Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Savory Spice Rub Gift with Recipe and Free Printables

Here is an excellent Spice Rub recipe called Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning that is delicious on meats and any other savory foods.


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme


Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
Yield: about 2/3 cup

Supplies needed to make decorative gift jar filled with Spice Rub:

Upcycled Spice Jar or Small Jelly Jar
Kitchen Funnel (available at Dollar Store)
Measuring Spoon Set (available at Dollar Store)
Printer, Paper, Cardstock
Jute, Twine, or String (found mine for a dollar at Big Lots)
Cotton Fabric
Clear Tape (wide) (available at Dollar Store)
Index Cards

Free Printable Recipe Cards pdf

Free Printable Recipe Cards png image

Martha Stewart Free Printable Retro Jar Labels

Lay your jar lid down on your fabric and cut a circle large enough to cover the edges of the lid and drape down nicely below the area where you'll tie it on with your jute rope or twine. Set aside. Print your label, cut it out, and tape it onto your jar with the wide tape.  Shrink recipe card down to a size just a bit smaller than your index cards. Print your recipe card on your paper and cut it out.  Neatly write or type your recipe on the card.  Using your wide tape, tape the index card to the recipe card. The tape works like a laminating machine, but is more affordable.  Shrink and print your garlic gift tag and write your To: and From: and personalize it. Laminate it with your tape, too.  Punch a hole in the gift tag and the recipe card.   I have both the gift tag and the recipe card with all the text you'll need on pdf, and as soon as I learn how to share documents properly, I'll add them to this post:) Cut two 8" lengths of your jute.  Attach one to the gift tag and one to the recipe card as shown in the photo, or just any way you like to do it.  Cut one length of jute that is long enough to wrap around your jar twice, plus enough left over to tie into a nice bow.  Using your funnel, fill your decorated jar with spice rub mix.  Screw on lid tightly.  Hold fabric circle over lid, wrap jute around fabric and jar lid twice, and tie snugly in a nice bow or knot.  Slip your gift tag and recipe card jute through the jute on the jar and tie snugly.  

Our YW Camp was the week before Father's Day this year.  The YW made these for their Dads for Father's Day.  I love those girls and leaders so much!!  FYI we made these outside on a campground table in the Davis Mountains State Park in far west Texas.  We had a lot of fun making them, and the Dads enjoyed their gifts, too!

I hope you enjoy this Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning .  Honestly, the first time I used it was for a perfect picnic chicken recipe.  I've since used it on burgers and lots of other foods. I'll share the chicken recipe with you soon!

In case you need more variety, here are several Martha Stewart Spice Rub Recipes.  Let me know if you make this, I'd love to hear all about it.

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