How to Make an Iced Chai

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Drinking an iced masala chai on a warm spring day is one of my favorite simple delights. Iced chai is exotic and comforting. It invites me to dream of a land far away but the drink has become so familiar it also feels like home.

This iced chai recipe is simple. I often throw it together before work and let it cool in the refrigerator until lunchtime. It’s lightly sweetened with real sugar, spicy, and creamy. It’s a true escape in a glass, and, after you make it once, you’ll never want to buy it out again.

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Butc(h)er Kitc(h)en: 5 affordable kitchen upgrades

When I was just starting to cook, I had no idea that tools made a difference.  To me, a knife was a knife and any pan would do.  Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t get caught up in thinking you can only cook with high-end equipment.  But I do wish I had known about these 5 easy and affordable upgrades that would have made it a lot easier to improve my cooking skills.   Continue reading “Butc(h)er Kitc(h)en: 5 affordable kitchen upgrades”

Stag Night: Summer 2016


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Stag Night is a night when your girl is out for work or fun and you are left to fend for yourself.  It is a great chance to do the things you love: you can catch up on your favorite show; watch the game without guilt; focus on your favorite hobby without interruption; finish that great book or even pamper yourself with a massage or spa night.

It’s also an opportunity to cook a great meal and make your girl’s night when she gets home.  Taking some of your “me time” to spoil your girl can be very rewarding for both of you.  The perfect stag night is an easy combination of spoiling yourself and doing something special to surprise your girl. Continue reading “Stag Night: Summer 2016”