Peppermint Marshmallow Un-recipe

I was going share a recipe for peppermint marshmallows today.

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Because have you ever had a homemade marshmallow? They’re like little bites of clouds – fluffy and airy and delicate. Ohmygosh. Phenomenal. Particularly the ones at Hot Chocolate (I know, I know, here I go again).

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However, for these guys, I went against my better judgment and used a recipe I was unfamiliar with. I normally use this one from the queen of homemaking herself, Martha. And even though that’s the one I always make and have had very few problems with, the fact that it had less than stellar reviews from other people made me think there were better options out there. Even though it worked for me and made me happy.

I feel like there’s an important lesson or metaphor in there somewhere.

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Scones

It’s raining! Finally! We’ve been in a draught here for months now. Yesterday, the skies finally opened up and let down that sweet, sweet rain. And lots of it!

There was a small window in the afternoon where it stopped raining and the sun came out. I had two choices. Bake and photograph these scones or buy a Christmas tree.

peppermint hot cocoa scone

I chose the tree. I know, I know, a baker chose not to bake. But! I’m also a new homeowner and this is my first Christmas in my first home and I haven’t had a real honest-to-goodness tree in over 10 years. It was really a no brainer.

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