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Old 10-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Spice Blends

What are some of your favorite spice blends that come already mixed?

I received a Christmas present from my Sister last year of Penzy spices.I am a big fan now and they will be sent out as Christmas gifts this year by me.

I received this gift box
International Salt Free (4 Jar) - Penzeys Spices

and this one

Grill and Broil Mini Gift Box - Penzeys Spices

I have used them all year and thought of her many times.I have not been disappointed with any of them and will refill when enpty.One of my favorite presents!

I also Like "Spike" for chicken and pork.it reminds me of Indian spices but just a hint.Great on chicken and pork.

Spices - Spike Seasoning By Modern Products, 3 Oz, Item #122152

there was a recall recently on this spice so check it out if you have some and get a new jar.the stuff on the shelves should be fine from a supermarket by now.

I also Like McCormicks Grill Mates spices.
Montreal steak
Spicy montreal steak
Montreal Chicken
BBQ

I love those four.

Products | Grill Mates&reg | Master the Flame, Master the Flavor

I mix my own spices about half the time but the above are my "Go To" flavors.

What's in your cabinet?

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I have recently fallen for Penzy's, will be getting some of my own. It's nice to know they have salt-free.

The Grillmates! I get a huge Montreal steak, a regular size Spicy Montreal steak and 2 salt free Montreal Chicken and mix them all together for my steak/chicken seasoning.

For general spicing, I make my own Emeril's Essence with only 1/4th the salt.

Mrs. Dash, the original.
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I mix equal parts Montreal chicken and Montreal steak for a prime rib rub.

I am going to try Mrs. Dash now.
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I mix equal parts Montreal chicken and Montreal steak for a prime rib rub.

I am going to try Mrs. Dash now.
Do you eat dairy?

Mrs. Dash in cottage cheese, left in fridge so it can rehydrate the spices, is Divine!

I try to cut salt out of most foods, so i can salt to my taste. Once I'm done cooking, everyone else can have the salt shaker if they want more.
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I'll try that! I don't do cottage cheese plain.

I am with Nixon and like some ketchup in mine.(throwing double peace signs up now)
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I love Mrs. Dash Blends also, especially their Garlic and Herb.
For Penzey's spices: Their Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence are excellent (both are salt-free). I also like their Garam Masala (salt-free), and Country French Vinaigrette mix.

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Pappy's seasoning is pretty well known and I use it frequently.
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I love Mrs. Dash Blends also, especially their Garlic and Herb.
For Penzey's spices: Their Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence are excellent (both are salt-free). I also like their Garam Masala (salt-free), and Country French Vinaigrette mix.

Okay, I'm definitely going to Penzy's. I ran out of Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence and couldn't find them here. I bought them in Denver before.

I've never tried the other Mrs. Dash blends...I'll have to take a look.

Thanks for the insight on Penzy's. My new supervisor has Penzy's season salt in the office, it is quite tasty!
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Okay, I'm definitely going to Penzy's. I ran out of Fines Herbes and Herbes de Provence and couldn't find them here. I bought them in Denver before.

I've never tried the other Mrs. Dash blends...I'll have to take a look.

Thanks for the insight on Penzy's. My new supervisor has Penzy's season salt in the office, it is quite tasty!
Thanks for the recommendation of their Seasoned Salt - I'll have to check it out. Have you tried their Smoked Paprika? It's great!
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Thanks for the recommendation of their Seasoned Salt - I'll have to check it out. Have you tried their Smoked Paprika? It's great!
I got my smoked paprika from Costco...since it turns out I love it, I will be looking for other brands and giving them a try. No sense in ordering from Penzy's unless I have a full list.
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I got my smoked paprika from Costco...since it turns out I love it, I will be looking for other brands and giving them a try. No sense in ordering from Penzy's unless I have a full list.
Right on!
Hey, by the way, I add Mrs. Dash to cottage cheese also - I agree - it tastes great!
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Right on!
Hey, by the way, I add Mrs. Dash to cottage cheese also - I agree - it tastes great!
You don't want to know how long ago I discovered Mrs. Dash...and adding it to cottage cheese!
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You don't want to know how long ago I discovered Mrs. Dash...and adding it to cottage cheese!
Of course I want to know!!! How long?! I discovered Mrs. Dash spices eons ago, but only started using them in cottage cheese around a year ago.

Also, I found a great tip online about how to get lots of the salt out of the cottage cheese. (I've always found it too salty and also too wet - I used to buy pot cheese in NY and FL, which is much drier and has very little salt, but can't find it here in NC). Anyway, now I drain the cottage cheese through a mesh strainer. You do lose some volume, but it's worth it to me - it tastes so much better.
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Of course I want to know!!! How long?! I discovered Mrs. Dash spices eons ago, but only started using them in cottage cheese around a year ago.

Also, I found a great tip online about how to get lots of the salt out of the cottage cheese. (I've always found it too salty and also too wet - I used to buy pot cheese in NY and FL, which is much drier and has very little salt, but can't find it here in NC). Anyway, now I drain the cottage cheese through a mesh strainer. You do lose some volume, but it's worth it to me - it tastes so much better.
About 25 years ago! I found a recipe for a cottage cheese dip and it added season salt. I had the Mrs. Dash and made a second dip with it. Anyway, it was the first year Mrs. Dash hit the market.
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Lowrey's Seasoned Salt. Cheap versions just don't have that right mix. I like it for my sauted summer squash with onions, pimentos and garlic.
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I like make my own blend I use garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parsley. It is good on anything chicken, potatoes, steak and pasta are my favorite.
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Speaking of seasonings...
I'm having some trouble finding smoked salt locally. I've checked my local Vons and Ralphs and Albertsons. I guess I'll order some online. They've also stopped selling Pappy's Choice Original Seasoning at stores around here, so I have to order that on the net too.
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I like Pappy's reduced salt the best.50% less salt.
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My two grocery store favorites are Lawry's and Cavendar's Greek seasoning. I do an annual foray to Madison (or, if that isn't possible, to the catalog!) for Penzey's and always try something new. My latest "finds" with them have been for salads: Sicilian salad blend, green goddess, and creamy peppercorn. The latter two I mix with mayo and either buttermilk or yogurt, the Sicilian I just shake on a salad made with olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice -- or, it is really good on pasta that's been tossed with some olive oil.
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