Table Talk: 3 Easy Homemade Seasoning Mixes to Rock Your Cooking!

Table Talk: 3 Easy Homemade Seasoning Mixes to Rock Your Cooking!

These 3 easy homemade seasoning mixes are really handy to keep around the kitchen and will help you raise your cooking to a whole other level! You can use these seasoning blends in a variety of recipes and I will be showcasing them in several of my future recipes.

green bottles of herbs and spices with white bowls of seasonings

Did you know that preservatives such as MSG are in some of the pre-made seasoning blends we buy at the store? Making these homemade seasoning mixes yourself, you are going to feel more secure in knowing only the best will be put on your table.

I used to just use salt and pepper since I had no experience with the incredible number of herbs and spices that were out there. It showed in my cooking. Yes, it was good (sometimes) but it was blah. The uses of spices not only make the foods taste good in general but also enhances the flavors already present in the main ingredients. You will find my master list of herbs and spices below.

A Few Tips

Keep your spices sealed tightly. Moisture and humidity will make your seasonings clump or even solidify. One trick to use if you are in a high humidity area is to put a few grains of rice in the jar. These will absorb any moisture that will sneak its way inside. You could also store them in the freezer. This is helpful for the finer seasonings such as onion and garlic powders.

three tacos with lettuce in crunchy corn tortillas on a blue metal plate

Super Taco Seasoning

You will find that this taco seasoning recipe will be used in much more than just tacos! Experiment by adding to any recipe where you want those zesty flavors of Mexico.
5 from 2 votes
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Spanish paprika
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp minced onion
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp oregano

Instructions
 

  • Mix thoroughly and store in an air-tight container.

To Make Taco Meat:

  • Brown hamburger (or ground turkey) in a skillet. Drain grease.
  • Add a couple tablespoons of water and 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix for each pound of hamburger.
  • Stir seasonings into the meat until totally coated. Enjoy!

Notes

You can easily omit the sugar and flour to make this into a Keto and Paleo-friendly recipe!
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house seasoning mix blend in metal bowl

Terri’s No-Salt House Seasoning

This savory blend of spices came from the kitchen of my daughter, Terri. She found she was adding these ingredients to just about every dish so to make things more convenient she came up with her own house blend. It can be used in anything that you would normally salt but without the added sodium. Move over, Mrs. Dash! Terri's in the house!
5 from 2 votes
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 ½ Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • ½ tsp margoram
  • ½ Tbsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix thoroughly and store in a shaker or air-tight container. Enjoy a guilt free seasoning!
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white bowl of ranch dressing with carrots and peppers

Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix

Ranch dressing mix isn't just used for dips and dressings but it is Oh My Gravy good when it is!
5 from 2 votes
Course Seasoning

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 4 tsp dried dill
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp minced onion
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix until thoroughly blended and store in an air-tight container.

To Make Ranch Dressing:

  • Mix together 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup buttermilk, and 1 tablespoon Ranch Dressing mix.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

To Make Ranch Dip:

  • Combine 1 heaping tablespoon Ranch Dressing mix with 2 cups sour cream.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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My Master Herbs and Spices List

seasoning lineup with white bowls of herbs and spices
  • allspice (ground)
  • allspice (whole)
  • anise seed
  • apple pie spice
  • basil
  • bay leaves
  • beef bouillon (cubes)
  • beef bouillon (granules)
  • black pepper
  • black peppercorns
  • breadcrumbs (seasoned)
  • Cajun seasoning
  • caraway seed
  • celery flakes
  • celery powder
  • celery salt
  • celery seed
  • chicken bouillon (cubes)
  • chicken bouillon (granules)
  • chili powder
  • chives
  • cilantro leaves
  • cinnamon
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cinnamon-sugar blend
  • cloves (ground)
  • cloves (whole)
  • cumin (ground)
  • cumin seed
  • curry powder
  • dill seed/weed
  • fajita seasoning
  • fennel seed
  • garlic (minced)
  • garlic (dehydrated)
  • garlic (powdered or granulated)
  • ginger (ground)
  • Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • lemon pepper
  • lemongrass
  • mace (ground)
  • marjoram (ground)
  • marjoram leaves
  • meat tenderizer
  • mint
  • mustard (dry)
  • mustard seed
  • nutmeg (ground)
  • nutmeg (whole)
  • onion (minced)
  • onion powder
  • onion salt
  • onion soup mix
  • oregano (ground)
  • oregano leaves
  • paprika
  • parmesan (dry)
  • parsley
  • poppy seeds
  • poultry seasoning
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • ranch dressing mix
  • red chili pepper flakes
  • rosemary (ground)
  • rosemary leaves
  • sage (ground)
  • sage (rubbed)
  • salt
  • savory
  • garlic salt
  • steak seasoning
  • cayenne
  • coriander
  • Italian seasoning
  • seasoned salt
  • sesame seed
  • taco seasoning
  • tarragon
  • thyme (ground)
  • thyme leaves
  • tomato bullion (cubes)
  • tomato bullion (granules)
  • turmeric (ground)
  • turmeric (dehydrated)
  • vanilla beans
  • white pepper (ground)

You can get the free PDF of this list here!

I hope you enjoy these seasoning blends and use them as much as I do.

I mentioned my daughter, Terri, had created the No-Salt House Seasoning. Did you know she had a blog of her own? She is a talented crafter and shares what she knows about everything from crochet to needlepoint on https://happyhipposewing.com/. If you love working with your hands as much as we do, drop on by!



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