Pizza Spice and Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza Spice

3 T. basil
2 T. oregano
1-1/2 T. garlic salt
1 T. onion powder
1 T. cilantro
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper

Store in a glass jar.  (I keep mine in an empty chicken bouillon cubes jar.)

To use:  2 T. spice mix added to 8 oz. tomato sauce.

Pizza Dough Recipe for Bread Machine

1 c. water
1 T. oil
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 T. dry milk
2 heaping t. pizza spice mix
1-1/4 c. white flour
1 c. wheat flour
1 t. yeast

Add all to bread machine and place on pizza dough cycle.
When the cycle is finished, let it set for 90 minutes.
Spread in pizza pan.  Top with pizza fixings.
Bake 450 degrees for at least 15 minutes.


Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Here’s what I actually use for mine:

Taco Mix

1/3 c. minced onion
2 T. Dried minced garlic
1/4 c. chili powder
1 T. Cumin
1 T. coriander
1 T. paprika
4 t. sugar
3 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1/4 t. white pepper
1/2 t. red pepper
2 T. cornstarch

Mix well.  Store in glass jar.
2 T. = 1 package

To use:
2 T. mix
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 c. water


Taco Seasoning Mix


2 teaspoons instant minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper
1/2 teaspoon instant minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix all ingredients together well. Store in tightly sealed bag or container. TO MAKE TACO FILLING: Brown 1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess fat. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning Mix. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes filling for 8 to 10 tacos.
Yield: About 2 tablespoons mix, equal to 1 average package. (This recipe multiplies well, but should be used within 6 months.)

Homemade Taco Seasoning

• 1 cup dried minced onion
• 1/3 cup chili powder
• 2 tablespoons cumin
• 4 teaspoons crushed red pepper
• 1 tablespoon oregano
• 4 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons onion powder
Combine all ingredients and store in a cool, dry place. To use, a general guideline is 1 tablespoon for every pound of ground meat; adjust to your family’s taste.