Friday, November 16, 2012

My secret ingredient

I'm about to share my favorite secret ingredient ...

It's one you probably have sitting in your refrigerator right now.

And you probably use it most days. I don't use it at all for what it was intended for...because I don't drink coffee.

My secret?

Flavored coffee creamers.

When a recipe calls for milk, I add in the creamers instead. It gives it a nice little flavor twist. The great part is, these go on sale enough that I can keep a stockpile for just pennies. I picked up the Bailey's Creamers two weeks ago  for 15 cents EACH!

It's absolutely dreamy in hot chocolate. It's like being able to get all those fancy schmancy hot chocolate flavors without having to buy the expensive hot chocolates or the expensive syrups.

Powdered Sugar Icing. Yeah...just a bit of extra flavor right into that powdered sugar, butter and milk coffee creamer icing.

Oatmeal. I love to have a bit of milk in my oatmeal. And let's face it, plain stove top cooked oatmeal is quite a bit cheaper than the instant stuff.

French Toast. This has to be my personal favorite. Just replace the milk in the french toast with the creamer. The extra flavoring isn't overpowering, really just a hint of sweet.

PS...Be sure to come back Tuesday for the next round of Iron Chef Mom...hosted RIGHT HERE! The secret ingredient is CRANBERRIES! Just in time for Thanksgiving! Friends don't let friends serve canned cranberry sauce ;)

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  1. I don't often have creamer in my fridge since the all natural stuff doesn't go on sale very often, but usually when I do, it goes on oatmeal. Never tried it in french toast -- definitely worth a try!!

    Egg nog is my preferred coffee/cereal/baking flavor of choice this time of year!

  2. This is an awesome idea. A friend of mine ran out of milk at her annual Pancake Day during finals week last year and used some creamer instead, it was amazing. I dont know why I hadnt thought to use it in all that other stuff too! Thanks for the awesome idea. I'll definately have to try it in French Toast (though I'll probably wait until I get a flavor other than caramel mocha)

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  3. Wow, I never dreamed to use coffee creamer in all these amazing ways. Oatmeal will never be the same again!

  4. The oatmeal idea is fantastic, I love creamy oatmeal

  5. Brilliant! Never thought of this one, but I'm glad you did!

  6. What fantastic ideas! I'll have to remember to buy some creamer when it goes one sale :)

  7. A lady I work with was telling me about making french toast with coffee creamer. I want to try it with the Pumpkin Spice flavor. Thanks so much for sharing this on Marvelous Mondays!

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    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


  8. I do love it in cocoa (peppermint mocha) and now you have given me so many new places to try it. Thank you, take care


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