Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Giveaway! - {Blueberry Crumb Cake}

Hey guys!



View this image in the McCormick Look Book!

Are you in the mood to win some lovely spring goodies? Well, you're in luck!

Remember when I teamed up with McCormick to bring you those fantastic Mocha Cappuccino Brownies? Well, they're back, and this time they've got gifts for YOU!



Generous, right?

McCormick is offering the following to one lucky Whisk Kid reader:
  • Spring apron
  • Corningware baking dish
  • Spring cookie cutters
  • Muffin tin
  • Whisk
  • MeriMeri spring cupcake liners
  • Assorted food colors
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Extract
Want to win? Yeah, thought so.

To enter, please leave a comment telling me what your most-used spice is. I'm curious! I think I use more cinnamon than anything. What about you?

Make sure to let me know before the contest ends on April 22, 2012 at 10PM EST! Best of luck!



Also, make sure to check out their Pinterest page as well. Details for another contest they're hosting can be found here!

Blueberry Coffee Cake via McCormick

Printable Recipe

For the streusel Topping:
1/2 c (71 g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c (71 g) flour
2 tsp McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1/2 tsp McCormick® Allspice, Ground
1/3 c (78 g) cold butter, cut into pieces

For the coffee cake:

1 1/2 c (213 g) flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/3 c (78 g) butter, room temp
1/3 c sugar
2 eggs, room temp
2 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 c (177 ml) milk, room temp
2 c blueberries

Preheat the oven to 375F. Oil and lin an 11"x7" baking dish or a 9" round pan. Set aside.

To make the streusel, mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender, a fork, a pair of knives or your hands. Work the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs and set aside.

To make the cake, start by combining the flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about five minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.

Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Add the milk and mix to incorporate. Add the remaining dry ingredients and the blueberries, and fold gently to combine. Pour into your prepared pan and sprinkle with the streusel topping.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cake pulls away from sides of pan. Cool in pan on wire rack and serve at room temperature or chilled.

122 comments:

  1. I probably use mostly cinnamon too, at least for baked goods. I also use a lot of thyme for savory recipes

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  2. Definitely cinnamon for me too! And for savory recipes it's rosemary! What an awesome giveaway, and what a great blueberry crumb cake!!!! Beautiful pictures!

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  3. Hmmm...kind of boring, but I think cracked black pepper. I put it on everything!

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  4. Yep, definitely cinnamon! It just makes everything better... I've even had recipes that put it in spaghetti sauce. It actually balances everything out really well. Thanks for the chance to win and the cake looks delicious!

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  5. I actually use ginger quite a bit (but that's mostly because I like making spicy fried rice and noodles)!

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  6. I am a total sucker for nutmeg... it goes in pretty much everything! :) Great giveaway! And I LOVE crumb cakes... this one looks fabulous!

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  7. My most used spice is Vanilla!

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  8. Mine is probably cinnamon... or maybe cumin for cooking? Good question :)

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I think cumin is on the top my list for savory. I use it soups, chili, great on potatoes, etc. Nutmeg I use a lot too, for both sweet and savory things. That coffee cake is divine looking, can't wait to make it!

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  10. Cinnamon is the tops of our list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Either cinnamon or cayenne pepper. I love me some spicy baked goods!

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  12. Rosemary has been most used recently - I've been baking a lot of rosemary garlic bread. Yum! :)

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  13. We use a lot of cayenne. Cinnamon probably the most for baking!

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  14. What a great giveaway! I use cinnamon the most for baking (and on my breakfast oatmeal), but probably either cumin or cayenne for cooking. And my favorite one to smell? Garam masala. If I could rub it on me, I would.

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  15. Definately cinnamon - probably used most in my peanut butter/chocolate/cinnamon cookies - so good!

