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 →
Tonight I was looking through some old magazine articles and I found a comment by another reader about a website she discovered that’s one of the best Bread Baking sites.
I went to check out “what? bread?” and she was right, this is a fantastic resource if you like to bake. It’s even better if you struggle with baking and getting home made bread to come out properly. Continue reading →
As you get older, your tastes truly change. Things you never thought you’d like when you were younger become some of the things you crave the most when you’re older. Even things you actually tried as a youngster and couldn’t stand, maybe one of your favorite things when you reach 30 or 40 or plus that.
English Toffee is one of those things for me. I had tried it when I was younger. At least I know I had some before I was 10, because it was one of my grandmother’s favorite treats. Continue reading →