Have Some Fun Making Marshmallows
When many of us were young, we enjoyed spending time around a campfire making marshmallows. Have you ever been in the mood for enjoying this delicious treat, and reminiscing fondly about childhood? Why not make this tasty delight right at home. Imagine a marshmallow melting between two crisp graham crackers, nestled next to a rich piece of chocolate.
Making Marshmallows from Scratch
Making marshmallows is pretty simple and quite inexpensive. It will certainly fit into your food budget. You may already have some of the ingredients, if you are a chocolate Connoisseur. You can use any variety of chocolate you wish. You may want to interchange the recipe with white chocolate or mint chocolate. Perhaps a piece of chocolate with a cherry hidden within, that will add that extra tangy touch when it melts. Whatever your heart desires.
If you really want to try something special, try making marshmallows from scratch. When making marshmallows homemade, the basic ingredients include gelatin, sugar, egg whites, and corn syrup. Here are some awesome books that will show you step by step how to make marshmallows. Feel free to click on a few of them and explore the contents inside.
Making marshmallows homemade is a great idea; if you would like to eat these sweet confections on their own, or use them in more elaborate recipes. There are so many scrumptious ways to enjoy marshmallows. How about making marshmallows that taste like vanilla, pumpkin, lemon, or cinnamon? Or perhaps adding some coconut or pieces of candy to your marshmallows. There's a great site that has every type of candy imaginable and you can even choose your candies according to color! They also have all types of marshmallows, marshmallow treats, and chocolate. Click the banner below to check them out.
Try making marshmallows in different shapes, like cute little chicks. Maybe just take a plain marshmallow and pop it into a nice steaming cup of cocoa, to enjoy on a brisk day. Or just pop one in your mouth, and let the sugary sweetness melt.
S'mores and Making Marshmallows
A traditional way to appreciate a marshmallow is melted between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate. A S’more has a unique variety of textures and flavors. First you experience the crunch of the graham cracker, then you sink down into the fluffy yet toasted marshmallow, and finally the luscious chocolate. Making marshmallows with this technique is yet another one of the many ways you can enjoy them. You may want to prepare your s’mores the classic way, in front of a campfire; or in your microwave.
S’mores are pretty easy to make. You simply break a graham cracker into smaller pieces and then you place a bit of chocolate on top of a graham cracker piece. Next you toast a marshmallow which is secured on a stick. Position the marshmallow on the chocolate with a graham cracker piece overtop. Allow the gooey concoction to sit for a moment so it melts completely. Afterward, dig in and savor this delectable dessert.
If you have always had a fondness for marshmallows, you will have fun using what you have learned here and expanding on it. Try creating marshmallows from scratch or indulge in some delicious s’mores. Whatever you do, you are sure to adore their light, fluffy goodness when you are making marshmallows.
Painted Pumpkin Faces
Fall is here and excitement is in the air because Halloween is right around the corner. Moms and kids have already begun brainstorming about creative ways to celebrate the holiday. Dads too! There’s thought about ideas for costumes, decorations, and treats. Creativity is at its height and one creative, as well as, practical idea is making painted pumpkin faces. Painted pumpkin faces are a great way to express one’s imagination; but for Parents in charge of clean-up, painted pumpkin faces are also practical.
With traditional carved pumpkins, there can be quite a bit of clean-up involved. Carved pumpkins eventually decompose. This decomposition looks unattractive and certainly is not pleasing to one’s olfactory senses. Painted pumpkin faces alleviate these problems. Plus, there is less pressure involved, regarding potential mistakes or dangerous accidents involving carving tools.
How to Make Painted Pumpkin Faces
There are so many great ideas out there for making painted pumpkin faces. JoAnne Westcott has developed an easy step by step guide for creating painted pumpkin faces. She provides numerous designs for making hundreds of looks. She also discusses how to use ordinary household items and inexpensive supplies. Check it out here
Kids have vast imaginations, so coming up with ideas for your painted pumpkin faces should be easy. Ideas can be based on children’s favorite toys, cartoon characters, movies, etc. Choosing color schemes for your pumpkins can also be fun. You may want to combine bright, vibrant colors; or pair dark, spooky ones. Making painted pumpkins can be a relaxing activity that bonds families and friends; and imprints long-lasting, warm memories of childhood. These times will certainly be experiences we look back upon fondly.
Preparing for creating painted pumpkin faces is also enjoyable, and kids will undoubtedly have fun participating in this process as well. A trip to an Arts and Crafts store will be a fun outing that fosters bonding too. Kids will appreciate being able to have some input when it comes to which supplies are chosen to make their sweet or ghoulish pumpkin characters. These characters all depends on the children’s preferences and their creativity. The most important supply in this process is paint. There are various types of paint that work well for painting pumpkins. However, acrylic paints are known to work best. Spray paints work well too.
Enjoying Halloween and Painted Pumpkin Faces
Halloween is such a magical time. Kids have the chance to escape reality and enter a fantasy world filled with imaginary characters, fun, and lots of candy! Painted pumpkin faces add to that magic. I hope you enjoy your Halloween and all of the good times I’m sure you will have; purchasing your painted pumpkin supplies, making your painted pumpkin faces, and proudly displaying them. Whether you decide to enjoy your painted pumpkin faces indoors; or place them outside for your neighbors and Trick-or-Treaters to also enjoy, they are bound to be a blast! Remember to take plenty of pictures. Your painted pumpkin faces are bound to be something worth showing off.
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