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italian essentials: aunt josephine’s seasoning mix

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I will admit, it is unquestionably easier to just buy this stuff at the store, and if you have a favorite Italian seasoning mix that you enjoy, then stick to what you like. This dry spice has the usual ingredients with a few additions that my Aunt Josephine used to add, and to me it made all the difference. As with all homemade spices, you can play a bit with the recipe to get exactly the flavors you are looking for. I never got around to getting the “exact” proportions from my aunt, but I think this is rather close. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For italian essentials: aunt josephine’s seasoning mix

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dried greek oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp
    dehydrated onions, crushed to a powder
  • 1 tsp
    dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried savory
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery seed

How To Make italian essentials: aunt josephine’s seasoning mix

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    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all the ingredients together in an air-tight glass container.
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    Chef’s Note: Since this spice mix includes parmesan cheese, it is best to store in the fridge.
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    Use in any situation that calls for Italian seasoning. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.