I have two sections for spices in the pantry.  The items that I use most, and the other crap.


The spices I use most are ground mustard, black pepper, red pepper, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and brown sugar.  These are the items I use for my BBQ sauces, rubs, and slaw dressings.

The liquids I need are worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, soy sauce, catsup, and mustard.

Why do you need to know this?  Because I was just gathering my implements of destruction to make a slaw dressing and I was looking at all the useless spices that I have lying around.  And that is probably the incorrect usage of “lying” but what the heck, you know?

Where the heck did I get all of these items?  Thyme?  Don’t know when the last TIME was that I used thyme.  Get it?  Get it?

Basil?  Hell I don’t use basil.  Bay leaf?  Don’t even use that when I cook fish.  Nutmeg?  Nah.  Italian seasoning?  What the heck is Italian seasoning other than  a combo of some of the things that I already have.

What are the spices you use the most in your cooking?  What do you have lying/laying around that never get used?

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