Making Life Delicious Since 1983

Recipes

Chinese 5 Spice & Pork

We love using Chinese 5 Spice in our kitchens! It’s a simple, traditional spice combination and ours combines cinnamon, cloves, star anise, fennel and black pepper. I’ve baked with it in cookies before, I use it often when whipping up an Asian dipping sauce and I find

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Lucky Steamed Fish For Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is all about traditions, family and food and fish is an important part of a traditional menu. In the Mandarin Chinese language ‘abundance’ and ‘fish’ are pronounced the same so serving fish, especially steamed fish is a hope for abundance and thanksgiving in

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Almond Cookies For Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is traditionally a family holiday where everyone gathers together to eat foods to bring luck & prosperity for the year ahead and you always great guests with a hot cup of tea and a tray of sweets. This Almond Cookie recipe is a

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Tomato Powder Your New Favorite Ingredient

Tomato Powder is soon to be your new favorite ingredient once you realize how many delicious ways there are to use it! It’s an easy way to spruce up any dish in need of that classic tomato flavor. It’s delicious with eggs, soups, or sauces, dressings and

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Powdered Egg Whites Magically Handy Ingredient

An old fashioned ingredient, most of our grandmothers may have had on hand and there are so many good reasons she kept them around! Powdered Egg Whites are dried egg white (pure albumen). And super handy to have around if you run out of eggs! You can

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Don’t Throw That Milk Out!

Do you have a gallon of milk that maybe not “as fresh” anymore? The “Best Buy Date” on many foods is more a suggestion than a “rule”, and to be honest,  groceries aren’t cheap plus it’s super wasteful! When it comes to our milk, often times there

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All You Need To Know About Fresh Spices & Herbs

We get many curious cooks, both long time and new to the kitchen, that come into the Shoppe or call us looking for spice and herb tips. What the common thread is, how to make a dish more delish and the following helpful tips will hopefully guide

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs – Thanksgiving Leftover Treats

You can never make enough mashed potatoes! And there are many ways to recreate deliciousness with leftover mashed potatoes but we love this recipe for Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs! A great side dish for breakfast or brunch, a quick and easy dip-able lunch for the kids and

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Stuffing Balls – Thanksgiving Leftover Treats

Thanksgiving provides us many joyous moments each year, but one of our favorite parts are all the leftovers and we found a delicious idea for all that leftover stuffing/dressing you may have… Stuffing Balls! Shaped like meatballs and perfect for dipping into that leftover gravy as well.

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Christmas Time means German Springerle Cookies

    Two hard-to-find ingredients are popular with our customers this time of year….Bakers Ammonia and Anise Oil (of course we stock it). They are the coveted ingredients for German Springerle Cookies. These cookies take a bit of a commitment to bake, but well worth the effort.

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Praline Mustard Bacon Wrapped Dates

Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard glaze is a delicious southern classic that goes way back and it’s a definite customer favorite around here! Most customers love to use it as a delicious glaze to put on your holiday baked ham, but here is one of our favorite recipes

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We Love Ina’s Mulled Wine

We love famous home chef Ina Garten around here and one of our favorite holiday season recipes is her Mulled Wine, but we use our special recipe Mulling Spice in it as well! Simple to make and a definite crowd pleaser that will warm up your guest’s

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Party Favorite: Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe is perfect for a party and will be a crowd pleaser. And best of all it’s an easy & delish recipe that you’ll end up making even for non-party nights! What makes it so simple is using the Wind & Willow Bacon Stuffed Mushroom Cheeseball

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Quackers – Goose Poop Inspired Snack Crackers

If you love our customer favorite Goose Poop Sweet & Spicy Relish you are gonna love their BRAND NEW Goosed Dust! A dry rub version of that deliciously unique sweet. Perfect to use on anything from chicken wings to veggies, but one of our favorite ideas is

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Pumpkin Butter Pie

Here is a deliciously creative way to use our delicious Pumpkin Butter… a Pumpkin Butter Pie! Pumpkin Butter Pie from The Olde Town Spice Shoppe 1 deep dish frozen pie shell 4 eggs 2 cups (about 1 1/3 jars) Olde Town Spice Shoppe pumpkin butter 2 cups

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Is Brining That Turkey So Important?

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Many argue the importance of brining your Thanksgiving Turkey, and we say YES you should! Can you still have a delicious turkey without brining? Yes. BUT can you have an even more delicious and especially moist turkey WITH brining? Definitely YES! Two basic things happen to your

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Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast

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This morning deliciousness will be a new family favorite Fall food- Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast! Super easy to make with no need for opening a whole can of pumpkin because instead, you’ll use the Pumpkin Pie Wind & Willow Cheeseball & Dessert Mix. 8 thick-cut slices of

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Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Growing up we loved Grandma’s Popcorn Balls, a special treat she made for us in the fall and if we were ‘good’ we’d get to butter up our hands and help make them! This simple traditional treat is a tried & true family favorite that will be

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Trick & Treat Cheeseball

Hosting a Halloween Party? Try this fabulously fun idea of turning any of the delicious flavors of Wind & Willow Cheeseballs into a spooky-fun themed presentation! Ingredients: 1 Wind & Willow Sweet or Savory Cheeseball Mix of choice 8 oz cream cheese, softened 4 Tbs butter, softened

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Halloween Style Stuffed Peppers

This fun and tasty Halloween dinner idea is a perfect way to use up leftovers as well. Your rice mixture could be of any flavor style and you could easily use up leftover shredded chicken or pork and veggies! See some of our flavor suggestions below under

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