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