You can almost always find jars filled with homemade seasoning mixes in my cupboard. The are one of my favorite things to keep on hand in my kitchen and I use them all the time.
They are inexpensive to make and I can control the ingredients that go into them.
I like to use pint or jam size jars for storing the mixes, but really any container will work. I love my label maker and it works perfectly for labeling what the jar contains and how much of the mix I need.
Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite seasonings mixes to keep on hand and how I use them.
I love homemade taco seasoning. It can be used for tacos, but I also like to keep it on hand for things like taco salad, my taco pasta, and for taco soup. I also use this when I freeze large batches of taco meat.
Emeril’s Baby Bam is one of the most used seasonings in my kitchen. I love it. It works great for all kinds of meat and vegetables. I use it in things like crockpot chicken, pork chops, steak, and meatloaf. And I love it for oven potatoes, rice, and hamburgers.
Homemade fajita seasoning was one of the first recipes that I shared on this site and three years later I am still using and loving it. Fajitas are one of my favorite quick and easy summertime meals and this seasoning makes them so good.
I found Paula Deen’s House Seasoning several years ago in one of her cookbooks and I have kept it on hand ever since. It is only three ingredients and that is all. They are ingredients I use all the time in cooking, but having them together, all in one place, makes it so convenient. I use this for roast, crockpot chicken, grilled steak, and more.
Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
- 1 cup salt
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix all together and use as needed.
What is your favorite homemade seasoning to keep on hand?