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Homemade Herb and Spice Blends

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Rather than buying expensive herb and spice mixes, make your own with whatever you have in your spice drawer or garden. This page contains recipes for homemade herb and spice blends..


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March 7, 2011

Accent Seasoning can be made without the MSG, which many believe to be harmful. This is a Cajun version, but you could adjust the heat for your own liking.



Mix all ingredients in a blender except the salt, do not breath in the dust. Add the salt last and blend until it is a uniform color.

Some people are sensitive to MSG and may have a reaction to it. If you are concerned, search the internet for monosodium glutamate and you will get the latest information.

By Ann Winberg

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September 29, 2014

I always have garlic powder, onion powder and lemon pepper on my fried potatoes. It occurred to me today to mix them up in equal parts and put them in their own shaker. This is pretty much what I do with cinnamon and nutmeg for my Chai tea, so why not! Hope that helps.


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April 29, 2014

Make your own chili seasoning and save money! You can use an empty Parmesan cheese container to store it in. The container has a slot so you can measure the seasoning accurately. It also has holes in it if you want to shake a little more to make your chili spicy. All you need to do is write "Chili Seasoning" on the outside of the bottle with a black Sharpie. Write "2 Tbsp. for 1# of meat" on the top.



  • 4 oz chili powder (8 Tbsp.)
  • 2 oz cumin (4 Tbsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp plus 2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Put them in the Parmesan Cheese container and shake well. Shake again before using.
  • You'll save time and money when making a pot of chili, hot dog sauce or chili mac. If you don't have an empty Parmesan Cheese container, you can use any airtight container.

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    May 8, 2014

    Another why buy it seasoning mix!

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    April 17, 2014

    I very rarely use celery salt, so I do not buy it. I use sea salt, but real salt is fine also.

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    May 31, 20041 found this helpful

    Use these herb blends to season your chicken before cooking. They can be stored for months in the freezer or your cupboard.

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    June 17, 20050 found this helpful

    Garlic salt and onion salt is nothing more than mixing some garlic powder or onion powder with salt. Its much cheaper to make it yourself, instead of buying small jars in the grocery store.


    Other similar spices can also be made.

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    April 2, 2014

    I run out of spices all the time, took me a while to just make my own!

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    March 29, 2011

    Does anyone have all the ingredients for McCormick's "It's A Dilly" spice mix. They have stopped making it.

    By nbmeme from New Bedford, MA


    March 30, 20110 found this helpful

    IT'S A DILLY, SALT FREE 1.9 oz
    Dilly Seasoning Mix
    ...Dill is the dominant flavor in this delicious and versatile seasoning mix. It can be used as a salad dressing, a vegetable dip, in pasta salads, or sprinkled on chicken or seafood.


    1/2 cup dried dill weed (not seeds)
    1/2 cup dried minced onion (not powder)
    1/3 cup dried parsley
    1/4 cup dried basil
    1/4 cup dried tarragon
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon dried lemon peel

    Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and blend well

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    August 19, 20180 found this helpful

    Mccormick also makes a jalapeno pepper powder now if you really want to try to duplicate :)

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    September 22, 20180 found this helpful

    Engage Organics sells Its a Dilly

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    October 28, 20110 found this helpful

    This page contains homemade taco seasoning recipes. Making your own special taco seasoning blend is simple. Once you have perfected it, why not have friends and family over for a "Taco Tuesday" meal.

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    November 9, 20160 found this helpful

    This is a guide about making homemade lemon-pepper seasoning. Combining your own choice of herbs and spices can save you money and give you the flavor you desire.

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    November 8, 20160 found this helpful

    Creole or Cajun seasonings originated in New Orleans and southwest Louisiana. These spicy combinations of ingredients can be used in stews, seafood, meat, and more.


    This page contains creole seasoning mix recipes.

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    This is a guide about making homemade pumpkin pie spice mix. You can easily create your own pumpkin spice blend at home.

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    This page contains Old Bay seasoning mix recipes. Blend your own spices to make a homemade version of this famous seasoning. It is great, not only on seafood, but also on fries and other foods.

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    This is a guide about Sloppy Joe seasoning mix recipes. Making your own Sloppy Joe dry seasoning mix allows you to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste and/or dietary restrictions.

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