Southwest Seasoning Spice Mix

Southwest Seasoning Spice Mix

 Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks

What type of cook are you? I’m the type of person in the kitchen, who always wants to make it myself.  Whether it’s dip, bread, salad dressing, cookies, condiments or spice mixes.  I just love being in the kitchen.  Plus, I don’t like to buy packaged foods, with a bunch of extra additives and preservatives.  I just feel better when I eat cleaner.  And take a break from cake.  Luckily I’m not that into sweets so that’s not too hard to manage that most of the time.

 

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks

And I totally get people who don’t like to, or don’t want to take the time to make everything little thing from scratch.  I don’t think everyone HAS to just because I do.  I’m still going to. And I’m still going to encourage you to do what YOU want to do.

But… If you want to ditch a store bought item, a spice mix is a good one to ditch.  Or if you just want a great spice mix to add to your dinner rotation for grilling season, my Southwest Seasoning Spice Mix is it.  A homemade, do it yourself spice mix won’t have additives and preservatives which is nice.  It can also be salt free. I don’t usually add salt to my mixes. I season as I go when I cook.

 

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks

 

This is a quick and easy pantry staple recipe for you and it’s perfect on grilled vegetables (I used a grill pan for this last week), grilled chicken, roasted and cubed sweet potatoes, and my Slowcooker Salsa Chicken recipe coming up this week.

 

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks

 

This is just a great seasoning to have on hand all the time.

What’s your favorite homemade or store-bought spice mix? I love homemade Italian spice mix too.

 

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks Pin For Later!

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks
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Southwest Seasoning Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
 

Southwest style seasoning/spice mix.

Course: Spice Mix
Servings: 5 tbsp
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne

 

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks

 


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Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Blondies

 

Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe – Quick and tasty peanut butter square recipe, with peanut butter, chopped peanuts and peanut chips. Great bar recipe for parties or showers. PiperCooks.com

Hi, Happy Friday! What’s up for the weekend?  I’ll be watching my kids play a lot of tennis and also packing up to move in a few weeks.  And stress eating some Peanut Butter Blondies probably, 😉

 

Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe – Quick and tasty peanut butter square recipe, with peanut butter, chopped peanuts and peanut chips. Great bar recipe for parties or showers. PiperCooks.com

 

These peanut butter squares are really good, perfect if you’re having a little get together.  We make a lot of peanut butter desserts in this house.  How about yours? Last night was oatmeal peanut butter cookies. Not into peanut butter? Try my chocolate brownies, they are fantastic.

 

Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe – Quick and tasty peanut butter square recipe, with peanut butter, chopped peanuts and peanut chips. Great bar recipe for parties or showers. PiperCooks.com

 

Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe – Quick and tasty peanut butter square recipe, with peanut butter, chopped peanuts and peanut chips. Great bar recipe for parties or showers. PiperCooks.com

To make this bar, just cream together the butter and sugars for a few minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla then the dry ingredients and finally the peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts.  Bake about 25-30 minutes, or until done. Use a toothpick to check if it’s cooked through if you like.  I cut this square into 16.

 

Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe – Quick and tasty peanut butter square recipe, with peanut butter, chopped peanuts and peanut chips. Great bar recipe for parties or showers. PiperCooks.com

 

What are you cooking/baking this weekend?

 

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Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Blondies with peanut butter chips

Servings: 16 squares
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, (1/2 stick) room temperature
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together butter, peanut butter and both sugars, about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour with baking powder and salt. Add to mixing bowl and combine.
  5. Fold in peanut butter chips and peanuts.
  6. Bake in a greased and lined 9x9 pan, 25-30 minutes, until finished.

 


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Cara Cara Orange Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Cara Cara Orange Cake

Cara Cara Orange Cake Spring PiperCooks Use Cara Cara Oranges in this spring layer cake with fresh orange juice, orange zest and Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

Orange_Cake_Spring_PiperCooks Use Cara Cara Oranges in this spring layer cake with fresh orange juice, orange zest and Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

Happy First Day of Spring!  I think we should all celebrate by making this Cara Cara Orange Cake with some Orange Cream Cheese Icing.  I mean, it’s FINALLY spring.  I need some major citrus.  And a pretty cake never hurts.

In the photos, you’ll see one 8-inch round layer.  That’s because I used the other half of the batter in my Ikea Horse Cake tin.  Big mistake.  I mean, it was a cute cake. It tasted just as good, but it’s REALLY hard to photograph a horse cake.  Anyway, you can make yours however you like.  But a two layer 8-inch round one would be perfect.

 

Cara Cara Orange Cake Spring PiperCooks Use Cara Cara Oranges in this spring layer cake with fresh orange juice, orange zest and Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

My icing recipe makes more than this needs also, but I just spread some on a chocolate banana sheet cake to use up the rest. I guess I’m on a cake kick.  Sometimes it’s kale and cauliflower, sometimes it’s cake.

I hope you love this cake.  It uses sweet Cara Cara oranges, which we LOVE and we always pick up a bag when Costco has them. Also worth noting, I’ve only put 2 cups or so of powdered sugar in the icing recipe.  Most recipes usually have a lot more powdered sugar than that.  I’m not big into sweets (surprising, with all the cake I’ve been making), and I really like that this icing is kind of sweet, but really tastes like cream cheese and orange.  Anyway, while you’re making yours, go ahead and taste it after 2 cups of icing sugar is added, and then decide if you want more.

Enjoy!Cara Cara Orange Cake Spring PiperCooks Use Cara Cara Oranges in this spring layer cake with fresh orange juice, orange zest and Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

 

 

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Orange_Cake_Spring_PiperCooks Use Cara Cara Oranges in this spring layer cake with fresh orange juice, orange zest and Orange Cream Cheese Icing.
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Cara Cara Orange Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Orange layer cake with Cara Cara orange juice and zest. With Orange Cream Cheese Icing.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 8-inch layers
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (from about 1 orange)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
Frosting:
  • 8 oz (one package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, room temperature)
  • 250 grams (about 2 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Grease 2 cake pans (I used one 8-inch round cake pan and 1 horse shaped pan, but you can use 2 8-inch round cake pans)
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, orange juice, orange zest, yogurt, vanilla, eggs and sugar. Sift in the dry mixture and whisk together just until combined.
  5. Pour into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. To make the frosting, whip up the cream cheese with the butter until light and airy.
  8. Add powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, orange zest and juice and whip until smooth. Ice cooled cakes.

 

 

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