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Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

The best homemade spicy or mild Cajun seasoning recipe - Simple & easy spice mixes. Great for chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, or almost any meat.

I like spicy foods, and I always have. Southwest is my favorite, but this Cajun seasoning is a close second. It has tons of flavor without being overly hot and spicy – though you can make it as hot as you want by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes you add. Cajun seasoning is wonderful as a rub for meat – any meat from salmon to chicken to pork to beef. It’s also great mixed with breadcrumbs as a coating for chicken fingers or turkey cutlets or as a topping for a casserole. It can be mixed in with … Read more

Homemade Hot & Spicy BBQ Spice Rub

The best homemade hot & spicy BBQ recipe for pulled pork, ribs, roast, chicken, or other cuts of meat. Simple and easy recipe that's great for gifts and stores well. Could be used for any meat. Includes brown sugar.

This spice rub is so good because it’s so rich and flavorful. It is spicy, as the name states, but the heat isn’t overpowering as the recipe is written. What makes this rub so amazing is the variety of flavors that blend together; there’s no way around having a long list of ingredients. If you leave something out, you will miss it in the finished product, all except for the cayenne which is what makes this rub spicy. If you are feeding children or just don’t like much spice, you can leave it out or use much less than what … Read more

Homemade BBQ Spice Rub

The best homemade BBQ pork recipe for pulled pork, ribs, roast, or other cuts of meat. Simple and easy recipe that's great for gifts and stores well. Could be used for any meat including chicken. Includes brown sugar.

When I was gluten-free, we made most of our own spice blends and spice rubs because a lot of pre-made ones have gluten added (for reasons I do not understand). Now, I’m not gluten-free specifically, but we prefer the flavor of the homemade mixes and continue to make and use them. We do like a couple of spice mixes from The Pampered Chef (Italian Seasoning, Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend, and the Garlic & Peppercorn Rub), but for the rest of our mixes, it’s all homemade. This particular spice rub is perfect on almost all meat. If you can put it … Read more

Spicy Pierogies

Spicy pierogies with olive oil and spices - This simple and easy recipe starts with a box of frozen pierogies and takes just a few minutes toss with olive oil and spices. Topped with a bit of sour cream, they make a perfect side dish.

Print Recipe Spicy Pierogies Course Side Dish Servings Ingredients 1 box pierogies any flavor2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped2 cloves garlic pressed1 teaspoon paprika to taste1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste Course Side Dish Servings Ingredients 1 box pierogies any flavor2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped2 cloves garlic pressed1 teaspoon paprika to taste1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste Instructions Boil the pierogies according to package directions. Toss hot pierogies with olive oil, parsley, basil, and garlic. Sprinkle pierogies with paprika and cayenne pepper, to taste. Recipe Notes Share … Read more

Healthy Baked Falafels Recipe

I love this falafel recipe. We’ve been making them for over ten years. Our kids won’t eat them, but they are great for a date night. We also make them sometimes and nuke some chicken nuggets for the kids. If you make these, you absolutely must make the tzatziki sauce that goes with them. Having them without is like eating plain dry spaghetti noodles. Maybe you like dry spaghetti noodles, but I promise that they’re better with sauce. These are just like that. Print Recipe Healthy Falafels Recipe Course Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish Cuisine Mediterranean Servings Ingredients 16 oz … Read more

Zesty Horseradish Sauce

If you like Burger King’s Zesty Sauce, you are in for a treat! This recipe comes very close to the original with all of the creamy goodness you love including a burst of horseradish and the tang of a little ketchup and lemon juice. You have to give this a try with onion rings, french fries, and even on sandwiches! Print Recipe Zesty Horseradish Sauce This sauce is so good you can eat it with a spoon! The zip of horseradish is balanced out with just a hint of sweetness. You might want to double or triple it! Course Condiment, … Read more