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  16. Cinnamon for sweet, cumin for savory. Also cayenne pepper, but overall probably cinnamon ^__^

    (strawberryishh at gmail dot com)

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  17. Yum! I've been seeing so many variations of blueberry crumb cakes and I think I like yours best but shhhh..... don't tell anyone :) Not but seriously, I'm loving how much depth this cake has.

    My most used spice is definitely cinnamon. I kept having to buy the Trader Joe's cinnamon like once a month until I finally bought the huge bottle from Costco!

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  18. Definitely any type of chili powder (I LOVE McCormick's Ancho chili powder! I use it in place of regular chili powder every time!) for savory foods. I don't do a lot of sweet cooking because my in-laws aren't sweets lovers at all, plus we don't currently have an oven, but cinnamon or nutmeg are my most used spices for sweet stuff.

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  19. Rosemary is my favorite spice for savory dishes.

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  20. I love smoked paprika. It is so unusual. I try to sneak it into whatever I can!

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  21. Oooooh this is so hard! Uuuum, for baking and sweet definitely vanilla. Vanilla pods if I can get them, otherwise chef strength natural vanilla paste, or natural vanilla extract with seeds.
    Savoury, other than salt and pepper, I like to use garlic. Whole garlic, garlic flakes, garlic powder, yum.

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  22. cinnamon is my most used spice too!

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  23. Oh gosh! Cinnamon is by far my most-used spice, though I just read that it can be toxic in high doses (!!!) so I'm trying (and failing) to cut back. I've started cutting it with a little ginger whenever I use it, on toast or yogurt or whatever, for a little extra kick.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Although it's not very original, for baking definitely cinnamon! I just love it and always end up putting a lot more into my baking than stated in the recipe :D

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  25. I think we use vanilla the most.

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  26. I agree with you...I think that cinnamon is my most used spice. I love a good cinnamon and also a good vanilla!

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  27. I don't know if I can enter living in the UK haha, but my most used spice is probably cumin, although cinnamon would come in close second!
    Helen x

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  28. Cinnamon, I put cinnamon in everything starting with my morning coffee!

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  29. I use a ton of cumin in my cooking.

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  30. I have to agree, I'm always running out of cinnamon!

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  31. I would have to say cinnamon also, though I prefer nutmeg and substitute it whenever I think it will go.

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  32. I use cinnamon the most in baked goods. But for savory, it's Basil, though that's technically an herb.

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  33. I use cinnamon a lot for my baking, but for savory my secret go to ingredient is..... nutmeg! Especially when it comes to creamed potatoes, gratins and mac & cheese. It really makes a difference in the taste.

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  34. Cinnamon for me, too! I put it in tons of weird stuff like chili, peanut butter, coffee... We go through at least a bottle a month!

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  35. I probably use more cinnamon than any other spice.

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  36. Cinnamon is probably the number one used spice in my house, and blueberries are probably the number one used fruit. This recipe is a perfect addition to my collection!

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  37. I love cayenne pepper. I use a pinch in almost anything - from my mom's homemade bolognese sauce to Caesar salad to Texas chocolate sheet cake (the cake and the frosting). It gives everything a little pop!

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  38. This looks so GOOD!! I can't wait to try my hand at making it. :O) For baking my most used spice is cinnamon... but in cooking I go through big Costco size containers of Paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, red pepper flakes,chinese 5 spice etc. I make a lot of spice rubs

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  39. Probably cinnamon - I use a 1/4 t on toast before I even leave for work!

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  40. Seems to be the populary answer - I use cinnamon all the time. I even add a pinch to my chocolate chip cookie dough.

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  41. Cinnamon in the sweet category and black pepper in the savory category.

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  42. Vanilla! Close second would be crushed red pepper!

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  43. I use garlic-pepper mix on almost every dish. I do more cooking than baking - so that is my answer.

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  44. I use cinnamon the most too in sweet stuff. In savory it's probably curry.

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  45. White pepper...it is so much milder than regular black pepper! - Karen

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  46. I go through bottles of chili powder.

