Category: Mixes

Poultry Seasoning Mix

Make your own homemade poultry seasoning mix from scratch in under 5 minutes with this quick and easy recipe!
Make your own homemade poultry seasoning mix from scratch in under 5 minutes with this quick and easy recipe!

Recently I added one more homemade spice mix to my ever growing spice cabinet. This time I brought together several common spices, and mixed them all together, to make homemade poultry seasoning mix!

I tend to keep a lot of spices around to use in the many recipes I make for our family (and for this blog). Sometimes we run out of certain spice mixes, so I like to know how to quickly whip up a batch when necessary.

What Spices Are In This Seasoning Mix?

Making poultry spice mix is totally simple!  Here are the “cast of characters”! Oregano, onion powder, paprika, salt, ground black pepper, sage, cayenne pepper (optional), garlic powder and thyme are the spices used. The cayenne pepper is optional, but I recommend it, if you have some handy!

The ingredients used to make homemade poultry seasoning mix.

Measure and Mix Ingredients Together For The Poultry Seasoning Mix

Measure out the spices into a small bowl. Here they are (below), just looking pretty! They are showing off their individual colors before they are all mixed together in one big pile!

Poultry seasoning ingredients measured out on a white plate.

Anyways, mix the spices together until they are fully combined. TA DA! You have just made your very own poultry spice mix!

The recipe, as shown below on the printable recipe card, makes a total of 8 teaspoons of spice mix. You can easily double or triple the recipe, based on your need for this spice mix! I use it often, especially in my delicious recipe for Really GOOD Meatloaf (yes it has poultry seasoning it!)

All the ingredients for this seasoning mix are stirred together until blended.

How To Store Poultry Seasoning Mix

Once the spices are thoroughly combined, pour the mix into an airtight, sealed container. I usually try to use a small canning jar for my homemade spice mixes. Spices keep best in a dark place, or in the pantry or cupboard, away from sunlight.

An airtight jar or container holds the poultry seasoning mix for storage.

In the photo below, you can see other homemade spice mixes in our pantry. These are recipes are also on my blog. They include Italian Seasoning, Jerk Seasoning, Allspice, Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix, Dry Rub (for chicken/pork), and Homemade Cajun Seasoning. I also have a recipe for homemade taco seasoning mix that is wonderful!

Hope you will check out those recipes, as well. I can’t tell you how many times I have used these in various recipes, since making them! Every single one of them was made using spices I already had, so it saved me from going out and buying the mixes at the grocery store! YAY!

A few of the other homemade spice mixes in my pantry.

I hope you have the opportunity to try making your own spice mixes. It’s so easy, anyone can do it! Hope you have a fantastic day, and thanks for reading!

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Original recipe source: Raschell at misshomemade.com/poultryseasoningrecipe.html

Poultry Seasoning Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make your own homemade poultry seasoning mix from scratch in under 5 minutes with this quick and easy recipe!

Category: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poultry seasoning mix
Servings: 8 teaspoons
Calories Per Serving: 3 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper , optional, but I used
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients into a small bowl. Stir well, to fully combine.

  2. Store poultry seasoning in an airtight, sealed container in pantry (or other dark place). Use as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Poultry Seasoning Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 teaspoon)
Calories 3 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 873mg38%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How To Make Italian Seasoning

Learn how to make Italian seasoning mix in under 5 minutes! It’s easy, and a handy spice mix to have in the pantry to help season Italian meals!
Learn how to make Italian seasoning mix in under 5 minutes! It's easy, and a handy spice mix to have in the pantry to help season Italian meals!

Have you ever been looking at a recipe and realize the recipe calls for Italian seasoning? Does it seem like too much trouble to make a separate trip to the store to buy some? Well… fear not! Today you can see just how easy it is to make it right in your own kitchen!

What Spices Are IN Italian Seasoning Mix?

The cast of characters for this Italian seasoning are basil, garlic powder, parsley, rosemary, pepper, onion powder, oregano, thyme and red pepper flakes.

The spices used to make Italian seasoning mix, on a plate.

How Do You Make Italian Seasoning Mix?

The spices in this recipe need to be crushed together. The best way to do this is by measuring out all the ingredients into a food processor or a spice/coffee grinder.

Pulse spices together until they are pretty finely ground. There you go… you just leaned how to make Italian seasoning! I’ll bet you didn’t even break into a sweat, either!

The spices are ground in a food processor or coffee grinder.

