9 Essential Spices and Herbs

Boost the flavor of your meals with these essential spices and herbs.


Stock Your Shelves With Essential Spices and Herbs
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Cooking with herbs and spices is a great way to boost the flavors of your dishes. From savory herbs like basil and oregano to spices like red pepper flakes and black peppercorns that turn up the heat, a little goes a long way. In many recipes, fresh and dried herbs can be used interchangeably without sacrificing flavor. You'll just have to experiment. The rule of thumb is to substitute about 1 teaspoon of dried herbs for each tablespoon fresh.


  • Stock Your Shelves With Essential Spices and Herbs
  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaves
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Red Pepper
  • Thyme

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