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  47. Cumin! It is my favorite dry spice.

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  48. I use cinnamon the most. It can go with sweet or savory.

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  49. Vanilla. Does that count? Kind of? If not, than cinnamon.

    It won't let me use my name and URL but this is Ilan!

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  50. Ah I would love to win! I'm a college student too, and I'll be setting up my first kitchen next year, so I would love to have a head start on getting everything together! And I agree that my most used spice is cinnamon. Life doesn't get any better than cinnamon sugar toast in the morning.

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  51. Garlic Powder / Garlic Pepper. Love that stuff on fish, chicken, veggies.... :)

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  52. Guess I'll go along with the crowd - Cinnamon is my favorite spice as well!

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  53. Black pepper is my favorite everyday spice. I love cinnamon, chili powder, garlic salt and dill too! And allspice is wonderful in beef stew!

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  54. definitely vanilla for baking, though cinnamon is a close second. In cooking, I'd have to say basil.

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  55. Nutmeg! We eat a lot of turkey and I always add a pinch no matter what we are making. Turkey burgers, spaghetti, soup, tacos, etc. It adds a little something without taking over.

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  56. Actually, I'm not sure which I use the most for the everyday dish. It's a toss-up between ginger and garlic. As for the sweeter dishes, I probably use nutmeg the most.

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  57. I mostly use cinnamon for baking and garlic and herbs for cooking :)

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  58. Though it's not a spice, garlic is used most often in my home. Black pepper would be the spice I use most.

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  59. I use cumin most often for cooking. For baking, probably cinnamon or nutmeg.

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  60. Definitely cinnamon :) I use it in baking, cooking, and even in making my own chai tea lattes!

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  61. Do I have to pick just one? My favorite is cardamon but there are not many ways to use it. Cinnamon. I love the smell, the taste the texture. I sometimes just add some to boiling water on my stove to make my house feel all warm and cozy. Adding it to my toast with some sugar reminds me back of the days when I was a struggling student and that is all I could afford to bake.

    Lisa-is-kewl@rocketmail.com

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  62. It's cinnamon for me too. Just a childhood favorite that reminds me of my grandmas.

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  63. My most used spice is probably cayenne and cinnamon, I like my food (and sometimes deserts with a little kick!

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  64. Cinnamon. Besides baking, I put it in coffee.

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  65. CUMIN!!! In eggs, marinades for meats, fish tacos, curries, stir fries, guacamole...Oh how I love cumin!

    But for baking, it is a definite cinnamon. :)

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  66. Cinnamon would be my number one!

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  67. Well that would be vanilla if the extract counts he he. If not, definitely cinnamon too.

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  68. I use garlic salt for lots of evening dishes. For breakfast I use cinnamon on everything.

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  69. I use a LOT of cumin when cooking. For baking, probably either cinnamon or ginger!

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  70. Red pepper for cooking and cinnamon for baking. :)

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  71. i think it would be a tie between cinnamon & cayenne. I use one orthe other with almost everything!

    Christa
    cnridgway@gmail.com

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  72. i certainly use cinnamon a great deal. though i have recently "discovered" cardamon and i'm trying to incorporate more of that now.

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

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  73. i would have to say it is either cinnamon (for sweet spices), cayenne powder/chili powder, or smoked paprika.So hard to pick just one!

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  74. I actually use a lot of dill. I try to use fresh dill whenever possible, but I always forget that I need it, so I have to make sure I've got dried dill as well.

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  75. As far as baking goes, mine is a close tie between nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.

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  76. My most used spice is definitely, definitely dried pepperoncini. I grew up on classic Italian food and nearly every savory recipe I make begins with some extra virgin olive oil and garlic in a pan and a good shake of pepperoncini when the garlic turns golden before moving on with the recipe.

