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October Treats & Flavor Tricks – EMAIL NEWS


Cooler days and warm tastes of home are what we love about October!
This week we share recipes that feature the autumnal favorite flavor Apple Pie Spice, new party punch ideas that are sure to disappear quickly, and some spooktacular in-store events that you won’t want to miss!

Pumpkin Spice may be the fall food trend, but the perfect fall flavor tradition is all about the Apple Pie Spice! There’s a reason this classic baking spice blend has been loved and used in kitchens for hundreds of years!
Traditionally a blend of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, this flavor combination tends to bring out the best in fall fruits, warm baking recipes, and even pairs well in dairy based treats like nogs & cheese boards.
Our Olde Town Spice Shoppe Apple Pie Spice is based upon the traditional blend with a tiny added flavor boost of sugar which makes it a perfect finishing spice for dishes.But you can also blend your own Apple Pie Spice using some of our single source spices and depending on your flavor favorites you can increase spices you love more or even add in other favorites such as a pinch of cloves or cardamon or ginger.Homemade Apple Pie Spice
4 tbls ground Cinnamon (we recommend Ceylon Cinnamon)
1 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg (we recommend fresh grating your own Nutmeg from whole)
1/2 tsp ground Allspice
…..  blend well and store in air tight container. Increase equal proportions for larger batches.All the month of October, when you come in and shop in store or shop on line, if you mention this email you’ll get a FREE sample of Apple Pie Spice

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There’s a new Nog in town and we are sure you are going to love it!
This Nog has no eggs and no alcohol and is a warm sweet cup of fall flavor that will soon become your new party punch tradition.
1 (1 ounce) box sugar-free vanilla Jello Instant Pudding and Pie mix
2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
5 cups milk
2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
whipped cream (for topping, if desired)
Whisk together and heat on low until drinkably hot.
Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream, if desired.
Sprinkle a little Apple Pie Spice on top
OPTIONAL: for an “Adult” version, you could add 1-2 shots of Bailey’s Irish Creme Liquor or Rumchata Liquor.

Apple cider punch is always a favorite, warm or iced. And using our Mulling Spice blend with apple cider or apple juice is a refreshing way to usher in the change in weather.
What’s the difference? Apple Cider or Apple Juice?
Apple cider is made from apples that are washed, cut and ground into an “apple mash” similar to applesauce. The mash is then wrapped in cloth and pressed into fresh juice.
Apple juice undergoes filtration to remove pulp and is then pasteurized to extend the shelf life.
Our Mulling Spice blend is a special mix of aromatic and tasty spices and perfect to simmer in apple cider, apple juice, or even a red wine.
You can serve it warm with a cinnamon stick or chilled with ice and diced apple chunks like in the photo.
This recipe is a family favorite fall drink but it can also be ‘adult-ified’ by adding a shot of rum .

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This dry rubbed chicken wings will be a monster smash as your Halloween party dish or for an easy delicious dinner for these busy fall nights! Our special seasonal blend Zombie Dust used as a dry rub has the perfect flavors blended with a hint of heat.
4 lbs chicken wings, thawed completely if using a frozen bag
2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1/2 packet of Olde Town Spice Shop Zombie Dust
Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with 2 sheets of aluminum foil (or 1 heavy duty sheet).  Top that with an oven safe cooling rack and spray it with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add chicken wings and vegetable oil.  Use a rubber spatula to toss gently to coat.
Sprinkle in about half to 2/3 of the dry rub mixture mix well into all of the chicken wings, coating evenly.  Feel free to use all the dry rub, but for a coating like in the photos, 1/2-2/3 of the seasoning pack does just fine.
Add chicken wings to prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

Our FREE mini-class night was so popular last month that we decided to do one each month for the rest of the year!
The month of October, Wednesday night Oct. 16,  we thought was perfect to talk ALL THINGS Chili !
Whether you have an old family recipe or you’re looking for some new ideas for making that blue ribbon pot of Chili, you’ll pick up ingredient & technique tips and try some new flavor ideas at our upcoming monthing Mini-Class Late Night in-store. We will be open late to 8pm for shopping but on the hour at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm we will give a short FREE mini class to folks in store.*FREE Chili Cookin’ Mini-Classes at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
*Enjoy a taste of house chili recipe as well numerous seasonings
*Receive a set of FREE chili recipe cardsAnd if you have any specific questions, let us know ahead of time. We’d be happy to cover them!
Go online to our Olde Town Spice Shoppe FACEBOOK event page to reserve a seat or give the store a call with more questions. Reservations NOT necessary, we just hope you’ll take advantage of doing a little shopping during our later hours and enjoy some delicious tidbits of tasty learning on us!

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St. Charles Historic Main Street’s Legends & Lanterns is a “spirited” journey through Halloween History ! An annual event that finds its inspiration from the past. From the vintage charm of Halloween in the 1910s-1930s, to the historical rituals and customs brought to the holiday by the Druids and Victorians, to the ethereal atmosphere depicted in American ghost stories and Brothers Grimm fairy tales; this event will offer treats and tricks for guests of all ages. A little bit silly. A little bit macabre. But all in fun.
Most all Main Street Shops are open late for your spooktacular shopping pleasure – including us at Olde Town Spice Shoppe!
Sat, 10/12:     11am to 6pm
Sun, 10/13:    Noon to 5pm
Sat, 10/19:     11am to 6pm
Sun, 10/20:    Noon to 5pm
Fri, 10/25:      5pm to 8pm
Sat, 10/26:     11am to 8pm
Sun, 10/27:    Noon to 5pm

We .have some SPOOKTACULAR fall flavors to hit the shelves that your are going to love!
Our Zombie Dust is killing it used for grilling and roasting meats & vegetables or sprinkled on Popcorn.
The house blended Pumpkin Spice Tea is a warm cup of autumn love on this chillier mornings.
And we have a devilishly wonderful selection of Halloween themed decor items and party food ideas!Plus don’t forget we also have these newer Fall Favorites in-store now:

  • Pumpkin Spice One-Pot Coffee’s
  • Aspen Cider Spices
  • !2 flavor K-Cup Box Set
  •  Soy Candles: Maple Bourbon Brioche, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Caramel Praline




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