Cooking from World of Warcraft: Holiday Spice Blends

World_of_Warcraft_logowowcookbookGreetings, friends! In the spirit of the coming season (which we’ve been waiting for to bring out new recipes from the World of Warcraft Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel), we are preparing for the Pilgrim’s Bounty Feast aka Thanksgiving next week. I’m getting a head start by preparing my spices and herb blends in advance; because it’s good to prepare in advance, but also to let them steep a bit and get nice and round, full and juicy with layered intense flavors.


Today I have made two spice blends adapted from the WoW cookbook:


Autumnal Herbs
Item Level 5
Requires Pilgrim’s Bounty
“Sold by Pilgrim’s Bounty vendors in capital cities.”
Crafting Reagent

Max Stack: 200

Autumnal Herbs, which you may remember from the game as being used in various recipes at Pilgrim’s Bounty, such as, thanksgiving_turkey Slow Roasted Turkey,  thanksgiving_sweetpotato-Candied Sweet Potatoes and thanksgiving_stuffingSpice Bread Stuffing, is a warm aromatic blend bursting with savory and spicy goodness.


  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon blue cornflower petals (optional – I used lavender buds)

Combine all spices except the petals and grind in a mortar and pestle or a spice/coffee grinder. Add in the petals, store in an airtight jar.

“As the days grow short and chilly, our thoughts often turn to time with friends and family and occasions best marked with feasts. This herb mixture is a favorite of Stormwind chefs as they prepare vast meals to celebrate the harvest during  Pilgrim’s Bounty.”


Holiday Spices
Item Level 5
Crafting Reagent

Max Stack: 200

And Holiday Spices, which are used to make treats during the Feast of Winter Veil such as gingerbreadcookieGingerbread Cookies, thanksgiving_pumpkinpiePumpkin Pie, hotappleciderHot Apple Cider and eggnogWinter Veil Egg Nog.

“With all the warmth and flavor imbued by these spices, an ordinary dish gets a little boost of holiday cheer for the Feast of Winter Veil. You’ll need these spices to whip up Greatfather Winter’s favorite treats for his yearly visit.”


  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground clove
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Jamaican Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest

Combine all spices and grind in a mortar and pestle or a spice/coffee grinder. Store in an airtight jar.

Next step: Prepping that Holiday Feast! I’ll be posting the recipes for the Candied Sweet Potatoes, Spice Bread Stuffing, and Slow Roasted Turkey. Until then,

  • Keep your feet on the ground.”
  • “See ya soon.”
  • “Watch yer back!”
  • “Be good!”