Homemade Gift Ideas–Spice Blends

Homemade rubs and spice blends make a perfect gift for the special foodie in your life. I love receiving gifts like this from people who share my love of cooking. Here are 4 of my favorite spice blend recipes. The directions for all 4 are the same; measure out the spices, mix together, and store in a sealed container. Let’s get to it!

Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg


1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. cloves

Cajun Seasoning Blend

1 Tbsp. Cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1/2 Tbsp. salt

Pizza Seasoning Blend (source: Lil Luna. This blend is awesome.)

4 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp dried basil
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp thyme
1 Tbsp fennel
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp black pepper

Chicken Seasoning Blend

1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
1/8 tsp. red pepper
1/8 tsp. cumin

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