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Posted: April 3, 2011 12:00 a.m.

Tip of the Week - April 3

I love the taste of flavored creamer in my coffee, but I sure don't like the price. I've done a little experimenting with different frugal flavorings in my coffee pot lately and the results have been delicious. You'll welcome any one of these additions in a freshly brewed pot of coffee - almond extract; dried orange peel; vanilla extract; and cinnamon sticks. If you grind your own coffee beans, throw in a handful of hazelnuts. Drop a butterscotch candy into a piping hot cup of coffee and you've got yourself a yummy treat. Use a candy cane to give a hint of mint to your morning cuppa joe. Experiment with different dried spices. You have to use that apple and pumpkin pie spice for something in the off season.

Mama Bee writes a daily blog about frugal living. You can email her at


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