I’ve been editing these DIY posts on The Feed for a few months now, and it’s been so satisfying to watch each one evolve from a cook’s inspiration to a tested, published recipe. The best part, however, is watching readers put the recipes to work in their own kitchens. As such, we’re going to devote a few of the next DIY blog posts to the bloggers and home cooks who’ve tried their hand at our recipes and then showed us the tasty (and often beautiful) results. If you’ve tackled a recipe or two yourself, don’t hesitate to send photos or your blog post to us at email@example.com; you could be featured here!
Marshmallows will always remind me of my grandmother. When I was little her pantry was never without several bags of the store-bought, jet-puffed kind that tempted hungry little ones crafty enough to climb the shelves to reach them (guilty—sorry, Nana). Perhaps, then, it’s nostalgia that made me so happy when I saw that Kristen at The Frugal Girl had made our DIY Marshmallow recipe. Or maybe it was because the photos (which she takes with a Canon 7D and a 50mm 1.4 lens, for all you camera geeks out there) made the treats look like something I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into.
Kristen said that her kids all “really, really liked” the marshmallows, but that they finished them so quickly that they didn’t have a chance to try toasting them, camp-style. “But we did put them in hot chocolate,” said Kristen, “and made microwave s’mores with them. They melt really nicely, and I should probably make a batch to roast over our fire pit this summer.”
I agree; these marshmallows are perfect for a summer barbecue. And, like all of our DIY recipes, they don’t contain any of the creepy ingredients you find in store-bought varieties (it might be a miracle I turned out okay after the amount I ate as a child). Speaking of our other DIY recipes, Kristen said that she is “passionately in love with the granola recipe.” When pressed for details about their relationship, she said, “It’s so crispy and it breaks up into such nice chunks. I also love that you don’t have to stir the granola while it bakes… just press it into the pan and bake!” Sounds like true love to me.
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