Posted by: literallydelicious | January 24, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

These are a few things I wouldn’t want to live without in my kitchen. My best friend turned me on to the Weber Six-Pepper spice. It’s amazing. Comes in its own grinder, which I immediately tried to pry open so I could use my easier, faster electric grinder. I couldn’t manage it, but the stuff tastes so darn good on meats, soups, burgers, even fried eggs, that I grind away.

Our son uses the McCormick Montreal Steak grill seasoning. I have to say, I can’t think of anything that makes a grilled steak or burger taste better. My husband will put it on anything.

I brought back two bottles of Villa Vainilla from Cozumel in November, plus the bottle of Tlixochitl. They’re both very good — evidenced by the fact that I polished off the Tlixochitl (tlee-so-cheet-ul, I think) in less than a month and am halfway through the first Villa bottle. I was surprised that they have distinctly different flavors, considering that the ingredients are the same. I use vanilla in baking, of course, but primarily in flavoring my Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and iced tea. Next time I get to Mexico, I’m shipping crates of the Tlixochitl home. It’s incredible.

The Torani hazelnut flavoring. Iced Topeca coffee, a dash of hazelnut flavored creamer and a couple dashes of the Torani syrup . . . oh my gosh.

It’s probably not fair to even talk about the two items in the glass jars. The one in front is an Asian spice mix, and the tall one is a blend of salt, pepper, paprika (?) and I don’t know what else. They’re both specialties of my friend, Meg, who only gives them as gifts, so I can cook with them but, unless you know her, you can’t. I’d love to see her right that injustice by marketing her MegSpices. Maybe when she’s finished exploring the world.

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  1. I have most of those same ingredients! Thanks for the plug, but I’m never going to market it. Just for friends.

    • Maybe if someone offers you big bucks . . . 😉

      But as long as I have my supply, I’m happy!


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