steak.
    traymona[at]aol.com

  143. Roxanne says:

    Garlic. We are soooo dafe from vampires at our house.

  144. Katweb says:

    My favorite spice would have to be Rosemary, because it is so versatile, and becuase I love the smell of it so much, sometimes I just like to sniff it!

  145. sweetsue says:

    Black pepper is my favorite it adds great flavor everything!

  146. The Queen of Quite a Lot says:

    Garlic is my favorite spice, or Garlic Salt. I use so much of it, even if it’s just a little butter, garlic salt and pasta for lunch.

  147. denyse says:

    Garlic- because I use it w/ everything and it’s great for you!

  148. lilypad98010 says:

    dill – It has a wonderful taste and smell. Makes terrific dips, seasoning for salads, breads, potatoes….. etc.

  149. Anonymous says:

    cinnamon…..apple pie, smells of fall….my favorite time of the year

  150. rgk says:

    My favorite spice is cumin, as it has such a varied character.

  151. Deborah says:

    My favorite spice is nutmeg. You can use it in sweet and savory dishes, and it has a distinctive taste that most people really like but few of them can identify.

  152. dwhogan says:

    Cinnamon, it can be used in so many recipes

  153. spike says:

    freshly ground pepper – it just adds that finishing touch to everything!

  154. Deb Piper says:

    I love to use salts, peppers, cinnamon(which lowers blood pressure)& ginger. I love bringing out flavors in foods.

  155. David Johnson says:

    I love pepper because it makes food taste better. Thanks, titanicluck at gmail dot com

  156. littlelatina says:

    I’d love to try hot and spicy. I like spicy foods

  157. mensa63 says:

    Favorite spice is far an away freshly ground nutmeg. I use it in deserts and roasts and sauces. My favorite herb is dried oregano (I specify dried because this is one herb that does not work well unless it is dried), not only the distinct taste but its versatility in flavoring up otherwise blah dishes.

  158. Anonymous says:

    Is garlic a spice? If so, that’s it for me. If not, I’ll go with cayenne pepper!
    Diane in Cincinnati

  159. Peter says:

    Garlic – more is better. Thanks for the giveaway.

  160. Croasla0 says:

    kind of boring but i LOVE sea salt on anything and everything, especially eggs- yumm.

  161. sarahbethe says:

    I love dill! It just smells so wonderful!

  162. dawns41 says:

    I love Garlic Salt. Garlic Salt can season just about everything especially red potatoes.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

  163. Anonymous says:

    My favorite spice is cinamine, because it adds flavor to my cerial and toast and is good for you.

  164. prtybrd says:

    My favorite spice would have to be saffron. Since it’s so expensive, it always lends a little bit of sophistication and anticipation to a dish. It gives a beautiful red hue when used in large enough measurements, and the scent is heavenly. It reminds me of the smells of the spice bazaar in Istanbul where I managed to procure some Iranian saffron.

  165. toughturtles says:

    Cinnamon oh so good

  166. kdkdkd says:

    Hard to pick just one , but I will say rosemary because I love the smell. Rosemary symbolizes loyalty and friendship, and it certainly is my loyal friend when it comes to cooking. It adds wonderful flavor to so many different kinds of dishes. It is also great in natural beauty items as well. Love it!

  167. Carrie says:

    Just one… Adobo. I married into a Puerto Rican family and they have me hooked. It tastes good on ANYTHING!

  168. slush says:

    In everyday meals, salt. It makes such a huge difference in how the end result tastes.

    In baking, hrmm… cinnamon or cloves. Just a slight amount of either can totally turn a baked good around.

  169. rhondastruthers says:

    Rosemary is my favourite. I put it on most of my meats and vegetable. It is so aromatic.

  170. sue14625 says:

    OLD BAY SEASONING IS MY FAV FROM MEAT TO VEGGIS TO POPCORN it does it all

  171. tatertot374 says:

    Thank you for having this! Smokey Rib is my favorite. nothing better than some good ribs with wonderful flavor. thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  172. Deedles says:

    I love Garlic. I love the smell of it, the taste of it, the way it flavors so many different types of foods from meats to veggies. Yum.

