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. Continue reading →
When I was young the kids in my neighborhood would gather outside on snowy days and build snowmen and snow forts. Each day we were home from school, we picked a different kids yard to build and battle in the snow.
Our house was at the bottom the large hill on our side of the neighborhood. Parents would stand at the cross street, well it was a subdivision road really, and direct the few cars who ventured out in order to keep the sledders safe. Everyone brought their sleds and for hours we raced down the hill.
We always went home covered in snow, exhausted from climbing the hill for hours and most often, frozen stiff! But we always looked forward to hot chocolate in front of the fireplace to get warmed up. Continue reading →