Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Cinnamon is an amazing spice. Why? Because it is perfect in both sweet AND savory dishes!
Sometimes, though, what we think of as Cinnamon is really Cassia. This at least seems to be the case in the United States. I would compare Cassia vs. True (Celyon) Cinnamon with Sparkling Wine vs. Champagne. Champagne is champagne because it comes from Champagne region of France. But both sparkling wine and champagne can be delicious and have their place. True cinnamon, or celyon, comes from a cinnamon tree. Cassia comes from, you guessed it, a cassia tree. Both can be used whole (the bark) or ground. Cassia is a little coarser and slightly less fragrant than celyon cinnamon.
Below are some great dishes that include cinnamon. Simply click on the image to be taken to recipe!
I love cinnamon too…it just makes everything more lovely!! Have a great day!
I completely agree!! A definite favorite in our home!
I love cinnamon and this was very interesting….
Thanks Cynthia! I love it too!
American Apple Pies is great with cinnamon! I love it! 🙂
Thanks Cristina!! 🙂
You welcome 😀
Have a lovely evening!
Thanks for sharing, I did not know the difference.
You’re quite welcome! Glad I could be informative 🙂
I find myself throwing cinnamon into most anything I can these days. I love it on roasted butternut squash, in nut breads, and most recently on top of my soy earl grey latte. She & nutmeg are best friends in my house. And yeah, I’m personifying cinnamon.
Thanks for the links to recipes! I dig the spotlight posts.
Oh, lattes are another great place for cinnamon! I should do a coffee post at some point.
Cinnamon should always be personified 🙂
Glad you like the spotlight posts!
Mmmm…I totally associate cinnamon with fall, but love it year round, especially on French Toast. I need to check out that apple french toast bake of yours. Looks so yummy!
Yeah, french toast happens around here quite a bit!! And I think you’ll really enjoy the apple french toast bake. They are the perfect little individual bakes and so yummy!
In full agreement! Loving the cinnamon.
Love your picture on the sidebar! Beautiful 🙂
Aw, Thanks Judy 🙂
And yes, cinnamon should always get the love!
One of the most interesting discussions about food I had at a dinner party was about choosing between cinnamon versus chocolate (a Sophie’s choice, to be sure!). Many at the table — even diehard chocoholics– chose cinnamon. Shocked me. Every once in a while, I’ll ask a new group of people to choose — it absolutely fascinates me how people answer. Some swear by chocolate, and others that you wouldn’t expect will pledge allegiance to cinnamon.
Those recipes look wonderful, Kenley! That Apple French Toast Bake in the ramekins is calling to me!
Oh what a great debate!! I don’t know… I would be really torn. I mean, I love chocolate. But cinnamon. Cinnamon is so special! I am going to need to bring up this question at our next dinner party!
And I think you’d really love the apple french toast bake! And the kids would pry love having their own personal one. 🙂
I have not been using cinnamon for a while. I think it is perfect for the apple french toast bake! Thank you for reminding me on this fantastic spice.