  173. kasey says:

    Cinnamon. It smells wonderful and it always brings back memories of making pumpkin pies with my grandmother.
    beausdorei(at)gmail.com

  174. Sunnyvale says:

    Cinammon, it makes the whole house smell good when you use it.

  175. Nicole says:

    The super spicy vietnames cinnamon because you can use it in everything.

  176. Michelle says:

    I love cumin! I use it on tacos, nachos, BBQ chicken, even in burgers. I love the smoky taste!

  177. lisacna says:

    I use garlic most often when I cook. It have health benefits and adds great flavor to food.

  178. Janice says:

    If salt and pepper are givens and I had to pick one other, I would say curry powder – I use it in everything from aoli’s to soups – no better way to liven up a vegetable soup! It’s great added to bread crumbs to be used for coating meats too!

  179. kamewh says:

    Garlic salt because it adds such a great flavor to everything!

  180. justicecw says:

    PESTO! I would put it on anything so I guess basil is my pick. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

  181. Anonymous says:

    Italian seasoning – you can make almost anything taste wonderful with a sprinkle of this!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

  182. Patty says:

    Thank you so much for having this contest. I really appreciate it. I love cinnamon.

  183. janehixon says:

    sweet basil and italian parsley……wonderful flavors

  184. vboackle says:

    i like lemon pepper because it really snazzes things up.

  185. mogrill says:

    Cinnamon is my favorite spice. The smell of it reminds me of cool, crisp and cozy Autumn Days. It reminds me of baking apple pies and pumpkin pies. I love it.

  186. M.A. says:

    Basil—because we grow so many tomatoes and because we like the taste on so many other things too.

  187. dvice says:

    I like dill – it makes perfect omelettes

  188. vmkids says:

    I like cinnamon

  189. Cherie J says:

    Cinnamon because it smells so wonderful when I bake with it.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  190. Annie says:

    CUMIN is awesome! It has a great earthy taste; but its very pleasant and not overpowering! (Its great on taters)

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  191. Tina12312 says:

    It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite spice; I think I love them all! I use a lot of garlic, chili powder and thyme. I also love coriander and dill; depending on the dish it just gives it a little wow. Thank you so much for the great contest!

  192. malleycc says:

    My favorite spice is curry powder. I absolutely love anything with curry.

  193. danosor says:

    Garlic because of it’s distintive flavour and scent.

  194. mverno says:

    cinnamon- the delicious taste

  195. Deb says:

    Cumin – I love Mexican food! debgiro at wildblue dot net

  196. Sharon Harmon says:

    I’m only allowed to pick one?! lol! Ok! I’ll choose anise! It has a tad of licorice twist to it, yet it tickles your tongue with a bite of classic spice too!! Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

  197. Shannon says:

    I guess my go to spice blend would be Everglades seasoning, I love the flavor and the little bit of something different it gives food.

  198. MaggieM says:

    I, too, LOVE freshly ground pepper. I can’t seem to go without it. For pre-made spices or seasonings, I reach for the Herbs de Provance. During the holidays, my favorite spices are ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg. OMG, now you’ve made me hungry….it was bad enough when I saw the JoJos potatoes! LOL

  199. llinda29 says:

    garlic because it makes the house smell good

  200. DePro says:

    I’d have to say that garlic is my favorite – I love Italian!

  201. Laurie says:

    Rosemary – I prefer fresh, but even the dried is good, especially when fresh ground. I love it because it works with so many foods: tomato sauces, stews, potatoes, roasted vegetables, lamb, beef, chicken. Is there anything that rosemary doesn’t compliment?

  202. Becca Ann says:

    Garlic salt.. I put it on almost everything!
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

  203. Anonymous says:

    Basil. The smell alone is simply divine!

    Carol S.
    Perth W.A

  204. Colengal says:

    My favorite spice would have to be Pepper. Im am just learning all the nuances that diffent kinds of pepper add to a dish and it always a unexpected surprise from a spice I used to take for granted.

  205. rosannepm says:

    Cinnamon goes with everything sweet

  206. msrodeobrat says:

    cracked peppercorn is a very dear favorite of mine although I also like fresh parsley

  207. Anonymous says:

    I love adding spices to food. My favorite is lemon pepper.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  208. singermagic1 says:

    I like rosmary and dill but my middle daughter loves cumin

  209. cstironkat says:

    Cinnamon, I use it so much in the fall.

