Cajun Spice Mix
This is a mildly hot Cajun spice mix you make yourself with common spices from your pantry. For those who like it hotter, add the optional crushed red pepper. This makes a great oven Cajun hashbrowns!
Italian Seasoning II
Better than already prepared types because you can make it to your taste. I use the bulk baggie spices in the Mexican food aisle, they're so much less expensive and taste great!
Taco Seasoning I
Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want.
Chili Seasoning Mix II
This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.
Garam Masala Spice Blend
I am always buying garam masala and it is very expensive, so finally I found this recipe. It is much less expensive than buying the premade product.
All-Purpose Rub for Meat
This is a tastier alternative to marinating meat. A rub gives a fuller flavor to any meat. This rub can be used for just about any meat (I personally favor it on chicken!). This recipe makes enough for about four servings of meat.
Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)
My personal take on a traditional dipping sauce. A little bit sweet, but mostly savory with a nice bit of heat. I make this a minimum of 24 hours before I use it to let the flavors mingle. Leftover sauce can be kept for three to four weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If this isn't to your taste as written, experiment! Everyone's tastes are different! Some like their nuoc cham really sweet and mild, some like it tangy with heat. Mine tends to be more towards the tangy heat side. So, before you add the garlic, onion, and vinegar, sample it and adjust the ingredient amounts to suit your liking. Keep in mind that this recipe is LOUD when you first make it. The flavors mingle and mature a bit after the first 24 hours. I hope you enjoy!
Greek Seasoning Blend
This is meant to substitute for that rather expensive Greek seasoning in the yellow and red can.
Apple Pie Spice Mix
Making your own spice mix is simple, and usually economical. Scale to make a batch as large or small as you like.
Chinese-Style Five Spice Rub
This simple mixture of five spices commonly used in Chinese cooking works great as a rub or in a marinade. The ingredients may be a little more difficult to obtain, but the effort is well worth the result. This is probably one of the easiest recipes to assemble. I hope you enjoy.