Lou's Clues: Spicing up your scratch kitchen

spice rack
spice rack

Whether it be a shelf, a cupboard or a complete closet or room, your pantry can be a scary place. It's that place in my life where $6.00 bottles of some celebrity Chef's spice blend gets eaten up like Pac-Man eats dots. It's the same place that swallows simple jars of paprika and garlic powder, only to give them back when the new spices arrive. I swear, this place is somehow related to my sock drawer, but that's a whole other story. Anyway, whether you're setting up shop for the first time, or you just want to streamline your spiced up life (and save money, too), I'm here to help you navigate the world of seasonings.