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Discover the Secret to Elevating Your Side Dishes to the Main Attraction with Oak City Spice Blends.

With over a hundred amazing spice blends, to choose from, you can easily elevate your side dish to the main attraction.


These seasonings, effortless in their use - just a sprinkle of a teaspoon - add flair to your rice, pilaf, risotto, quinoa, couscous, polenta, or grits.


Let the magic of Oak City Spice Blends transform your meals into a flavor-filled fiesta!


White Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup white rice

- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of white rice in cold water until the water runs clear.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed rice and sauté for a few minutes until lightly toasted.

4. Pour in 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.


Brown Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup brown rice

- 2 1/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of brown rice until the water runs clear.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed brown rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 1/4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth.

5. Add Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40-45 minutes until the grains are tender and the liquid is absorbed.


Basmati Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Basmati rice

- 1.5 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of Basmati rice until the water runs clear.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed Basmati rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 1.5 cups of water or broth.

5. Add Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

8. Let it rest for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.


Jasmine Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Jasmine rice

- 1.25 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of Jasmine rice.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed Jasmine rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 1.25 cups of water or broth.

5. Add Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

8. Let it rest for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.


Arborio Rice (for Risotto) with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Arborio rice

- About 4 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Butter or oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in butter or oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of Arborio rice and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Gradually add hot chicken or vegetable broth (about 4 cups), along with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning, stirring constantly.

4. Continue adding broth and stirring until the rice is creamy and al dente, usually 18-20 minutes.


Wild Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup wild rice

- 3 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of wild rice.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed wild rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 3 cups of water or broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45-60 minutes until the grains have popped open and are tender.


Sushi Rice (Short-Grain) with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup sushi rice

- 1.25 cups water

- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

- 1 tablespoon sugar

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of sushi rice until the water runs clear.

2. In a saucepan, combine the rinsed rice with 1.25 cups of water.

3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

4. In a separate bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Heat briefly to dissolve.

5. When the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl.

6. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning to the rice and drizzle the vinegar mixture over it.

7. Gently fold to combine the seasoning and vinegar with the rice.


Forbidden Rice (Black Rice) with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Forbidden Rice (Black Rice)

- 2 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of Forbidden Rice (Black Rice).

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed Forbidden Rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of water or broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-35 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.


Red Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Red Rice

- 2 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of Red Rice.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed Red Rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of water or broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-35 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.


Golden Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Golden Rice

- 2 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of Golden Rice.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed Golden Rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of water or broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.


Glutinous Rice (Sticky Rice) with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Glutinous rice

- Water for soaking

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1/2 cup coconut milk

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of glutinous rice until the water runs clear.

2. Soak the rinsed rice in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3. Drain the soaked rice and place it in a steamer lined with cheesecloth or banana leaves.

4. Steam the rice over boiling water for 25-30 minutes or until tender.

5. In a separate saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

6. Add the steamed glutinous rice and sauté for a few minutes.

7. Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning to taste.

8. Continue cooking until the flavors meld, and the rice is well coated.


Carnaroli Rice (for Risotto) with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Carnaroli rice

- About 4 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Butter or oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in butter or oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of Carnaroli rice and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Gradually add hot chicken or vegetable broth (about 4 cups), along with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning, stirring constantly.

4. Continue adding broth and stirring until the rice is creamy and al dente, usually 18-20 minutes.


Calasparra Rice (for Paella) with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Calasparra rice

- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Olive oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a wide, shallow pan (paella pan), sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in olive oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of Calasparra rice and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Pour in 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

5. Spread the rice evenly in the pan and cook over medium heat without stirring.

6. Once the liquid is mostly absorbed and the rice forms a crust (socarrat), remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.


Thai Black Jasmine Rice with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Thai Black Jasmine Rice

- 2 cups water or broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of Thai Black Jasmine Rice.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed Thai Black Jasmine Rice and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of water or broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-35 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.


Rice Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup long-grain rice

- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of long-grain rice until the water runs clear.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed rice and sauté for a few minutes until lightly toasted.

4. Pour in 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.


Bulgur Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Bulgur

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of Bulgur and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

5. Bring to a boil.

6. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the Bulgur is tender.


Quinoa Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup quinoa

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold water.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed quinoa and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked.


Couscous Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup couscous

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of couscous and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

5. Remove from heat, cover, and let it sit for about 5 minutes to allow the couscous to absorb the liquid.

6. Fluff the couscous with a fork.


Barley Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup pearl barley

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning (plus the optional herbs: Bay Leaf, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme)

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of pearl barley and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning (and the optional herbs if desired).

5. Bring to a boil.

6. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-35 minutes until the barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

7. Remove the optional herbs (Bay Leaf, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme) before serving.


Wheat Berry Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup wheat berries

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of wheat berries and sauté for a few minutes.

3. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth.

4. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning (and the optional herbs if desired).

