Spice Blends You Don’t Need to Buy
Chili Seasoning. Everyone loves a good chili. Mix your favorite chili powder (smoky and mild chipotle is usually a good place to start) with garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander, and some salt and pepper.
Italian Seasoning. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, oregano, parsley, and some salt and pepper and say ciao to those unnecessary store-bought spice blends. Add in some red pepper flakes if your food needs a kick.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning. Use this spice blend in any baked good for a homey, delicious flavor. Mix together cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. If you’re feeling fancy, throw in some mace (which actually is part of the nutmeg nut) as well.
Taco Seasoning. Add some hot smoked paprika and dried oregano to the chili seasoning. Enjoy Taco Tuesday.
Za’atar. Much like curry, the exact recipe for this Middle Eastern spice blend varies depending on region and even the family that makes it. Mix dried herbs like thyme, oregano, marjoram, savory, cumin, coriander, fennel seeds, and sumac if you have it on hand.