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Spiked or virgin, this fall drink will warm your spirits.

This recipe will be your new favorite dessert dip. Eat with fresh fruits, cookies, cake and more. It's easy to make within five minutes.Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Add some fall flavors to your breakfast table with this recipe. This spread recipe is made of canned pumpkin, whipped cream cheese and chopped pecans. Best to eat on a bagel, fruit slices, muffins and more.Recipe courtesy of McCormick

This is one of the ‘bucks’ most popular drink offerings. The recent “there’s no pumpkin in my latte” controversy was short lived, and fans flocked for a gulp of the fall-friendly PSL as early as August. Make your own at home with some pumpkin pie spice and fortified pumpkin simple syrup that will last in the fridge for three weeks.

This simple tiramisu recipe enables you to enjoy pumpkin spice, coffee, and dessert — all at once.This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.

Make your regular warm, winter bowl of oatmeal even tastier and cozier by infusing it with those delicious pumpkin spice flavors.This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.

This loaf recipe will become your new pumpkin spice dessert. Canned pumpkin with pumpkin pie spice, pecans and orange juice are baked into these delicious bread loaf. Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Spice things up this barbecue season with adding masalas to your chicken recipe! The yogurt and turmeric result in a tender, succulent chicken and the yogurt in particular balances the spices in this dish.Need inspiration for what other seasonings to add to your grilled chicken? Click here to see our Best Grilled Chicken Recipes.

A delicious waffle recipe featuring Almond Breeze milk.

The bourbon is this drink doesn’t necessarily make it healthy, but the sugar-free hot chocolate in the recipe makes it healthier than most. Swap out your average cup of cocoa for this sugar-free and spicy hot chocolate recipe.This recipe is courtesy of Jim Beam.

Decadent and flavorful, this easy dessert recipe is the perfect finishing point to your Thanksgiving dinner.


Za’atar Spice Blend

I’m having a moment with za’atar, a classic Middle Eastern seasoning. Za’atar is a unique blend of herbal, earthy, savory, tangy and salty flavors.

Za’atar has been enjoyed for centuries on the other side of the world, yet it has gained popularity in the U.S. over the past five years or so. To be honest, I didn’t understand the fuss when I sampled a za’atar blend from Trader Joe’s several years ago. But then…

Everything changed when za’atar landed on our table at Shaya in New Orleans. They simply mixed their house blend of za’atar with olive oil and served it with crusty bread, for dipping. I fell in love with za’atar that night, and couldn’t stop going back for more.

This recipe is my best attempt at recreating the flavors in Shaya’s recipe, and I think it’s pretty close. Za’atar is versatile and complements many savory meals—you’ll find all of my suggestions below.


Most Delicious Homemade Shawarma Seasoning

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Make a big batch of homemade shawarma seasoning and use it to season all sorts of stuff like chicken, beef, and roasted chickpeas! It tastes just like the store bought shawarma seasoning but way better!

Shawarma seasoning that will make your heart sing!

This one has been a long time coming. Not only are the two of us big shawarma fans, we’re also picky shawarma eaters. That means just any old thing won’t do. It has to be the best. So it took some tinkering on my part when I set out to make the best homemade shawarma seasoning. And friends, it’s here! This is seriously amazing stuff.

What I love most about homemade seasonings is that you’re in the drivers seat, you have full control. And that control comes into play most when it comes to the amount of sodium in your seasonings. Stating the obvious here but store-bought seasonings are loaded with salt and/or sugar. But not our homemade version.

I’ve modeled this shawarma seasoning off of one that we absolutely love and I have to say, it’s pretty close to perfect!

Homemade shawarma seasoning in large batches isn’t difficult to make. You just grab fresh spices, combine them in a bowl and that’s it. With this recipe you’ll make enough seasoning for 21-23 lbs of meat. So it’ll certainly last you a while if you make the entire batch. Which, we go through easily in about 6 months. Have I mentioned we love shawrmas, because now would probably be a good time to do so.

