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Store bought spice mixes are great don’t get me wrong but they are also easy to create yourself.

Here are my mixes that will stand up next to the store bought kind.

 

Everything Bagel:
What you will need:
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
3 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper

 

Garlic Bread:
What you will need:
3 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
3 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons rosemary
2 tablespoons thyme
1 tablespoon dried chives
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons nutmeg

 

Cajun:
What you will need:
4 – 5 bay leaves
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons oregano
2 tablespoons thyme
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons pepper

 

Taco:
What you will need:
3 tablespoons cumin
3 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

 

Ranch:
What you will need:
3 1/2 tablespoons dill
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper

 

Italian:
What you will need:
3 tablespoons basil
3 tablespoons oregano
2 1/2 tablespoons parsley
2 tablespoons thyme
2 tablespoons rosemary
2 tablespoons sage
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons fennel seed

 

Moroccan:
What you will need:
3 1/2 tablespoons cumin
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons allspice
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon curry
1 tablespoon cloves
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

 

How to make them all yourself:
For each spice blend you want to make, pulse ingredients together in a food processor or blender until well combined.

*With the exception of the Cajun spice (because of the bay leaves) all of these can be mixed by hand as well.

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