This is a combination of two recipes. One from about.com/Southern Food and the other from the Spice House, said to found in a cooking magazine from the 1970's. :) You can easily cut this recipe in half or even quarter it if you like. I usually use larger amount of spices for more flavor. To give this seasoning a little kick, add 1-3 tsp. ground red chili peppers(or ground red pepper flakes).