I love making homemade seasoning mixes! It never dawned on me until a couple of years ago that it is so much cheaper and simpler just to make them from scratch at home! One of my favorite “go to” seasonings is Paula Deen House Seasoning.
I have been watching Paula Deen on Food Network forever. She is my absolute favorite cook on the show, and SHE is the one that taught me how to make delicious meals for my family.
I would watch her show, fall in love with what she was making, and then go right to my kitchen and do my best to imitate what she did. In fact, I recently made her Candy Snack Cake and it is AWESOME.
Her recipes to me are just so USER friendly, even for a newbie like me. Like the time I saw her make Puff Pastry Burgers. They looked SO hard to make, but after watching her do it, I thought — hey I can do this! So I got in the kitchen and you know what? I made them and the family raved about them.
Those burgers go great with a side of Paula Deen Grilled Potatoes. These potatoes just get sliced and placed on the grill and you have a crusty outside with a baked potato feel in the center.
For dessert, you can always make a Paula Deen Chocolate Sheet Cake (see I told you I have made a ton of her recipes). They are just so darn easy and so amazingly delicious!
I think my favorite of her recipes that I have made is this Herb Crusted Pork Loin (which I am making tonight) and will be using THIS house seasoning on as well. I’ll be serving these with my homemade Whoopie Pies (which of course I learned to make from Paula, but she calls them Two Brothers Chocolate Gobs thanks to her boys.
Here’s the recipe for this super easy house seasoning. It tastes great on everything — so be sure to make up a batch and keep it in your pantry.
- 1 cup of kosher salt
- ¼ cup garlic powder
- ¼ cup black pepper
- Just mix all these items together and sprinkle on whatever you want! I have used it on my meats, potatoes, popcorn, nachos, salsa--everything tastes good using this seasoning!
Which one of the recipes above would be YOUR favorite Paula Deen recipe?