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Do-It-Yourself Spice Blends

For optimal freshness and customized flavor, try making your own spice blends. Homemade spice blends also make great gifts!

Ras El Hanout Moroccan Spice Blend
This version of the Moroccan Spice Blend Ras El Hanout uses easy-to-find ground spices.

Garam Masala
Garam Masala is spice blend essential to Indian cookery. Petrina Verma Sarkar, About.com's guide to Indian food, offers her variation here.

Chinese Five Spice Powder
A blend that often contains a balanced mix of star anise, cinnamon, fennel, cloves, and pepper, Five Spice Powder is important in Chinese cuisine. About.com Home Cooking Guide Peggy Trowbridge Filippone offers her recipe.

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