Favorite Spices

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What is your favorite spice for savory dishes?  Sometimes onion and garlic just aren't enough and you can't always rely on bacon or sausage grease.  How do you up the flavor in your breakfast dishes?

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Fresh dill or chives in scrambled eggs with cream cheese. Smoked paprika and cumin in a SW egg bake with cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, thyme and basil some chopped chili peppers, if I have them.

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cardamom in yogurt goes really well with some poached pears. If you poach them in pino, it goes even better!

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Great ideas everyone!

I've been very conservative with my breakfast options just trying to appeal to mass tastes.  But, I want to start experimenting.  And I definitely want to make it tasty. 

Thanks for the hints

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Both AMAZING!

Target has great spices in larger containers for really good prices. 

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Smoked paprika!  Love it, just love it.

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yes

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For eggs: Fresh basil, fresh parsley or pesto

For potatoes: Rosemary garlic mix or Italian seasoning

For baking: cardamom, cinnamon and cloves (pie spices) or candied ginger

Here's a chuckle for you:

I served an omelet once and the guest asked what herbs I had used, I said, "Oh, you know, the Simon and Garfunkel herbs" I'm meaning: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, and she snorts, "Marijuana?!!" surprise

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Had guests see a local hookah bar and ask if it was hash. Seriously!

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Willowpondgj wrote:

For eggs: Fresh basil, fresh parsley or pesto

For potatoes: Rosemary garlic mix or Italian seasoning

For baking: cardamom, cinnamon and cloves (pie spices) or candied ginger

Here's a chuckle for you:

I served an omelet once and the guest asked what herbs I had used, I said, "Oh, you know, the Simon and Garfunkel herbs" I'm meaning: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, and she snorts, "Marijuana?!!" surprise

LOVE it!

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I love trying different salts . Or different spices. IE.. like bam! or Paula Deans spices.

Love it!!! Simons spices. Umm wonder if lady uses :"M" spice herself?

 

Some of the French mixtures you buy all ready made.

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Depending on the dish I may add Mrs Dash - there are several varieties.  If I want to kick it up a notch I'll add Zatarain's No Salt version.  I don't add salt to any thing except oatmeal, they can add that at the table.  

Basil, Thyme or Rosemary are great in eggs. 

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or just a "touch" of tarragon - a little goes a long way.

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Eggs = basil or chives (regular and garlic chives) or dill or oregano or a bit of mint minced for something different

You could whisk sour cream and salsa into eggs also. I add cheeses too.

Or drizzle a little Sweet Onion Dressing on the eggs.

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A number of different spices, depends on the dish. Alderwood smoked salt is wonderful to add the smokiness to something. Basil as a herb is great. And I love nutmeg!

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K-9 give us an example of a savory, like a quiche?

For that I use blue cheese, hot sauce, onions, depending on the mood maybe some "Mrs Dash" or chili powder...I try not to use garlic at breakfast.

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Thyme. Hot sauce.

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Basil in eggs.

Cinnamon in pancakes.

I also like applesauce in pancakes.

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