This week, we would like to feature Elaine from LegendSpiceCompany! I have personally tried her spice blends, and they are fantastic! She also includes a "legend" on each spice that is so fun to read! Here are a few of my favorites:
I also love her Belly Cheaters BBQ spice.
We asked Elaine some questions about herself and her business. Here is what she had to say!
So how did you get started in the spice biz? What are your favorite spice combo's?
I was first pulled into blending spices when a friend’s Dad opened a meat market and offered me to opportunity to put up a display of my handmade goods in his shop. I brainstormed ideas for unique packaging and labeling and the “legend” idea was born.
My favorite Spice Blend that is currently offered in my shop? Hmm .. that’s hard to say since I love them all! My kids would definitely pick THE CAVEMAN. My husband and I like the FAT MERMAID as we are big fish/seafood fans.
On a personal note tell us a little about u and your family!
I’ve been married for 15 years and have 3 kids ages 13, 10 and 7. I became a Stay at home mom 10 years ago, although I rarely just “stay home”. I began selling online about 2 years ago and have great hopes of building Legend Spice Company to eventually become a family business in which we will all have a role in the running of the company.
What is your personal favorite spice to use in your own cooking?
I love Paprika! I used to think Paprika was only something you bought to sprinkle on top of Deviled Eggs at Easter dinner – my mom used to tell me that Paprika had no flavor and that it was just for “decoration”. Sorry Mom, but you were SO wrong. There are so many different varieties of Paprika – someday I hope to say that I’ve tried them all.
What does your family beg you to cook?
Dinnertime is often an adventure in our house – especially when I’m trying a new recipe. The kids love my CAVEMAN Chicken and to get them to eat a well balanced dinner we’ve even made up funny names for other items on their plates such as Prehistoric Potatoes, Brontosaurus Broccoli, etc.
My husband’s favorite is fried chicken…so when I make “Ol’ Harold Fried Chicken” he is a happy camper.
My most recent concoction is “Sweet Georgia’s Blue Plate Special”. This includes nearly everything you’ll need to make a tasty meatloaf. I made this the other night using a mix of ground turkey and ground beef and was so happy when everyone asked for a second helping.
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