This recipe will yield a total of about 1/2 cup of Italian seasoning mix, which is about 8 Tablespoonfuls. Place the spices into a container with a lid, label it, and add it to your pantry!

The spices should hold their peak flavor for up to 6 months or so. Use this mix anytime a recipe calls for Italian seasoning.

After you make Italian seasoning, it is stored in an airtight container.Once you make Italian seasoning, add it to airtight container with lid, and store.

Looking For More Spice Mix Recipes?

Here is the Italian seasoning (below) in it’s new home in our pantry. It has settled in next to some of the other homemade spice mixes (all on my blog).

These mixes include jerk seasoning mix, dry rub (for chicken/pork), allspice, cajun seasoning and pumpkin pie spice mix. I also make my own taco seasoning (not shown).

Store the Italian seasoning spice mix in pantry.

See how easy it is to make this spice mix? I really hope you will whip some up soon, and trust you will enjoy using it in some of your favorite Italian dishes! Have a wonderful day.

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Original recipe source: https://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/easy-kitchen-tips-italian-seasoning-recipe/

How To Make Italian Seasoning
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Learn how to make Italian seasoning mix in under 5 minutes! It's easy, and a handy spice mix to have in the pantry to help season Italian meals!

Category: Spices
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: How to make Italian seasoning, Italian seasoning
Servings: 8 Tablespoons (1/2 cup total)
Calories Per Serving: 15 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 Tablespoons dried parsley
  • Tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients into a food processor, or coffee grinder.

  2. Pulse or grind until spices have become fairly finely ground. Remove, and transfer the mix to an airtight container with a lid. Label, and store in cool, dry and dark place. The spice mix should hold its peak flavor for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Italian Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 15 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Learn how to make Italian seasoning mix in under 5 minutes! It's easy, and a handy spice mix to have in the pantry to help season Italian meals!

 

How To Make Allspice

Learn how to make allspice seasoning in 5 minutes. Use this mix in case you don’t have time to grow a tree, harvest, roast and grind your own berries, or run to the store!
Learn how to make allspice seasoning in 5 minutes. Use this mix in case you don't have time to grow a tree, harvest, roast and grind your own berries!

I love to find ways to make my own spices to keep in our pantry.  Sometimes a recipe calls for a tiny bit of a spice I don’t have handy, which means a trip to the store to shell out some bucks for a whole jar! Recently I found a homemade spice recipe I want to share, that shows you how to make allspice in under 5 minutes, if you need a quick substitute!

Did You Know This About Allspice?

There is a plant common is certain areas of the world called the pimenta dioica. Allspice comes from the berries this plant produces. Whole allspice berries are actually dried, unripe fruit that have been harvested from this plant. When the dried berries are finely pulverized, the result is ground allspice.

Back in the early 1600’s, the crushed, ground up berries were given the name of “allspice” by the English. Apparently they thought the flavor of these dried, unripened berries was VERY similar to that of 3 spices combined: cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg! They used “allspice” to flavor their various meats and desserts. (Source: Wikipedia)

Below is a photo I took of some whole (dried) allspice berries from my pantry, to show you what they look like.

Whole, dried allspice berries on a white plate.

How To Make Allspice

TRUTH FACT: MOST of us don’t have the time or the ability to grow a pimenta dioica plant, harvest and roast the unripe berries, and then grind them, all while making a recipe. This “quick fix” will provide the same flavor, should you need allspice to use! Knowing how to make allspice (quickly) will also save you a trip to the store to buy it!

The three ingredients necessary to make this allspice substitute are… you guessed it! Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg (all ground). Make this mix in a pinch if you need allspice for a recipe, and all will be right with the world.

You will need cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg to make allspice seasoning.

Measure out the spices into a small bowl. Stir the spices together and try to get rid of any lumps. That’s it! you can use this allspice mix as a quick substitute in recipes calling for ground allspice!

Mixing cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg is how to make allspice.Try to break up any lumps in the seasoning before storing.

Storing Allspice

Store the seasoning in an airtight container once the ingredients are mixed.  The recipe, as written below (in the printable recipe card) will yield about 1/2 cup of allspice (8 Tablespoons).

Fill and then label the container, and add it to the other spices in your pantry. It should hold its flavor up to about 6 months (maybe more)!

Allspice should be stored in a labeled, airtight container.

See the photo below? I’ve added my homemade allspice to some of the other spices in our pantry.

