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Old 07-22-2008, 07:27 PM   #21
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I put in about 2tbsps per cup of coffee.
Really?? I'd be on a sugar high all day! (Except I guess it wouldn't be a sugar high, huh? ) I thought I liked my coffee really sweet with a heaped tsp of sugar, and I've found sweetners sweeter than sugar.

Completely agree about the cream though. I LOVE my coffee with cream.

Ever noticed that the more milk you use, the 'sweeter' a drink tastes without sugar or sweetners? I went a month without sugar (in sympathy for a friend diagnosed with diabetes) and I really noticed this.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:31 PM   #22
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Really?? I'd be on a sugar high all day! (Except I guess it wouldn't be a sugar high, huh? ) I thought I liked my coffee really sweet with a heaped tsp of sugar, and I've found sweetners sweeter than sugar.

Completely agree about the cream though. I LOVE my coffee with cream.

Ever noticed that the more milk you use, the 'sweeter' a drink tastes without sugar or sweetners? I went a month without sugar (in sympathy for a friend diagnosed with diabetes) and I really noticed this.
My wife noticed, actually. She uses less sugar because she puts half n half in her coffee.

I am a diabetic, so bad me for putting sugar in my coffee, LOL, but to me a cup is one of those tall mugs. When I brew a pot I put in 8 cups of water according to the measurements on the side of the caraff, but that translates into about four tall mugs worth of coffee. So about 2 measuring cups per mug with 2tbsp (heaping) of sugar.

Not that bad of me, right?? LOL.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:33 PM   #23
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So about 2 measuring cups per mug with 2tbsp (heaping) of sugar.

Not that bad of me, right?? LOL.
Oh, I see Not that it would have been bad of you anyway - hey, if you like sugar, you like sugar!
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:34 PM   #24
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Maverick, instead of guessing, I went on the Splenda site and printed out about 20 of their recipes. I like cake but i just need an occasional treat, not a ton of it. They had tons of recipes for puddings, side dishes, cheesecakes, breakfasts ...
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:58 PM   #25
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I did buy a large bag of Splenda once because it had a picture of a cup of coffee on the front of it. But when I put it in the coffee, it just foamed up and ruined the coffee. We called Splenda, and they said that 'type' would not work in hot drinks. I asked why they put a picture of a cup of coffee on the front then?? They said it was put next to the picture of a coffee cake and wasn't meant to imply being put in the coffee itself. They sent me another large bag for free to make up for it.
I just went looking for them and can't find them anywhere, I asked the wife and she said she gave them away!!!!!! Ugggg..
I have changed the kind of desserts I make from sweets to fruits about half the time, the other half I did want to start trying Splenda cakes and such, its all part of us trying to eat healthier these days and loose weight. Now I guess I have to go buy a couple of more bags, LOL.
I have been to the web site, and they have lots of great recipes there, I was just wondering how you would tell which sugar recipes you can convert to Splenda recipes and which you can't so that I could keep making some of my favorites.
I like having fruit salads, mixed berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and honey dews for dessert. And I like the idea of using Splenda to sweeten instead of sugar although most times we just cut up the fruit and eat it as is.
I also want to get into making our own yogurt and adding Splenda and fruit to it for an accompaniment to our breakfast of coffee, OJ, a banana, and Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart cereals.
I think that would make a real good start to the day.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:40 PM   #26
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i really eat healthy most of the time; the Splenda is just for coffee and a little treat occasionally, as i said. i stick with salads, whole grains, lean proteins and fruits the rest of the time.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:39 PM   #27
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I did buy a large bag of Splenda once because it had a picture of a cup of coffee on the front of it. But when I put it in the coffee, it just foamed up and ruined the coffee. We called Splenda, and they said that 'type' would not work in hot drinks. I asked why they put a picture of a cup of coffee on the front then?? They said it was put next to the picture of a coffee cake and wasn't meant to imply being put in the coffee itself. They sent me another large bag for free to make up for it.
I just went looking for them and can't find them anywhere, I asked the wife and she said she gave them away!!!!!! Ugggg..
I have changed the kind of desserts I make from sweets to fruits about half the time, the other half I did want to start trying Splenda cakes and such, its all part of us trying to eat healthier these days and loose weight. Now I guess I have to go buy a couple of more bags, LOL.
I have been to the web site, and they have lots of great recipes there, I was just wondering how you would tell which sugar recipes you can convert to Splenda recipes and which you can't so that I could keep making some of my favorites.
I like having fruit salads, mixed berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and honey dews for dessert. And I like the idea of using Splenda to sweeten instead of sugar although most times we just cut up the fruit and eat it as is.
I also want to get into making our own yogurt and adding Splenda and fruit to it for an accompaniment to our breakfast of coffee, OJ, a banana, and Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart cereals.
I think that would make a real good start to the day.
most of my recipes using splenda i get on their web site. like i said, it shouldn't be in the recipe to be used for volume. the brown sugar works well pretty much across the board . it melts very well. i have subbed splenda in cheesecakes. tastes great!!

i think their site will help you with knowing when and where u can use it.
hope this made some sense and helps.

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:49 PM   #28
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like i said, it shouldn't be in the recipe to be used for volume.
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That is the part I am trying to figure out, how do I know it is in the recipe for volume? And what does that mean for volume?
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:59 AM   #29
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maybe by volume they mean like an angel food cake ?
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:49 AM   #30
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Splenda gave me horrible stomach cramps. I occasionally use Stevia in my coffee but went back to sugar when I got home. Trying to put less and less and eventually trying to enjoy coffee without any sweeteners.
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