Faith’s Special Spice Mix

3 T sweet paprika
2 T salt
1 T black pepper
1 T garlic powder (Garlic Garni preferred)
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp rosemary powder
1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Stir the spices together. Yields about 1/2 c (filled a 4-oz container with spices left over; probably 5 oz in volume). Store in airtight containers at room temperature.

Cook’s Notes: Use instead of plain paprika powder. We make a batch of this fantastic mix about every 6 months. It is great on sweet potatoes, spiced pecans, chicken, salmon, and more. You can even stir it into mayonnaise.

Recipe modified from Faith Ford’s excellent Southern cooking book, Cooking with Faith.
I bought my Garlic Garni at a street festival from Pat the Garlic Lady.