Contest: Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway

It’s time! My contest giving away a Spice Set from CookingPlanIt begins today! It’s an awesome set of spices that includes 26 of the most commonly used spices in the kitchen:


Ground Cumin
Saigon Cinnamon
Bay Leaves
Smoked Paprika
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Nutmeg Powder
Red Pepper Flakes
Coriander Powder
Cayenne Pepper
Ground Cloves
Chinese Five Spice
Curry Powder
Yellow Mustard
Pennsylvania Pepper
Cardamon Powder
Cajun Seasoning
Allspice Powder
Hill Country Chili Powder
Ginger Root Powder
Manzanillo Mexico Seasoning


Simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite spice is/how you like to use it and you’ll be entered (make sure to leave a valid email address). A winner will be chosen at random. I will only send you an email if you are the winner. You must live in the United States to enter. My contest ends March 25th, 2013 at midnight EST. Good luck!


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11 3/16/13 3/22/13 Daily Ups & Pounds Lisa Cooking
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14 3/19/13 3/25/13 Cook the Blog Three Diets. One Dinner
15 3/20/13 3/26/13 Sugarfoot Eats Gear Live
16 3/21/13 3/27/13 CopyKat Recipes The Mouthy Housewives
17 3/22/13 3/28/13 Burnt Apple The Butterfly Mom
18 3/23/13 3/29/13 The Mama Report Ancestral Chef
19 3/24/13 3/30/13 A Food Centric Life We Like To Cook
20 3/25/13 3/31/13 Dixie Chik Cooks Baby Boomster
21 3/26/13 4/1/13 Unorganized Mommy of 3 Much Ado About Fooding
22 3/27/13 4/2/13 Better with Butter The Primlani Kitichen
23 3/28/13 4/3/13 Mother Would Know California Country Gal
24 3/29/13 4/4/13 Yi Reservation NY Foodgasm
25 3/30/13 4/5/13 ME Redone Creative Cullinary
  • Alisa

    My favorite spice right now is Thyme. I have been cooking with venison lately and it really kicks it up!

  • DrB

    My favorite spice, well its kind of a mixture, is Za’atar. Also known as hyssop I believe. It’s middle eastern so i like it best when making hummus, but you can really add it to just about anything.

  • I like cayenne and red pepper flakes—-yummmmm, spicy!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  • Jennifer Meeker

    I am loving Spicebush Berries right now! I use them in a grinder instead of peppercorns.

  • Elis B.

    Pennsylvania Pepper

  • My favorite spice is cumin and I love using it in quesadillas! teatly att gmail dott com.

  • Mary Somerville

    Basil is my favorite-I love to make Pesto, and I put it in about every sauce I make! I like to chop fresh Cinnamon Basil leaves & put in Stir Fry.

  • rachel

    Cardamom in Swedish breads!

  • AnnaZed

    I use a lot of Thyme in roasting both meats and vegetables (yes, but thyme and time!)

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Madeline

    I love oregano and I put it on pizza and on roasted potatoes.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  • Cinnamon and I use it to make my favorite food, French Toast!!!

  • Cinnamon is my favorite spice. I like to use in making anything containing apples such as pies or cobblers.

  • Meryl

    My favorite is cinnamon – love to bake with it.

  • Louis

    Smoked paprika – I use it in pasta dishes, chicken dishes, chili, etc.

  • Leann Lindeman

    Cumin is one of my favorites… we cook a lot of Mexican and that flavor goes well with that style of food.

  • Debbie Courson Smith

    Red pepper flakes. I dash them into all Asian dishes, potato salad, even on green beans. debbienews [at] gmail [dot] com. Cheers!

  • Mer X

    My favorite spice is cinnamon, and I use it in practically everything. I love it because it is so versatile…from a sprinkling in my morning coffee, to pie, to cinnamon chicken.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  • April M

    Cinnamon is probably my most-used spice. I put it in oatmeal, pancakes, many bread and dessert items, coffee, and add it to local honey with real lemon juice for a simple homemade cough syrup.

  • I love using garlic powder because it is versatile – use it to season most of my meats, but onion powder is a close second. I love the scent of nutmeg. Email: yona(at)

  • My favorite is cinnamon because it can be used savory or sweet! I love cinnamon rolls. teatly attt gmail dottt com

  • My favorite spice is rosemary I use it in my roasted chicken dish for Sunday dinners lorialcorn2006 AT Yahoo dot Com

  • Sonya Guerra

    Cardamon Powder….so so so good in french toast!!!

