“For those of us who have been told to cut back on salt, this all-around handy blend can give herbal zest to any meal,” shares Lorna Wall in Ottawa, Canada. Or put in decorative shakers and use as thoughtful holiday stocking stuffers!
Give this versatile mix in a decorative jar with instructions for making dip or dressing. Then tuck it into a gift basket along with a pretty serving bowl and snack crackers or chips. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
You'll be surprised how fast and delicious this recipe from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen can be. By combining spices already in your spice rack, you'll create a traditional taco seasoning without a trip to the grocery store.
“I developed this recipe to give as a Christmas present to family and friends. I package it in fun cups from garage sales and wrap them in bright cellophane bags, along with an easy chili recipe. Now, I'm filling requests all year!” Caroline Munoz - Austin, Minnesota
I always keep this mixture on hand; it’s good on anything, especially grilled pork, chicken and vegetables. Kenneth has developed a taste for heat, and this does supply some.—Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
This spice mix goes together in a twinkling and makes a great little gift to include with holiday greetings for neighbors and coworkers. They can mix it into chili and scrambled eggs, use it to season tacos and burritos, or add zip to a can of refried beans. —Tammy Rose, Danville, Arkansas