  210. cpullum says:

    I like the all natural grill spices!

  211. Cynthya says:

    I have a lot of favorite spices. I can’t imagine living without cinnamon or oregano or chili powder. But one of the spices I really love is cardamom, which has such a rich and exotic aroma and flavor.

  212. Think about it says:

    my hubby loves six pepper, puts it on everything.

  213. hot garlic says:

    I have a US address too so count me in!

    I hate pepper, so freshly ground wouldn’t change my life, but I know what you are saying because I only eat freshly grated nutmeg {ps -pepper gave me wicked bad heartburn when I was pregnant and so we stopped eating it and have never looked back… that’s the sotry there}. If you haven’t tried THAT one, it will blow your mind.

    Yummy potatoes!

  214. pooka1953 says:

    My favorite spice is cayenne, I add it to almost everything

  215. Darcy says:

    My favorite is cayenne pepper because I love things spicy! Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  216. sweepmom says:

    I really love my “Jane’s Crazy Mixed-up Salt”. I use if for virtually all the meats I prepare. It is a quick and easy way to add a bit of flavor without being overwhelming.

  217. idahomom says:

    Lemon Pepper because it adds a lot to everything.

  218. Anonymous says:

    Mint! I use it with chicken, pork chops, steamed crabs as well as iced teas. ret2win@aol.com

  219. Nancy says:

    I love basil. Parsley is a close second.

    purplepatio@yahoo.com

  220. etrnlone says:

    cumin, and tarragon, and
    i have to put garlic up there too. with these three (fav is cumin) you can make most things a gastronomic delight

  221. RE says:

    I’m a garlic and fresh ground pepper fiend. This would be great win, thanks!

  222. berts says:

    Curry
    I love all curry, yellow, red, hot, mild. I find if I shake just a little in basic recipes like tuna salad, deviled eggs, etc, It makes everything taste just a little bit more exotic.

  223. r0berts says:

    Curry
    I love all curry, yellow, red, hot, mild. I find if I shake just a little in basic recipes like tuna salad, deviled eggs, etc, It makes everything taste just a little bit more exotic.

  224. Tes283 says:

    Ginger. It can be sweet: candy or cookies. Hot in soups or curries. or calming to upset tummys: ginger ale.

  225. librarinan says:

    Those potatoes look great. Also good made with Lipton onion soup mix — the one you use for dip. My favorite spice is probably cinnamon, based on how much I use of it.

  226. Aisling says:

    Cinnamon is my favorite spice. It can be used in such a wide variety of dishes.

  227. Kimberly L says:

    I love fresh Basil. I use it on everything from homemade salads, sauces, chicken.. very versatile.

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

  228. kellypea says:

    I’ve seen these with built in grinders — they’re pretty handy. Favorite spice? Too many to choose. I’d have to give a combo, so sea salt, coarse pepper, and herbes de provence. YUM.

  229. agsweeps says:

    My favorite spice is Nutmeg. It reminds me of the holidays. Thanks for the recipe.

  230. Anonymous says:

    turmeric- adds interesting flavor and color

  231. Nance says:

    Nutmeg is my favorite. It reminds me of baking with my grandmother.

  232. annes says:

    For dried stuff I would say cumin. And I love allspice too.

  233. Traumajunky says:

    For a very long time I hated salt. It was just, well, too salty for me. Then I discovered sea salt and fell in love. I love how it really brings out the flavor in foods but does not have that heavy salt taste to it.

  234. Mya says:

    garlic, by far!
    To keep the vampires away, of course! LOL

    iluv2pray@gmail.com

  235. kendra22 says:

    garlic for almost anything!!!

  236. tuna says:

    My favorite is cumin, it is so good with steaks.

  237. SeahorseLady says:

    I’m Cajun and love my pepper. I have black, red and white peppers in my spice rack.

  238. clc408 says:

    It’s hard to choose just one because I use so many, but I’d be lost without basil. I also like to use just a little cayenne in many things to add a touch of zing.

  239. deb126 says:

    My favorite spice has to be garlic, it just adds to any dish and really gives good flavor, thanks for the great giveaway and would love to win

  240. Rachel says:

    New Mexico chilis. They make awesome homemade tamales

  241. Lori says:

    Cumin. I adore it!

