Share: Spice Bag A container made out of cheesecloth to hold whole spices and/or herbs. The bag makes it easy to remove and discard the spices or herbs before serving. Featured Recipes Hot Tomato Drink This recipe came from a friend at least 25 years ago. It is simple to make and keeps well in the refrigerator. It is a big hit with men and women as well as children. Gingerbread-Spiced Syrup Here's a wonderful treat for the season. Stir a tablespoon into coffee, tea or cider…drizzle it over pancakes, hot cereal or yogurt…or use it as a glaze for chicken or pork chops. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon Spiced Cranberry Punch My mom used to serve this festive concoction every Thanksgiving and Christmas. To this day, when I smell it, I can’t help but think of the holidays. Related Tips Hard Cheeses Aged cheeses that have a hard, dry texture. Chop To cut foods into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch pieces. Freeze To store foods in the freezer.