Author Archives: Jen @ Marshmallows and Margaritas

About Jen @ Marshmallows and Margaritas

Sugar addict / glitter lover / cocktail enthusiast

I’m moving!

I have some exciting news! I’m moving to a new blog: Marshmallows and Margaritas. I’m keeping this blog up, so you will still be able to access all my previous recipes. But I’ll be posting new recipes and photos, along … Continue reading

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Beer and fish cookies

Y’all. I totally forgot to share these cookies with you, and for that, I’m sorry. Here’s the story: My former neighbor’s sister was getting married to a guy whose last name is Weintraut. Naturally, he called the fiance “beer catfish.” … Continue reading

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George Washington’s cranberry pudding

I grew up in a state that didn’t even become a state until 1912. The history there tends to be of the native American or Mexican variety, and there aren’t any bars that can boast of hosting a founding father. … Continue reading

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Cooper River Bridge Run, and tips for your first race

My grandfather recently turned 90, and my family decided to go celebrate with him in Charleston, S.C. And, since it happened to be the same weekend as the Cooper River Bridge Run (a 10K that includes a two-mile bridge connecting … Continue reading

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Southwestern butternut squash saute

I have a really hard time getting dinner on the table every night — particularly a well-balanced, homemade dinner. Do you have this problem? It seems like it always turns into a thing. What do we want to eat? Do … Continue reading

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I hope y’all enjoyed your weekend! We went to Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, where I managed to fall while running and bruise/scrape the heck out of my knee on Saturday morning… which resulted in me hobbling around the church for the … Continue reading

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Peeps s’mores pie

You may recall that I love Peeps, which disgusts my friend Aaren and delights my normally uber-healthy friend Olga. In 2011 and 2012, I combined my love of baking and my love of Peeps to create a Peepcake and Peep … Continue reading

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Roasted root vegetables

I know roasted root vegetables don’t sound as exciting as three-layer cakes and frosted brownies. But, seriously? Don’t let the not-so-appetizing word “root” fool you: These are delicious and super easy. And at least a teeny bit healthier than brownies. … Continue reading

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Brownies with marshmallow-mint frosting

I’ve made more thematic St. Patrick’s Day items in past years. There were the Guinness/Bailey’s/Jameson cupcakes, the beef and Guinness pies, the soda bread, the Irish coffee sundaes, the Guinness chocolate cake. But this year, I went a slightly lazier … Continue reading

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Banana coconut cake with chocolate frosting

It has been far, far too long since I posted a cake recipe, y’all. But today I’m going to remedy that with a doozy — an easy three-layer banana-coconut cake with simple, perfect chocolate frosting, toasted coconut and chocolate ganache. … Continue reading

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