New Uses for Everyday Ingredients

Pantry staples work wonders when used in new ways. Try these unexpected applications for everyday ingredients.

Cinnamon
Randy Mayor

Cinnamon

The sweet warmth of this spice (made from tree bark) is a natural in baked goods like our low-fat cinnamon rolls. But that toasty essence also adds an I-can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-it richness and fullness to savory foods, too.

Our Secret Twists 

  • Stir ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon into your favorite chicken salad recipe.
  • Lend Mediterranean flair to your next batch of spaghetti with meat sauce by browning the meat with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon; or simmer the sauce with 1 cinnamon stick.
  • Use ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon to add subtle sweetness to a spice rub for pork, duck, or game.

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