3 DIY Spice Mixes: A Simple Gift Idea

If you are like me…ahem…you still have some last minute gifts to come up with for Christmas.  Please tell me I’m not the only one! :)

Well, if you do have any last minute gifts that you need to get together, these DIY spice mixes are super fast, easy, and affordable.  And they make great gifts for anyone who likes to cook!

Package them up in cute little glass jars decorated with some ribbon and nice labels, and you have a lovely gift that any cook would be glad to receive!

I always make big batches of these three spice mixes to keep on hand at all times.  They come in so handy and taste so much better than the packaged mixes that you would buy in the store. Plus they are way cheaper to make at home.  So go ahead and make some for yourself while you’re at it!

Homemade Ranch Mix

We use this all the time to make ranch dressing and veggie dip.  It is sooo good.  You can use it in any recipe that calls for ranch dressing mix with great results!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This is my favorite homemade taco seasoning.  It has a rich deep flavor that really enhances your taco meat.  When I make ground beef taco meat, I use 2 1/2 TBSP per pound of meat.  I also use it when I make chicken tacos with delicious results.

Sometimes I will mix some of this into sour cream or cream cheese and then layer it with lettuce, cheese, meat, black olives, salsa, etc., to make a taco dip.  Mmm…very good!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

One of my husband’s favorite meals is Cajun Chicken PastaPenne noodles, Homemade Alfredo Sauce, and grilled chicken all sprinkled with this cajun seasoning.  It is delicious!

This cajun mix is very versatile and can really be put on almost anything…pasta, chicken, fish, eggs, meat, whatever!

Do you have any favorite homemade spice mixes to share?  And do you still have presents to put together or am I the only one? ;-)

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