Wednesday, August 18, 2010


A couple of weeks ago my family, Dave and I went 'camping' we slept in a trailer, had running water and a bathroom, so I don't really count it as camping but we did have a bonfire! When you have a bonfire you need something to roast (And seeing as I try to limit the amount of sugar I eat) I made marshmallows for the trip and thought I would document the experience to share! I made two different kinds, one was with Agave (they were super easy to make!) and the one I will be showing was made with Fructose.

  • 1 cup cornstarch for dusting
  • 2 cups Fructose (can substitute with sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 4 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dust a 9x9 inch square dish generously with cornstarch (I probably should have put a little more on my dish, they stuck a tiny bit)

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together white sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.

While syrup is heating, place remaining water in a cup (1/4 cup) and sprinkle gelatin over the surface. Microwave cup for 30 seconds, stopping once to stir, microwave longer if needed until gelatin has dissolved completely.

Keep gelatin in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature.

Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatin mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks.

Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream

Mix until the egg whites are very stiff. Stir in vanilla.

Spread evenly in prepared pan and let rest 8 hours or overnight (I always do overnight) before cutting. Heat the spatula if you are having trouble spreading the mixture.

Dust the top with cornstarch and remove carefully from the dish

Cut the marshmallow, I like using clean scissors but a knife would do (you might need to heat the knife under hot water, to keep it from sticking)

Cut into strips

Then cut into squares and roll in cornstarch (I put the cornstarch in a bowl and roll them in there) until they are completely coated.

And now you are ready to go! I like to have them sit out overnight uncovered after they are cut, to dry them out a little but that is completely optional!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Things I Didn't Buy

Life in the Pitts

This is an awesome game I played for the first time last week with my husbands sisters Kelsy and Amy, and Amy's husband Fox. I really want to get it!


I am always looking for a good workout DVD and this one is on my list!


And so is this one! Her DVDs are always really hard and that is what I like about them!


... I wasn't going to put any more workout video but I just found this one and it looks really good!


I also found 4 skirts that I loved but couldn't get pictures of :(
they came to $198.00 total

So today by NOT buying anything I saved-


My amount isn't as impressive as Helena's $615.91 but my 'shopping' wasn't too shabby :)