Monday, December 22, 2014

Homemade Marshmallows

I just made some Homemade Marshmallows and I just had to share my experience with you.   I am not the best baker in the world, and there are many things I've never heard of yet alone tried to make. Marshmallows is for sure something I never thought Id be making. These turned out pretty simple to make, but not sure I could have done them without my Kitchen Aide.  You need to whip whip whip for a long time and I would hate to sit there with a hand mixer if I didn't have to.  I was able to do a load of dishes while it was mixing :)

Homemade Marshmallows
Whip it! Whip it real good :)

After the whipping was done it was time to color the mixture, prepare the pan and let the Marshmallows cool and set for 2+ hours.

The powder sugar / cornstarch mixture is key to making the Marshmallows turn out right. Time to cut them up and shake them up in all the sugar so they wont stick together.

Starting to look good. One more hour to set and then its time to test them out.

YUMMY!!! Nothing says Christmas like a skull mug & pink marshmallows ;)  So I made green ones to & put together packages for Zak's work and our neighbors.

I think they turned out pretty great and look cute. Kids would love these. If you want to try these for yourself comment below and I will send you a screen shot of the Recipe. I found it in a magazine, and I can't find the exact recipe online :)

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Ludwigsburg Christmas Market

Zak & I were feeling like we needed a good date night, and wanted to get in the Christmas spirit. He was finally back home after being away for 7 weeks so we were due a night on the town. We ventured out to Ludwigsburg, which is a city in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. They have a christmas market there that we just had to see.
Love seeing our last name everywhere in Germany :)
So many cute decorations everywhere
Festive Gluhwein.. Couldn't pass up this cup
It wouldn't be a Christmas Market without Santa :)

We really had a great time seeing all the beautiful sites & shopping around at all the wonderful little shops. If your in the area I wouldn't pass up this Market, and make sure to come when its dark so you can see all the great christmas lights. After the market we found a great Italian Restaurant and Zak had a Parma Calzone & I had Spaghetti Carbonara. It was all great and a decent price, so If I can find a receipt I will add the name later.  We also went to the Esslingen Christmas Market when Zak was back for a couple days during Thanksgiving, So that will be my next post. 

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Lots of Love to you all, and a very Merry Christmas & the best New Year,
 Brianna :)