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Way too many spices!

That's what I usually have in my cabinets, way too many spices. I'm sure I'm the only one who does this but I always forget what I have and then end up buying more of the same stuff. So I took inventory and made a little list so I would always know what I have and what I need. I can just look at a recipe and then check the list to see what I have. Anyhow, it works for me.

I actually forgot to take a before picture so just take my word for it, it was messy!

***edited to say:
Rhonda in OK,
No we can't get these brands of spices here in Croatia. We have been here for 8 years and so I have brought them back little by little.

Nina,
Every time I go to the states I bring back some cans of non-fat cooking
spray, they last a long time if you go sparingly!

Everyone,
I have so many cream of tarters because we had a group of people come once and they wanted a list so I gave them one and they all brought a little of each thing, so I got about 10 cream of tarters. So, if you have any unusual ways to use the COT, please let me know!

15 comments:

  1. An *excellent* idea Tori, thanks for sharing. (o:

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  2. that is a really good idea! I am always losing my spices.

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  3. I am so jealous to see your Pam spray!!--I miss no-stick cooking spray....

    Thanks for featuring me this week!

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  4. What a great idea! Just today as I was getting my grocery list together, I had to rummage around looking for certain spices. What a pain!

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  5. I NEED to do this, it was evident yesterday when I made my season salt up...great idea.
    love tips like this that enhance my homemaking.
    Deby

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  6. This is a great tip, Tori!

    LOL, do you really have that many jars of cream of tartar?! Well, you can make a ton of snickerdoodles at least... be sure to send some my way! ;o)

    I guess I should be thankful for our small pantry/cabinets; my spices can't get lost, LOL!

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  7. My spices were always a mess too. Then Bruce made me a spice caddy for my cabinet and I love it!

    ~Kristi

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  8. That is a great idea. I am going to do that. I have just cleaned out my spice cabinet. I am so ashamed at how many I had to throw away because they were hid and I had forgotten that I had them. I had so many of the same ones too. I had some that were so old they were no longer any good. so, I now have a neat spice cabinet but I don't want the same thing to happen again over the next months so I will use the idea that you provided and I thank you very much. connie

    Ps. your cabinest look very neat also.

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  9. Wow! That is ALOT of cream of tartar! I'm so basic and boring. I have this fantastic cinnamon blend from the pampered chef, it meets alot of needs. :) I guess my favorite would have to be Lawry's Seasoned Salt. I use it alot.

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  10. I am curious, can you buy these brands of spices in Croatia or did you bring them with you?

    I like to keep a lot of spices too, my DH smokes meat and likes homemade rub that uses a lot of spices.

    And ever since the Y2K preparations, I keep at least 4 boxes of salt on hand. DH really likes salt on his food so I reason that even if we have very sparse food because of some disaster, at least he will have some salt for it.

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  11. That's a good idea! You should see my spice cabinet. I should use your idea. :)

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  12. Tori,

    My mom always used a little cream of tarter in her homemade pancake syrup. It keeps it good longer.

    Dawne

    PS Good luck getting rid of that Cream of tarter by the way.
    D

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  13. The only thing I use cream of tartar for is making play dough. I wouldn't have a clue what else you use it for. :v)
    Great idea for the list!

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  14. You can make homemade play dough with Cream of Tartar, but I guess your kids are too big for that! :)

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  15. Loved the post. My husband may not appreciate another idea of how I can transform his former bachelor abode! Nina in Portugal said that she misses Pam. Pampered Chef sells a spray bottle that you put oil into, pump, and spray. Not as good as Pam, but better than nothing.

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