Christmas in July – Homemade Taco Seasoning

For my second gift idea this week, I went with a simple gift. Remember those crockpot chicken tacos I made last summer? With the homemade taco seasoning? Hubby and I love that taco seasoning. We use it anywhere you would normally use a packet of store-bought taco seasoning. We love it so much we thought it would be great to share with our family and friends.

So we mixed up a VERY large batch of the seasoning. I ordered some cute little jars and again put labels on them including instructions of how to make the taco seasoning when people ran out. I saved the label files if anyone is interested in them. Just shoot me an email.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yield: 2 1/2 Tbsp is equal to one packet from the store

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried onion flakes
3/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp black pepper

Directions:

Mix it all together! The mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to a year!

Recipe from Sweet Life Kitchen

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15 Responses to “Homemade Marshmallows”

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    SimplySweeter — October 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Yum! These look FABULOUS!!

    http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I’m so curious to see what homemade marshmallows taste like! They look pretty awesome in the pictures!

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    Kris @ everywhereorange.com — October 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    yum!!! i love homemade marshmallows!!! i like to chocolate dip 2 sides so they look like little ice cream sandwiches!

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    Eliana — October 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I wouldn’t even need chocolate and graham crackers to enjoy these. I could gobble them up all by their lonesome.

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    Elina — October 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Hmm, I would think they’re really tricky but it sounds like I was wrong. I’m not the biggest marshmallow fan but I have a feeling that homemade taste way better!

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    Rachel Cannon Humiston — October 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Marshmallows have been on my shortlist for a while now. You just pushed me over the edge. I can just see some dipped in chocolate or rolled in toasted coconut and packaged up for the holidays! Question – where do you find the gelatin in the supermarket? In the baking aisle?

    Rachel
    http://theavidappetite.com

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    Megan — October 5, 2010 at 12:08 am

    You can actually put the marshmallows in the fridge, and they will set up faster.

    I don’t like store-bought marshmallows (unless they’re toasted), but the homemade ones just have such an incredible texture… and I love that you can flavor them however you want. I used to make 5-spice marshmallows at Flour. I really want to make them at home.

    These look gorgeous! I might have to make some for hot chocolate season.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 5, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I
    WANT
    THESE
    NOW.

    Seriously. These look amazing!!

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    Cupcake Kelly — October 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    How many grams of gelatine are in each pack? I have a feeling different countries have different amounts…

    I had a great cassis marshmallow at an afternoon tea recently and thought they were really hard to make.

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    nutmegnanny — October 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I have yet to make homemade marshmallows….I need to get over that fear!

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    yipeiokyay — October 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Silly question…

    If I was making Rice Krispie Treats could I just mix the cereal in and then pour it all into a pan to set up?

    I just thought they might taste better with the homemade marshmallow.

    Thanks.

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    Jen — October 6, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Rachel – The gelatin is near the Jello in my super market. It’s up on the top shelf.

    Cupcake Kelly – My box of gelatin says 1 oz for 4 small envelopes. Does that help?

    yipeiokyay – Sounds like it could work. You might want to throw some butter in too? Alton Brown did say you can use them to make Rice Krispies treats during the episode, but he implied that you do it after they have set up.

    To everyone who has been afraid of making marshmallows – it’s seriously SO EASY. Do it!

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    Kara — October 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I love love love making marshmallows! You can flavor them, too, so try out different extracts and flavorigns in them for an extra kick. Peppermint ones with mini chocolate chips on top are AWESOME

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    Virginia — January 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Okay, even tho I read your blog often, this is the first recipe I’ve actually tried. I’ve been dying to do homemade ‘mallows because the stay-puff ones taste like the gas they use to puff them up. 🙁 Mine are drying now, so no report on how they came out yet, but I have to agree – except for my nervousness working with hot candy (legacy of a drop of hot caramel on a bare foot that left a mark for years) – these were super-easy.

    Question: my gelatin smelled kind of bad when it had sat in the water for a while, tho the smell seems to have gone away. Did this happen to you? Could my gelatin have been a little funky? (Can gelatin even go funky?). Thx!!

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    Jen — January 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Virginia – I do remember the gelatin having a weird smell that does go away. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. A friend told me that if you can’t wait the full 4-hours you can pop them in the fridge to speed up the process.

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