Italian Seasoning Blend

Italian Seasoning Blend

When we decided to make homemade pizza last night I had to mix up a new batch of Italian Seasoning. Then I realized I hadn't shared my recipe yet!  We go through the stuff like crazy (it's my daughter's favorite ethnic food category).  It's so easy to throw in a red sauce for spaghetti or lasagna.  I often bump it up by adding additional herbs or spices, depending on what I am making...but it's Continue Reading

Get Your Bouillon On!

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Maybe when it's called for in a recipe, or you just want to ramp up the flavor in a dish you can simply throw in a cube (or teaspoon) or two of commercial bouillon. That's great if that's how you roll. However, that's just not possible for someone who is allergic to the allium family (onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, chives, etc.).  Besides the dehydrated onion and/or garlic found in every Continue Reading

Rockin’ Chili & Tex-Mex Seasoning

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If you haven't tried making your own seasoning blends...you should!  My trying it developed mostly out of necessity, since so many contain onion and/or garlic powder.  I also love the fact that I can control the ingredients, making things as healthy as possible.  Did you know that those seasoning or "mix" envelopes generally contain tons of sodium and other things that aren't so good for you like Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 11 :: Spice Spice Baby

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Category: Cooking & Eating Goal: Cook at Home! Baby Step: Discover new spices & recipes - - - Let’s get real. I live smack-dab in the middle of America. When I get inventive and cook for my friends I observe a few things: funny faces made at unfamiliar ingredients and flavors, polite “no thank you”s, secretive picking of “green things” or nuts out of a recipe. So, I’m not really Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 3 :: Bulk Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot with Seasoning Recipe

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Category: Cooking & Eating Goal: Cook at home, even when I’m rushed or just pooped out! Baby Step: Pre-cook, pre-prep for Quick Meals when Needed This post was actually inspired by Jennifer at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, who is also one of the original 8 31 Day Bloggers! When one has a difficult food allergy {which I am going to blog about some day soon} the only real way to eat safely Continue Reading