Looking For More Homemade Spice Mixes?

A few of the other homemade spice mixes I’ve blogged about include: jerk seasoning, dry rub mix (for chicken/pork), pumpkin pie spice mix, and cajun seasoning. I also make my own taco seasoning, and the Italian seasoning recipe (shown) will be coming soon!

The jar of homemade allspice is added to the other spices in our pantry.

Sure hope you will give this seasoning mix a try! It’s so easy to make, and very convenient to be able to make up a quick spice mix when needed for a recipe! Have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: https://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/easy-kitchen-tips-allspice-substitute-recipe/

How To Make Allspice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Learn how to make allspice seasoning in 5 minutes. Use this mix in case you don't have time to grow a tree, harvest, roast and grind your own berries!

Category: Spices
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make allspice
Servings: 8 (1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons total)
Calories Per Serving: 6 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Measure out the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a small bowl. Stir well, to combine, breaking down any lumps.

  2. Pour allspice mixture into an airtight jar or container with a lid. Label container; store in pantry. Can use as a substitute in recipes that call for ground allspice. Should hold peak flavor for up to 6 months (or more).

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Allspice
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 6 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How To Make Jerk Seasoning

Need jerk seasoning mix to use in a recipe? Save a trip to the store and make this popular spice blend from scratch easily, in under 5 minutes!
Need jerk seasoning mix to use in a recipe? Save a trip to the store and make this popular spice blend from scratch easily, in under 5 minutes!

Has anyone out there noticed just how expensive spices have become? We sure have! I try to keep a lot of spices available in my pantry. However, every now and then a recipe calls for a spice mixture I don’t have, like jerk seasoning, and off to the store I go, to buy it!

After realizing how easy it is to make seasoning mixes from scratch (using spices I ALREADY have), it’s a whole new game! Why make a separate trip to the store when it is EASY and quick to make a spice mix from scratch at home? We’ve enjoyed using this mix to make easy grilled chicken with jerk seasoning!

What Can Jerk Seasoning Be Used For?

Jerk seasoning is primarily used to season meat, like chicken fish, beef or pork.  That is the way it is most frequently used. It is used a lot in Jamaican-style recipes, and is associated closely with this cuisine, and lends its unique flavor to these meats.

Did you know it can also be used in other ways? Jerk seasoning can also be added to mayonnaise (in small amounts) to give it an extra kick, for sandwiches or burgers. You can also mix a bit of it with fresh mashed avocado, and serve it as a unique appetizer dip!

Make The Jerk Seasoning

Place allspice, brown sugar, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Give these spices a good whisk or stir, until they are fully combined.

NOTE: In traditional jerk seasoning, scotch bonnet peppers are used, but the cayenne pepper in this recipe will add the little bit of extra heat instead!

Make sure any lumps are broken down. Congratulations! You have just made your very own jerk seasoning from scratch!

All the spices for this seasoning mix are combined in a medium bowl.Once blended the jerk seasoning mix is ready to store or use.

Storing Jerk Seasoning

Store the jerk seasoning in an airtight, sealed container, once combined. Now you can keep it in your pantry until you’re ready to use it! It should keep it’s full flavor potency for about 6 months.

TIP: Don’t forget to label the jar, because no one wants to have their cinnamon toast accidentally made with jerk seasoning! Just sayin’!

Store the jerk seasoning in an airtight jar or container.

Ready To Grill Meat Using Jerk Seasoning?

Add 1 Tablespoon of vegetable of oil (whatever type you prefer) to the jerk spices (the full portion). Stir the mixture well, to combine the oil with the spices.

Add oil to the seasoning mix and combine, when you need it to grill meat.

The seasoning mix (in the photo below) will look like this, after the oil has been mixed in.

This is what the seasoning looks like after being blended with oil before spreading on meat.

Here is a photo of chicken breasts, fully coated with the jerk seasoning rub. Just rub it into the meat, and the chicken is ready to grill! There should be enough of the jerk rub mix to coat 6-8 pieces of chicken.

Chicken breasts have been covered with the jerk seasoning mix (combined with oil).

The jerk rub adheres well to the meat as it cooks, and the result is this uniquely flavored Jamaican-style chicken!

This is what the chicken looked like AFTER grilling using this spice mix.

Hope you will whip up some of this Jamaican-style jerk seasoning mix. My hope is that you will appreciate having it handy in the kitchen and will enjoy using it! Have a wonderful day.

