This is another one of my own substitute for Pampered Chef Rosemary Herb Seasoning.
1/4 cup dried rosemary. I like to crush this up a bit so that it doesn't seem so "twiggy". Just toss into a blender or spice grinder and pulse a few times.
1 tbs Kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried lemon zest/peel
1 tbs dried granulated garlic
4 cups dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon minced onion
1 pinch* dried basil leaves
1 pinch* dried parsley
1 pinch* dried oregano
In a large resealable plastic bag combine the crumbs, oil, salt, paprika, celery salt, pepper, garlic salt, minced garlic, minced onion, basil, parsley and oregano. Seal bag and shake all ingredients together.
If you plan on making a batch to keep in the pantry omit the oil to keep it fresh longer. When ready to use, measure out 1 cup of mixture and add 1 tbs plus one tsp of oil to resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and shake all ingredients together. Add your meat or veggies and bake in the oven!
*A pinch is equivalent to approx 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Just by adding a few dehydrated vegetables or a different flavor base this recipe can be modified into many versions.
Photo courtesy of One Orange Giraffe
Cream of Something Soup
1 cup dried milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup bouillon. Or unwrap approx 12 of those little cubes and crush them up
1/4 cup freeze-dried minced onions
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon chives (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick.
I keep it in the pantry and as you can see the recipe is taped on the outside. (so I don't lose it...cause I will if it ain't connected!)
Here are a few ideas for soup flavors:
Cream of Dill Potato
Cream of Broccoli
Cream of Vegetable
Cream of Asparagus
Cream of Mushroom
Cream of Celery
Cream of Cauliflower
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper (optional)
Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container. The optional black pepper is to increase the spiciness based on your family’s tastes and preferences. If you don’t like spicy foods, simply leave the black pepper out and/or be sure to adjust that tablespoon of chili powder down.
The amounts listed above make up about 2 Tbsp. of homemade taco seasoning mix — the perfect amount to replace one store bought 1.25oz packet.
If you’re like me, you’ll want to make more of this and store it in your pantry for ease of use next time. So, here’s the recipe quintupled:
1/4 C. plus 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
2 1/2 tsp. Paprika
2 Tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. Black Pepper (optional)
If you use the quintupled recipe, you’ll measure out 2 Tbsp. of the homemade taco seasoning per pound of meat.
Combine in a food processor and blend into a powdery consistency.
Store in a container of choice.
To make ranch dressing:
Combine 1 tablespoon mix with 1 cup mayonnaise (I usually use 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream) and 1/2 cup milk.
Mix with wire whisk. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
I do recommend making the dressing up several hours or a day ahead, so that all the flavors have a chance to blend together. Also, if you want a thicker or thinner dressing just adjust the amount of milk that you add in. Feel free to substitute yogurt, homemade mayo, or sour cream for the mayonnaise. You can also substitute soy milk or a different milk substitute for the milk.
Ok, thanks to everyone for being so patient with me. Our family experienced an unexpected move during the months of June/July. I won't go into details here. But now that I am in my new place and settling in I feel like I can get back to the blog. I am NOT a traditional blogger. I collect YOUR recipes and organize my own with a monthly theme. Check the blog each month to see what the theme is. June was supposed to be Homemade Seasoning Blends, I will just push that forward and make it July's theme.