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Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle Recipe

Homemade Popsicles are all the rage in food circles this year. They blow those plastic tubes of neon colored sugar water Popsicles out of the water! I officially declare 2011 The Summer of the Popsicle. It's a nice follow up to 2010 The Summer of the S'more. My family discovered frozen fruit bars last summer. I felt better about serving a snack that is fruit and juice. It became spendy because a box of frozen fruit bars never lasted more than a few days after I brought it home from the store. Lo and behold, the winter holidays dropped a family gift of a set of  BPA free plastic Popsicle molds similar to these down our chimney. Thanks, Santa me! ( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience. ) Last week Mother Nature turned off the cold and turned up the heat to full blast. Ahhhh, a nice homemade frozen fruit bar would be refreshing in this weather.     Save this homemade popsicle recipe to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friend

The Best Ever Seasoned Salt Recipe!

It wasn’t hard to figure out that the secret to my favorite local Greek restaurants amazing French fries is that they salt the fries with seasoned salt instead of regular. So good!

Naturally I started keeping a bottle seasoned salt in my kitchen and used it to make baked French fries. Seasoned salt quickly became one of my favorite ways to flavor grilled and sautéed fish, burgers, and in recipes when I got stuck for a seasoning idea.

Until I read the ingredient label on a bottle of seasoned salt and found it loaded with an obscene amount of salt and MSG, depending upon the brand. Fortunately, with a bit of experimenting, I made a seasoned salt recipe with less salt in it that store bought, tastes just like Lowry’s Seasoned Salt (my favorite brand,) and is a whole heck of a lot cheaper to make.

Seasoning Salt Recipe


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This DIY seasoned salt looks like it has a lot of salt in it. I’ve tried making it with less salt and sugar but it did not bring out the flavor as the original amount.

I don’t typically use onion and garlic powder in cooking because I like the taste of fresh better. I keep them around for this recipe. Sometimes but them on popcorn to kick the flavor up a notch.

Thoroughly mix together in a bowl the following spices:

1 Tablespoon of paprika – Do yourself a HUGE favor and walk right past that cheap and flavorless red powder labeled paprika. I recommend using Smoked Paprika (learn more about it here.) Smoked paprika is a little more expensive but so much more flavorful than regular paprika it is worth it!

1 1/2 Tablespoons of celery salt – not celery seed

1 1/2 Teaspoons of onion powder

1 Teaspoon of garlic powder

1 Teaspoon of turmeric powder

1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne pepper

1 1/2 Teaspoons of corn starch – to prevent the mixture from caking. You can leave it out if you want to make gluten free seasoned salt

3 1/2 Teaspoons of sugar

1/3 Cup of salt


I store my homemade seasoned salt recipe in an old spice jar in my pantry.

It doesn’t last very long in the cupboard. It is the absolute best and tastiest seasoning  salt in the whole, wide world!

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Comments

Lisa I like your recipe and will be making it soon. Please stop by my blog at Me and My Captain and see how I featured your post on our link party Celebrate Your Story.
Kari @ Me and My Captain.
Sorry, it will post at 8 pm on Monday
Frugal Hausfrau said…
I love making my own spice blends - and as you said, so much better for you! Great post & Thanks for linking up to us at Fiesta Friday!

Mollie
Teresa B said…
Oh, this sounds so good. I'm going to try it for sure.
Thank you for sharing the instructions at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.
Roksa said…
Great artilce, loves that ;)
I'm so excited for this recipe and can't wait to give it a try - Pinned
There is not supposed to be any gluten in cornstarch anyway. Love your recipe---I'll try it! Thanks for sharing.
Lisa Lynn said…
Great idea! I make my own garlic salt, but I need to try this! Thanks for sharing this on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!