Filed Under: Gift Idea | Homemade

Quick Gift Idea – All Purpose Spice Rub

Recipe By Tessa Arias
  |  
December 22nd, 2010
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

  • 1/3 cup coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients, using your hands to break up the sugar. Store in an airtight container, away from heat and light, up to 6 months.

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Find Tessa on  

Leave a Comment & Rating

Add a Review or Question

*Please select a rating to complete your comment.

  1. #
    Sheena — December 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I love home made Christmas gifts like this, they're thoughtful, and definitely useful for anyone! And I love the bow on the jar 🙂

Join the Handle the Heat Community

Join the Handle the Heat Community
Do you want a more delicious life?
Instead of digging through cookbooks and magazines and searching the internet for amazing recipes, subscribe to Handle the Heat to receive new recipe posts delivered straight to your email inbox. You’ll get all the latest recipes, videos, kitchen tips and tricks AND my *free* Cookie Customization Guide (because I am the Cookie Queen)!

Instagram

As Seen On....
NPR People Time Glamour Readers Digest The Huffington Post BuzzFeed
Join the Baking Challenge! Join the Baking Challenge!   Learn More
close
open