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Home Town: Ontario, Canada
Living In: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Chai Tea Mix
I'm so happy I stumbled upon this recipe. With a few minor changes, it was perfect. I wasn't able to find any instant tea, so I made it without the tea, brewed a bag of orange pekoe, and then added the mix to taste. Also, as I made it for gifts, I made some with sugar and some with Splenda. The sugar recipe was too sweet, so I added about 1/2 a teaspoon more of each spice, 1/3 cup more non-fat dairy creamer and skim-milk powder. I also reduced the sugar to about 1 1/2 cups. With the Splenda version, I could not use the vanilla flavoured powdered non-dairy creamer, as it was sweetened with sugar. I also found when I added vanilla to the Splenda, it did not turn out too well. So, I added the vanilla to the dry milk powder and let it dry before blending. It tastes fabulous. Here's hoping it is appreciated by those who receive it as gifts!!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2011
Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)
Mmmmm... quite a nice treat! After reading the reviews, I made my own variation: A little less sugar, a touch of vanilla, and a (big) splash of International Delights Hazelnut Coffee Creamer. I always think you can't beat the combination of hazelnut and chocolate!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2011
Mondi's Super Simple Chicken
I melted the butter and added two cubes of garlic and two cubes of basil (available in your grocer's veg/freezer section :)) and boneless chicken breast. The aroma was VERY overpowering, so I wasn't expecting much from the meal, but it was the best chicken I've had in ages! VERY simple, and soooo delicious. The recommendation for Pino Grigio is an excellent one -- by chance, we had that to accompany us, and they were perfect complements. That, with a bit of broccoli and balsamic rice, and we had the perfect meal.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2009

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