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Chili Powder -- Store-Bought or Make Your Own?

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Chili Powder -- Store-Bought or Make Your Own?

CindyJ | Jan 11, 2007 02:11 PM

Now that the weather here in PA has turned winter-like, my culinary cravings turn to chili. For years I've been making my own chili powder by toasting a combination of dried chili peppers, seeding and pulverizing them, and adding toasted, pulverized dried cumin seed. Labor intensive but worth it -- or so I've believed.

Now I'm wondering if I really need to do this. What do CH chili lovers do? Do you blend your own, or do you use a readily available chili powder? Is there a particularly good chili powder that you can recommend?

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