Chili powder is a blend of seasonings, not just a spice on it's own. I like to make my own blends of things, such as chili powder blends, rubs, and anything else I find that I can do at home. Cooking is very personal, right down to the basics, and whenever possible, I try to come up with things that go in that category. This recipe makes 1/2 cup. It doubles, triples quite well.