Sometimes i’ll make a batch and split it with my mom and sis. I’ve mentioned this before but the little sister lives away from home and isn’t big on cooking. She’s always looking for easy things to meal prep so i’ll pass along homemade seasonings like this so she can meal prep stuff for the week. This shawarma seasoning is perfect to marinate chicken with. Just grill it up outdoors or on a grill pan and serve it with a big shirazi or greek salad and voila! Lunch in a flash.

I know it may seem like a lot of individual spices but if you’re passionate about your shawarmas, this is definitely a must try!

One last thing – when you want to prep the shawarma meat, combine 1 tablespoon of this seasoning with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and a little salt and let the chicken marinade for 10-20 minutes. For beef shawarmas like this bowl, let marinate for 1 hour or up to 24 hours. The flavors just really absorb right into the steak and it’s melt-in-your-mouth good.


My favorite thing about seasoning mixes is that they are just a seasoning blend with spices that you probably already have in your pantry. Also, you might already have everything you need to make this easy seasoning mix.

Once I realized that it was made of ingredients that I already had, I knew there was no reason why I wouldn’t be able to make my own. Here is what you need to create this easy blackened seasoning recipe.

  • Paprika or Smoked Paprika
  • Salt
  • Coarse Garlic Salt
  • Parsley
  • Onion Granules
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Oregano


Best Broccoli Seasoning Ever

Oh. My. Goodness. It is seriously good. Guess what the best part is… it is steamed in the microwave! Did you guys know you could do that? Have I been the only one missing out?

One of the reasons I don’t love veggies is because I typically don’t like frozen or canned veggies and I thought that fresh ones took too long. This discovery has opened up a whole new world of scrumptious vegetable options to me… and this broccoli seasoning… to DIE for. My husband made it up, and I made him make it three nights in a row. Then, I made him teach me. Once we knew it was solid, I measured everything out so that I could share it with all of you!


Before you make the Suya Spice

    with a mortar and pestle or put in a plastic bag and crush with a blunt object. Kuli Kuli usually comes in different shapes and sizes and this crushing makes it easy for you to measure it and blend it in the dry mill or coffee grinder. in a mortar or any other rough container till the skin separates from the seeds. You don't need to pound it. When done, put in a flat tray or plate, toss so that the flakes will move to one side then pick them out. Later, you can grind the seeds and use them in other Nigerian recipes.
  1. Break the African Negro Pepper into pieces and crush the stock cube.

Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

How do you make crispy breaded pork chops in a health-conscious way? Using an air fryer, of course! It will cut down on prep and cooking time as well as a substantial amount of calories and fat. Because the pork chop isn't fried in oil, it doesn't feel heavy and fatty like the one you're frying in pan.

Get our recipe for Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops.


Ingredients

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  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Marjoram

Make sure you get these herbs dried rather than ground. You can adjust the amounts called for, or add some extras like salt, garlic powder, onion powder, or dried sage.


FAJITAS SEASONING MIX

This is about some chili powder, a bit of cumin, paprika, salt and pepper, dash or two of garlic powder, and a good dose of oregano. All dried up and ready to be mixed into a jar.

I think what I’m trying to tell you is that this recipe is so simple, it’s almost funny. Go grab some spices and let’s git ‘er done!


How to Use Everything Seasoning

Jack and I love this seasoning mix on our homemade bagels (and just about everything else too)! Here are a few of our favorite ways to use it:

  • Sprinkle it over avocado toast.
  • Use it as a garnish for a dip like hummus or baba ganoush! Because these dips are both made with tahini and garlic, they taste fantastic with the nutty, garlicky flavor of this seasoning blend.
  • Top it onto roasted veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower! Take this combination to the next level by adding a drizzle of tahini sauce.
  • Spoon it over baked potatoes stuffed with cashew sour cream.
  • Toss it with roasted chickpeas or popcorn for a salty, crunchy snack.
  • Sprinkle it over your favorite type of eggs! I love it on my deviled eggs, soft or hard boiled eggs, and sunny side up eggs.

How do you like to use everything bagel seasoning? Let me know in the comments!