Savor the season: Ginger, nutmeg, cloves & cinnamon

Nutmeg lends a nutty, gently sweet flavor and has a strong and distinct aroma. If you are sensitive to heat, you may even find it a little spicy to the taste. You can buy nutmeg as the whole seed or already ground. There are pros and cons to both—the whole seed offers more flavor when grated into recipes and it lasts a long time (almost indefinitely). Ground nutmeg, which is sold in very small containers, is convenient, but often not as flavorful and typically stays fresh only about six months.

Try sprinkling nutmeg into one or more of these tasty recipes:

Noodle-free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Savory Pumpkin Meatballs
Slow Cooker Chocolate Banana Bread
Butternut Squash Soup