50 Easy Homemade Seasonings

50 Easy Homemade Seasonings

Storing Homemade Seasoning Blends

In the culinary world, spices are the magic touch. They can transform a bland dish into a flavor-packed sensation. With the rising trend of DIY and the appeal of cost savings, many are venturing into making their own seasoning blends and buying spices in bulk. But with this comes the challenge of storage. How do you keep those vibrant flavors intact? Let's explore.

When you've taken the time to craft your own unique seasoning blend, you want to ensure it remains as potent and flavorful as the day you mixed it.

  • Airtight Containers: Exposure to air can degrade the quality of your spices. Invest in good quality airtight containers. Glass jars with tight-sealing lids are a popular choice.
  • Dark & Cool Places: Spices and seasonings are sensitive to light and heat. Store them in a cool, dark place, like a pantry or a dedicated spice drawer.
  • Labeling: With multiple blends, it's easy to get confused. Always label your containers with the name of the blend and the date it was made.

Buying and Storing Bulk Spices

Purchasing spices in bulk can be a significant cost-saver, especially if you use them frequently.

  • Check Freshness: When buying in bulk, ensure the spices are fresh. Look for vibrant colors and a strong aroma.
  • Divide & Store: It's not practical to dip into a large bag of spice every time you cook. Divide your bulk purchase into smaller, more manageable containers for daily use, and store the remainder in airtight, larger containers.
  • Rotate Stock: As with any bulk purchase, practice the "first in, first out" rule. Use older spices before newer ones to ensure you're always using the freshest possible.

The Financial Benefits

Beyond the freshness and the ability to customize your blends, there's a financial incentive. Buying spices in bulk is often cheaper than purchasing small, pre-packaged containers. Over time, these savings add up, especially for spices you use frequently.

Crafted Flavors: Elevate Dishes with DIY Seasonings & Spice Rubs

I love making my own seasonings and rubs. This list of 50 Easy Homemade Seasonings will inspire you and add so much flavor to your favorite dishes!

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Making your own seasonings and spice rubs is a great way to add extra flavor to all of your recipes and dishes. When you make your own seasonings, you have more control over what goes in them, including the amount of salt. Most store bought seasoning mixes contain added preservatives and unknown substances, so I thought it would be nice to share a list of homemade seasonings that you can make yourself for all kinds of recipes and meats. Hopefully, these seasonings will help you come up with some new ways to cook some of your favorite meals and also give you some new ideas for family meals and grilling too!

I've been making my own seasoning for chicken and pork for the past few years, and it is sooo much better than anything I've ever bought in the stores. We use it on grilled chicken, chicken kabobs, oven roasted chicken, ribs, pork chops and for our smoked pork butts too. You can find my Homemade Dry Rub for Chicken and Pork HERE! You can find the instructions for smoking ribs, grilling a spatchcock (open faced) chicken and smoking the best pork butt for pulled pork at the end of this post...after all of the other homemade seasonings you can make yourself!

Homemade Dry Rub for Chicken and Pork

 Check out some of my favorite homemade seasoning ideas from all over the internet and get cookin'!

Eclectic Momsense - Buffalo Seasoning

Intoxicated on Life - Homemade Taco Seasoning

As the Bunny Hops - Parmesan Pizza Seasoning

Wholefully - Mesquite Grill Seasoning

Vegan Lovlie - Tikka Masala Seasoning Mix

Over the Big Moon - Italian Bread Dip Seasoning

The Comfort of Cooking - Seasoning Salt

Sarah Hearts - Citrus Herb Seasoning Salt

Bake Your Day - Cajun Seasoning

Yellow Bliss Road - Pot Roast Seasoning

Amanda's Cookin - Chili Seasoning

The Gardening Cook - Poultry Seasoning

Baking Outside the Box - Chop House Seasoning

Tastes of Lizzy T - Pasta Salad Seasoning Mix

Brown-eyed Baker - Ranch Seasoning

A Cultivated Nest - Italian Seasoning Mix

Our Best Bites - Garlic Bread Seasoning

Little House Living - Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix

What the Fork Food Blog - Fajita Seasoning

Premeditated Leftovers - Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning

Simply Sherryl - House Seasoning

Todays Creative Life - Caribbean Seasoning

Fun Happy Home - Ramen Seasoning

Family Fresh Meals - Burger and French Fry Seasoning

Cooking in Stilettos - Adobo Seasoning

Katie's Cucina - Blackening Seasoning

Frugal Family Home - Garlic and Herb Seasoning

The Pinning Mama - Greek Seasoning

Kylee Cooks - Tuscan Seasoning

Peas and Crayons - Guacamole Seasoning

The Rising Spoon - Lemon Pepper Seasoning

African Bites - Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

The Mama's Girls - Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix

Don't Waste the Crumbs - Montreal Steak Seasoning

Busy at Home - Garam Masala Seasoning Mix

Life Made Sweeter - Apple Pie Spice Seasoning Mix

Miss Information - Cowboy Seasoning

Plaid and Paleo - Prime Rib Seasoning Rub

How to Have it All - Gingerbread Seasoning

Big Bear's Wife - No Salt Seasoning 'Salt'

Whole New Mom - Celery Salt

Budget Savvy Diva - Vegetable Seasoning

Homestead Wishing - Curry Seasoning

Penguins in Pink - Vigo Rice Seasoning

Sprinkles and Sprouts - Old Bay Seasoning

Budget Savvy Diva - Parmesan Herb Seasoning

Kitchen Stewardship - Spicy Fish Seasoning

One Hundred Dollars a Month - Asian Five Spice Seasoning

Natural Fit Foodie - Trinidad Green Seasoning

Tastes of Lizzy T - Italian Sausage Seasoning

As promised, here are a few of my favorite recipes that I have used my Homemade Spice Rub for Chicken and Pork in...

How to Smoke Ribs - The 2-2-1 Method

How to Smoke Ribs - The 2-2-1 Method

How to Smoke a Pork Butt - Pulled Pork

How to Smoke a Pork Butt

How to Grill or Smoke a Spatchcock Chicken

How to Grill or Smoke a Spatchcock Chicken