DIY Spices and Seasonings - Gift Idea!

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I am not the best DIYer ever. Sure, I post DIYs here, but if I told you the number of DIYs I did that you didn't see it would just be laughable. I could probably earn some sort of record. 

So there are very few DIY gifts on my list for adults. And, while I enjoy baking, my baked goods rarely look good enough to give. 

But I can throw seasonings in a jar like nobodies business. I throw seasonings in a jar like a boss. So today I wanted to share a few seasonings, dips and rubs you could put together for Christmas gifts. These are perfect for both the novice and accomplished chefs in your life and with just a little chalkboard paint and a mason jar you are good to do. 

Italian Seasoning

This is great for making your own pasta sauces or burgers.

4 tbsp dried basil

4 tbsp dried oregano

4 tbsp dried parsley

2 tbsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp dried thyme

2 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix in a small bowl. Place unused contents in a jar and keep in fridge up to 6 months

Taco Season

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp Cumin (or more)

1 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp black pepper or garlic pepper

Dump everything in a bowl, mix together and you are done, girl!

Just add to your meat to flavor while you are cooking it.

Dry Ranch Mix

This is perfect for dips or dishes that you want to jazz up with that cool ranch flavor.

1 tsp dried parsley

3/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp seasoned salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/8 tsp dried thyme

For dressing mix with 1 cup buttermilk and one cup mayonnaise. For dip mix with a carton of sour cream.

Onion Soup Mix

Need the perfect seasoning for a pot roast? Try onion soup mix

2 tbsp beef bouillon, crushed

1 tsp dried onion

1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp black pepper

Mix thoroughly and store in airtight container

More great seasonings, spices and rubs. 

Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon

2 teaspoons Ground Ginger

3 teaspoons Nutmeg

1-1/2 teaspoon Allspice

To present these as a gift just paint the lids with chalkboard paint. Then just write a little note on the lid letting the recipient know what's inside. I use these chalk pens

What about you? What are some of your favorites? 

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