The Flavor Boosters
Spice It Up!
All you need is some spices and a measuring spoon!
If you like to cook, you've probably purchased a ready-made seasoning packet or spice blend at one time or another. While they are a convenient way to add some flavor to your recipes, they can be expensive. Did you know that you can purchase bulk spices and make your own seasoning blends right at home for the fraction of the price?
Bulk spices can be found at warehouse grocery stores or retailers such as Sam's Club. Stored in an airtight container, most seasoning blends will keep for up to six months. And, in a decorative bottle or jar they can make a fun gift for any gourmet!
Combine seasoning mixture with 1 lb.drained ground beef and ¾ C. water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Tastes great mixed with Italian Salad dressing and pasta.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
Adds flavor to chicken, pork, and pasta.
Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Great for those on a low-sodium diet!
Add savory, marjoram, dill, allspice and ginger according to your own personal taste. The recipe above makes about 1 tablespoon, enough for 1 chicken dish.
Grind the coriander and fennel seeds with the bay leaf. Combine with additional ingredients. Makes about 2 tablespoons.
Basic Rub Spice Mix
Rub this blend on meats before grilling.
Creole Spice Blend
A basic spice mixture used in dozens of Emeril Lagasse's recipes. Mix it up and keep some on hand to "kick" any dish "up a notch!"
Kim Danger is a self-proclaimed thrifty mom and owner/operator of the website Mommysavers.com. She lives with her husband and daughter in Southern Minnesota. Visit her website today for more thrifty ideas MommySavers.com
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