Archive for the ‘Dry Spice Mixes’ Category

Spicy Mustard Ranch Mix

Another spice mix that will be a wonderful addition to your home store.  Use as a salad dressing, veggie dip, chip dip and even as a sauce for a yummy baked chicken dish.

Zingy Mustard Ranch Mix
Recipe Type: Condiment
Author: iVillage.com
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk powder
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley
  • 1 Tbs dried chives
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 2 tsp dried whole basil leaves
  • 2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  1. To make ranch dressing or dip, mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup milk (or buttermilk) with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mix, depending on how strong you like it. This seasoning mix is great as a dry rub for fish or chicken, and you can also sprinkle it on hot buttered popcorn or oven fries.
Combine and store in an airtight container


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Dry Italian Spice MixSpice mixes are one of my especially favorite homemade products that I keep in my home store.  This recipe in particular is an all-time favorite.   If you are an avid or prolific gardener, you could literally grow nearly every ingredient here, except for the pepper and salt.  Grow your herbs, dry or dehydrate them and you know you are using organic or pesticide free ingredients.  I typically quadruple this recipe so I always have it available.  For me, it’s all about stocking my home store for cost savings, health and convenience.  This recipe meets all these standards.  Using this recipe also saves you money over the store-bought envelopes.  And you control the ingredients!

I will post a great Italian beef sandwich recipe soon.  It’s a recipe my family absolutely loves.  And it’s incredibly easy using this spice mix.


Dry Italian Seasoning Mix
Recipe Type: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Italian
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
No need to buy commercially produced spice blends. You can make them yourself. Plus, you can adjust the spices to make it unique to personal taste!
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  1. Combine ingredients and store in and airtight container.
To Make Italian Dressing 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar ~ 1/3 Cup Canola Oil ~ 2 Tablespoons Water ~2 Tablespoons of Mix. Combine and shake vigorously. . . . Enjoy!


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Spice Mixes

Making your own spice blends has many advantages.  They are usually less expensive than commercial brands.  You control the ingredients so you have control of things like sodium content.  Homemade is usually much richer with deeper flavors and you are working to add to your own home store.


Homemade Fajita Mix
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Don’t buy it in those envelopes. They are expensive. Besides, this mix is much better, flavorful, easy and cheap to make.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonCumin; ground
  • 1/2 teaspoonOregano; dried, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoonSalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonRed pepper; ground
  • 1/4 teaspoonBlack pepper; ground
  • 1/8 teaspoonGarlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoonOnion powder
  1. Simply combine all ingredients in an airtight container, shake to mix and store as you would with any other spice mix. Use exactly as you would for the pre-made stuff.


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Taco Seasoning Mix

Recipe Type: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Double or quadruple this recipe to keep plenty on-hand at all times.
  • 2 t. Dried Onion
  • 1 t. Salt
  • 1/2 t. Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 t. Cumin
  • 1 t. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 t. Oregano
  1. Simply combine and mix these ingredients and stor in an airtight container. This recipe is equal to one commercially produced package.


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Taco Seasoning Mix

Recipe Type: Spice
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 1
Spice mixes are shelf stable and can be stored for 6 months to 1 year. I find it more efficient to double or even quadruple it.
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
  1. Combine and store in an airtight container. Each recipe makes 2 tablespoons of mix, equivalent to one commercially packaged mix.
  2. TO USE: Add to cooked ground beef with 1/2 – 1 cup of water and cook until water is completely reduced.


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