Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This is my 500TH post. I don't believe it. Seems like only yesterday I decided to start blogging. You know, Time passes, but sometimes it beats the shit out of you as it goes!


I have started a Monthly Giveaway. I will be drawing names from
followers that comment. The drawings will be on the 1st of each month!

Sending a bunch of Prim Dried Carrots with some Dried Grass to a lucky FOLLOWER that has commented during February!
These will be perfect for your Spring Decor. Remember each new posting you comment on, will be another chance for you to win the Prim Dried Carrots & Dried Grass


Combine the following in a blender or coffee mill until fine powder

1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon sage
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons minced parsley
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons onion salt
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
1 package Lipton tomato cup-a-soup mix

Combine all ingredients and seal in ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar) or spice jar.
Add 1 oz. mix to cup of flour for coating chicken



1 Broiler fryer – cut up
3 C. Water
1 Tbs of salt
1 ounce of seasoning mix
1 C. Flour


Cover chicken with mixture of water and salt. Chill in bowl for least 1 hour.

Mix flour and seasonings well.

Remove chicken from water, and dip it into the flour mixture coat well. Place coated pieces on a plate for 5 minutes.

Melt enough shortening or salad oil to make 1 inch depth in a large skillet. Heat to 375 degrees. Fry chicken pieces turning once, every 5 minutes, be sure to cook chicken until done. Lift chicken out and drain on paper towels. You can keep the chicken warm in the oven by placing it in the oven, and serve when all pieces are finished cooking.


This is a delicious all-purpose dry seasoning that is good in spaghetti sauce, chicken and dumplings, in pasta salads, or sprinkled on fresh, ripe sliced tomatoes. It also makes a good Italian Salad Dressing for salads or marinade. Omit salt if you like.

1 Tbs.. Garlic salt
1 Tbs.. Onion Powder
1 Tbs.. Sugar
2 Tbs.. Oregano
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. basil
1 Tbs.. parsley
1/4 tsp. celery salt
2 Tbs.. salt

For dressing, mix 1/4 cup of cider vinegar, 2/3 cup of oil, 2 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of dry mix.


This is a copycat version of the classic Mrs Dash seasoning mix which is excellent for chicken or as a seasoning for stews I hope you enjoy this classic American version of: Mrs Dash Seasoning.


1/4 cup crushed dried minced onion flakes
4 teaspoons crushed dried vegetable flakes (Schilling)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried orange peel
2 teaspoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried savory
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon kool-aid unsweetened lemonade mix
1 dash crushed dried rosemary


Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
As you stir, crush the leafy spices for a finer blend.

Store the spice blend in a covered container or a sealed shaker bottle.
Makes about 2/3 cup.


3/4 c. minced onion
1/3 c. beef bouillon granules
4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed celery seed
1/4 tsp sugar

Combine all ingredients and seal in ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar).
About 5 tablespoons of mix are equal to 1 1¼-ounce package.
To make onion dip: Mix 5 tablespoons with one pint of sour cream.


Linda ★ Parker's General said...

We tried the salmon patties and they were awesome. I even sent that recipe to my son because he is the family cook and he loves salmon patties. Kudos to you on the recipe.
Gonna try the KFC recipe next! :)

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, these all sound good, but I would have to go out and buy almost all of the spices! LOL

Bear Hugs~Karen

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing. I love KFC. Will definitely have to try this one. Have a good day.

Jody said...

Wonderful recipes! Thanks for sharing. Love the KFC one especially..:)

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh my goodness! You've got the Colonel Sanders secret recipe.LoL..Congrats on 500 post! Warm Blessings!~Amy

jderouin55 said...

I'm with Karen I would have to buy alot of spices. If a bunch of people made the mrs dash it wouldn't be so bad

jderouin55 said...

I'm with Karen I would have to buy alot of spices. If a bunch of people made the mrs dash it wouldn't be so bad

Pokey said...

I'm excited to try these, Sue. Mrs. Dash is a mainstay at my house, as is Lipton Onion soup mix. And the KFC makes me sick with it's grease, so how cool that I could try their spices with a lighter preparation, all so yummy!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for posting the recipes. I know that hub's would love the KFC..I guess I had better make a little trip to the bulk barn for spices first though!


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Thanks for sharing. I will have to try the KFC one and the lipton onion soup mix one....Congrats on your 500th post!

Liz said...

Hi. I'm new to your blog, and am happy I found it! Just started looking around. I had a thought about the spices, and having to go buy all of them almost, to make the Mrs. Dash seasoning mix. Wouldn't it be fun to have a spice party?! Invite friends or family over, and have each one bring a bottle or two of the ingredients, and make up bottles of the Mrs. Dash. It would be a nice way to get together with friends or family, and everyone would get to take home some bottles of Mrs. Dash.