Great ingredients make for great meals. Whenever you can, use the highest quality supplies for your recipes. The flavor difference will always come through in your finished dish.
If there is an ingredient that you are not familiar with, check our Ingredient section. There are pages and pages of information about the ingredients used in my recipes.
Like garlic powder, there are times that I do like to use dried herbs. Maybe this is because one of the first places that I recognized something about food was when I identified the dried rosemary flavor in my mother's fantastic fried chicken.