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

Appetizers with Sun Dried Tomato

Baguette With Oven Roasted Sun Dried Tomato

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Appetizers with Sun Dried Tomato

Appetizers with Sun Dried Tomato and puree

I created this heavenly appetizer using these home oven roasted sundried tomatoes OR the puree, cheese and herbs.  I think you will enjoy serving them and believe me, your guests will think you picked them up at the local specialty shop!

Baguette with Roasted Tomatoes

Option #1

Slice baguette in approx. 1  1/2″ slices,

place on cookie sheet or pizza pan.

Spread with a thin coating of the roasted tomato pesto, then cheese cut to fit the bread and top with sliced fresh basil.

Broil just until cheese (provolone or munster work well) begins to melt.

Cool slightly and serve.  


Option #2

Slice baguette in approx. 1 1/2″ slices.

Spread with a layer of soft cream cheese, then sliced roasted tomatoes at room temperature.

Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil, or whatever herb you desire.


Click HERE  for the easy to follow tutorial to make your own oven-roasted aka sun-dried tomatoes and puree. 

Make them while their in season and freeze for use all year long.

Recipe copyrighted by Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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Sun Dried Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes aka Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Sun Dried Tomatoes

Homemade Oven Roasted Tomatoes or Sun Dried Tomatoes

 I found a recipe for these wonderful oven roasted tomatoes and changed it up to what my family calls perfection.  These are so are incredibly easy and cook with little attention. Use the julienne slices in place of bottled or packaged sun dried tomatoes.  No heavy oils, excess salt or the high cost when purchasing and the taste is nothing less than amazingly fresh.  Another option is to puree the tomatoes after baking to use as a tomato pesto, in sauces, soups, spaghetti, as a spread; the uses are endless.  The roasting of ripe tomatoes, paired with these delicious seasonings create a robust and deep flavor you will enjoy.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes aka Sun Dried Tomatoes & Tomato Pesto


Approx. 2 lbs. tomatoes (romas are best, but if using another variety, take out seeds), leave on skins. This is about 15-16 medium sized romas.

4 Tbl. Olive oil, divided

2 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning

2 Tbl. minced garlic

1 tsp. rice wine vinegar

2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ tsp. sugar Sun Dried Tomatoes 1


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cut the tomatoes into thin-medium wedges, or quarters if small.Using a large jelly roll pan (use a shallow pan with sides), spray well with spray release, then cover well with foil.   

TIP:  You may want to use a disposable jelly roll type pan, following the same instructions, but then you can dispose of it when you are done.  If using a regular pan, if needed, soak with 1 cup white vinegar and enough water to cover area. *Place prepared, as directed above, disposable pan on top of a regular one for more even cooking.

Place sliced tomatoes in a large bowl and add 2 Tbl. of the olive oil, then all other ingredients. Toss gently, but evenly coat the tomatoes with the seasoning ingredients.
Sun Dried Tomatoes 2Lay single layer on foil, using care to place skin side down for even and desired cooking.   

Drizzle remaining 2 Tbl. oil over tomatoes. Tilt pan a bit to distribute oil, juice from tomatoes and seasonings.Sun Dried Tomatoes 3Place the pan in oven and cook for 2 – 2 1/2 hours, depending on the size of tomatoes.

When the juices have dried up and the tomatoes turn dark around the edges. If the outer sides are cooking faster, take those out and continue cooking until all the tomatoes are mostly dried up (some moisture must still remain for optimum flavor), and blackened on the edges, but still soft, and not burned, take out of the oven.Sun Dried Tomatoes 4

Cool and place tomatoes or puree in a freezer bag, then double bag for protection of flavor.

For Tomato Pesto:  Place roasted tomatoes in food processor and puree; I freeze in ¼ cup increments.Sun Dried Tomatoes 5For julienne slices: I like to freeze in 1/2 cup increments.

Sun Dried Tomatoes 6

Click HERE for delicious easy appetizer recipe using these wonderful tomatoes and puree.

Suggestions for uses: substitute for tomato paste or as addition in spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, sandwiches, soups – any recipe using tomatoes!

Adapted from: OurBestBite  Carrie’s recipe,

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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