There are certain spices that are essential for every kitchen: basil, oregano, bay leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper, for example. Some cooks go even further by adding things like ginger, allspice, or even caraway, depending on their personal culinary style. These are all good. In fact, they are essential to good cooking. But at MorningStar Kitchen, we understand there is a big difference between being a good cook and being a Home Chef. One of those differences can be found in the pantry, right alongside all of those essential spices.
Accomplished Home Chefs also require a selection of SEASONINGS to complete their pantry. Those include things like many of the blends we offer in our Marketplace. Blends like our Mediterranean Kitchen for classic Italian and Greek recipes; Bravo! for perfect chili; Heartland for pot roasts, meat loafs, and more; and Fowlers Poultry Blend for perfect chicken, stock, and soup every time; Texas Roadhouse for great barbecue flavor. And of course, no kitchen would be complete without our Everything! blend to use on - well, almost everything! No matter what a Home Chef's personal culinary style may be, blends like these make their work easier, by creating consistent, reliable, balanced, and satisfying flavor in every recipe, every time!
Click on images below to learn more about each of our seasonings.
Slowly smoked over Alaskan Alderwood, this finishing salt adds an exquisite, smoky touch to grilled meats, vegetables, potatoes, salad - and even desserts. Simply sprinkle a little on top before serving.
Flavorful and perfectly balanced! Our Apple Pie blend will transform your favorite apple recipes, turning them from something good into something memorable! Use for pies, cobblers, cakes, muffins, quick breads, and more.
Every Middle Eastern Spice Master creates his or her own version of Za'atar for use with breads and olive oil, legumes, meats, salads, and more. Like Za'atar, our blend is perfect in Middle Eastern recipes like kababs, hummus, fattoush and more!
Bravo! is a powerful and complex blend of the flavors we've grown to love most in Mexican cuisine. Without being too hot, it creates bold and complex flavors in chili, sauces, rice, and legumes. And for a spicy Mexican flare, use with your chicken, beef, and pork dishes, too!
Adapted for Home Chefs from the North African Classic Harissa.Complex, fiery hot, and spicy, Casablanca our version of the versatile North African blend used to season meats, poultry, couscous, legumes, soups, and stews. When blended with olive oil, it also makes a flavorful paste and condiment.
Chimichurri is one of the most popular and versatile seasonings in the world. Blended with olive oil, it makes a great sauce to serve over grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood.
This is our salute to the classic French Bistro, where you're sure to find steak Au Poivre on the menu, with a simple Bernaise sauce on the side. But don't stop there. Our Classic Bistro blend is great with shell fish, chicken, and remoulades too!
Spicy and robust, Louisiana cuisine has a distinct character all its own. Our City of New Orleans blend reflects that character perfectly. Use in jambalaya, gumbo, etoufee, shellfish, rice, beans, remoulades, and more.
Our Country French seasoning blend is a must-have for every Home Chef. Adapted from the traditional French bouquet garni, it is perfect when you want to create soups, stocks, and stews with a French flare. And it essential for dishes like Beef Burgundy, Osso Bucco, Carbonnade, Roasted Chicken, and more!
For any chocolate lover, this blend of dark cocoa and sugar is sweet, sultry, and indulgent. Use as a finishing sugar to top off fruits and pastries, pancakes and waffles. Or add a decadent touch to your coffee, ice cream, and other indulgences.
Our Espresso Sea Salt is the perfect seasoning for steaks, chops, ribs, burgers, meat loafs, and more. But don't stop there. It also gives an intriguing boost to desserts and cocktails. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide.
At once sweet and savory, spicy and warm, Five! has distinctive taste all its own. Use with pork, poultry, and shell fish; vegetables, rice, and remoulades. And venture out even further by using Five! in some of your baked creations.
Delicately harvested by hand before its crystals reach the bottom of the salt pan, our Fleur de Sel is a must-have for every discerning Home Chef. Used primarily as a finishing salt, it is meant for sprinkling on top of your most special recipes just before serving.
Savory, with a hint of pepper, this blend is a must-have for every Home Chef who desires to create poultry recipes that are comforting and flavorful at the same time. Use in rubs and marinade, soups, stews, gravies, stuffing, and more.
A balanced, complex blend of classic French herbs and traditional Indian curry, this seasoning is a must-have for every Home Chef. Warm and savory, it makes a rich addition to poultry and meats, soups, legumes, grains, and more.
With its artisanal, Old World appeal, French Grey sea salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
Rich, sweet, and warm, our Ginger Sugar can be used creatively for both sweet and savory dishes. Sprinkle some on salmon before grilling, use to add a subtle sweetness to sauces and vinaigrettes, or use as a finishing touch on pastries and desserts.
Our Signature Great Lakes blend is perfect for those dishes that start in the great outdoors and end at your table: delectable dishes like venison, wild game, mushrooms, root vegetables, and potatoes. Try it with pork, beef, and seafood, too!
Green peppercorns are harvested from the pepper vine before the berries have reached their full maturity, resulting in a zestier flavor than that of black or white peppercorns. Chefs use them when they are seeking a lighter, cleaner, and fresher taste from their pepper.