Looking For More Recipes For SPICE MIXES?

You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have several homemade spice mixes, including:

Interested In More Recipes?

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How To Make Jerk Seasoning
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Need jerk seasoning mix to use in a recipe? Save a trip to the store and make this popular spice blend from scratch easily, in under 5 minutes!

Category: Spices
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: jerk seasoning
Servings: 1 (10 Tablespoons total)
Calories Per Serving: 111 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Place allspice, brown sugar, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Give these spices a good whisk or stir, until they are fully combined. Make sure any lumps are broken down.

Storing Jerk Seasoning
  1. Store the jerk seasoning in an airtight, sealed container, once combined. Don't forget to label the jar! Now you can store it in your pantry until you are ready to use it! It should keep it's flavor potency for about 6 months.

When Ready To Cook Meats With Jerk Seasoning:
  1. Add 1 Tablespoon of vegetable of oil (whatever type you prefer) to the jerk spices (the full portion). Stir the mixture well, to combine the oil with the spices. Rub this mixture onto the surface of the meat. **(mixture will coat approx. 6-8 pieces of chicken). Cook, using the method you prefer. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Jerk Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 (10 Tbsp total))
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2339mg102%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Need jerk seasoning mix to use in a recipe? Save a trip to the store and make this popular spice blend from scratch easily, in under 5 minutes!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Do you need pumpkin pie spice mix for a favorite recipe this Fall? There’s no need to run to the store and buy it, when it’s SO EASY to make your own!
Will you need pumpkin pie spice mix for a favorite recipe this Fall? There's no need to run to the store and buy it, when it's SO EASY to make your own!

Have you ever been plowing through a recipe, making something you can hardly wait to try, and realize you are missing one of the main ingredients?

That was the case for me, recently.  I was making pumpkin muffins, and must have glanced at the ingredient list too quickly. Halfway through making the recipe, I realized I was needing pumpkin pie spice mix, but I was out!

Uh Oh. I was in trouble. You just have to have pumpkin pie spice for PUMPKIN muffins!

Years ago I had made my own pumpkin pie spice mix from scratch, but couldn’t find my recipe anywhere. OH NO! What to do, what to do!!!

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

I didn’t want to run all the way to the store and buy some, so I ended up making some homemade pumpkin pie spice mix!  Then I remembered seeing a “recipe” for it on Pinterest recently.

Long story short… I found the ingredient list (thanks to Trish at “Mom On Timeout”), whipped up my own homemade pumpkin pie spice mix in under 5 minutes, and finished making some really delicious muffins! YeeHaw!

How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Today I thought I’d share the “how to’s” with you, in case you ever need this spice mixture and can’t get to the store!

The ingredients for pumpkin pie spice mix are simple. They consist of 5 spices:  cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves, and allspice.

Ingredients for pumpkin pie spice mix are placed in a small bowl.

The spices are simply placed into a small bowl, and whisked together, until fully combined. EASY PEASY!

Pumpkin pie spice mix ingredients are mixed together until fully combined.

Once you have the pumpkin pie spice mix combined, place it in an airtight, covered container for storage. I used a pint sized canning jar. The spice mix filled up half the jar.

The plastic apples, leaves and pumpkins are just there to make plain ol’ spice mix look PURTY! Ha Ha!

Pumpkin pie spice mix in jar, by Fall apples and leaves.

See? Shown below are the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I used my homemade pumpkin pie spice mix to make!

The muffins had a perfect pumpkin spice flavor, thanks to my handy dandy homemade spice mix!! Crisis averted! Whew!

Pumpkin pie spice mix was used to make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

If stored in an airtight container, you can expect the pumpkin pie spice mix to keep its maximum flavor and effectiveness for about 6 months (or more, if you’re lucky).

You can use the pumpkin pie spice mix for muffins, pie, pumpkin bread, coffeecakes, or other pumpkin themed recipes. It’s really handy to have around, especially during the holidays!

Store pumpkin pie spice mix in an airtight container with a lid.

I hope you will try this recipe, and see for yourself just how handy and convenient it is to make this spice mix for yourself, in under 5 minutes!

Speaking of “spice mixes”… you might also be interested in my recipes for Cajun Seasoning, or Taco Seasoning, or  a Dry Rub Spice Mix.  These spice mixes will also save you lots of your hard earned money in the long run, by making them from scratch!