  242. Mythreesons says:

    It’s probably a tie between fresh basil (yummmm) and McCormick’s Lemon Herb Seasoning… my son will eat any and all vegetables so long as he can sprinkle them generously with lemon herb. It’s a life saver!

  243. glenda says:

    Oh so many spices to choose from. Our newest favorite would have to be cumin.

    Off to check out those grinders..thanks for such a fun ad useful giveaway.

  244. Jeanne says:

    I love cardamom. It has such a unique flavor.

  245. Anonymous says:

    I love cinnamon – it brings to mind family holdiays, favorite desserts, gooey cinnamon rolls, and french toast for weekend breakfasts.

  246. js22 says:

    cinnamon is my favorite. I love the taste and smell of it. I add it to meat dishes too- adds an interesting zing to chili and stew

  247. Jinxy says:

    I make a killer Mexican seasoning out of chipolte chili powder and a few other things. I love the bulk spice isle at the natural food store.

  248. KayTee says:

    Nutmeg – espcially freshly grated – the smell is enough to make me happy for the rest of the day plus it brings great flavor to both sweet and savory dishes.

  249. Julieh says:

    Saffron–so potent, so exotic, and so expensive!

  250. monky says:

    My favorite spice is cloves because when I smelled cloves wonderful aroma floating about the house when I was younger I knew mom had done some delicious baking! :)

    :) Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

  251. Linda says:

    My favorite spices are turmeric, saffron and cumin. I love to sprinkle turmeric on cubed potatoes, then bake them. Yum! Lpwilmer@aol.com

  252. danmrobbins says:

    I couldn’t live without salt. I just started grinding salt a year ago and love it!

  253. Anna says:

    I like cinnamon!

  254. Deb says:

    I love the flavor of Curry powder. Okay, now I’m hungry!

  255. Karen says:

    Love Cinammon – sweetens up spicy foods :) I use it in my chili :)

  256. Kari says:

    oooh, tough call. I grow a lot of herbs and spices myself. I use basil an awful lot due to the flavor and versatility so that would be my pick!

  257. mamabean says:

    I love Garlic! Is that a spice? Anyway, that, freshly ground pepper, hmmmm. ..how can one choose? Thanks for the contest.

  258. Amanda B says:

    salt – it makes anything a little tastier!

    mandbel711 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  259. Just.Me says:

    I love cinnamon because my Mom always made me cinnamon toast when I was little and I miss those days!

  260. Tracy says:

    Fresh Ground Black Pepper!

  261. shorty says:

    The most unique and interesting flavor spice I use is Cumin.. I add it to chicken or tuna salad, making for a delicious taste.

  262. Icetwofire says:

    I really like white pepper

  263. ky2here says:

    Fennel seed – it’s wonderful in meats and sausages. It wakes up hamburger in meatballs and meatloaf.

  264. Christine says:

    Cumin – I went through a year of no cumin after thinking it had caused a severe allergic reaction. Turns out it wasn’t the cumin, but a year without it made me realize how it is the most important spice in all the foods i love!

  265. pancak says:

    Cilantro. I absolutely love it in everything! It’s a staple in the Mexican and Indian dishes that are our household favorites. At a restaurant, if any description includes cilantro, I am guaranteed to order that item. A near second is fresh basil…mmm!

  266. Trisha says:

    Garlic, I can’t get enough of it!

  267. Pat says:

    Black pepper also, because it brings out the flavor in whatever food it’s added to.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

  268. Kate says:

    Just one? Really?

    We love herbs de provence for fish and veggies.

  269. idahodad7 says:

    Oregano is the best.

  270. MrsDocChuck says:

    I’m a working woman (a nurse in a correctional facility) and I love these Jo Jo Potatoes!!!

    They were a delicious and healthful alternative to the fries or tater tots we usually eat with our steak.

    My husband has gained a great deal of weight since he’s become housebound (medical condition). Plus he’s been on edge lately waiting for the money transfer from Mr. Ogola from the National American Bank of Nigeria.

    I am trying to wean him off the fatty foods he loves so much and on to low-cal but tasty alternatives. These were just the thing.

    THANKS and Thanks also to the folks at Spice Depot.

  271. grannyvon says:

    Garlic because you can use it on most anything.

