Like with many things sometimes you have to spend a little money to save a lot of money. I don’t know about you but I just cringe when I see the price of a little container of mustard – holy cow! The markup on spices is HUGE.
I purchased a whole bunch of glass spice jars at Bed Bath and Beyond. Then as I ran out of a certain spice I would buy refills in the small plastic cello packs in the Mexican section of the store or at WinCo where they sell bulk spices.
The other day I was refilling spices, AGAIN and discovered a really cool trick that makes getting all the spice into the jar and not all over the counter.
Do NOT open the package. Shake all the spice to one side and cut off the corner.
Shove the corner into the bottle – let the spices flow!
You might have to give the bag a little flick to get them moving.
Paprika – refilled for .79