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  77. I LOVE cinnamon and use it all the time, but I'm obsessed with SALT! I think I use different kinds of salts the most of any seasoning. Pink salt, Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, Table Salt. There's just so many good salts that are fabulous for so many things - from BBQing to Baking to Cocktails! Yum!

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  78. I use cinnamon for baking, but I like cayenne pepper and cumin for cooking!

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  79. cinnamon! yummy .. .and Sumac for savory, delicious tanginess!

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  80. oh yeah, cinnamon is the wonder spice around my house! we put it in the coffee every day and it is sprinkled on top of desserts, as well as in them. it is sprinkled on buttered toast and also on sweet potatoes. we love us some cinnamon!

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  81. I use ginger in everything: sweet, savory, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I put crystallized ginger in my banana bread, put a slice of fresh ginger in my hot milk before bed, and put ground ginger in my bbq sauce. I love it.

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  82. Cinnamon is, without doubt, my go to spice. I use it in all types of meals -- breakfasts, lunches, dinners. My husband literally swoons when he smells cinnamon in food and/or drinks. If something tastes a bit bland, he asks for cinnamon. Obviously, this spice is always at hand in this house!!

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  83. For cooking, I think it is italian seasoning or dill weed, for baking cinnamon!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  84. Cinnamon! Much like peanut butter, I could put it on anything.

    emily.gunyou.halaas at gmail dot com

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  85. Definitely cinnamon. My son is obsessed with it!

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  86. Oregano. Or Italian seasoning. What's funny is I rarely use cinnamon.

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  87. Black pepper followed closely by cinnamon. My aunt, who passed away lst June, retired from McCormick. What a great company they are!!

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  88. I love McCormick! For savory dishes- I always use their Montreal Steak Seasoning (it is fantastic on eggs, avocados, and steak!).

    For baking I love using ginger.

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  89. i use cinnamon the most too!

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  90. I definitely use cinnamon most... it makes me feel warm and cozy. I also LOVE pumpkin pie spice!

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  91. For baking its cinnamon, for cooking its probably basil.

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  92. Also cinnamon and for non baking probably ginger :)

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  93. Its got to be cinnamon, cumin and dry ginger.
    This blueberry crumb cake is pure awesomeness.. droool!!

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  94. I probably go through cinnamon the fastest too. And if I could choose a savory spice too, it would definitely be cumin!

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  95. Definitely the cinnamon. My life would not be the same without it!

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  96. Chili :) savory and sweet: dark, dark chocolate with chili is just amazing :)

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  97. Cinnamon, i just love it! :D

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  98. Cumin (not the big green ones, but the small brown-ish seeds). I suddenly realised how amazing it tasted, and now I just have to use it all the time.

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  99. Cinnamon for baking. Cooking is probably good old salt/pepper.

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  100. My most used spiced is Nutmeg. Gives a warm feeling to everything.

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  101. cinnamon and onion salt
    thans
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  102. Probably cinnamon for baking and cumin for savory.

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  103. use mainly oregano for savory and cinnamon for sweet!

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  104. Absolutely cinnamon with vanilla running a very close second! I love me some cinnamon swirl bread! So glad you posted this recipe too, I was just looking for something to make with blueberries!

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  105. Vanilla & cinnamon for baking...love the smells! ~Stefani

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  106. Vanilla extract for sweets, and black paper and turmeric for the savory dishes.
    Aye.

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  107. Amazing giveaway!! My favorite spice is Black Pepper! Love what it does to a savory baked goodie! :)

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  108. Oooh! A contest! :o) We use a lot of dried oregano at home.

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  109. This has been the year of the whole nutmeg for me. Just a touch of the nutmeg ground fresh into my apple pies, quiches and more has been the best! I have used canned, dry nutmeg before, but the freshly ground does make a wonderful addition!

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  110. Second to cinnamon, I would say ginger. I've made my own crystalized ginger and use it for so many things; more than I ever imagined.

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  111. This looks fantastic.I love the crumb on top, it looks delectable :)

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