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Try these homemade seasoning blends! They’re fast and easy to make, all natural, and have incredible flavor—loads better than store bought.

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Did you know you can mix up your own homemade seasoning blends? They’re fast, easy to make, and taste so much better than store-bought versions. Even better: it’s a fun project! They make for great homemade gifts: perfect as housewarming gifts or for holidays.

Once Alex and I started making DIY seasoning blends: we didn’t look back! There are so many tasty spice blends: taco, fajita, Cajun, Italian, Greek (a favorite), and even ranch seasoning for dressing and dip! Ready to mix?

And now…the best homemade seasoning blends!

How long to store homemade seasoning mixes

You can store your homemade seasoning blends in an airtight container for 6 months to 1 year. Of course, they’re best when they’re the freshest. Spices generally last in a cool, dry place for 8 months to 1 year. You can use this spice blend to add new life to spices that you’ve had for a while.

Best jars for spices

How to store your seasoning blends once you make them? Get some reusable jars with screw on tops. Here are best jars for spices that we’ve found! They have nice wide tops so your measuring spoons can fit in easily. We use the 4-ounce containers in our spice cabinet.

Need spice organization tips? If your spice cabinet is always overcrowded (like ours!), go to How to Organize Your Spices…the Minimalist Way. You can see our spice jars in action.

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Seafood seasoning

Best Seasoning Blends (All Purpose Blend & More!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 tablespoons 1x


Here’s the very best seasoning blend you can sprinkle on anything! This homemade mix is easy to make and takes fish, chicken, and vegetables to new heights.


  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika or sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice


  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to an airtight container or jar. Store for 6 months to 1 year in a cool, dry place.
  • Category: Seasoning
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

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Last updated: September 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Nitin Pande says:

    Thanks For This Information

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks so much for all the great recipes you provide. Going to have to try the interesting spice blends soon! Much prefer them without additional weird ingredients that one would find in the stores….

  3. Sara Green says:

    Hello! Could you please do a recipe for fried rice seasoning?? Thank you!

  4. Judy Faye Shea says:

    Love these spices

  5. Marcelle Spano says:

    Thank you! Spices are the best.

  6. Michel Cormier says:

    I just wanted to say a big Thank You for those spice blends which I will use
    a lot.