No more store bought spice packets, Part 2


There are so many reasons to make your own spice blends, but one BIG one is that you control what goes in and you KNOW how long they have been on the shelf. There are quite a few great companies out there … Penzeys is my GO TO … to help you out. One of my favorite homemade spice blends is listed below. It is a bit spicy; packed full of flavor and I use it on everything … chicken, ribs, burgers, eggs … everything! You, of course, can alter the amounts to your liking or even add other spices. But, whatever you do, stop buying those little packets that have ingredients in them you can’t even pronounce.

1 T freshly ground black pepper

1 T cayenne pepper

2 T garlic powder

1 T onion powder

1 T dried oregano

3 T paprika

2 T kosher salt

1 T dried thyme

Mix all of the spices in a bowl and store in an air tight container. You can store for six months in a cool, dark place … your pantry … and use as much or as little as you like.



2 thoughts on “No more store bought spice packets, Part 2”

  1. There is nothing better than making your own spice blend-It means every dish has your signature blend. You are right fresh is best, and you re controlling your ingredients.


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