Harvested from Hawaii's clay-lined salt ponds, this salt is ideal for Home Chefs who want to distinguish themselves. It locks in the moisture and flavor of grilled and roasted meats; and its robust earthy and sweet flavors make it perfect for brines, rubs, marinades, and more.
Not only does this special blend make it easier than ever to create comfort foods; it also makes those foods more delectable! Try it on roasts; in meat loafs, pot pies, stews, and soups; and toss it into potatoes androot vegetables before serving.
Used as a table seasoning, Shichimi Togarashi is also used by Japanese chefs in everything from grilled meats (especially pork), to marinades; soups to noddles; and even salads, like Asian Slaw. You're going to love our Japanese Table blend!
Our Lavender Sea Salt is a perfect pairing of French Grey salt and lavender buds. It adds a simple sophistication to poultry, game, vegetables, and salads. And for a little extra flare, add a pinch to your cookies, ice cream, cakes, and caramel, too.
Zesty and aromatic, this blend is one of our favorites! It's great with chicken, seafood, fresh green vegetables, sauces, marinades, and remoulades. We're sure that once you've tried it, you'll make it one of your "go-to" ingredients.
Whether your'e making Italian lasagna or Greek Moussaka - or whatever Mediterranean dish you desire - this seasoning blend practically guarantee a perfect sauce every time. Perfectly balanced, this savory blend has the subtle Mediterranean flavor you are looking for. Use with meats, stews, soups, and vegetables, too.
When chilly nights arrive, there's nothing quite like a cup of hot mulled cider, tea, or wine - enjoyed by a blazing fire. Our Mulling Spice is the perfect blend of ingredients to satisfy your cravings. Steep for 30-45 minutes, strain, and enjoy.
Dedicated to the fisherman of the Pacific Northwest, this blend is all you need to turn average into spectacular! Use as a seasoning for Salmon, crab, halibut, and more. Also add to seafood bisques, chowders and quiches for flavor that is simply unforgettable.
While they have a fresh, peppery flavor, pink peppercorns are not pepper. They are the fruit of a Brazilian tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle.
Used by Scandinavian chefs as a seasoning for game and poultry dishes, sauces, wines and liqueurs, our Seville Orange Peel is a must-have for any adventurous Home Chef. Use as the Scandinavians do, and add it to breads, cakes, cookies, too.
Ras El Hanout is crafted with great pride from the Spice Master's finest spices. Blended from as many as 20 premium spices (our version has 16!), these signature blends are always robust and full-bodied, yet balanced and subtle. Perfect with lamb, game, root vegetables, and grains.
For many chefs, desserts are little more than an afterthought. But with a spoonful of our Sweet Shoppe blend, Home Chefs can easily add an elegant ending to their meals. Just sprinkle some on ice cream, cookies, cake, brownies, cupcakes or add to coffee, or liqueur for the perfect finish.
Central Texas is famous for its roadhouses, where the specialty is hearty meats, seasoned with spice rubs and smoked for hours. The flavors are savory and sweet at the same time. And always distinctly Texan! Our Roadhouse blend is a tribute to that tradition. It's great on ribs and briskets. Potatoes and corn, too!
Sweet, yet salty, our Vanilla Bean Sea Salt makes a rich and flavorful addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Try a little on chicken, vegetables, or salads. Use it as a finishing salt to create an extra layer of flavor in breads, pastries – even cocktails!
Made by boiling pure maple syrup until only granules remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet and savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide!
The pepper of choice in most European kitchens, white peppercorns are released from their outer black shell by soaking. The process results in a more mellow taste than that of black pepper. And the creamy color works perfectly in recipes that are lighter in color.
We've gone the extra mile in creating this blend for Home Chefs. It is sure to turn your pumpkin pies into something extraordinary. But don't stop with pies! Use this with all your pumpkin creations, from muffins, breads and cakes, to cheesecakes, puddings and more.
Shepherds Kitchen is a complex blend of herbs and seasonings created to compliment almost any lamb recipe. Full-bodied and balanced, it enhances the flavors of kabobs, chops, roasts, stews, legumes, and more. Great with chicken, too!
Sugar isn't just for coffee & cookies anymore! Use this one before grilling to add a hint of caramelized onion to chicken, shrimp, pork, and vegetables. Or for a savory finishing touch, sprinkle some before baking on top of breads, scones and muffins.
No Home Chef's kitchen is complete without Tellicherry peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tradewinds is a blend of the complex flavors characterizing the cuisines of the Caribbean, from Mexico to the outermost islands. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced, this is all you need for your Jamaican, Cuban, Mexican, and other Caribbean recipes.
Maple Flakes offer Home Chefs an elegant way to add flavor and texture to cookies, cakes, cobblers, pancakes, and waffles. But don't stop there! Sprinkle in salads or on top of roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, and more.
With its earthy undertones and subtle sweetness, your guests will be delighted by the dishes you prepare with this unique seasoning. Use it on meats, vegetables, and eggs - and in soups and sauces that are sure to please!