By day, I am a cookbook designer. So, I have an appreciation for good cookbook design as well as creative and innovative topics. Topics my company would probably never produce. I've recently come across two new fun books that I fell in love with: Marshmallow Madness and Hello, Jello. Not only do they have great design, but they have recipes like I've never seen before.
Although, I do have to say...never did I imagine myself making either homemade marshmallows or more than just a plain 'ol sugar-free jello.
How do you make marshmallows? What about all these wonderful flavors I've seen all over Etsy? In Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever she shows you it's not impossible and maybe not as tricky as you might think. This book was so much needed after I bought a pre-packaged mint chocolate flavor at the grocery store that tasted like regurgitated cardboard. No more will I suffer! I'm most excited about Kool-Aid, Maple Bacon and Apple Cinnamon. And who could forget, cocktails flavors!? Mmm, margarita.
Is it possible to have a sophisticated Jell-o dessert? In Hello, Jell-o by Victoria Belanger, she uses molds, layers and of course suspended fruit, but practically reinvents the gelatin genre. A lot of these aren't your kiddie favorites. For example, I am most excited about Chapter 4-Boozy Molds. I'm going to be having some fun with the sangria, mimosa and pina colada recipes-they sound excellent.
You can get Marshmallow Madness and Hello, Jell-o at Barnes & Noble of course or your local Paper Source like I did.