Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

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Best Seasoning Salt

Best Homemade Seasoning Salt

I wanted to create a Best Homemade Seasoning Salt just for you here at A Mother’s Shadow that was absolutely tasty, easy to make and with handy spices

It’s important to many of us to be able to control what we add to our foods, the ingredients and additives. 

You can sprinkle this very Best Homemade Seasoning Salt on your vegetables, and so many dishes.   I have ideas for you below to get the ideas flowing. 

Make up a batch today and give a bottle away with the free printable recipe you’ll find HERE


 The BEST Seasoning Salt Recipe EVER

 1/4  cup salt,  I LOVE Redmonds Salt HERE

1 teaspoon brown sugar (enhances the other spices)

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, optional (keeps the other ingredients from clumping together)


Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

Mix all the ingredients together very well.   

Here are some ways to use this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. spice I created just for you my AMS friends!


Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt


Can of bread sticks,

1/4 cup butter 

my BEST Seasoning Salt



Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and pour into the pan.

Undo the container and pull the bread sticks apart and twist, arrange in the pan with the melted butter. 

Baste with the other 2 tablespoons of melted butter. 

Sprinkle with the BEST Seasoning Salt to your taste

Bake according to the directions on the package.

Serve cooked breadsticks with more BEST Seasoning Salt if desired.

Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

 Serve BEST Seasoning Salt over cooked vegetables such as carrots.

Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

Serve BEST Seasoning Salt over french fries and potatoes.

Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

Sprinkle BEST Seasoning Salt over meat before baking and after it is cooked for extra flavor.

Best Seasoning Salt

BEST Homemade Seasoning Salt

Use this wonderful and aromatic spice in your foods to bring out the best flavors!

Carrie Groneman’s recipe  

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

A Pinch Of Salt

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A Pinch of Salt

Can you describe the taste of salt?  It is indispensable in our diet and for enjoyment.

Our value as a human being is irreplaceable above all else.

I have a post comparing the two – come read a little food for thought.


In my novel I share the experience of making bread, I’ll relate it here for you:

One day I mixed and kneaded the dough for homemade bread.  We love good bread around my house.  The dough felt absolutely perfect to the touch when I set it to rise.  After some time I stuck the tips of my fingers in the dough, and it left an indent, signaling the dough was ready to be formed.

I prepared the bread pans and put the perfect dough in, allowing it to rise again.

After the second rising, they were set to go!  The oven was heated and the family was alerted  because, dum, dum, dum – the bread was going into the oven.

As the bread baked the kids and hubby shuffled in and out of the kitchen asking continually, ‘when is it done?’

Finally, the bread was the right color of brown.  I tipped it out of the pan, thumped the bottom and it sounded hollow, signalling the bread was cooked through and not doughy.

I got out the butter and homemade jam while we all tried to wait patiently for it to cool enough to cut.

Finally the highly anticipated moment arrived.  Butter was slathered and jam dripped off the sides of the freshly cut bread.

Almost in unison we each took a bite of our piece of bread…….something was wrong!

It was edible, sort of, but even the butter and jam could not conceal the incorrect flavor.  It was missing something, something vital.

I quickly looked over the recipe and realized I had forgotten the salt!  It only required a small amount of salt, but it made all the difference in the outcome.

That is exactly how it is in our own life.

Sometimes we may feel that we cannot possibly make a difference with our tiny bit of talent, or skill, or time or resource.  However, a seemingly insignificant act of kindness or effort, could change everything for another person.

In this big wide world of complications, governments, politics and so many issues that are out of our control, it may feel that our actions and righteous desires could not possibly matter. 

Our compassion, sympathy, thoughtfulness and consideration IS the salt to transform the formula in a family, neighborhood, community, and more then we can imagine.

Some Important aspects about salt:

  • Indispensable to life
  • Used as a preserver
  • Used to heal wounds
  • Salt alone never goes bad
  • It can stay good and useful for years – indefinitely
  • Kept properly it retains its nutrients

Salt is unusable when:

  • It is mixed with contaminants

We each also have the amazing effect of pure salt:

  • We are indispensable to a happy and joyful life – if we choose to life that way
  • We are a preserver of all that is right and good
  • We can heal wounds of hurt of our loved ones and those we barely know as we edify and lift to help carry their burden
  • If always on God’s side, we will never go wrong/bad
  • What could be better then going about doing good for all the days of our life!
  • By prioritizing (prayers, scriptures, church, etc.) we will have the influence and ability to withstand immoral influences that are prevalent today

To be the salt in our family and to those we love, is to add savor as a trusted guide for happiness and joy.  To be one who is truthful, stands for principles, morals and integrity is the critical balance in the recipe of the human family.

Copy­right Car­rie Grone­man,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2015

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Oh, you are going to love these! Buttery, caramelly with a touch of salt, perfect for any time. I made half the pan with just the caramel and salt and the other half with chocolate chips sprinkled over the caramel and salt to have half and half. Make them a day ahead, and they get even better. 

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Salted Caramel Butter Bars


1 lb. salted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

2 Tbl. vanilla extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tsp. vanilla extract

14 oz. caramel squares, approx. 54

1  1/4 tsp. coarse ground salt (sea salt)

1 – 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, optional

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Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Butter a cake pan, 9×13, with cooking spray.

Using a mixer, combine the butter and sugars until fluffy and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.

Add in the vanilla and mix well.

Add the flour and mix on low speed just until a smooth soft dough forms, but do not over mix.Salted Caramel Butter Bars 1Press about half of the dough evenly into the pan to form a bottom crust.

Place the remainder of the dough in the refrigerator to chill.

Bake the crust in the oven for 20 minutes until firm and the edges are a pale golden yellow.

While the crust is baking and the remaining dough is chilling, make the caramel filling.Salted Caramel Butter Bars 2Place the unwrapped caramels, heavy whipping cream and vanilla in a medium sized saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the caramels are completely melted and smooth.

When the bottom crust is cooked to a pale yellow, pour the caramel filling evenly over the crust.

Sprinkle the sea salt evenly over the caramel filling.Salted Caramel Butter Bars 3If adding in the chocolate chips, sprinkle over the caramel filling and salt.Salted Caramel Butter Bars 4

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Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator, and crumble it evenly over the caramel filling.

With chocolate

Salted Caramel Butter Bars 5Without chocolateSalted Caramel Butter Bars 6Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 25-30 minutes until the shortbread topping is firm and lightly golden.

Let it cool completely then cover with plastic wrap.

Allow it to sit overnight before cutting into squares.

Adapted from a recipe by Allie Suydam. 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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