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Man About House: Seasoning Blends for the Holidays

Check out theses recipes for seasoning blends (without the expense) for the holidays.


1/2 cup dried oregano
1/2 cup dried basil
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons dried sage
1 tablespoons hot red pepper flakes

Mix well and store in a jar

(Source: The Herbal Pantry by Emelie Tolley & Chris Mead

Dry Ranch Mix:
1/4 cup black pepper
1-1/2 cup parsley flakes
1/2 cup garlic salt
2 tablespoons Kosher salt
1/4 cup granulated garlic
3/4 cup granulated onion
2 tablespoons dill weed

Combine all ingredients in a Quart Mason jar. Shake to combine. Makes about 3-1/2 cups of dry mix.

Ranch Dressing:
1 tablespoon Dry Ranch Mix (more for a stronger flavor)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Whisk together all ingredients until thick and creamy. Dressing will thicken in the refrigerator if you like a really thick ranch dressing. Adjust buttermilk to get consistency you prefer. Makes about 3 cups.

(Source: Denise Dituri)

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in small airtight container.


1/4 cup cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons all spice
1 teaspoons cloves

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a small airtight container.

(Source: Women's Health Magazine)

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