Favorite things giveaway – Spice House gift card {closed}


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.

Favorite things giveaway – Spice House gift card {closed}

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

  • I have several – Sicilian seasoning is one of them!

  • Wendy

    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! 🙂

  • Nora B

    My favorite herb is rosemary!

  • Ginger!

  • Lauren

    I would love to get this giveaway!

  • Kate

    I love paprika, especially smoked.

  • Yashica

    Creole Seasoning….love it

  • Jackie

    My favorite … Wow hard to decide … Cumin.

  • Mirya

    What a great idea for a giveaway!

  • Peggy

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

  • Mignon

    Love Spice House!

  • M H

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

  • Sara C.

    Cumin, hands down. So versatile.

  • rachel

    I love cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Kel

    I love cinnamon — heavenly!

  • Jenny

    Love smoked paprika

  • Randi

    Anything with garlic!

  • Theresa P.

    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.

  • Meg

    Ancho chili powder. It adds such a great kick!

  • Joanna

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

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

  • Kimberly P.

    I always reach for cayenne as I cook!

  • Cindy

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

  • libby

    rosemary love it

  • Lauren J.

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

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

  • Jan

    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!

  • Kathy

    Dill –especially on roasted vege’s and fish

  • Sarah


  • Delia

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

  • Nutmeg

  • Katie


  • Jessica

    This time of year, I just love nutmeg.

  • Tricia E.

    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.

  • I find myself using red pepper flakes so often lately.

  • Daniela

    Cinnamon and Thyme & Rosemary

  • Janell

    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 🙂

  • Katherine

    Cumin probably but it’s so hard to decide!

  • Jill R.

    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.

  • Stacey

    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.

  • Christine

    cumin; I love putting it on carrots before roasting.

  • Peggy T

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

  • Love clipping oregano from my garden to dry it!

  • wild orchid

    My favorite is nutmeg.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lauren

    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.

    • 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. 😉

  • Meredith

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

  • julianne

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

  • Roxanne Moore

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

  • tcmary

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

  • Ilene

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

  • Cumin on lots of things. New fan of coriander.

  • Keilah Nettles

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

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

  • Alan

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

  • I love oregano

  • Joann

    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.

  • 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!

  • Marcia

    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!

  • Marie

    I probably use cinnamon the most!

  • Krissie

    My favorite spice is curry. I make a lot of curry dishes.
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  • Celeste B.

    It seems the spice I used most is cumin.

  • Love this!! I love sumac right now.

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

  • beth

    I love cumin for cooking and vanilla for baking

  • Kristi Daugherty

    Ancho powder, nice change to chili powder.

  • Leslie Ross

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

  • gina

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

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

  • TJ

    My favorite dried spice is Ceylon cinnamon.

  • Amy

    Cinnamon is a favorite for sure. I love spices!

  • Melissa

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

  • Leslie W

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

  • Hannah

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

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  • Susan Broughton

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

  • Anne

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

  • fran

    cumin lover here too!

  • Kristen

    I use oregano more than any other spice

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

  • Madeline

    I love oregano!

  • tiffany

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

  • Kat

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

  • aria

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

  • Mary

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

  • trenda t

    Cumin or Cinnamon!

  • Pritha

    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…

  • I love cumin. 🙂

  • Cinnamon!

  • Kat


  • Rust


  • kim

    can never go wrong with fresh basil!

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  • Ashley

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

  • Kelly

    Cayenne pepper for cooking and nutmeg for baking!

  • Lenn

    Who won?

    • elly

      The winner has been emailed!