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December 25, 2014 — 1 Comment


Divinity is a type of candy that is similar to nougat. Making it is a Christmas tradition in my family. I love any sweet that is flavored with almond extract and divinity is no exception. Here is a recipe that will work well at any altitude. Continue Reading…


Candied Almonds

December 23, 2013 — 2 Comments

Candied Almonds

These candied almonds are quite addictive. They would make a perfect homemade Christmas gift to coworkers or loved ones. Pour some in a glass jar or decorative tin and you have an easy gift that anyone would be happy to receive. My favorite part of making them is how wonderful they make your house smell.  Continue Reading…

Pumpkin Spice Caramels

November 27, 2013 — Leave a comment


These caramels turned out even better than I had imagined. They are smooth and chewy. The pumpkin purée and spices give them a rich flavor that is perfect for autumn. I love the roasted flavor of the pepitas. They were so delicious that I had to give them away to avoid the temptation of eating too many.  Continue Reading…

Marshmallow Easter Eggs

March 31, 2013 — 1 Comment


I enjoyed the marshmallows I made a few months ago so much that I wanted to make them in the shape of eggs for Easter. I wasn’t sure how to go about doing this until I stumbled upon Chef Keller’s Bouchon Bakery recipe. This recipe varies from mine due to the use of egg whites. It also brings the sugar mixture to a higher temperature ensuring a firmer shape. I really like using vanilla seeds instead of vanilla extract. You can definitely taste the difference. Continue Reading…

Homemade Marshmallows

January 9, 2013 — 3 Comments


I had been wanting to make marshmallows for quite a while but the whole idea seemed a little intimidating. I pictured the process to be long and complicated with lots of room for error. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Marshmallows are not at all difficult to make yourself. Using a candy thermometer will ensure your sugar mixture gets to the right temperature and your mixer will do all of the hard work making it fluffy. It is so satisfying to watch a few simple ingredients transform into something delicious.

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