I’ve been seeing homemade spice mixes all over the internet for a while now. I’ve even used a couple of recipes a time or two when I ran out of some popular mixes that you normally have on hand. I was eager to make a few of my favorite spice mixes in to a fun little neighbor gift and I’m so happy with how they turned out! Have you seen these Ball Dry Herb Jars? They are the perfect size for storing your dried garden herbs, but also great for your homemade spices! Aside from all of that, they are just too dang adorable! I love them!
I don’t know about you, but my spice collection is out of control. I have almost any spice you could imagine. With that said, sometimes it’s hard to see if I’ve got everything I need. There’s nothing worse than going to grab a particular spice only to find out you don’t have it. That’s where these recipes will come in handy. There are lots of mixes you can make right at home with what you’ve got on hand. This would be the perfect gift for the cook you know that already has everything they need, plus it’s not terribly expensive and won’t break the bank or your budget!
Homemade Savory Spice Mixes
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat. Set aside. In a food processor, combine the salt, garlic and pepper. Process until the garlic is finely minced and the consistency is like moist sand, approximately 20 seconds. Pour salt/garlic mixture onto lined baking sheet; spread evenly. Bake until dry and crisp, approx. 1 hour. Return to food processor and pulse until the consistency of cornmeal. Store in airtight container.
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To Make Ranch Dressing: Combine 1 tbsp. dried mix with 1 c. mayonnaise and 1 c. buttermilk and stir well. To Make Ranch Dip: Combine 1 tbsp. dried mix with 1 c. sour cream and mix well. Refrigerate before serving.
- Mix all the spices together in a small bowl, pulse quickly in your food processor, or spice grinder, then store in an airtight container.
- Mix all the spices together in a small bowl,then store in an airtight container.
- Garlic Salt Seasoning recipe from: http://www.theyummylife.com/Garlic_Salt
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