  • Cinnamon is favorite, make cinnamon chicken..

  • Angela M

    Garlic Powder is definitely my favorite. I use it on/in a lot of things. My favorite way is to melt butter and roll soft pretzels in it and then sprinkle on garlic powder and parmesan cheese.

  • Michelle Kissel

    It’s hard to pick a favorite as I cook every day, but I use garlic the most as it’s so versatile. I also love rosemary and smoked paprika!! Thanks. 🙂

  • Ella

    I like red pepper flakes because its hot! I like to use it to heat up the kitchen 😉

  • Amy L

    I like baking cookies and muffins with cinnamon. It makes everything smell and taste so good.

  • I like garlic powder. I use it on almost everything!

  • Heidi

    I really love cinnamon and use it every morning in my oatmeal, usually with almonds and banana. Best of everything!

  • Joan O

    Fresh cracked black pepper is my favorite spice since I use it daily. I love trying new recipes and using different spices.

    joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

  • Gianna

    I love baking chicken and potatoes with butter, olive oil and Rosemary.

  • I love Rosemary, it’s great for chicken, beef, pork and even added to breads and biscuits!

  • Cumin for chile!


  • I love ground cumin. I didn’t realize until after I started cooking abroad that cumin is actually far more important to cooking Mexican food than chili seasoning. I couldn’t live without it.

  • Josephine D

    Rosemary is my favorite–I like using when baking bread and I love to use it when roasting chicken.

  • Rosemary for Roasting Chicken

    Thanks for the chance to wiN!


  • Ground Cumin I use it in chili, tacos, stews and so much more

  • Rosemary is my favorite!! It makes almost everything more delicious!! I especially love having it on cheese pizza, it’s sooo good with mozzarella!!

  • Madonna

    my favorite is Mediterranean Oregano made in soup

  • Catie

    I love using cinnamon on baked apples!

  • My favorite spice is garlic powder. I use it in most of my meals from sloppy joes, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, burgers, and grilled veggies.

  • Francine Anchondo

    Cayenne I put it in everything to spice up a dish

  • Betsy Barnes

    Garlic Powder, I always use it in my pasta skillet dinners 🙂


  • Brittany

    I love using spices. I love garlic powder I use it on chicken often. I would love to try the mexico blend for my burritos. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • My favorite spice is garlic powder and I use it in almost everything from mexican dishes to chicken dishes

  • Carolsue

    I like oregano — I use it in spaghetti and other Italian dishes.

  • Dorothy Teel

    My favorite spice is nutmeg, I love it in spinach and in carrots, and also add it to french toast…yummy

  • Sharon

    Cumin is my favorite, for many of my Mexican dishes. I also like to use it in eggs and roasts.

  • Susan Broughton

    I like a lot of different spice but I guess Cumin would be the best. I love mexican food so I use it a lot in all those recipes.

  • Sweeper2000

    Garlic Powder is my favorite spice. I like to use it to make garlic bread, to roast chicken and vegetables, and to make garlic pretzels.

  • love using chili powder..on roasted potatoes, in chili, on chicken topped with salsa

  • Michael Jones

    My favorite spice is Cayenne Pepper. I use it with Smokey Paprika, red pepper flakes, and Sea salt to season my pork shoulder for pulled pork.

  • Jenny Stanek

    My favorite is cumin, I use it for chili, tacos and roasted chickpeas

  • my fave spice is basil that I use in Italian cooking.

  • Melissa

    I really need these to update my spice collection! It is SO expensive! I love to cook 🙂
    I am very interested in trying the Mediterranean . Thank you for the giveaway

  • Cindy Brickley

    I love this giveaway and I use Basil the most.

  • While I use a lot of different spices, I am quite fond on Chipotle Chili Powder. I use it in salsa, dips, vegetarian chili, and even on popcorn. 🙂
    las_va@hotmail DOT com

  • One of my favorite herbs/ spices is dill. I put it on anything, but I especially love it in tuna or chicken salad.
    Elise —

  • Claudia

    We love to add lots of basil and oregano to our pasta sauce. Cumin is a good addition to our mexican rice.

  • slehan

    Garlic – use it in just about anything.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Laura Jacobson

    I love using Red Pepper Flakes in a Honey Sesame Chicken!
    landfjacobson @

  • Dinny

    Turmeric Because You can use it in so many dishes, from any middle
    Eastern to even eastern European to you name it you can use

  • Jerry Crespi

    Garlic great to add flavor, great for your health