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Things I Can't Live Without, Part 3

The Spice House
As I've always said, the key to great cooking is great ingredients. If you want the freshest and highest quality spices around, get online and head to The Spice House. http://www.thespicehouse.com/

Established in 1957, they have the best selection, best prices and easiest shipping on any site and the experience is wonderful. Who knew you needed powdered habaneros?


Beanilla
I was always a bit concerned about baking with fresh vanilla beans as they were so expensive. I would go to the store and look at the two little wrinkled up beans for $9.99 and think, how much of a difference could it make? The answer is a lot!

There is nothing like baking with fresh vanilla beans and adding them to cane sugar to flavor your sugar is just perfect. So what to do?

While wandering around on the web I found Beanilla, which is a fantastic, fairly priced site for fresh vanilla beans. They offer samplers, at special pricing so you can try all sorts of beans and they also offer beans in small quantities and then in larger quantities at excellent prices. Imagine 10 large and plump Madagascar vanilla beans for $12.95? You will be amazed, give it a go. www.beanilla.com

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