Homemade spice mixes are the perfect last minute gift. They are very quick, inexpensive to make, and thoughtful. It is a kitchen item that we seem to just take for granted, especially in New Orleans, but it truly is a unique gift. Package a variety of spice mixes in glass bottles or jars, add a bottle of good olive oil, and you have a lovely foodie gift with minimal effort. Tiffa’s Seasoning Blend is the perfect recipe to help get  you started.


  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup garlic powder

  • 1 cup onion powder

  • 1/2 cup dried oregano leaves

  • 1/2 cup dried sweet basil

  • 1/4 cup dried thyme leaves

  • 1/4 cup black pepper

  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper

  • 1 1/4 cup sweet paprika

Tiffa's Seasoning Blend

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended well. Use as a general cooking seasoning.