Sugar & Spice

The nostalgia of gingerbread cookies with their characteristic blend of cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Warm spice cake with allspice and nutmeg, and layers of buttercream. A trifle that matches rich vanilla cake with pudding, scented with pumpkin spice.

Holiday time is all about the aromas of fresh-baked creations in the kitchen. Often, it’s the spices that turn simple treats into signature desserts.

In our grocery aisles, find world-class selections from Morton & Bassett Spices. In searching for superior ingredients, founder Morton Gothelf discovered that the best quality spices were hard to find in most grocery stores.

Morton sought out sources for premium spices and started his company in 1986. Morton & Bassett then packaged them in clear glass bottles so you can see the quality through the bottle.
Their pure, robust vanilla extract adds depth to the flavor of your holiday cookies and cakes – and the quality has a real effect on the taste of your treats. Warm, sweet cinnamon enhances waffles in the morning and apple-oatmeal cookies for dessert.

Surprise your palate by spicing up your holiday cookies in unexpected ways. Add black pepper to gingerbread cookies for a deeper flavor or cayenne to chocolate thumbprint cookies for some heat. Or try unexpected combinations, such as buttery, five-spice shortbread cookies with ground ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and star anise.

Go beyond baking with easy ways to change-up your winter cooking. Give your meatballs an Asian flair by adding curry powder, cumin and turmeric. Turn your basic roast chicken into a fiery Moroccan feast with harissa, a staple in North African cooking, made up of a blend of chilies, smoked paprika, cumin, caraway, fennel, garlic, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon, mint, ginger, and parsley. Add paprika to silky red pepper soup or dried dill to chicken soup. And come up with your own, creative ways to spice up meat, fish and vegetables any night of the week.

All of us at Brothers Marketplace hope you enjoy baking and cooking all season-long!