A couple weeks ago, we tried a new recipe from Erin Chase’s $5 Dollar Dinners. Cajun Chicken Fettuccine….YUM. This was one of the very first times we used a recipe that called for a homemade spice blend. Uh… what? We never thought about making our own spice blends! Totally crazy because it was amazingly easy and delicious. 

Since then, I’ve been searching around for more spice blends. It’s amazing what you can make yourself, and, you can avoid weird ingredients and chemicals that you can’t pronounce. You know, those ones that we definitely shouldn’t be putting in our food. 

Check out these 8 Spice Blends and Seasonings you can make at home!

Italian Seasoning
¼ cup dried basil
2 Tbsp dried thyme
2 Tbsp dried marjoram
2 Tbsp dried rosemary
2 Tbsp dried oregano
2 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp dried coriander
1 tsp sugar

Taco Seasoning
6 tsp chili powder
4 ½ tsp cumin
3 tsp onion powder
2 ½ tsp garlic powder
5 tsp paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
¼ tsp oregano

Lemon Pepper
2 Tbsp lemon zest
3 Tbsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp salt

Seasoned Salt
8 Tbsp salt
½ Tbps onion powder
3 Tbsp pepper
½ Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp paprika

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves

½ cup brown sugar
½ cup paprika
1 Tbsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder

Ranch Dressing Mix
½ cup dried parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp onion flakes
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper

Cajun Seasoning
2 ½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp oregano
¾ tsp thyme


Think you’ll start making some of your own spice blends? Which ones?!


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