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OXO Adjustable Potato Ricer Review


In this article I’m going to be taking a look at the OXO Good Grips Adjustable Potato Ricer. If you’ve spent any time shopping for kitchen tools or gadgets chances are pretty good that you’ve familiar with the OXO brand, and know that they have a reputation for durable high quality products, and thats certainly… 

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Garlic Powder

garlic powder

Garlic and garlic powder has been used for centuries for culinary and medicinal purposes. The raw bulbs are known to add heat, pungent aroma, and texture. The shoots/stems, also known as scapes, can be cooked like asparagus and add a light flavor to any recipe. In Asia, the mild flavored leaves are eaten like vegetables… 

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Flounder in Cream of Mushroom Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe


If you’re looking for an easy to prepare and tasty seafood recipe for your crockpot or slow cooker, this is it. While the recipe calls for flounder, almost any white fish like halibut, tilapia or swai can be substituted. This recipe is very kid friendly and is an easy way to get picky eaters to… 

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Vitamin C: More Than Citris


Vitamins and minerals are the glue that keep the body healthy. Each vitamin does something different. It has a special use for keeping the body it its best in vigor and vitality. All the vitamins have their place. Vitamin C is the one nutrient that has a special knack for defending against everything from colds… 

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Garlic Clove

Garlic is a vegetable from the same family as chives, shallots and onions. Its very strong odor and flavor make it very economical to use in cooking because you use very small amounts in most recipes. Some popular uses for garlic are in sauces such as French aioli, middle eastern hummus, and Italian marinara.



Paprika is a fun and colorful spice to add flavor to a wide variety of dishes. It is available year round and should be purchased in small quantities. It needs to be stored in a cool, dark environment and kept in airtight containers to keep its natural color and flavor.



When you take a bite of spicy salsa or Szechuan stir-fry, the heat you sense comes from capsaicin, the chemical found in all chili peppers that gives them a fiery flavor. People around the world have found ways to use a variety of peppers in foods, adding levels of spiciness that range from subtle to… 

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Scoville Scale


The Scoville scale is a measure of how hot spicy food is. Strictly speaking, when we are talking about spice it’s not literally heat, it’s “piquance.” The heat of a chili pepper comes from something called capsaicin, and the scale measures how much of it is in the food. The scale was created by Wilbur… 

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Chili Pepper

Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers are actually a fruit from the capsicum genus, and are related to the nightshade family. Chili peppers originated in north, central and South America, and where introduced to Europe by Diego Álvarez Chanca the physician from Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the new world. Originally they where grown for decoration in gardens and green… 

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Chili Powder

chili powder

Chili Powder is a spice mixture made primarily from dried chili peppers. Chili powder can be made from any type chili pepper, and each manufacturer selects their own blend. Typically large red chili peppers from Mexico and California are used, these typically fall in the mild range, 1,000 to 2,500 on the Scoville scale. Special… 

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