Favorite things giveaway – Spice House gift card {closed}

December 20, 2013 · 98 comments

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Today I’m giving a gift card away to one of my favorite stores, The Spice House. You have no doubt seen me talk about it, tweet about it, or just link to it over the years. When I first entered this place years ago, I was in awe. A bazillion spices, all of them more flavorful and more affordable than their grocery store counterparts? Yes, please.

I reached out to the good people of The Spice House to see if they would give one of my great readers a gift card, and they said yes! So, one lucky reader will get $50 to spend – and that goes a long way, trust me! You could get some of my favorite things – almond extract, cassia cinnamon, hot chili powder, porcini powder, sumac - and not even use half of it. So, what are you waiting for? Enter below! Giveaway ends December 26th at 11:59pm.

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is provided by The Spice House. All opinions are my own.

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Maeghan December 20, 2013 at 8:44 am

I keep meaning to try the Spice House, but haven’t yet. I’d love to win!

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melissa@IWasBornToCook December 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

I have several – Sicilian seasoning is one of them!

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Wendy December 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

Oh, girl, you are singing my song!!!! lol … any time we make a trip to a large city to hit up all the small ethnic grocers, the majority of my time is spent in the spice section. I must touch, smell, read everything – and even if I have no idea what it’s for, if I don’t already have it, I buy it. And then hunt down recipes! :)

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Nora B December 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

My favorite herb is rosemary!

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Moira December 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

Ginger!

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Lauren December 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

I would love to get this giveaway!

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Kate December 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

I love paprika, especially smoked.

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Yashica December 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

Creole Seasoning….love it

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Jackie December 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

My favorite … Wow hard to decide … Cumin.

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Mirya December 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

What a great idea for a giveaway!

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Peggy December 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

Love a good cinnamon!! Makes holiday baking yummy. Thanks for giveaway! Have a blessed Christmas.

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Mignon December 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

Love Spice House!

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M H December 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

Saffron! A little bit can really add a lot to a dish

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Sara C. December 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

Cumin, hands down. So versatile.

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rachel December 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

I love cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Kel December 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

I love cinnamon — heavenly!

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Jenny December 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

Love smoked paprika

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Randi December 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

Anything with garlic!

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Theresa P. December 20, 2013 at 10:11 am

That is a difficult question. There are so many that I love! but when it comes down to it I would have to say GARLIC! I can not live without it! Thanks, for the opportunity.

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Meg December 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

Ancho chili powder. It adds such a great kick!

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Joanna December 20, 2013 at 10:19 am

I love cardamom – so floral and yet also spicy, and underutilized.

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The Home Cook December 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hard to pick just one so I’ll go with Italian seasoning since it combines many of my favs.

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Kimberly P. December 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

I always reach for cayenne as I cook!

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Cindy December 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

It’s too hard to pick one, but cumin is definitely a contender :)

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libby December 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

rosemary love it

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Lauren J. December 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

Cinnamon!! Eat it daily on oatmeal and bake tons with it.

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Chi Chi December 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

Thyme, I put it on EVERYTHING. I would put it in ice cream if I could…maybe I’ll try that.

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Jan December 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

What a great giveaway! Thanks! I love spices and some of the less common ones are not available in my small city. The Spice House is a great resource!

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Kathy December 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Dill –especially on roasted vege’s and fish

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Sarah December 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Garlic!

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Delia December 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Considering I am almost out of vanilla extract and I did run out of almond extract, that would be the top of my list!

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Carrie December 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Nutmeg

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Katie December 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Cinnamon!

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Jessica December 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

This time of year, I just love nutmeg.

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Tricia E. December 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Cumin is one of my favorites. And the cinnamon at the spice house is amazing! I don’t live in Chicago, so I stock up while I’m in the city.

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Kate December 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I find myself using red pepper flakes so often lately.

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Daniela December 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Cinnamon and Thyme & Rosemary

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Janell December 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Cinnamon is my key baking spice. Cumin is my key cooking spice. I really can’t decide which qualifies as “favorite” in terms of use, but with Christmas Cinnamon rolls on my mind I think I’ll have to go with the cinnamon :)

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Katherine December 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Cumin probably but it’s so hard to decide!

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Jill R. December 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I think red pepper flakes are my favorite. I always add more than a recipe calls for, and add them to dishes that don’t call for them in the first place.

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Stacey December 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

LOVE The Spice House! It is so hard to pick just one!! I’ve been using a ton of thyme lately, but ginger powder is another commonly used one.

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Christine December 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

cumin; I love putting it on carrots before roasting.

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Peggy T December 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

If I had to pick one – Vietnamese Cinnamon. Would love to win!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor December 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Love clipping oregano from my garden to dry it!

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wild orchid December 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

My favorite is nutmeg.

Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Lauren December 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I love The Spice House’s Chicago neighborhood spices! We housesat in a place with the collection and put them on everything. Quinoa. Squash. Meat. Popcorn. I think the Bridgeport one was my favorite.

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Gwen December 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Neighborhood spices?! I’m looking into this as I type! I’m a little sad to see the Southport Corridor, my neighborhood, wasn’t represented, but I can’t imagine the Southport Corridor would “taste” better than, say, Pilsen or Greektown. ;)

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Meredith December 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Um, porcini powder? Yes, please! That sounds amazing!

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julianne December 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Cinnamon!! I have some every morning on my cappuccino!!

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Roxanne Moore December 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Mmm, cumin is my favorite, and I was shocked recently to learn my parents don’t even stock it in their house!

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tcmary December 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I love spices and herbs. Was in my glory in the spice markets overseas

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Ilene December 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Lately, I’ve been using a lot of oregano.

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Erin December 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Cumin on lots of things. New fan of coriander.

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Keilah Nettles December 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I definitely use dried basil or oregano the most so I guess that makes it my favorite.

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Jessie December 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I love ground cloves. I’m also really into freshly grated nutmeg lately.

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Alan December 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm

We loved the Spice House. We order all our spices from them. We have for years.

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Karen - Cinnamon Freud December 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I love oregano

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Joann December 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I have been buying spices and herb by mail from The Spice House for many many years. My current favorite is Aleppo pepper. I have tried so many new things here…..and I love that they provide recipes.

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Gwen December 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe, which means I’ve been hankering for sumac more than ever before. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Marcia December 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

Cumin is one of my favorites. I love The Spice House! I have placed a few orders with them. I love when a new spice is first opened, it smells so amazing! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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Marie December 21, 2013 at 12:19 am

I probably use cinnamon the most!

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Krissie December 21, 2013 at 1:45 am

My favorite spice is curry. I make a lot of curry dishes.
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Celeste B. December 21, 2013 at 7:06 am

It seems the spice I used most is cumin.

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Joanne December 21, 2013 at 7:31 am

Love this!! I love sumac right now.

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mysweetiepiepie December 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

I’ve been using a lot of thyme lately :+)

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beth December 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

I love cumin for cooking and vanilla for baking

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Kristi Daugherty December 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Ancho powder, nice change to chili powder.

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Leslie Ross December 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh man – I looooove cumin! Me and mexican food are bffs.

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gina December 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I just found this from Urban accents “Montego Bite” jerk seasons

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Heather December 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Picking one favorite dried herb or spice is hard! One that I love is ground ancho chile peppers.

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TJ December 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

My favorite dried spice is Ceylon cinnamon.

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Amy December 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Cinnamon is a favorite for sure. I love spices!

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Melissa December 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

I love dill and cinnamon. Well, not together. But I love them both. lol

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Leslie W December 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I love cilantro, it makes everything taste so much brighter!

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Hannah December 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm

My favorite spice is Rosemary. It makes everything tastes great!

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Lisa Kaplan December 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Cumin!

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Susan Broughton December 23, 2013 at 3:59 am

I enjoy spicy food so cayenne, chili powder or the new chipotle Chile powder

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Anne December 23, 2013 at 6:52 am

Cumin! Except for sweet dishes, I pretty much think everything can use a little cumin.

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fran December 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

cumin lover here too!

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Kristen December 23, 2013 at 10:42 am

I use oregano more than any other spice

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Kelsey December 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

A friend from Milwaukee gave me some of Spice House’s cassia cinnamon once. It was amazing!

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Madeline December 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I love oregano!

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tiffany December 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I love cumin. I use it in a lot of things from mexican foods to chili to bean patties.

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Kat December 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Boy this is a hard one, I love so many spices. Cumin is one of my top favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

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aria December 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I love celery salt! I need to use it more often.

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Mary December 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I love every spice, except cilantro. Basil is my most favorite. Pizza with extra basil. You can’t get better than that!

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trenda t December 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Cumin or Cinnamon!

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Pritha December 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Too hard to choose one favorite! I love cumin, cilantro, paprika for savory spices. My favorite spice mix is Tony Chachere’s creole spice mix. My favorite sweet spice would have to be Mexican vanilla extract. But I admit to being a strange duck -an Indian girl, raised in Louisiana, now living in TX. All sorts of flavors mixed together…

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie December 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I love cumin. :-)

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Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's December 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Cinnamon!

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Kat December 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Rosemary!

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Rust December 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm

basil

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kim December 26, 2013 at 5:55 am

can never go wrong with fresh basil!

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Jaclyn Reynolds December 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Basil

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Ashley December 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

My favorite dried spice is hands down cinnamon. I am obsessed, I put it in so many different things!

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Kelly December 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Cayenne pepper for cooking and nutmeg for baking!

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Lenn December 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Who won?

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elly December 31, 2013 at 9:38 am

The winner has been emailed!

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