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35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pinterest Test Kitchen-November

Linking up over at Keeping up with the Johnsons for the November Pinterest Kitchen. First up I made these adorable Halloween S'More's(Pinned HERE) to hand out to any kids we knew that came to the door trick or treating. 

 I was really pleased with how they turned out.But due to the rain and some construction on our street,our trick or treaters were few this year.

My next test was also a foodie item. I have let my love for iced green tea latte's from Starbucks be known before. But at $4 a pop I had to limit myself to maybe 1 a week. So I looked up a copycat recipe on Pinterest and THIS is what I found.

The ingredients are quite simple: Milk,ice,water,sugar and of course green tea matcha powder. I actually had this on hand because I always wanted to make green tea cupcakes or ice cream. It was about $11 for the package at the local Asian grocer. I remember thinking that was kind of pricey but now.....

As soon as I opened the powder I could smell that lovely green tea aroma. I followed the directions exactly.I used the little spoon that actually came with the tea powder. So now I figure this this whole box for $11 will probably yeild me around 50 drinks...... That's about $200 worth of Starbucks!! Really puts things in perspective!


I'm proud to say it was DELICIOUS and tasted exactly like what I would have ordered. Even Emma was impressed (her drink of choice too,we like so much of the same stuff!)

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{cuppakim} said...

omgsh i LOVE Your smore kits.
i do NOT love peeps - BUT when you make them for a smore i think they are AWESOME. especially the ghoulie ghosties! so cute

and loving the green tea adventure you took! have you tried blending? that looks like it turned out awesome! and SUCH a bargain!

Jessica Johnson said...

green tea frapps are my most favorite thing in all the world. why have i never thought to try a latte???? totally copying you.

and the s'more kits? to die for cute! pun intended ;)

SO happy you linked up!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

LOVE the peeps smores idea!!! So cute!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Those s'more kits are just the cutest things I've ever seen! Great job!!