It’s recipe time. I haven’t been cooking much lately, which is lame, but this master bathroom remodel is pretty much ruining my life. I know! First, FIRST world problems. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have a new master bathroom, I really can’t. I’m just saying, my house is a mess. Like crazy, hoarders episode, staple guns and concrete buckets hanging out in the kitchen, messy. No room for a girl trying new recipes. Whatever. Sometimes you don’t cook either, right?
I did find it in myself to whip up some mashed sweet potatoes, because my kids need to be fed once in awhile. Not very often, but sometimes. So I was in the kitchen a few weeks ago, making sweet potato rolls (it was a whim, don’t ask) and the recipe called for mashed sweet potatoes from a can. Nasty. If you have sweet potatoes (yams) within reach, even if that means a trip to the store so you can try a new recipe, do it. Fresh sweet potatoes (yams) are heaven. Mashed sweet potatoes? Holy-have-mercy, come-to-mama.
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Homemade marshmallows are
my a dream come true. They can be as thick and pillowy as you want them to be, melt like buttah in your hot steamy drinks, and one more time just a little bit louder now: they’re HOMEMADE. Can’t beat that business back with a stick.
So how does one make these tasty home made marshmallows?
Easily, so so very easily, you might just swoon from the simplicity of it. This recipe is from Martha Stewart (perfection) and these marshmallows were whipped together in well under an hour (by my 13-year-old). YOU can totally make home made marshmallows, and once you do you’ll
probably absolutely never go back to the store bought nonsense.
Ingredients for Homemade Marshmallows
- 2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- vegetable spray
- 2/3 cup cold water
- optional: I would add more vanilla or another flavoring to give the marshmallows a little more boom in your mouth, 1 teaspoon wasn’t enough for me
1. Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable spray and line with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with vegetable spray and put cookie sheet … >> find out more…
Okay, here’s a confession. I love the Super Bowl. Not just for the commercials. The food, the friends, and, actually the football. But maybe mostly the food. We’re having a small game-day gathering here, with plenty of noshing for all. We relax, put out some coloring pages and race cars for the little ones, and munch munch much through the entire gam