I'm super excited to announce that my first short story, Three Little Words, is published and available on Amazon!
After a hellish day at work, Cat is amazed that a simple compliment from a rugged stranger can turn her evening from terrible to wonderful. When she bumps into him again just minutes later at the grocery store, her gratitude is quickly eclipsed by attraction. And as the night goes on, that attraction burns hotter than anything she’s ever felt.
What will tomorrow bring?
Herewith I present to you pictorial evidence that marshmallows and the making thereof are not at all scary.
Did you see my post over at Romance on the Rocks before Thanksgiving? Well, if not, go check it out. It's delicious. Seriously. It's some of my favorite recipes and it includes a phenomenal recipe for sweet potato casserole with homemade marshmallows from one of...what's that? Oh, yes, I did say "homemade marshmallows." You don't believe me? Really? Well, here's my evidence:
Marshmallows are one of the simplest things in the world to make. They are literally nothing but gelatin, sugar and water. That's it. Until you get funky and start adding flavors and colors.
So, you wanna learn how to make them? First of all, I want you to head over to Stella Parks' BraveTart website and see her instructions on basic marshmallows as well as the sage ones for the sweet potatoes. I will try just about any recipe that she posts. I'm a little bit in love with her.
You will need three special tools for these recipes, but they are common and not expensive if you need to buy them:
Kitchen scale (because Stella measures everything in weight, not volume)
Stand mixer (because boiled sugar and gelatin will murder the motor of a hand mixer)
Candy thermometer (I used to be incredibly intimidated by these, but they aren't scary either!)
I'm not going to copy the recipe here. Stella is a fantastic writer and I want you to read through her work. But if you get confuzzled during the making of your marshmallows, or you're not sure exactly what something is supposed to look like at a certain stage, I'm adding the photos as your supplement reading homework.
First, gather your ingredients!