5. Bring to a boil.

6. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45-60 minutes until the wheat berries are tender and the liquid is absorbed.


Couscous with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup couscous

- 1 cup water or vegetable broth

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water or vegetable broth to a boil.

2. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of couscous.

3. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

4. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes, allowing the couscous to absorb the liquid.

5. Fluff the couscous with a fork.


Quinoa Salad with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup quinoa

- 2 cups water or vegetable broth

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

- Assorted vegetables (such as cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions)

- Olive oil

- Lemon juice

- Optional extras like feta cheese or olives

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold water.

2. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil.

3. Add the rinsed quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.

5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chopped vegetables, and optional extras.

6. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning (adjust to taste).

7. Toss everything together and serve as a refreshing quinoa salad.


Quinoa Pilaf with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup quinoa

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onion

- Oil for sautéing

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

- Diced carrots, peas, or other desired vegetables

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold water.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onion in oil until translucent.

3. Add the rinsed quinoa and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth.

5. Add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

6. Bring to a boil.

7. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

8. In the last few minutes of cooking, add diced carrots, peas, or other vegetables of your choice.

9. Fluff the quinoa and vegetables with a fork before serving.


Quinoa Bowl with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup quinoa

- 2 cups water or vegetable broth

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

- A variety of toppings (such as grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, avocado, cherry tomatoes, nuts, and seeds)

- Your favorite dressing or sauce

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold water.

2. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil.

3. Add the rinsed quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and season it with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

5. Create a quinoa bowl by adding your choice of toppings. For example, you can top it with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, sliced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, nuts, and seeds.

6. Drizzle with your favorite dressing or sauce.


Creamy Polenta with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup cornmeal

- 4 cups water or broth

- 1/4 cup butter

- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water or broth to a boil.

2. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of cornmeal, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.

3. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, for about 20-30 minutes until the polenta is thick and creamy.

4. Stir in 1/4 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.

5. Season with salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning to taste.


Grilled Polenta with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- Prepared polenta (from the store or homemade)

- Olive oil

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Slice prepared polenta into 1/2-inch thick rounds.

2. Brush each side of the polenta rounds with olive oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

4. Grill the polenta rounds for 3-4 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear and the polenta is heated through.

5. Serve as a grilled side dish or appetizer.


Fried Polenta with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- Prepared polenta (from the store or homemade)

- Olive oil for frying

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Slice prepared polenta into desired shapes, such as strips or squares.

2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

3. When the oil is hot, add the polenta slices and fry for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

4. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.

5. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning while still hot.

6. Serve as a crispy and savory snack or side dish.


Cheese Grits with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup grits

- 4 cups water or milk

- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

- 1/4 cup butter

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water or milk to a boil.

2. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of grits, stirring constantly.

3. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, for about 20-25 minutes until the grits are creamy and thick.

4. Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of butter.

5. Season with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning to taste.

6. Serve as a cheesy and comforting side dish.


Buttered Grits with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup grits

- 4 cups water or milk

- 1/4 cup butter

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Prepare the grits as described above for Cheese Grits.

2. Stir in 1/4 cup of butter.

3. Season with 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning to taste.

4. Serve as a simple and buttery side dish.


Barley Risotto with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup pearl barley

- 2 cups vegetable broth

- 1/2 cup chopped onions

- Sliced mushrooms

- Butter

- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

Instructions:

1. Rinse 1 cup of pearl barley under cold water.

2. In a saucepan, sauté 1/2 cup of chopped onions and sliced mushrooms in butter until they are softened.

3. Add the rinsed barley and stir for a few minutes.

4. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth and add 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

5. Simmer and cook, gradually adding broth, until the barley is tender and creamy (similar to traditional risotto).

6. Stir in 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.

7. Season with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning to taste before serving.


Cornbread with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup cornmeal

- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/4 cup sugar

- 1 tablespoon baking powder

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning

- 1 cup buttermilk

- 2 eggs

- 1/4 cup melted butter

- Additional butter for greasing

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a baking pan (typically 9x9 inches) or a cast-iron skillet with additional butter.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of cornmeal, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends seasoning.

3. In another bowl, whisk together 1 cup of buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 1/4 cup of melted butter.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

5. Pour the batter into the greased pan or skillet.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. Let it cool slightly before slicing and serving.


Hushpuppies with Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

Ingredients:

- 1 cup cornmeal

- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

- 1 tablespoon baking powder

- 1 teaspoon Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1 cup buttermilk

- Finely chopped onions

- Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of Your Choice of Oak City Spice Blends Seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

2. Add 1 cup of buttermilk and finely chopped onions to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or Dutch oven to 350°F (175°C).

4. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Be cautious not to overcrowd the pan; fry in batches if needed.

5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the hushpuppies from the oil and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.

6. Serve the hushpuppies hot as a delicious side dish or snack.

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