Rusty Ruckus Rib Rub

I am so excited! I have been making other people’s Rib Rub recipes and they were good but not what we were looking for. I wasn’t 100% sure what flavor I wanted exactly but I knew chili powder as a base for the rub was not what we enjoyed. So I decided to wing it and boy am I ever happy with the results! The  rub had to compliment my Kansas City BBQ Sauce and it did exactly that!   

  • 1/4 cup paprika 
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 2 tbs brown sugar, lightly packed 
  • 1 1/2 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbs hickory sea salt
  • 1/2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard 
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 – 1/2 tsp cayenne powder, depending on heat preference 
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, I used the flat blade with my magic bullet because it turns it into a well blended powder but any blender blade or mortar and pestal will work as well.
  2. Store in an air tight container.

BAM! Seasoning


Emeril’s ever so loved BAM! Seasoning is superb on chicken and pork.  I highly recommend trying the BAM! Chicken In Foil Packs. It’s the first way I have had it and still my favorite ❤

  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs seasoning salt
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Taco Seasoning

Almost every week The Dude and I play games with some friends over X Box Live. Our favorite quick and easy to eat while playing meals is nachos or tacos. Considering how much extra garbage they put in the taco seasoning you buy from the store and how often we eat tacos and nachos I decided to find us a good recipe. How hard could it be right? Well it turns out there are some pretty different recipes out there and some of them are for people who LOVE Cumin. I do not love cumin that much, I always tend cut cumin either in half or in thirds whenever a recipe calls for it. Finally I found one that was surprisingly good. I played with the amounts and this is what I got.  Since this recipe has chili powder in it and chili powder already has cumin in it I won’t be adding any extra. If you feel like there just isn’t enough in there feel free to adjust it.



  • 1 & 1/2 tsp cayenne ( optional, if you like more heat add more )
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 5 tsp seasoning salt
  • 6 tsp pepper
  • 6 tsp flour
  • 9 tsp smoked paprika ( you can use regular paprika if you don’t have the smoked but I recommend getting your hands on smoked paprika for this recipe. It makes a huge difference )
  • 6 tbs chili powder

3 tablespoons = 1 package of store bought taco seasoning

Makes appx 1 cup of seasoning

Combine all ingredients together and shake well. You can also toss them in a blender to get a finer powder.

Lazone Seasoning

Lazone seasoning is normally used for Chicken Lazone which is a quick and easy creamy chicken and pasta recipe that is really quite delicious! I like to play around with things and why restrict a good seasoning to just one recipe? A little bit of olive oil mixed into some seasoning can create a great rub for chicken and pork. Throw it on the BBQ to add a little char, maybe squeeze a little lemon juice over it before serving. Yum!


  • 9 tsp chili powder
  • 9 tsp onion powder
  • 6 tsp paprika ( change it up a bit and use smoke paprika! )
  • 12 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp cayenne ( add or reduce depending to your personal preference )
  • 3 tsp seasoning salt


You will get a decent amount of seasoning. Keep in a jar and season meat generously. I like my meat to be completely coated. For best results let the chicken sit with seasoning for minimum 1 hour or over night.