One of my favorite spices is thyme. It’s great for seasoning pasta sauces, soups, stews, and roasted meats and poultry. Use your imagination! I was very excited when I opened my Frosty VoxBox from Influenster and saw that I received a full-size bottle of McCormick’s All Natural Thyme.
I had no idea that McCormick was coming out with a line of all natural spices. The new packaging for McCormick Gourmet allows for easier dispensing of spices. I can’t wait to start picking up other spices in their all natural line!
Something I really enjoy using thyme in is pasta/pizza sauce. I used to make huge batches of spaghetti sauce, but my husband doesn’t like pasta — or Italian food for that matter (I know, crazy right?) — so I stick to very small batches. All you need is 1 can of diced tomatoes and some spices. I use garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste.
I’m really bad at measuring ingredients when I cook. The only time I measure anything is if I’m using a recipe that isn’t my own.
Something I enjoy throwing together when I don’t feel like cooking an extravagant meal is homemade pizza. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!
Here is my favorite pizza dough recipe. It uses both all-purpose flour and whole wheat. Want to know a little secret of mine? After I add my sauce and toppings, I sprinkle the crust with garlic powder. Mmm! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
This was my first time making pizza with a pizza stone and it turned out even better than when I was making it square and on a cookie sheet.
Oh, and if you’re not a fan of chunky tomatoes in your sauce, you can mash the tomatoes or even throw the sauce in a food processor before you put it on your pizza 🙂
My husband and I always do half and half on our pizza. His side always is loaded with cheese and jalapeños. My daughter and I enjoy mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil. YUM! Sadly, I was out of all of my favorite toppings on this occasion, but you can never go wrong with plain cheese pizza!
What do you think of McCormick’s new line of all natural spices?
Happy Friday Everyone!
// Karissa <3