Everyday Mom's Meals: Weekend Company {Guest Blogger Tammy}

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekend Company {Guest Blogger Tammy}

It's finally Saturday, the day we spend Monday through Friday dreaming about! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend, or maybe if you're really lucky, some relaxing ones too :) This week my guest is a fabulous foodie and blogger friend who has a fantastic recipe to share that I can't wait to try! I think I will let her tell you all about it. Please welcome Tammy from Skinny Mom's Kitchen~

Hi there, my name is Tammy. I am the loving wife to a hunky hubby, mother to two adorable yet crazy girls, and owner of a very needy yellow lab. I work full-time outside the home and spend most days trying to look like I know what I am doing.

After losing 40lbs, I started Skinny Mom’s Kitchen to help other busy moms eat healthier and lose weight. I do this by teaching them how to combine calorie awareness with menu planning, freezer cooking, and other make ahead cooking strategies. I love showing others how easy, and affordable, it is to serve their family healthy nutritious meals everyday. You can also check out the Skinny Mom’s Kitchen Facebook community for even more conversation, recipes, and support.

As a busy working mom, with very little time to myself, I savor the mornings when I can just sit in quiet and enjoy a cup of coffee before the day begins. Just the smell of coffee brewing can bring me to my happy place. Now add in some luscious creamer and I am in heaven.

Prior to a couple weeks ago I depended on store bought flavored creamer. I am sure you will not be surprised when I tell you most store bought creamer is not really creamer at all - mostly just a concoction of artificial ingredients I can’t even say. Yuck! This revelation  lead me on the venture to create a homemade coffee creamer I can enjoy without the added chemicals.

The first coffee creamer I put together was a French Vanilla flavor. It is very good and has become a staple in my kitchen but I wanted to venture out and create some of my other favorite flavors -  can you say peppermint mocha?

Peppermint mocha is typically a coffee creamer flavor you find popular during the holidays. However, with this simple easy to make recipe you can enjoy this pure yumminess all year long. And good news, you will not find any artificial ingredients here. Only good wholesome ingredients found right in your pantry.


Servings: Makes 3 cups of creamer.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons


1 14 ounce can sweeten condensed milk
1 ½ cups half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract


Step 1. In a medium saucepan, over low heat, whisk together all ingredients.

Step 2. Warm until the mixture is steaming. Do not let it boil.

Step 3. Move from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes.

Step 4. Using a fine strainer strain the mixture into a glass container. I put mine in a large glass mason jar. Straining is not completely necessary but it does help to remove some of the cocoa powder that did not dissolve. If this does not bother you then there is no need to strain.

This creamer will keep in refrigerator for about 10 days.

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1 comment:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

terrific post. I am eliminating just about all of the processed food from our house. Never considered the creamer. Got me thinking!

Welcome and thanks for guest posting. Going to head over to your site