The Top 5 Most Over Used Spices

We bring you our top 5 list of most over used spices to save you from being a victim of over spiced syndrome. We want you to enjoy your food not spit it out.

1. Garlic: Ok, we all love garlic. But, just because the recipe calls for garlic doesn't mean you need to use the whole head. We're not warding off vampires (sorry, Twilight fans). A little garlic goes a long way especially if it's raw garlic. And while you're at it, take it easy on the garlic powder. Despite what you may think, adding tons of garlic powder doesn't give your dish lots of garlicky flavor.

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