Congratulations to these 4 giveway winners (they were chosen from 123 entries via a random number generator):
Missy K - "I love cumin (a.k.a. comino). I cook a lot of Tex Mex food and I always use cumin."
Amy - "My favorite spice - ooohhh, this is hard, there are so many - but I think it would have to be fresh ground pepper. I love it in so many dishes - it just adds a great little zing. And of course, it is Penzey's peppercorns in their peppermill - I love, Love, Love Penzeys - yay!!"
Nancy S - "I like Chili Powder for making homemade chili that is a crowd pleaser on a cold night... and for sweet things... cinnamon of course! Thanks for the chance for the drawing! I'll share your blog on Facebook again... you have great ideas here!"
Karen - "Mine would be cinnamon. I use it for baking, in chili, and my husband uses it as part of his rub for the ribs."
Your boxes of spices are all in the mail and on their way to you!
Thanks to all my yummy readers who entered the contest, left comments, and shared the Giveaway on Facebook and Twitter!
I had so much fun reading all of the comments about your favorite spice/herb/seasoning.
Many of you are really passionate about your spices. I love what Rebecca said of Dalmation rubbed sage and garlic powder: "love that with a passion greater than a thousand suns...." :-)
Debbie's comment made me laugh when she said being asked to name her favorite spice is "like asking me to pick a favorite grandchild." Ha!
She wasn't the only one who had a hard time choosing a favorite. A number of people listed more than one. I thought you'd like to see the list of favorite seasonings from the contest. Here's a compilation of your favorite spices/herbs/seasonings with the number of votes for each:
red pepper flakes4
Penzeys 4S (seasoned salt)1
Cavenders Greek Seasoning1
Dalmation rubbed sage1
key lime spice1
One thing we can conclude from this list: CINNAMON RULES!
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