Need a quick, thoughtful, and homemade gift for Christmas (or any other occasion)? This spice rub is a perfect stocking stuffer or gift for your kids’ teachers or a guy in your life (brother, dad, uncle, etc). The rub takes less than 5 minutes to make and you can really dress it up in cute packaging. I used a flat-sided glass spice jar from Sur la Table, made my own label on sticker paper (ignore my not-so-pretty handwriting), and tied a festive ribbon around the top for a finishing touch. A reader pointed out that the same jars are also available at Ikea for less moolah.
All-Purpose Spice Rub
From Everyday Food July/August 2006
Yield – 1 1/4 cups, or 5-10 pounds meat, poultry, seafood