Keep Sybil Brown's zippy jambalaya mix on hand and a full-flavored meal is never far away. The Highland, California cook add shrimp, smoked sausage and a few other easy ingredients to the nicely seasoned rice mix to create a speedy skillet sensation.
"This slightly sweet mustard is excellent when brushed over fish," Mitzi Sentiff writes from Annapolis, Maryland. "With just four ingredients, it's easy to mix up and use on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise."
“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!
This versatile seasoning will wake up the flavor in both meat and vegetables, guarantees Joan Hallford. "This zesty mix is so simple to make. I always have a jar on hand," she writes from North Richland Hills, Texas. "I especially like it because it's salt-free, yet it gives food a delicious perk."
This mild blend from Kayleen Nichols of Sterling, Virginia gives fish a lift but also adds interest to other meats and vegetables. "A neighbor whose husband was on a no-salt diet gave me this recipe over 20 years ago," Kayleen writes.
Our Test Kitchen came up with this good-for-you alternative to high-sodium packaged bread crumbs, using garlic powder and a handful of dried herbs. The crumbs make a savory topping for casseroles and a crispy coating for pork, chicken and fish.
This spicy seasoning adds warmth-in more ways than one!-to the holidays and all year-round. The versatile mix is as good on popcorn as it is on chicken or potato wedges. Try packaging it in pretty shakers.
These cakes are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside—a real treat! I like to serve them with hush puppies and coleslaw. I developed the recipe to put to good use all the catfish we catch at our lake cabin.—Jan Campbell, Purvis, Mississippi