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Easy Homemade Mixes and Seasonings
Are you out of onion soup mix? Can't find any Cajun seasoning or apple pie spice in your pantry?
Here are my favorite homemade mixes, including spice mixes, flours and baking mixes, and many more DIY mixes. Not only are these homemade mixes budget friendly, they're easy to fix and they're usually healthier (no preservatives).
Follow the arrows below to see the photos and recipes.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Chili Powder Seasoning Blend
This simple homemade chili powder is a blend of 5 herbs and spices. Use it in dips, chili, and in any recipe calling for chili powder.
Recipe: Chili Powder Seasoning BlendContinue to 3 of 16 below.
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Homemade Instant Oatmeal with Brown Sugar
Here's a DIY instant oatmeal you can make for a fraction of the price of store-bought packets, and it's extremely versatile. Add less sugar, process it longer for smoother oatmeal, or add a bit of maple flavoring or vanilla.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Homemade Stuffing Mix
This easy stuffing mix is similar to the convenient store-bought top-of-the-stove mix. It's an excellent use for day-old bread, and you probably have most of the seasonings on hand.
Recipe: Homemade Stuffing MixContinue to 6 of 16 below.
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Easy Homemade Onion Soup Mix
This is something I always forget to buy, and it shows up in so many recipes. Keep a big container of dried minced onion on hand to make the mix any time you need it.
Recipe: Homemade Onion Soup MixContinue to 7 of 16 below.
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Homemade Biscuit Baking Mix
This is another convenience I use often. Keep a container of this biscuit mix in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it. This makes great biscuits and dumplings.
Recipe: Homemade Biscuit Baking MixContinue to 8 of 16 below.
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How to Make Self-Rising Cornbread Mix
If your recipe calls for self-rising cornbread mix and you don't have it, here's how you can make it yourself.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Simple Poultry Seasoning
Use this basic herb blend in stuffing or dressing or use it as a rub for chicken or other poultry. It's also a nice blend for fish and pork.
Recipe: Simple Poultry SeasoningContinue to 10 of 16 below.
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This cinnamon sugar is a wonderful finishing touch for a whipped cream topping, pie, or dessert, or sprinkle it over buttered toast or your pancakes or French toast.
Recipe: Cinnamon SugarContinue to 11 of 16 below.
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How to Make Cake Flour
Here's a quick how-to for making your own cake flour. Or, if all you have is cake flour and you need all-purpose, here's how to substitute.
Recipe: How to Make Cake FlourContinue to 13 of 16 below.
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Homemade Vanilla Sugar
Sprinkle vanilla sugar over your cereal or on pie crusts or desserts before baking. Or, use it to sweeten your coffee or tea.
Recipe: Homemade Vanilla SugarContinue to 14 of 16 below.
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Blackened Seasoning for Fish or Chicken
A variety of herbs and spices go into this Cajun style seasoning mixture. This is an excellent seasoning for pan-fried fish fillets or chicken.
Recipe: Blackened SeasoningContinue to 15 of 16 below.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Use this spice blend in pumpkin pies or sweet potato pies, sweet potato casseroles, custards, and other pumpkin cakes or desserts.
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice MixContinue to 16 of 16 below.
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Herb Seasoning Blend
Use this basic herb seasoning blend to flavor sauces, fish or seafood dishes, or chicken.
Recipe: Herb Seasoning Blend