Seasonings, Uncategorized

Homemade Cajun Seasoning


I really don’t like super spicy Cajun seasoning. I usually try not to add a ton of cayenne because of that. Usually I add half of what my recipe calls for. I did add the original amount in the recipe text.

I encourage you to try this recipe on the recipe I’m posting tomorrow. It’s so good. I was looking forward to cooking this dish. It’s literally a quick, fast, one pot meal. I have found that the nice thing about this recipe is it’s versatile. You can use it in recipes, or you can just sprinkle it on some chicken and bake.

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano

1 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Mix all together. Use as desired.

Seasonings, Uncategorized

Burger, fries, and a shake…


I hate buying prepackaged anything. I prefer to make my own.   It just tastes better and I feel accomplished in the end. A few years ago, my little boy fell in love with Steak and Shake.  I’ve been on the hunt for a recipe that tastes similar to their seasoning, but I’ve yet to find that. I did find this one though. I really like this recipe, but only in small amounts, otherwise it tends to be kind of strong.

1/4 cup salt

2 tablespoons paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1/2 tablespoon cumin

1/2 tablespoon pepper

1/2 tablespoon dried basil

1.2 tablespoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon chili powder

1.2 teaspoon celery salt

Mix all together. Blend in ground beef, or shake onto hot fries, or roasted potatoes. Store in an air tight container.