My Spice Cabinet

Over the past two years I have completely rebuilt my spice cabinet. As an avid cook and a self proclamed meal prepper I have learned tricks that have made my own kitchen so much more efficient, but my favorite takeaway is also the simplest: alphabetizing the spice rack. I thought it was a bit obsessive at first, but once I tried it, I realized how helpful it is. If something is frying on the stove, for example, I don’t have time to hunt for the spice that is going to make it taste just right. When they are in alphabetical order, I can easily find and grab the one I’m looking for in seconds. I purchase the majority of my spices in bulk at the Amish market Cornerstone Country Market 1045 Main St, Waterboro, ME 04087. In preperation for our recent trip to Amish country Pa. I took along a inventory list and refilled any thing that was out or getting low. Shopping the bulk food stores and reusing my own bottles and labels is much more affordable than purchasing at the local grocery store and provides my a greater selection.
Oven Fried Potatoes from Lovina's Amish Kitchen 6 large potatoes 1/4 cup oil 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thoroughly scrub potatoes and cut into strips. In a large plastic bag, combine the oil, cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper. Add potatoes, seal bag tightly, and shake to coat. Spread in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown, stirring once about midway. Serve with sour cream if desired. * I cook mine in duck fat , Bob likes them extra crispy.

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