  272. JaniceJ says:

    I love spices, I use them on everything, but the one I use the most is Garlic Pepper. Thanks for the giveaway.

  273. shweetpotato says:

    Yum those potatoes look great :D Im from Utah too.. love your blog, Carm

  274. bison61 says:

    I like to use rosemary-wonderful on potatoes and chicken

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  275. Connie says:

    Garlic has got to be my favor, we put it one everything.

  276. Sue Farrell says:

    Lately, basil has been my favorite spice because I grew some–and using it fresh is just great.
    farrell@crosslake.net

  277. randy says:

    hands down, cumin is my favorite spice…it;s aroma is intoxicating to me

  278. Karrie says:

    Garlic Salt is my favorite

  279. arvard says:

    I love cinnamon and garlic, although not together.

  280. kimbly says:

    I love cayenne pepper…not because of the overwhelming heat it brings to a dish, but because it can be lightly layered to add a slight depth of heat that enhances other ingredients in a special way

  281. mojomomma says:

    I love smoked paprika it rocks with fish and in stews. It is the one spice I always have plenty on hand and will even add it to taco meat.

  282. sandyy456 says:

    Basil – it’s probably my favorite because it’s the only spice I’ve used fresh. We grow it in the garden and I’ve been using it on just about everything! So good!

  283. MageMorgana says:

    Lately my favorite spice has been smoky paprika…my hubby likes the smell as well as the taste it gives to chicken and potato dishes ;)

    ladyblue1112000[at]yahoo.com

  284. wgbc1446 says:

    If I could only choose one spice I suppose it would be cloves. I love the way they smell and the taste.
    wgbc1446@yahoo.com

  285. Amos says:

    Hands down- tarragon!

  286. Erma says:

    I love gralic powder cause you can use it for anything and tastes good.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

  287. Joanna says:

    ahhh i have to make these. not only do i love potatoes, but my nickname is Jojo!

  288. Huguette E. says:

    My favorite spice is garlic salt.

  289. ladyvon says:

    It would have to be lemon pepper. I love the taste of lemon and you can’t not have pepper, so the combo is great for almost anything, salads, etc.

  290. stokesmichellebrandy says:

    Well I put pepper on everything, but love montreal grill steak seasoning for meat, and garlic salt for everything else!

  291. slylady says:

    I use alot of different spices but I guess my favorite is cinnamon. I put it on my toast, my baked apples, my pies, etc.

  292. Smooshy says:

    nothing beats the taste of curry!

  293. Sue says:

    I love cinnamon the most. Probably because I love sweets.

    bowlinsuzy@yahoo.com

  294. jennem says:

    Paprika. It gives a little bit of sweet, and a little bit of hot, flavor to anything and is very versatile. It also makes foods look better with its orangey-brown color.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  295. Anonymous says:

    Cinnamon for me! It taste good and is good for me too! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

  296. Lori says:

    I chose dill; my husband and I recently discovered that fresh dill goes on and with everything!

  297. TXsunlover says:

    We use a lot of chili powder and cilantro. But also a lot of garlic and coarse black pepper. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  298. Minute says:

    My favorite spice is garlic salt because I use it the most.

  299. Laura says:

    My favorite spice is freshly ground Pepper! It livens up every dish.

    My email is Laura.Adams@ky.gov

  300. Barbara says:

    My favorite spice is nutmeg because it adds a subtle flavor to many things. I even put just a grate or two in my chocolate chip cookies. It adds just a little something extra. Thanks for the contest!

    3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

  301. bren50 says:

    cajun spice is great in alot of things

  302. Christal says:

    anything garlic is awesome! :)

  303. dddiva says:

    There are so many- the ones I use most are coarse salt (I have several kinds), peppercorns and cinnamon.

  304. Sahm Lee says:

    Sea Salt, really no idea why but it’s the only seasoning I use in everything! Thanks for the contest!

  305. Anonymous says:

    Pepper!! Funny I know, but I like hot and spicy things!! But I also always use lots of garlic..
    Thanks for the chance :)
    rebel_rose(at)ymail.com

  306. Richard says:

    I would have to say Pink Peppercorns … Not only are these little pods packed with an unusual natural sweet/spicy flavor, but garnish a few dishes with these little berries and your guests will be in awe at your creativity in using such a simple ingredient.

