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Seasoning mix recipes, uses and ideas from Dish-y.com

Wretched Menace Reaper Rub is a dreadfully spicy yet thrillingly flavorful dry rub {made from Carolina Reaper chiles} perfect for smoked & grilled meats. 0

Wretched Menace Reaper Rub {Carolina Reaper Recipe}

Each year, we make a day (or two) of firing up the smoker for our family and friends. We call it Williams Family Smokefest. I eagerly awaited this year’s first event knowing that I had something special in store with the dried Carolina Reaper chiles I had tucked away from last season’s harvest. I’ve used Carolina Reaper chiles a few times now, and each of my previous experiments (including Sweet & Spicy Reaper Smoked Turkey Breast) were most definitely on the conservative side of spicy. I wasn’t sure just how spicy these little fire nuggets were. I let that fear get the best...

With a pantry full of spices, why buy a ready-made steak seasoning? Try this recipe if you're looking for a DIY version that kicks steak sauce to the curb. 0

Williams Steak Seasoning {DIY with Fresh Spices}

I admit it. I love A1 sauce… And for some reason, Rob always gives me a hard time about using steak sauce. I guess the steak seasoning in this house needs to get a little more creative than salt + pepper. Enter me and my pantry full of spices. I do not have a spice rack. I have a spice section. It includes 2 shelves, 16 magnetic jars affixed to the back of my pantry door on silver trays, and a wooden board full of decorative jars containing this and that. With that much kitchen real estate dedicated to my herbs and...

My signature seasoning blend is perfect for poultry, potatoes and vegetables—but I also use it for salmon, pork and casseroles. You'll love the savory flavor of this all-purpose seasoning! 0

Williams House Seasoning {All-Purpose Seasoned Salt}

Everyone needs a go-to house seasoning blend—something you can put on anything and everything to add some quick flavor and a special touch to basic meals. Growing up, I remember my dad reaching for Lawry’s Seasoned Salt a lot. I also remember it turning canned green beans into a much more flavorful vegetable I actually liked to eat. Lawry’s adds a simplistic flavor, but some flavor is better than none! I’ve used it many times as a base, adding other seasonings on top of it to spruce it up. Even though the ingredient list is pretty ambiguous (i.e. “salt, spices.” Yeah,...

Sweet & Spicy Reaper Smoked Turkey Breast gets its heat from dried Ed's Carolina Reaper chile peppers. It's a fantastic fiery treat for your holiday feasts. 0

Sweet & Spicy Reaper Smoked Turkey Breast

I got in trouble with my brother-in-law a couple months ago. The first time I made something delicious with my garden-grown Carolina Reaper chile peppers, I didn’t invite him. So, I needed to redeem myself. A smoked turkey breast at Thanksgiving might do the trick, I thought. I was correct. In my defense, I hesitated to share my first creation (chicken wings) due to the outrageous heat level of these chiles. Ed’s Carolina Reaper packs the hottest punch of all chiles in the world. We’ve grown ghost chiles, and these things can be lethal. I just didn’t know how the wings would turn out,...

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread is a flavorful accompaniment for meals or a great addition to a spread of small plates—and is done in 5 minutes! 0

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread

Quick is a kitchen virtue, especially when you have life conditions such as children or a full time job. Recipes like Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread are indeed virtuous. We love to have toasted garlic bread with meals like spaghetti or lasagna. Until I started using MealBoard and added the garlic bread as an ingredient in my recipe file, I would constantly forget to pick up the garlic bread. Seriously, like every time. I had to develop a last-minute method to remedy my mistake, so I would put together a garlicky butter spread that I’d put on slices of sandwich bread...

Caramel Pear Martini for Fall 0

Caramel Pear Martini for Fall | A Seasonal Aperitif

Recently I made a pretty dish-y addition to my in home bar, as I mentioned in my apple cider cocktail article last week. I found this amazing caramel flavored vodka from Stoli, and I’ve spent a good week obsessing over ways I can use it. Plus, I’m all in the Fall mode now and I want to get the most out of the favorite flavors and ideas for Fall. I even said I was going to do it last week. Using my new caramel vodka, I have created a great martini for Fall to add to my cocktail lineup. The fruits of...

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Simple Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Make your own delicious taco seasoning mix from scratch. I use a taco seasoning mix at least a few times per month for various recipes. Of course, this versatile seasoning blend comes in handy for its namesake; tacos. I also use it for just about anything I want to give a southwest flair, like fajita meat, nacho toppings, enchiladas, rice, stewed or baked beans, southwest ranch dressing, soup, you name it! In my early cooking days, I would purchase one of those handy taco seasoning mix pouches each time I planned to make tacos. Now, at about $2 a pop,...

Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix Recipe 0

Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix

Make your own dry ranch dressing seasoning mix. Ranch dressing is delicious. I have always loved it. But ranch dressing is a common offender on the high-calorie suspect list, and it is often one of the first “favorites” to get dropped in calorie cutting sprees. I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to take back your favorite by making your own dry ranch dressing seasoning mix. I make my own dressings because I love the fresh taste of them. For me, it’s essential to have an authentic ranch dressing for salads, chicken wings, veggie platters, and the like. The...

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Basic Spice Rack Must-Haves

One of my favorite display items in my kitchen is my spice collection. I like to display whole spices in jars and bottles of all sorts. I remember getting my first spice rack back in college, and it came pre-loaded with a ton of spices that I didn’t know how to use. My first spice rack, which I bought largely to make my kitchen look inhabited, became an inspiration to me to learn to cook from scratch. If you are just starting out with aspirations to use your own spices, let me give you a few tips about basic spice...

Make your own flavoring extracts with whole spices like cloves 0

How to Make Your Own Flavoring Extracts

Have you ever thought about making your own flavoring extracts? Sometimes, DIY projects are intimidating. I assure you that making your own flavoring extract is one of the simplest, most fool-proof projects that you should try. Let’s take a look at the why, what, and how of making your own, as well as the uses for your new creations. Reasons for making your own flavoring extracts The reason that I got into making my own flavoring extracts what pretty cut and dry: to save money. I don’t know if frugal is quite the right term for me, but I will...