Kitchen 101

Sweetener: Stevia Extract

Sweetener: Stevia Extract

  Original post: 2012 Stevia – have your heard of it? It’s one of many natural sweeteners that is now readily available to the average consumer – that’s us, you and me. I will be the first to admit that I love the taste of […]

2-Ingredient Magical Chocolate Shell Topping

2-Ingredient Magical Chocolate Shell Topping

I have wanted to try making “Magic Shell” since I first came across the technique. The problem was that it required Coconut Oil and I didn’t have any. I’d never tasted coconut oil (I don’t like coconut) and it was not readily available at any […]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer

Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer

You know what, I don’t like pumpkin pie. You know what else? I have never purchased a can of pumpkin puree or ever baked anything with pumpkin in it (unless you count roasting pumpkin seeds.) However, in 2003 a popular coffee-house chain starting with the […]

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

Hazelnut… The first coffee creamer from a bottle that I ever tasted was Hazelnut. I was hooked. It added sweetness and cream all in one pour. Then I read the ingredients, uh, oh… artificial everything. Really?? Eventually I quit drinking the creamers because I became especially […]

Bulk Ingredients {Frugal, Fresh & Good for the Environment}

Bulk Ingredients {Frugal, Fresh & Good for the Environment}

I think I must live under a rock sometimes. Seriously, as much as I enjoy variety, change, being spontaneous, the latest & greatest… seems like I am always – ALWAYS – the last to person to know. It seems that I always have to figure things […]

Meal Planning {for the Indecisive}

Meal Planning {for the Indecisive}

If I had to pick one word to describe myself, I would choose indecisive (do you know how hard it was for indecisive me to select just one word?)… I’m a “variety is the spice of life” kind of gal. I have 4 children, 2 blondes & […]



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