You can prepare soup, make dips and even season meats with this handy mix from June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "My grandchildren really enjoy it as a coating on oven-roasted potatoes," she says. "It's an inexpensive substitute for the envelopes you get at the store."
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.
This mix is not only good in spaghetti sauce, but is great in meatloaf, salad dressings, eggplant dishes, sauteed chicken or veal. I often give it as gifts in fancy jars during the holiday season.—Carol Wilson, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Our family is self-reliant and likes to make things from scratch—including spices and seasonings. The kids jostle for a turn to mix up Seasoned Salt. It's a favorite sprinkled on our sliced homegrown tomatoes.
"This low-sodium blend can spice up just about anything," writes Lesley Tragesser of Charleston, Missouri. Try sprinkling the mild mix of onion powder, garlic powder and thyme on seafood, chicken and even steak. If you'd like a little more zip, add some cayenne pepper
This flavorful herb mix for rice is a great recipe to mix ahead as a side with baked chicken or pork chops. Just increase or decrease the amount for the servings needed. —Arlene Haupt, Madison, Wisconsin