With ingredients as beautiful as these, how can this recipe not be delicious?
I work with an amazing group of people, and I really enjoy baking things for particular coworkers as a token of my appreciation when they go above and beyond. Recently, two coworkers have demonstrated an amazing amount of patience and humor while helping me with a project, and I realized that my normal sugary baked goods weren’t going to cut it. These are two healthy guys who generally avoid sweets, so I decided to try my hand at energy bars!
The granola bars could not have come out better. They were actually really easy to bake and cut, though I would recommend doubling the recipe if you don’t think 16 bars will last long in your house. The only trouble I had was blender space – we had to chop things up in batches in the food processor. These are a lot of ingredients to blend! (read more…)
Alright, this is the last recipe I’m going to tease you with from Sweet Lydia’s Marshmallow Guide, the cookbooklet that Lydia and I created together in response to people asking “What else can you do with marshmallows?”. Lydia is a small business owner located in Lowell, MA and I’ve been a huge fan of her marshmallow creations for a long time now. I was so eager to participate in this project by doing the photography for it (and also taste testing along the way).
This recipe was the first one that blew my mind. You’ll wrap a crescent roll around one of Lydia’s marshmallows (we used her vanilla ones, but you could use any of the flavors she offers) and bake it. As it notes in the recipe below, the marshmallow will expand and then dissolve into the dough, leaving an air pocket of sweetness.
Please please please go and check out Lydia’s book and purchase it with some marshmallows today – you’ll be supporting a woman-owned small business and I know anyone who tries the marshmallows will be blown away. (This is not a sponsored post; I genuinely love her marshmallows!) Unlike store-bought marshmallows, these are made from scratch without preservatives or other gross things and are super soft and tasty (not stale and empty-tasting). My favorites are the raspberry marshmallows, but I what I love the most are her Peanut Butter S’Mores. She puts so much heart into these marshmallow creations; I’ll be so thankful if you go and support her! (read more…)