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

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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. 

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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.

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

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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 :)

Much Love & Merry Christmas,
Brianna


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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. 


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BEAUTIFUL

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Love seeing our last name everywhere in Germany :)

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So many cute decorations everywhere

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Festive Gluhwein.. Couldn't pass up this cup

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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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 Brianna :)