  307. joannaonthelake says:

    It truly depends on what you are cooking, but the three I use the most are Basil, Cilantro, and Oregano. I cook a lot of Italian and Spanish food so those are the 3 spices that are forefront in my cabinet. I love to cook and bake and experimenting with spices is something I enjoy. I like to use fresh spices from our garden and then dry them for use in the winter. But I also have an assortment of regular spices as well. I can never have enough, so I would love to add to my collection. I have several cooking parties a year where when we entertain everyone partakes in the meal preparation. That is when it is nice to have almost any kind of spice you can think of because it never fails that is when creativity is at its best and people go crazy with the spice combinations they will use in our meal creations.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

  308. paula h says:

    Basil. I sprinkle it on potatoes, tomatoes, you name it.

  309. Francine says:

    i like garlic salt because i love the flavor it gives food. Thanks for the giveaway.

    fmd518@inbox.com

  310. dhunt says:

    cinnamon….it really adds something to standard cookies (esp oatmeal white chocolate craisin!!), oatmeal, toast, baked goods, etc etc…YUM! :)

  311. Anonymous says:

    Dill; it has an erotic freshness.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  312. gkstratos says:

    Cumin – love its smokiness
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

  313. jsc123 says:

    My favorite spice is Cinnamon. Not only because the taste is wonderful but I also love smelling it cook.
    Thank you so much for always offering such wonderful contest.
    I would LOVE to win !!

  314. ariyana9501 says:

    My favorite spice is Pork Rub….it gives my pork so much more flavor!

  315. LINDALSHOT says:

    Fresh basil. I love it in things like tuna salad or crab salad. It adds a little zing.

  316. LilyBiscuit says:

    I just love cinnamon! I use it in many recipes and love cinnamon spice coffee! I also use sea salt often :o)

  317. Annemarie says:

    Natural sea salt. It makes dishes taste better.

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  318. Erica G says:

    Black pepper…

    egreca (At) hotmail {dot} com

  319. theolotto says:

    Cinnamon always taste good in cookies.

  320. InMyHeart01 says:

    I love red pepper flakes. it makes everything just a little bit spicier.

  321. kerry says:

    I love Garlic or Dill they both are amazing spices that can pep up any dish.

  322. Deb says:

    My favorite spice is Rosemary. Nothing like a chicken roasted with rosemary! Great contest .. thanks so much.

  323. guysrose says:

    This is a hard one; I have many favorites. I love cinnamon and I guess it’s my favorite for baking. For general cooking, my favorite would probably be dill – fresh dill makes the most wonderful shrimp pasta salad ever :)
    guysrose at aol dot com

  324. Tom Betz says:

    turmeric-

    A bright yellow aromatic powder.
    Great for flavoring and coloring Asian and Indian food.

  325. tuliej says:

    Basil! I love how it looks, how it tastes, and how it smells!

  326. irene says:

    Garlic powder!

  327. phogle says:

    salt is my favorite by far. I use to salt potato chips

  328. Sonya says:

    My husband made grinders similar to this last year! He took our favorite whole spices and put them in grinders so we have fresh whenever!

    Our favorite spices are chipotle and garlic.

  329. idoherty@ix.netcom.com says:

    Cinnamon because of its delicious smell!

  330. bev says:

    I love all spices, they make food taste so much better. I guess cinnamon is my favorite, an apple pie just wouldn’t taste the same without it. Thanks for the contest!

  331. Helen says:

    Garlic Pepper and BBQ Burger sounds wonderful!

  332. Anonymous says:

    My answer is cinnamon. I think that it brings back some really nice childhood memories, and I still never tire of the taste or smell. If it has cinnamon in it….I’m sure to love it!

  333. Gianna says:

    Garlic salt.. it brings out the flavor in everything :)

  334. yellowlabs says:

    I love Rosemary. It adds fantastic flavor to food.

  335. Stanza Rae says:

    Basil… I just love fresh chopped basil on everything from spaghetti to homemade tomotae soup.

  336. Felicia says:

    Garlic salt is the best!

  337. bleatham says:

    Cinnamon…because I can use it with sweet and savory items!! Thanks for the contest!

