There is a lot of recipe swapping going on at this time of year. Have you ever received a recipe and made the dish only to wonder why yours didn't taste as good as the original? It may be because you didn't use the same spice brands. Go back and ask for that info. Speaking of spices and recipes…

You probably already know that the finished product is only as good as the spices and ingredients you use. Using quality spices is good idea. If you've had a problem finding quality spices or are looking for some scrumptious recipes, you may want to download this pdf copy of Penzeys Holiday 2009 Spice and Recipe catalog. You can also get more online recipes here.