Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Project Pinterest: Fajita Seasoning Mix

Hello! We had a lot of great projects shared here last week. It's hard to choose a favorite, but I will! This week my favorite link-up was Denise's from her blog Run DMT! Her humor about Martha Stewart cracked me up! Her Martha Stewart Shortbread Candy Bars looked devine. Denise, look for you "I've Been Featured" button in your inbox!

On to this week's project. We have a few favorite meals that rotate at our house. One is fajitas! Usually I bought prepackaged seasoning mixes (which of course have all the icky stuff like msg in them) and was ok with that because I tend to like what is convenient and easy. Until, I came upon the notion that you could easily make your own fajita seasoning with spices you most likely already have in your cupboard! I found the pin at

I quadrupled the recipe so I could have it to use whenever I needed it without having to drag all the spices out again. 
See, I'm all about quick and easy!

4 TBSP cornstarch
8 tsp chili powder
4 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
4 tsp paprika
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin

Mix all thoroughly and put in an empty spice container for later use.

I don't have a picture, but I thought I'd share how I make fajitas too.

Cut up an onion in thick (1/2 inch) slices. Cut up a green pepper in thick slices. Cut up a red pepper in thick slices. Cut a protein (our favorite is thin, lean steak) in strips. Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Add a little EVOO or canola oil. Toss in meat and cook for a minute or so, or until it's no longer pink. Add in veggies and seasoning. Stir around and cook until preferred doneness. Serve in a tortilla shell with sour cream. Yum!

I can't wait to see what you've done with week!

Here are the guidelines for Project Pinterest:

1. Decide which pin on Pinterest you’d like to recreate.

2. Create it!

3. Flop or success, create a blog post about your re-do and include the original pin’s url.

4. Add the Project Pinterest button to your post so others can join in too!

5. Link up and check out other bloggers’ posts!

It's on the Tip of My Tongue



  1. Well we are all about cooking today, and mexican food at that! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  2. WOOHOO!!! I'm so flattered and honored! Thank you for shining the spotlight on me! You made my day! :-)

    Making your own seasoning is definitely the way to go. You know EXACTLY what spices are in it and it tastes so much better. I'm highly sensitive to MSG so I stopped buying packaged seasonings ages ago.

    I make my own chili powder and store it a recycled Archer Farms spice jar. I love the shape and look of those little glass jars. They're such cute and pretty little spice jars. lol

    Here's the link if you're interested.


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