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Whipped Cream

Nothing says Thanksgiving like slathering whipped cream on top of pie.

This box of goodness can go either way. Add vinegar and you’ve got sour cream. Add vanilla + sugar and you’ve got whipped cream.

DIRECTIONS Combine: 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (regular works in a bind) 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional, still tastes great

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Homemade light corn syrup

Thanksgiving is the one time of year that I need Karo syrup. Since it pains me to pay $10 for a bottle in the local export store, I learned how to make my own. Sure, it adds an extra step, but I think it’s worth it since I only need corn syrup once a

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Tex Mex Recipe Round-up

Tonight, Mr. O came for supper so we had ourselves a little Tex Mex Fiesta in his honor. It was such a yummy meal and there were plenty of leftovers.

Learning to cook Tex Mex has been a culinary adventure from baking wonton wrappers to making my own taco spice.

Here are all of

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Taco Seasoning

What do expats do when they run out of Taco spice packets? Figure out how to make it from scratch!

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon sea

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Milk Tea Mania

You probably know by now that our family enjoys a good cup of milk tea. We also enjoy traveling.

So, how do we combine milk tea + traveling?

What is the Starbucks VIA of the milk tea world?

Well, it turns out that you can buy milk tea in portable packets.

Like this

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A Tale of Two Chai’s

It all began when Sara Beth changed Rachel’s chai latte recipe.


A few years ago Rachel shared her chai latte concentrate recipe with us. We had been looking around for a good chai recipe and had even posted one, but after trying Rachel’s version, we were satisfied. We made this recipe for a

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