Don’t buy special spice blends in store. Here’s how to make them right at home

Ever look at the ingredients list on store bought spice blends? There may be some things you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce. Making your own spice blends at home will save you money, and will ensure that they are free of chemicals and artificial ingredients.

Here are eight recipes for our favorite DIY spice blends.

Curry Powder

Want to take those homemade french fries up a notch? Sprinkle some curry powder on them for a kick.

  • 3 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Chili Seasoning

Don’t disrespect your beans with store bought seasoning. Do your chili right and make the seasoning yourself.

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • ¼ cup garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp. onion powder
  • ¼ cup oregano
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • ¼ cup cumin
  • 1 tbsp. thyme

Ranch Dressing Mix

This… this with some sour cream on EVERYTHING.

  • ½ cup dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp. onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper


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