  338. conlar says:

    Watkins Grill Seasoning is the best for steaks, pork chops, etc.!

  339. Brooke Lorren says:

    garlic. Both fresh and salt. You can use it for lots of things.

  340. Lenora says:

    Basil, it’s so Italian. I use it on almost everything. Johnlenoraplus2@yahoo.com

  341. intime says:

    paprika- I just like the taste

  342. Anonymous says:

    I feel the same way about freshly ground pepper. I love lots of spices but I’ll go with cinnamon.

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  343. lilyk says:

    I love cinnamon because it’s so tasty!

  344. Patricia says:

    I love Rosemary especially on chicken and potatoes.

  345. Laura says:

    cumin – adds so much flavor to everything…great for a little Tex-Mex flair

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  346. Kondratowitch says:

    Cardamon is my ‘magic’ spice. I use it in breads, soups, on vegetables. Most people can’t identify it and yet they appreciate its subtle flavor.

  347. purango says:

    Nutmeg is my favorite because I can use it in so many dessert recipes. garrettsambo@aol.com

  348. Roseann K. says:

    Crushed red pepper. Makes pizza great and also tomato sauce good!

  349. paryjeja says:

    I love cinnamon – good for you and tastes great

  350. michele3873 says:

    I love rosemary. Especially when it is fresh. It has such a wonderful aroma and flavor that works well with so many different foods.
    michele3873(at)msn(dot)com

  351. 5webs says:

    Does cilantro count? ‘Cuz that’s my favorite. But if that’s an herb, then curry powder.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  352. ups91 says:

    I love cumin. I use it in lots of dishes,especially chicken salad. The smokiness ots gives to dishes is wonderful.

  353. Gina says:

    Garlic is my favorite, I’m such an Italian lol

    Thanks!!

  354. ronald says:

    GARLIC BECAUSE THERE’S ONLY GARLIC!

  355. AICORP says:

    used to be Kosher Salt but now 1/2 the family has to eat salt-free so I’d have to choose a salt-free seasoning mix such as Italian Seasoning.

  356. CCAT45 says:

    I love Adobo seasoning

  357. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    I like Garlic the best, I just love the flavor it adds. Also , salt because it brings out the flavor of a lot of foods.

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

  358. Anonymous says:

    I love cinnamon the best but curry is a close second.
    Kathy
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

  359. klp1965 says:

    i love garlic salt……it adds such great flavor to so many dishes

  360. redjennschroed says:

    I’d have to say Garlic! I love the taste and the smell. Yummy!

    jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

  361. scoomer says:

    My favorite spice is cinnamon, because it reminds me of Christmas and I just LOVE the taste!

    heatheranne99@hotmail.com

  362. Cathy says:

    My girls vote for cinnamon, but my fav is garlic!ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

  363. Shannon says:

    Well, a mixture of spices I use all the time is Original Mrs. Dash, but I love love love garlic. I too try to add it to everything. Also, use my pepper grinder all the time. I have a salt grinder too but for some reason it doesn’t work as well.
    1971eeyore@sbcglobal.net

  364. lorijomorgan says:

    garlic is #1 goes with everything and is good for you natural cleanser

  365. lorijomorgan says:

    garlic goes with everything rladell3000@aol.com

  366. djgroz says:

    Garlic, adds great flavor and it’s good for your health!!

  367. donna444444 says:

    I like cinnamon. It adds great taste.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  368. Kerrie says:

    Of course my favorite is fresh ground pepper (one we started using it we never went back to the flaked stuff!)…but I LOVE paprika. I put it on everything (especially chicken), and it’s so yummy.

    keeerried216[at]aol[dot]com

  369. Ashton7 says:

    I love ground sea salt. Fresh ground pepper. Rosemary. Spice mixes. I just love a lot of seasoning!

  370. Carolsue says:

    I love garlic best! I also like Cilantro, seasoned pepper, and cayenne pepper.
    digicatATsbcglobalDOTnet

  371. mannequin says:

    Hey those look great!!!
    My favorite spice is cinnamon. Plain ordinary cinnamon and I suppose that’s because I enjoy baking deserts more than cooking!
    But maybe…just maybe if I had these spices, it would be different!

  372. pam says:

    Can I be boring and just say freshly ground pepper? I love pepper on almost anything. I should probably be more adventurous.

