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
With its lemon and dill flavors, this side dish is ideal alongside any entree. "I've been making it for more than 10 years and my family still loves it," Linda Emery writes from her Tuckerman, Arkansas home. "Add cubes of leftover cooked chicken for a fast main course," she suggests.
Keep Sybil Brown's zippy jambalaya mix on hand, and a full-flavored meal is never far away. The Highland, California, cook adds shrimp, smoked sausage and a few other easy ingredients to the nicely seasoned rice mix to create a speedy skillet sensation.
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.
From Courtland, Minnesota, Florence Arbes gets a head start on a flavorful rice side dish with this mixture. With just five ingredients, it's simple to prepare and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
"My husband wouldn't eat green beans until I seasoned them with this simple blend," writes Susan Johnson of Arlington, Texas. "Now he asks for seconds," she adds. Try this mix with most any vegetable for a zippy side dish that's sure to please.
I use this rub on country-style ribs, pork chops and chicken. You'll likely have all of the seasonings on hand to make a batch, and if you don't use it all, it will keep for the next time.
-Rose Rainier, Sheridan Wyoming