Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gift Idea Wednesdays: Spice It Up

I love spice blends. My favorite blend is Famous Dave's Steak and Burger seasoning (mentioned here). I looked at the back of this jar the other day and realized how many preservatives go into those seasoning blends. So, I am making my own.

These would make a great gift for friends, family or neighbors. It would be good to include in a gift basket, also. I made a grilling gift basket for my dad this past Father's Day and it actually included the Dave's seasoning. Now that I know how quick and easy it is to make my own, that is what I will be doing from now on.

Steak and Burger Spice Rub
Adapted from CDK Kitchen

3/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1/4 cup salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Toss it all in a bowl. Admire the pretty colors

Whisk it together.

You are done. Add it to your jars or whatever. I used half pint canning jars and it filled 5.

Oh, by the way, I made some printable labels for you.

5 minutes of work and now I have gifts for 5 neighbors or friends :)

Oops! Forgot to tell you: Only 66 days until Christmas!!


Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

These would make fab Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower from Look What I Made. Vicky from

Unknown said...

Very creative. Like it!! Hope you'll join me too at

The Cheese Thief said...

I love the idea. My friends mom showed me an indian spice recipe that can make this with.

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Kelley @ said...

Renee - I love this idea! Im going to make it for our guys for Christmas. Would you be willing to feature this on my 10 Christmas gifts under $10 series? I would love to have it!