Sunday, October 3, 2010

The holidays are coming...check your spices!

Ahhh...the weather has finally cooled off here in Oklahoma and the exciting part is it's that time of year for holiday cooking and baking. I'm looking forward to making spice cookies, pumpkin pie, caramel apples, spiced cider and all that yummy good stuff!
Also, it's a good time of year to check the expiration dates on your spices, herbs, and those leavening agents such as baking powder, baking soda, and yeast.
The expiration date is usually located on the bottom or side of the container as shown.

One of my favorite sites, McCormick, has some really great in-depth info on the subject. At McCormick, if you have a McCormick product with a code you can type the code into their Fresh Tester to see if the product is past its prime. Very handy! Remembering to check expiration dates will ensure that your spice cookies will have just the right amount of spice and your dinner rolls will "rise" to the occasion. *Smile* Sherri


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