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Tea & Coffee – Homemade Coffee Creamer

irishcreameMaking Your Own Creamer ~

I’ve mentioned before I’m a diabetic. Finding a flavored creamer that is diabetic friendly isn’t easy. And when you do, you still have to be careful what the makers version of “sugar” might be.

Are they sweetened with Splenda? Which can still raise sugar levels in diabetics? Or could they be sweetened with something like Stevia, which is a little more diabetic friendly?(Stevia in the Raw is my sweetener of choice).

It’s a hard and laborious process to find the right product. Then I thought, hey, what about homemade where I can sweeten with my own sweetener?! And thus a new search ensued.

I found a lot of versions of homemade creamer and all have their own tweaks and variations. It’s not at all hard. And nearly all start with a base of condensed sweetened milk. That sweetened part is a problem again for diabetics. But the base is flavored from there. So everything begins with the base, how about going the other way to find the flavor and add what you require on the back-end.
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Recipes – Madeleines (French Butter Cakes)

Madeleines🍓 A Tasty Recipe

Nearly two decades ago, I worked at a Fortune 10 company. Working there truly spoiled me. Not only because of the income, benefits and the job itself; but because of the people I was able to work with.

When you work for a world-wide corporation you are able to travel on business trips that take you around the country and overseas. Or that bring overseas people here. That’s how I met Ter’esa from Ambeau France, which is a little town outside Lyon.

During her 6 months here in the states, she and I hit it off quite well. We had a great time taking in the sights and visiting places that tourists don’t usually see in the outer realms on the beaten paths of the countryside.

On Sunday’s however, it was her practice to have a relaxing day in town for tea and a visit to the art museums. A truly wonderful tradition that I do miss on occasion. Continue reading