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Homemade Seasoning Blends

Make these 10 simple homemade seasoning blends that will add lots of wonderful flavor to all your foods! (Yes, there are actually 11, but I count Pumpkin Pie Spice and Apple Pie Spice as one since they are so similar in formulation.)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiments, Pantry Staples
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Homemade Seasoning Blends, Homemade Spice Blends, Seasoning Blends, Spice Blends
Servings: 100 servings
Author: Mary's Nest

Equipment

  • Small jars with tight-fitting lids

Ingredients

Taco Mix

  • 1 tbsp Chili powder I like to use ancho chili powder.
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cayenne pepper, optional You can add more depending on the level of spice that you want.

Italian Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup Dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp Dried marjoram You can substitute 1 tablespoon oregano in addition to the 1/4 cup above.
  • 2 tbsp Dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp Dried basil
  • 1 tbsp Dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Rubbed sage
  • 1 tbsp Crushed fennel, optional Add if making to use in a sausage dish.

Herbs de Provence

  • 1 tbsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp Dried marjoram
  • 1 tbsp Dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Dried basil
  • 1 tbsp Rubbed sage
  • 1 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp Dried tarragon
  • 1 tbsp Dried lavender flowers, optional

Ranch Dressing Mix

  • 2 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Dried dill
  • 1 tsp Dried chives
  • 1 tsp Fine ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Dried minced onion, optional

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground allspice You can substitute nutmeg.
  • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Ground cloves

Apple Pie Spice

  • 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp Ground nutmeg, optional

Barbecue Spice Rub

  • 1/2 cup Dried cane juice (Sucanat) or Light Brown Sugar You can substitute maple sugar.
  • 2 tbsp Paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 1 tbsp Freshly coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fine ground sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Dry mustard powder

Mary's Nest House Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 2 tbsp Fine ground sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Freshly coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried parsley

Steak Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Freshly coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Fine ground sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes, optional You can start with a smaller amount.
  • 1 tbsp Ground coriander, optional

Lemon Pepper

  • 2 rounded tbsp Dried grated lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp Freshly coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fine ground sea salt

Onion Soup Mix

  • 3 tbsp Dried minced onion
  • 2 tbsp Beef bouillon powder You can substitute 3-4 crushed beef bouillon cubes.
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Fine ground sea salt Omit if using bouillon cubes.
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly coarse ground black pepper

Instructions

  • For each seasoning blend, mix all the ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Be sure to leave sufficient headspace so you can shake the jar to mix the ingredients well before using. When using all seasoning blends, start with 1 teaspoon and work up to the amount that provides the flavor that you like.
  • To make a salad dressing using the Ranch Dressing Mix, mix 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with a 1/4 cup of buttermilk. (You can substitute sour cream or yogurt thinned with milk or water to the consistency of buttermilk.) Add 1 teaspoon of the dressing mix, working up to 1 tablespoon until you reach your desired flavor.
  • To make a dip using the Onion Soup Mix, mix 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with a 1/4 cup of sour cream. (You can also use Greek yogurt or regular yogurt in place of the sour cream.) Add 1 teaspoon of the dressing mix, working up to 1 tablespoon until you reach your desired flavor.
  • See the Recipe Notes below for additional information.

Video

Notes

Please note that you can double, triple, or even quadruple any of these Seasoning Blend recipes.
The shelf life of these Seasoning Blends is 1 year, but be sure to watch the video for additional tips on how to extend their shelf life.
Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/how-to-make-10-homemade-seasoning-blends/
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