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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Create Your Own Herb and Spice Shakers

Create Your Own Herb and Spice Shakers
I am going to share with you a few simple recipes to create your own herb and spice shakers. 

  Homemade Italian Seasoning
All ingredients are in dried form
2 T basil leaf
2 T marjoram leaf
2 T oregano leaf
2 T cut and sifted rosemary leaf
1 T thyme leaf
1 1/2 garlic powder (optional, especially if you cook with fresh garlic)

Combine all the ingredients in jar and shake well. Store in airtight container. Makes about 1/2 cup. Be sure to label and date.

Ranch Dressing Dip Mix
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 T dried dill weed/leaf
1 T garlic powder
1 T onion flakes or onion powder
1/2 t dried basil leaf
1/2 t ground black pepper
(salt as added at the time you make the dressing or dip)
Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container. Be sure to label and date.

For Dressing:  Use 1Tablespoon of mix with 1/3 cup mayonnaise (Greek Yogurt) and 1/4 cup milk. Salt to taste.

For Dip:   Use 1 Tablespoon of mix with 1 1/2 cups sour cream. Salt to taste.

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

1 T + t. ground or rubbed sage
2 T. ground thyme
2 t. ground marjoram
1 1/2 t. ground rosemary
1 t. ground nutmeg
1t. finely ground black pepper

Mix well and store in airtight container. Be sure to label and date.


  1. I love making my own herb mixes! Yours sound really good!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I will have to whisk some up and store. Janice

  3. Thanks so much. I had thought about making some of these to give at Christmas.

  4. I, too, would love to give these for Christmas gifts - what is the shelf life?
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for sharing! I will try this! Love your hutch and those white dishes!

  6. I'm in, and I was always amazed to find out that Ranch dressing could be made at home. It wasn't something that we really had used until lately...so I am thrilled to find a recipe for it.


  7. Can it really be that easy? I love the idea of making my own rather than buying a special mixture. Thanks for sharing your secrets with us :)

  8. I have to try the Ranch Dressing Mix. I use so much of it, and just cringe at what chemicals must be in what I buy at the store.

  9. I've never done this before. I should try it, it sounds delish!


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