Seasonings, Seeds, Herbs, and Spices Chart
Seasoning Form Flavor Use
Barbecue Spice ground blend of chili peppers, cumin, Savory and  Barbecue sauce, casseroles,
  garlic, cloves, paprika, salt and sugar Spicy cheese, eggs, and meats
Chili Powder ground blend of chili peppers, cumin, Spicy and Cocktail sauce, cottage cheese,
  coriander, garlic, onion powder, oregano, Hot eggs, Mexican dishes, soups,
  cloves, allspice or other spices   and stews
Curry Powder ground blend of as many as 20 spices Pungent, mild Appetizers, chicken, shrimp,
  -- ginger, turmeric, fenugreek seed, (Indian) to hot salads, eggs, fish, fruit compotes
  cloves, cinnamon, cumin seed, black (Madras) meats, sauces, split pea soup,
  pepper and red pepper are typical   vegetables
Fines Herbs blend of herbs such as parsley, Delicate Dips, eggs, fish, French dishes
  chives, and tarragon   poultry, salad dressings, salads
      sauces, veal, and vegetables
Herb Seasoning varied blends of mild dried herb Mild and  Casseroles, meat loaves, salad
  leaves such as marjoram, oregano Savory dressings, salads, vegetables
  basil and chervil    
Italian Seasoning blend of oregano, basil, red pepper, Savory and  Italian dishes, pasta, pizza
  rosemary, garlic powder Pungent  
Pumpkin Pie Spice ground blend of cinnamon, nutmeg Sweet and Cookies and bars, pumpkin pie
  cloves, and ginger aromatic winter squash
Seed Form Flavor Use
Caraway Seed Whole intense, Cabbage, cheese, dumplings,
    aromatic meats, pickling, rye bread, soups
Celery Seed Whole, ground Concentrated celery Meats, pickling, salads, sauces,
    flavor, slightly bitter soups, stuffings, tomato drinks
Coriander Whole, ground Mildly fragrant, cross Curry powder, marinades, Spanish
    between lemon and sage dishes, pastries, pickling, pork seafood
Cumin Whole, ground Pungent, savory, Cheese, chili, chili powder, curry
    slightly bitter powder, pickling, pork, sauerkraut
Dill Seed Whole, ground Tangy, similar to Fish, meats, pickling, processed
    caraway meats, salads, sauces, and soups
Fennel Seed Whole, ground Aromatic, sweet Breads, eggs, fish, italian dishes,
    aniselike sauces, sausages, soups, pickles
Mustard Seed Whole, ground Hot, pungent with dry Casseroles, Chinese dishes,
    aftertaste meats, pickling, relishes, salads
Herbs Form Flavor Use
Basil Leaves, ground Sweet with clove Eggs, meats, pesto, salads
    like pungent tang soups, stews, tomato dishes
Bay Leaves Leaves, ground Pungent, aromatic Meats, pickling, sauces
      soups, stews, vegetables
Chives Freeze-dried Onion like Appetizers, cream soups,
      eggs, garnish, and salads
Dill Weed Whole, dried Pungent, tangy Breads, cheese, fish, salads
      sauces, and vegetables
Marjoram Leaves, ground Aromatic, slightly  Cottage cheese, fish, lamb
    bitter poultry, sausage, and soups
Mint Leaves, flakes Strong, sweet with Beverages, desserts, fish,
    cool aftertaste lamb, sauces, and soups
Oregano Leaves, ground Strong, aromatic Cheese, eggs, fish, Italian dishes,
      meats, sauces, and soups
Parsley Leaves Slightly peppery Garnish, herb mixtures,
      sauces, soups, and stews
Rosemary Leaves Fresh, sweet flavor Casseroles, fish, lamb, salads,
      seafood, soups, and vegetables
Sage Leaves, rubbed, ground Aromatic, slightly  Fish, meats, poultry, salads,
    bitter sausage, soups, and stuffing
Tarragon Leaves Piquant, aniselike Eggs, meats, pickling, poulty,
      salads, sauces and tomatoes
Thyme Leaves, ground Aromatic, pungent Chowders, fish, meats, poultry,
      stews, stuffing, and tomatoes
Spices Form Flavor Use
Allspice Whole, ground, a spice, not a blend Pungent, sweet Cakes, cookies, fruits, jerk
      seasoning, pickling, and pies
Cinnamon Stick, ground Aromatic, pungent, Cakes, cappuccino, cookies,
    sweet fruit desserts, hot chocolate
Cloves Whole, ground  Aromatic, strong, Baked beans, desserts, fruits,
    pungent, sweet gravies, ham, meats, and pickling
Ginger Whole, cracked bits, ground Pungent, spicy Baked goods, fish, fruits, tea,
      meats, sauces, sausages
Nutmeg Whole, ground Fragrant, sweet Apple and pear desserts, cakes,
      beverages, cookies, and parsnips
Paprika ground; from dried sweet red peppers Slightly bitter, ranges Casseroles, eggs, fish, garnish,
    from sweet to hot meats, salads, soups, and vegetables
Saffron Strands, powdered Softly bitter, Poultry, rice, rolls, sauces,
    distinctive flavor seafood, Spanish dishes