You can live without most spices if you just stuck to the basics like salt and pepper and maybe garlic you could probably get by and not miss out toooo much. But I really like to cook and I like having options. I use spices a lot so I have more than half of these open at any point anyhow. I do try to buy spices in bulk at Costco when I can though they don’t really carry everything but the most popular. I need to try to start going through restaurant suppliers because they carry a greater array of bulk spices. Some though, I will never get in bulk because I just don’t use them often enough.

Spice list -

Chopped Garlic

Powdered Garlic

Beef Gelatin

Maple Extract


Corn Starch (more of a staple)

Chicken Boullion Powder

Vanilla Extract

Almond Extract

Cayenne Pepper





Rubbed Sage


Bay Leaves

Gravy Mix



Dill Weed

Onion Powder

Minced Onions

Curry Powder


Pumpkin Spice

Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon Powder




All Spice


Pickling Spice

Jerk Seasoning (I have a gallon bucket of this one, Its one of our favs)

Mustard Seed

Mustard Powder

Celery Seed

Caraway Seed

Fennel Seed

Powdered Ginger

Cumin (I use this one A LOT too, everything from my chicken and Rice to Chili)

Lemon Extract


Sausage Seasoning

Taco Seasoning (I know how to make this one on my own but it is convenient and sold at Costco.)

Au-Jus Sauce (Instant)

Chili Powder

Dried Sauces like Knorr and McCormick – This is one of those things that I want to lessen (Given time) once I learn to make the sauces on my own. I like to cook but I go the convenient route more often than I should. Again, remember, I am still learning. I am trying to focus and conquer one things at a time (Or atleast feel relatively comfortable with the correct way to do something before moving on to the next thing that I need to know how to do.) So sauces will come later.

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