Have a wonderful day!

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Original recipe source: Trish, at https://www.momontimeout.com/homemade-pumpkin-pie-spice-recipe/

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Do you need pumpkin pie spice mix for a favorite recipe this Fall? There's no need to run to the store and buy it, when it's EASY to make your own!

Category: Spices
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin pie spice mix
Servings: 9 Tablespoons (approx. 1/2 cup)
Calories Per Serving: 11 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Measure out spices into a small bowl, and whisk together, until fully combined, and any lumps are removed.

  2. Place pumpkin pie spice mix into an airtight, sealed container for storage (I used a canning jar).

  3. Store spice mix in pantry for up to 6 months, for maximum flavor and effectiveness.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Do you need pumpkin pie spice mix for a favorite recipe this Fall? There's no need to run to the store and buy it, when it's SO EASY to make your own!

Dry Rub Spice Mix

It’s easy to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken or pork with this Dry Rub Spice Mix! Make enough mix to season meat for several BBQ’s, in under 5 minutes!
It's easy to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken or pork with this Dry Rub Spice Mix! Make enough mix to season meat for several BBQ's, in under 5 minutes!

I enjoy finding new seasoning mixes to use in different recipes to enhance flavors.  I’ve shared posts in the past for Homemade Cajun Seasoning, Grilled Chicken Sauce, Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix, and Herb Butter for Steaks, so when I found this recipe for a dry rub spice mix online (for grilled chicken or pork), I knew I had to try it!

Start by making the dry spice rub. EASY! Place the dry rub spices in a medium sized bowl. Stir well, to fully combine ingredients.

I cut the recipe in half, and even after cutting it in half, it made enough dry rub spice mix to season a pork loin roast, and a few whole chickens.

Spices used to make dry rub spice mix measured into bowl before mixing.

Dry rub spice mix for chicken and pork ready to season meat!

Cover all sides of a whole chicken with the dry spice rub, lightly rubbing it onto the surface of the meat. The slight moisture of the meat will help the spices stick!

Sprinkle some of the spice mix into the cavity of the chicken.  When done, set seasoned chicken aside until ready to cook in a smoker or on the grill.

Here is a photo of a whole chicken with the rub on it. We cooked two chickens this time, on our Traeger grill; they both turned out perfect, with a great added flavor from the spices!

Whole chicken with dry rub spice mix applied to skin.Whole chicken with dry rub spice mix, after roasting on Traeger grill.

Here are a couple photos from when we used this spice rub on a pork loin roast! We covered all sides of the roast with the spice rub, smoked the pork, then roasted it, long and slow on our Traeger grill.

We then shredded about half of the meat, added BBQ sauce, and made incredible tasting BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!

Pork loin roast with dry rub spice mix applied to surface of meat.

Pork loin roast with dry rub spice mix, after roasting on grill

I hope you will enjoy this quick and easy to prepare dry rub mix… if you store it in an airtight container, you will have it handy, and ready to use to enhance the flavor of your next grilled chicken or pork dish!

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Recipe Adapted From: https://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/pulled-pork-rub/

Dry Rub Spice Mix (for chicken and pork)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
It's easy to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken or pork with this Dry Rub Spice Mix! Make enough mix to season meat for several BBQ's, in under 5 minutes!
Category: Spices
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry rub spice mix
Servings: 8 (1/4 cup servings)
Calories Per Serving: 72 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all spice rub ingredients. Stir to mix, until all ingredients are fully combined.

  2. When ready to use, sprinkle rub on chicken or pork, and pat it down to adhere to surface of meat. Smoke or grill meat until done. Enjoy!

Store unused spice rub mix in an airtight container until next use.
    Recipe Notes

    As written, dry rub recipe makes almost 2 cups. I cut the recipe for the dry rub in half. The quantities are easy to cut in half (except for the 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar. If cutting brown sugar in half, use 2 Tablespoons PLUS 2 teaspoons brown sugar). If halved, you'll end up with about 1 cup of spice rub, which is enough for 3 pork roasts or chickens (about 3 pounds each). Each roast or whole chicken will need approx. 1/3 cup of the rub to cover. Store leftover spice mix in airtight sealed container.

