Paula Deen's House Seasoning Mix

"Absolutely heavenly seasoning mix! I use it on everything. Amazing flavor!"
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  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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  1. I have a very old bottle from Paula Deens House Seasoning that I purchased many years ago before she got as famous as she is now (the bottle has a picture of her face on it, and was distributed by Quality Food Brands inc, Monroe Michigan ). I used it all up, but I kept the bottle. The ingredients listed in order are: "sea salt, granulated garlic, black pepper, granulated onion, ground cumin, and other spices". I have used the recipe listed on this site and included equal amounts of garlic powder and onion powder. In my experience the cumin should be limited to just a big table spoon full or it will dominate the seasoning too much. This is very close to the taste of what I remember from the commercial spice mix.
  2. I ended up making FOUR TIMES the amount of this recipe just now. Thank goodness I like it! I think I'll be giving some of this away this weekend. A note to self and other chefs: pay close attention to what you are doing while making things like this. I ended up adding the garlic I measured out into my container of pepper rather than the container I was using to store this recipe. UGH! I used the Penzey's Flaked Kosher Salt but only had McCormick Pepper and Garlic Powder. I can't wait to try it with all Penzey's spices!
  3. This is a pretty common mix. Paula was smart enough to market it but also gives the recipe away and I admire her for that. Between this and my hickory salt, I'm good to go with almost any recipe.
  4. I have loved using this mix for years, it has great flavor. I have added onion powder to it (like a scant 1/4 cup) because my famly likes the flavor of onions.
  5. I have been making this mix for at least 10 years. However, it was too salty so I reduced the salt by 1/2 and added onion powder. Works great on everything including popcorn.


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