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Seasoning Recipes

When using the following seasoning recipes, make sure to blend well. Place in a shaker. Use these seasoning blends in place of salt. Experiment and create your own seasoning containing those spices that you like or try something new from spice chart below.

American Favorite Blend

5 tsp. onion powder (not onion salt)
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. celery seeds
Yield: about 1/4 cup
(Health Education Association Inc. Glenside, PA)

Spicy Seasoning

3 Tbsp. celery seed
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. crushed oregano
1 Tbsp. crushed thyme
1-1/2 tsp. ground bay leaf
1-1-2 tsp. black pepper
1/1-2 tsp. ground cloves
Yield: about 1/2 cup
(Nutrition: The Art of Good Eating, Seattle, WA)

Barbeque Rub

4 Tbsp. paprika
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp ground black pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp dried thyme
Yield: about 3/4 cup

Best on chicken, pork, or fish. Use 1 to 2 tsp. per pound.

(Dad Cooks Dinner)

Spice Chart


Use with:


Beef, fish, beets, cabbage, carrots, peas, fruit


Beef, pork, most vegetables

Bay Leaf

Beef, pork most vegetables


Beef, pork, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, asparagus, dips & marinades


Fruit, baked goods


Beef, chicken, pork, fish, green beans, carrots, marinades


Beef, chicken, green beans, cabbage, carrots, peas, dips


Beef, chicken, pork, green beans, cauliflower, eggplant


Beef, chicken, pork, green beans, cauliflower, eggplant


Chicken, pork, cauliflower, peas, marinades


Beef, chicken, pork, fish, green beans, beets, carrots


Chicken, pork, eggplant, dressing


Fish, asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, marinades

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