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Make Your Own Seasoning

Last post Sun, May 2 2010 11:09 AM by Toni B.. 18 replies.
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  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 10:14 AM

    • Brandy
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    Make Your Own Seasoning

     For those of you working on cooking from scratch, The Dollar Stretcher has an article for you:

    Homemade Seasoning Blends

    Anyone have other blends they are willing to share?

     

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager



  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 10:26 AM In reply to

    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

    I've made my own cinnamon sugar in the past.

    One year I wanted to make a salt-free seasoning and Mom looked at the list of ingredients the recipe called for. Mom said that buying a jar of Mrs. Dash was less expensive.

    Mom used to make her own salad dressings using olive oil and vinegar plus a couple of other things.I believe that she added Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt to the dressing. We liked it better than dressing we could purchase.

  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 11:34 AM In reply to

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    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

     Pumpkin pie spice: 

    1 part nutmeg

     1 part ground cloves

    2 parts cinnamon

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  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 11:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

     Thanks Pat. I ran across a recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice. I was going to check my pumpkin pie recipe and figure out the measurements and seasonings based on what I use for the pie. This works though.

     

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  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 11:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

    Oh good, I have a Cajun seasoning but it has too much salt in it. Now I can make my own without added salt.
  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 12:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

    Stacycue:
    have a Cajun seasoning but it has too much salt in it.
     

    I find many packaged seasoning blends have too much salt. 

     

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  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 2:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

    Taco Seasong (for 1lb ground beef)

    1/2 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1-2 tsp ground cumin
    dash of salt
    1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    Tabasco or Cajun Sauce -- to taste

    I don't use the the packages anymore because they are too salty for our tastes.

  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 4:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

    My dad came from Louisiana and I remember him talking about a seasoning called Shasharie or maybe its - Shaw-sha-ree?  I have no idea how to spell it.  Does anyone know what it is or how to spell it?

    Henry Ward Beecher wrote, "It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich."

  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 6:23 PM In reply to

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    This probably sounds ridiculous, but could it be a basic mix used in the preparation of some French Charcuterie items like the French versions of preserved meats/sausages like salami (I know it's Italian, but you get the idea). I always associate Louisianna with French style food - although, I am not from the US and have only briefly visited New Orleans for a couple of days, years ago.
  • Fri, Apr 2 2010 8:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Make Your Own Seasoning

    Did you mean primarily dry seasonings?

     

    I just play around until something tastes the way I want it to.

    I make my own sauces like salad dressing or bbq sauces.

    Ex: Creamy Parmesan dressing for salad

    1/2 cup mayo

    1 teaspoons white sugar

    1 Tablespoon white vinegar

    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    2 tablespoons cream or half and half

    Combine all ingredients in a pint jar. Top with lid and close tightly. Shake well until everything is combined. Let rest for a while for flavors to 'marry'. Use on tossed salad.

     

    This is a good base for cole slaw dressing: omit Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon celery seed.

    Blue Cheese dresssing: omit Parmesan cheese. Reduce sugar to 1/2 teaspoon; reduce vinegar to 1/2 teaspoon. Add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese. Shake to combine.

     

    bw

     

    budgetwise



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