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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Make your own spice/seasoning blends for pennies on the dollar!

Make your own spice and seasoning blends for pennies!

 

Chili Powder

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
Put into blender, (or not), and grind into a fine powder. Store in airtight jar/container.

Salt Free Cajun Seasoning

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika, sweet
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 small to medium bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
Put into blender and grind into a fine powder. Store in airtight jar/container.

Herb Seasoning Blend (Works great for poultry)


Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp. dried leaf oregano crushed
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
 Combine all and store in jar/airtight container.

Seasoned Salt

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
Put into blender and grind into a fine powder. Store in airtight jar/container.

Taco Seasoning Blend

 Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon of minced dried onions
  • 2 teaspoons of  chili powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin.
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot paprika.

  1. Stir to blend.
  2. When using in a recipe, add salt, to taste.
  3. Makes the equivalent of a 1 1/4-ounce package of taco seasoning mix.
  4. Store in airtight jar/container

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
Combine all and store in jar/airtight container.

Apple Pie Spice

Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Combine all and store in jar/airtight container. 

Multi Purpose Spice Blend (For chicken, fish, and vegetables)


Ingredients
  • 5 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed
Combine all and store in jar/airtight container. 

Blackened Seasoning

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 4 teaspoons dried leaf thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all and store in jar/airtight container. (Shake well before each use.)