I store all of my dried herbs and spices in 8 oz mason jars. Once I had them organized (I will post about that soon!), I was looking for a spice grinder to purchase for some of the blends I was putting together. That’s when I came across this helpful tip.

“Did you know that many, if not most, blenders can be used with a standard mason jar, or wide-mouthed mason jar?”

Tip: Blender and Mason Jar (Go there for pictures!)

I tried it out right away and it works perfectly with my Oster blender and an 8 oz regular mouth Ball canning jar. Not only is this easy and ideal for me (since I already store my seasonings in the jars) but it also saved me money. I’m so glad I found this tip!

Note: It works best if the jar is at least 1/4 full.

What’s in my spice drawer?

I prefer to know what’s in my food, so making my own spice mixes is ideal … and fun!

This is one of my absolute favorites. I go through a ton of it.

Homemade Italian Seasoning:

  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano [I'm not an oregano fan, so I use 1 1/2 to 2 T]
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine everything and then crush it a bit with the back of a spoon.

Homemade Italian Seasoning

What’s in my spice drawer?

I prefer to know what’s in my food, so making my own spice mixes is ideal … and fun!

This seasoning mix is SO unique and delicous. The flavor combination is wonderful.

Homemade Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning:

  • 2 T ground coriander
  • 1 T ground fennel
  • 1 T dried oregano (use any Mediterranean oregano like Greek Oregano or Turkish oregano, but not Mexican oregano for this.)
  • 1 T Aleppo Pepper¬†(or use a smaller amount of cayenne pepper)
  • 2 T kosher salt [I use much less!]

Combine everything and grind into a powder.

Use 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix per sweet potato.

Homemade Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning

What’s in my spice drawer?

I prefer to know what’s in my food, so making my own spice mixes is ideal … and fun!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons salt [NO! I use 1/2 teaspoon]
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

What’s in my spice drawer?

I prefer to know what’s in my food, so making my own spice mixes is ideal … and fun!

Homemade Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Homemade Taco Seasoning

What’s in my spice drawer?

I prefer to know what’s in my food, so making my own spice mixes is ideal … and fun!

Homemade Poultry Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

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I love having this on-hand in the freezer.

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