The weather is cooling in Missouri and my sights are set on several sausage recipes. I've wondered; are the packaged spice mixes, like from Cabelas, etc., as good as mixing your own spices? I typically go to specialty spice houses and buy premium spices compared to those from the grocery store. Sure they cost more, but when you consider their impact to compared to their cost they seem like a good investment in a 10 pound sausage batch. For example, I tried a teriyaki snack stick mix from Cabelas and thought it was average at best. I'm not making my own sausage to get average results, and I'm sure you are not either. Just wondered what your experience is on this spice issue; thanks!