Homemade All Purpose Seasoning and a SpiceStack Giveaway

Oh boy, oh boy!

I have a giveaway for you today.  I’m so excited because it FORCED me to clean out one of my cupboards, get it organized and I want to help you do that too.

Now I’m going to share some information with you today that I’m not real proud of.

As I was taking out ALL of my spices, I realized, I had three containers that I’m pretty sure I got as a bridal shower gift almost 21 years ago.  So, word to the wise, if your spices are older than your teenage children, it’s best to throw them out.  Don’t worry – they were WAY in the back so I haven’t used them since I moved into our home almost 9 years ago and doubtfuly used them before that.  But I can bet that I’ve bought new of these along the way.  I just didn’t know I had them because they were unseeable.  Is that a word?

Last spring when I was at the Housewares Show and I saw this product, I knew I was in dire need of it. 

The kind people at YouCopia sent me a Chef’s Edition SpiceStack that holds 30 normal sized spice jars to review and they want me to give one lucky reader one too.  If you don’t have 30 spices or prefer a smaller SpiceStack, the folks at YouCopia can ship a SpiceStack sized to your needs. How’s that for service?  They also have cool coffee pod holders if you are a coffee pod addict.  You should check it out.  Just look at how it organized that mess.  LOVE it!


Each spot in the SpiceStack can hold a normal sized container or two small containers.  I also think it would work really well for you cookie decorators/accent hoarders.  Put all of your sanding sugar and non-pariel jars in the Chef’s Edition (or two of them), have them in one place and organize according to color. Perfect!!!

The recipe below is a seasoning mix that I make up all of the time and use on almost every type of meat we eat.  I love it on grilled chicken or pork ribs or mixed in my hamburgers or meatballs.  Make up a batch and shake a little on your next meal.

Now all you have to do to have a chance to win one of these super duper spice cupboard magic organizers from YouCopia is to leave a comment here telling me which cupboard in your kitchen could use organizing the most.   You know, your comments just make me feel better about my unorganized kitchen.  🙂

Contest runs from Tuesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 14.  I will pick a winner with random.org and announce the name on Monday, October 15. 

Ready, set, enter!

The giveaway is open to US residents. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. A new winner will be selected at random should the first winner not respond.  This post has affiliate links.

Homemade All Purpose Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes


3 Tablespoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder


1. Put all ingredients into a small bowl.
2. Mix well.
3. Use normal amount in place of your other seasonings on chicken, pork, or beef. I like to use mine in hamburger, on ribs or grilled chicken tenderloins.
4. Store the Seasoning Mix in an airtight container. I put mine in an empty seasoning container so I can just shake it on like I would normal spices.