This traditional Middle Eastern condiment is difficult to find in stores; thank goodness it's easy to make at home. The flavor is explosively sweet/tart, and goes on everything from meats and fish, to salads and veggies.
Allspice Dram is the secret ingredient in all the hottest fall cocktails, and it's easy to make at home. Crushed Jamaican allspice berries and cinnamon are infused into dark rum, then mixed with a brown sugar syrup to make a spicy liqueur.
Homemade mustard is ridiculously simple to make, but there are literally thousands of variations you can make using the basic mustard recipe. This one starts out powerfully hot, but mellows as it sits.