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Make your own spice blend hacks

Adding spices to a recipe is really not difficult but sometimes it's nice to have a ready made blend.  I usually do this when a spice jar or two is almost empty and/or I'm cleaning out the pantry in one of my mad cleaning moments. All of the measurements are approximate.  You can increase or decrease any ingredient that is/or is not your favorite.  Here are a few of my favorite combos to keep for adding to soups, casseroles, tacos or salads.  


Dry Italian Dressing Mix
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 Cup onion pwder
  • 1/2 Cup dried oregeno
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon each: black pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 Cup Cajun seasoning
Add 2 Tablespoons mix to
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water
Instructions
Shake ingredients in a jar.
Keep refrigerated in a tightly covered jar.
Or use dry as a meat rub or sprinkle on vegeies.
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Italian Dry Seasoning

Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons each: oregano, basil, marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons each: thyme, rosemary
substitue into Italian recipes for existing spices
    sprinkle on pasta salads, as sauce seasoning or on veggies
      store in tightly sealed container in pantry
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          Pumpkin Pie Spice
          Ingredients
          • 4 Tablespoons cinnamon
          • 2 Tablespoons ginger
          • 3 teaspoons allspice
          • 3 teaspoons ground cloves
          • 1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
          store in tightly covered jar
            try sprinkling a bit in creamy coffee
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            Taco Seasoning
            Ingredients
            • 2 Tablespoons flour or cornstarch
            • 2 teaspoons chili powder
            • 1 1/2 teaspoon dry onion powder
            • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
            • 1 teaspoon paprika
            • 1/4 teaspoon each: pepper, garlic powder
            store in tightly sealed container
              add to 1 pound ground meat for tacos
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