Ring the alarms because this is the very first of many ‘how to be a basic’ posts where you get to read me ramble on about some basic recipes like pumpkin pie spice, fudge brownies, chocolate chip cookies, etc. with zero shame because I don’t have time for that.
Obviously we’re not all basic, praise lohanthony, but there’s a lot of recipes I haven’t shared yet that are. Usually the tactic with basics is that they’re the best ever ____, but we all know that’s a crock of shit. Just because your chewy chocolate chip cookie fills that hole of yours doesn’t mean it’s going to do anything for that bitch that likes it crispy.
So now a couple times a month we get to make all the basic recipes that make us anything but.
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, round 1 is pumpkin pie spice. Notice the word pie, because even though we put it in everything with pumpkin, pumpkin spice on it’s own is a starbucks trap for actual basics everywhere.
I’ve made it on here before but this is like pumpkin pie spice 2.0 compared to that stuff. Less cinnamon, the addition of other spices, wayyy better than the stuff you get in the store. You know what I’m talking about, that tiny $4 container that’s basically all cinnamon with a fart of nutmeg. This stuff is way better.
I guess if you wanted to you could just measure out a bunch of spices each time you made something with pumpkin but this is way easier to make a batch and keep it in your cupboard for the approximate months of October – December for all your basic pumpkin loving dreams.
Let’s make those basic dreams happen.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
makes about 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nuteg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
In a small container with a tight fitting lid, combine all the spices and use in whatever you need it in. Try using it in place of plain cinnamon for a wig change.