  373. laura says:

    I love cumin! I think I could honestly add it to ANYTHING and love it. Why do I like it? Not sure, the flavor and smell are so delicious to me. But I also really, really like mexican food. So, it all sort of ties together… laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

  374. Leah says:

    Salt and pepper are a bare necessity of course, but if I had to choose something else it would have to be tarragon. Heck you can find garlic flavor in real garlic, onion flavor in a real onion, but where else can you find the tarragon flavor without having a little tarragon!?! hehe :)
    leahtardo[at]gmail[dot]com

  375. jceko77 says:

    Lemon pepper is my fave spice because I can use it on so much: chicken, steak, veggies, etc.
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  376. Danielle says:

    My favorite spice is cinnamon, it adds such a brilliant flavor to sweet AND savory dishes.

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  377. rangrace says:

    Sage

  378. Tammy says:

    Cinnamon – I love the rich homey nostalgic taste of it!

  379. silverbele says:

    I like the taste of dill

  380. Jen says:

    My favorite spice is garlic for sure, makes any meat, or pasta dish taste better! Cinnamon is a close second :)

  381. bndraldy says:

    I love sea salt and we have been using the kind that comes as a grinder. I never knew there could be such a difference between it and regular table salt! Thank you so much for an opportunity to win!

  382. Millie says:

    sea salt!! It adds flavor to EVERYTHING!! Thank you for the chance to win such a great gift!

  383. masonsgranny59 says:

    I heart the garlic powder. I use it in everything – lots of flavor!

  384. judybrittle says:

    I really love garlic both salt and powder. Thank you!

  385. judycc says:

    My favorite spice is garlic, because I use it in everything.

  386. lyn21 says:

    I love saly- It’s addicting

  387. Tara says:

    I love Emeril seasons and i love garlic.. Oh my the smell of garlic mixed with sizzling olive oil.. just makes my mouth water! lol

    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  388. LaDue & Crew says:

    Oh my! How can a gal choose only one?! Basil is first, for it’s versatility. Rosemary is in close second, for the memories it evokes of holiday time! Garlic would be third. It’s always a crowd pleasure and can go on just about anything!
    Janet L.
    ednascafe@gmail.com

  389. LaDue & Crew says:

    Oh my! How can a gal choose only one?! Basil is first, for it’s versatility. Rosemary is in close second, for the memories it evokes of holiday time! Garlic would be third. It’s always a crowd pleasure and can go on just about anything!
    Janet L.
    ednascafe@gmail.com

  390. gail says:

    wow! you have alot of comments–alot of people who want to win obviously. well, my fav is black pepper! i use it on almost everything!!!

  391. Michw37 says:

    Basil is my favorite becuase I use it in sauces, meatballs, and to season tomatoes

  392. dani says:

    Cayenne pepper. I like a little hotness in my food.

  393. vicki lorenz says:

    I love all spices. My favorite above all has to be basil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, thyme, tarragon ect..ect…ect!

  394. windycindy says:

    Greetings! My favorite is “Pepper!”
    All kinds and varieties. I think it is healthier that salt and use the pepper in place of it. The bold taste of pepper adds flavor. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Our family enjoys using seasonings of various kinds. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  395. Doreen says:

    Love Cinnamon here!! :)

  396. Betty C says:

    I don’t think I have a favorite. They all have their place depending on what is being prepared. I love sage, garlic, sea salt, cinnamon. I could go on and on.

  397. bkh61959 says:

    Garlic. I use fresh garlic and love adding garlic powder and garlic salt to foods, thanks for a great giveaway

  398. Swtlilchick says:

    I like curry.I like Indian food
    and curry is the spice I use the most.Thanks for the contest

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  399. lisawonbig says:

    Garlic! My attitude is that it is difficult (though not impossible) to use too much garlic! (Is it dinner time yet? Yes!)

  400. mommyjen99 says:

    Garlic salt, the kids and I eat it on everything.
    jen62728@aol.com

  401. Sally says:

    It would have to be basil….especially on fresh tomatoes from the garden.

  402. Our Winning Circle says:

    Tarragon! Yum! It is great on salmon w/ lemon and butter

  403. Deb says:

    Garlic is my favorite~Fresh is the Best too!

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