    Nutrition Facts
    Dry Rub Spice Mix (for chicken and pork)
    Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
    Calories 72 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 1g2%
    Sodium 3546mg154%
    Potassium 235mg7%
    Carbohydrates 15g5%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 3600IU72%
    Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
    Calcium 48mg5%
    Iron 2.4mg13%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Homemade Cajun Seasoning

    Make your own homemade Cajun seasoning mix in the comfort of your own kitchen and save some money, PLUS it’s ready in under 5 minutes!Make your own homemade Cajun seasoning mix in the comfort of your own kitchen and save some money, PLUS it's ready in under 5 minutes!
    Did you know it’s EASY to make Homemade Cajun Seasoning to use on seafood, chicken, pork, beef, etc.?  Well it is, and I’m going to show you just how simple it really is! The only talent you will need is to mix the ingredients together and store it in an airtight covered container. EASY!

    I started making a Creole salmon dish several years ago and found that it called for Cajun seasoning. Off to the store I went and purchased a large container of spice mix.

    But… eventually I discovered I can make Homemade Cajun Seasoning mix for a fraction of the price, with spices I already have in my pantry! Since it takes less than 5 minutes to throw together this seasoning mix, why not make my own?

    What’s IN Cajun Seasoning?

    The cast of characters includes onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika. These common ingredients, when combined, are a perfect seasoning for a variety of meats!

    All of the ingredients are placed in a mixing bowl, and stirred to combine.  That is all that’s necessary to make this handy kitchen spice mix. See how easy it is to whip up a batch of homemade Cajun seasoning mix?

    Spices used to make Cajun seasoning mix, in a bowl, ready to mix together.

    What Can I Use Cajun Seasoning Mix On?

    Cajun seasoning mix is a great tool used to season a variety of meats. Chicken and fish are my favorite meats to season with this mix, but it’s certainly not limited to those.

    I often use this Cajun seasoning when I make my recipe for Pan-Seared Creole Salmon.  In the past I used a commercial seasoning mix, but found this homemade mix has great flavor to season the salmon well, also!

    Salmon, seasoned with Cajun seasoning, cooking in a skillet.

    If you store the cajun seasoning mix in an airtight covered container, it should keep it’s peak flavors and freshness for up to 6 months.

    How Much Cajun Seasoning Mix Will This Recipe Make?

    The recipe, as written below, will yield about 2/3 cup of the seasoning mix. That’s a good sized portion to have at your fingertips, ready to use!

    The Cajun spice mix can be stored in an airtight container.

    Hope you will mix up a batch of this Homemade Cajun Seasoning, and enjoy using it ON and IN a variety of dishes!  Once it’s mixed up and in your kitchen cupboard, you won’t have to run out to the store when you find a great recipe that uses this seasoning!

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    Looking For Other SEASONING MIX Recipes?

    You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few of the seasoning mixes I have posted include:

    Interested In More Recipes?

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    Recipe Adapted From: http://www.yellowblissroad.com/cajun-seasoned-popcorn-diy-cajun-seasoning/

    Homemade Cajun Seasoning
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    0 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     

    Make your own homemade Cajun seasoning mix in the comfort of your own kitchen and save some money, PLUS it's ready in under 5 minutes!

    Category: Seasoning Mix
    Cuisine: Cajun
    Keyword: cajun seasoning
    Servings: 1 (2/3 cup total)
    Calories Per Serving: 305 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
    • 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
    • 4 Tablespoons garlic powder
    • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
    • 4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    • 2 teaspoons black pepper
    • 4 Tablespoons paprika
    Instructions
    1. Combine all spices in a small bowl. Mix well, to blend.
    2. Store dry spices in an airtight, covered jar for up to 5-6 months (for best flavor)
    3. Use as needed. Recipe makes approximately 2/3 cup Cajun spice blend.
    4. Enjoy this spice blend on fish, beef or poultry!
    Nutrition Facts
    Homemade Cajun Seasoning
    Amount Per Serving (1 (total of 2/3 cup))
    Calories 305 Calories from Fat 54
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 6g9%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Sodium 56mg2%
    Potassium 1498mg43%
    Carbohydrates 66g22%
    Fiber 23g96%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 13g26%
    Vitamin A 17440IU349%
    Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
    Calcium 408mg41%
    Iron 17.9mg99%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Make Your Own Taco Seasoning Mix

    It’s easy to make up a large batch of taco seasoning mix… perfect Mexican spices for ground beef, chicken or pork to use in tacos, taco salads, etc. It's easy to make up a large batch of taco seasoning mix... perfect Mexican spices for ground beef, chicken or pork to use in tacos, taco salads, etc.
    Years ago I got tired of buying the packages of commercially prepared seasoning mixes and started adding my own spices to ground beef, pork or chicken when we ate tacos or taco salads. Today I’d like show you how to make your own taco seasoning mix very easily.

    I used to haul out various jars of spices each time I made it and then haul them all back to the cupboard when I was done. Then I found a “copycat” recipe (a copycat version of Lawry’s Taco Seasoning mix) in one of my “Top Secret Recipe” books by Todd Wilbur (I have several of his books and LOVE them).

    I took his basic “recipe” for the mix, multiplied it by 12 and ended up with quite a nice supply of taco seasoning, which I store in an old spice canister.  Since we eat tacos quite often (they’re my FAVORITE food), it is great to have a ready supply of seasoning mix around for whenever I need it.

    How Do You Season Meat With The Taco Seasoning Mix?

    It’s easy, because all you do when you want to use it is to add 2/3 cup water to 3 Tablespoons of the mix and the pound of meat, cook for 7-10 minutes and bam! You’re done… and the meat tastes GREAT!

    How easy is that? Sure is great to mix this taco seasoning mix all up ONCE and not have to haul all the spices out of the cupboard each and every time we have tacos! Hope you give it a try. It will save you some bucks and valuable time in the long run (and quite possibly a trip to the grocery store!)

    My photo is a bit blurry, but it’s the only one I took of the seasoning spices before mixing. Oh well.

    Spices in bowl used to make the seasoning mix.

    How Do You USE This Taco Seasoning Mix To Season Taco Meat?

    Add 3 Tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix to browned/drained meat. This photo is using hamburger meat, but the taco seasoning mix is delicious on shredded chicken or pork, too!

    The taco seasoning mix is added to a pound of browned hamburger meat.

    Add 2/3 cup of water. Cook the taco mixture for 7-10 minutes, until the water has cooked down and been absorbed into the meat.  Now your taco meat is fully seasoned and ready to use!

    Cooking the seasoned meat in a skillet, for tacos.

    Ready to eat! This time we used the taco mix seasoning to make meat for taco salads.

    A taco salad was made, using the taco seasoning mix on the meat.

    We use the taco seasoning mix for tacos all the time! YUM!

    The mix tastes great on the meat for homemade tacos.

    I hope you will consider making up a batch of this taco seasoning mix to have around YOUR home. Pretty sure you will NOT regret it!

    Looking For Other SPICE MIX Recipes?

    You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A couple favorite spice mixes include:

    Interested In More Recipes?

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    Make Your Own Taco Seasoning Mix / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: “Even More Top Secret Recipes”, by Todd Wilbur, published by the Penguin Group, 2002 (pages. 118-119)

    **The recipe I am posting is the original recipe for enough seasoning mix for one pound of meat. Multiply it for the quantity you wish to have on hand. I found it easiest to make a whole bunch (for 12 meals) at one time.

    Make Your Own Taco Seasoning Mix
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    0 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     
    It's easy to make up a large batch of taco seasong mix... perfect Mexican spices for ground beef, chicken or pork to use in tacos, taco salads, etc.
    Category: Seasonings
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: taco seasoning mix
    Servings: 1 (3 Tablespoons)
    Calories Per Serving: 59 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 Tablespoon flour
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon minced onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground oregano
    Instructions
    1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
    2. To prepare: Brown hamburger meat in a skillet until fully cooked. Drain the grease.
    3. Add the spice mix (or use 3 Tablespoons if you prepared quite a bit of the mix).
    4. Add 2/3 cup water to the meat and spice mixture. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low setting and cook, uncovered for 7-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    5. Remove from heat. Spoon the seasoned meat into warm tortillas, taco shells, or onto a salad.
    6. Enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Quantity listed is equivalent to one envelope of store bought mix. Ingredients as listed when added to a pound of meat (hamburger meat, shredded pork or chicken) will make enough seasoned meat filling for 12 tacos (3 Tablespoons meat each).
    *I multiplied the quantity by 12 to get a large quantity of seasoning mix.

    Nutrition Facts
    Make Your Own Taco Seasoning Mix
    Amount Per Serving (1 (3 Tablespoons))
    Calories 59
    % Daily Value*
    Sodium 1781mg77%
    Potassium 144mg4%
    Carbohydrates 12g4%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 1785IU36%
    Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
    Iron 1.8mg10%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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