{RECIPE} MEXICAN CHAMPURRADO – YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Mexican Champurrado by TheMarshmallowStudio

Growing up in Guadalajara, I remember drinking lots of Champurrado. We mostly bought it from food carts while out on the town during the holidays (Fiestas De Octubre, Dia De Los Muertos, Posadas, Navidad and Año Nuevo). It warmed us right up and went perfectly with the warm buñuelos, churros, crepas and donitas that we used to buy. I wish I had photos to share with you of these beautiful memories but I hardly have any from my childhood all together.

It’s almost impossible to find a good champurrado here in the United States so I’ve learned to make my own. Let me tell you what champurrado is…..

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{DIY} FALL RICE KRISPIE TREAT CAKE!

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Ooooh… I’m super excited to share with you another fun little DIY treat for this Fall or Thanksgiving.

You KNOW my favorite season of the year is Fall and there’s inspiration everywhere (well, mostly on Pinterest and Instagram because sadly there isn’t much of Fall going on in Las Vegas, ever). Anyway, recently I made a Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treat Bundt Cake drizzled with caramel for KraftRecipes.com and it left me wanting more. It was so good and easy to make that I knew I had to keep rolling with it. I remembered seeing the fabulous girls of Anders Ruff make several Rice Krispie Treat cakes in the past and thought…. I’ll make one for Fall!

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HAPPY HARVEST Y’ALL!

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Pumpkins, colorful leaves, apples, corn and haystacks…

All signs of my favorite season of the year, FALL!!

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With a new holiday coming up, it’s time for me to make a new JET-PUFFED marshmallow project, yeay!

This year, I was able to partner up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to create something sweet.

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MY VINTAGE GIRL BABY SHOWER

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Not going to lie, this post is to show off my mom’s skills and hard work.

She surprised me with a baby shower a few weeks before I was due with our third baby. She was way too excited about having a grand daughter that she went all out for this shower.

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MY MEXICAN FIESTA BABY SHOWER

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Can you believe it?! I had another little marshmallow and now our little family is complete!

Since this was our third child, I didn’t want a traditional baby shower. I didn’t want the pastel tones, the same old shower games, the girls-only type of party…

I wanted a MEXICAN FIESTA! I wanted to celebrate our love, my heritage and our family.

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We were fortunate to have my mother-in-law Rhonda, and our good friends Melissa and Erica host our shower. All I had to do was the styling, decorations and invitations.

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MY LITTLE MARSHMALLOW’S NURSERY

Nautical Marshmallow Baby Girl Nursery by TheMarshmallowStudio

“Third time’s a charm”, they say.

This post might seem a little out of subject compared to what The Marshmallow Studio is about and what all I normally blog about but I’m just too excited that I wanted to share this blissful moments with you. It was extremely hard to capture real colors due to poor lighting in the room but I hope you still like it.

As you might have learned on my Instagram, we just welcomed our newest little marshmallow to our family. Our tiny baby girl came to complete our little family!

Her name is Kamilla Alessandra Morin.

It’s a mother’s dream to have the perfect, healthy baby… and if she’s a creative momma like me… then it’s also her dream to have the time, space and resources to decorate the most beautiful nursery for her baby.

Well…  it took me over five years and three children to have that opportunity. Life doesn’t always happen the way you plan it but I am grateful that we’ve overcome so many obstacles together and we’re in a better place today.

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In my Instagram, you can see that I love the whole nautical theme. I’ve decorated my boy’s room and bathroom with lots of sea details. I wanted to spread that theme into my baby girl’s nursery but make it girly enough for her to love it as well.

This year while at SNAP, I learned about a company called Wallternatives. They are owned by Royal Design Studio and are based out of Chula Vista, California. They make the cutest and most affordable wall decals. I immediately knew I had to incorporate their products in our new home as well as in the nursery I was working on already.

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{DIY} DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FONDANT & MARSHMALLOW CALAVERA TOPPERS!

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My boys are obsessed with Halloween. Whether it’s because of the thought of being allowed to get a major sugar rush all in one day or all the fun and spooky decorations in every store we walk in to, they love it! I think Halloween is cool but I’m more of a Dia De Los Muertos person. I remember growing up in Mexico celebrating this beautiful holiday with delicious bread, traditional clay dishes, flowers and artisan crafts.

Dia De Los Muertos (or Day Of The Dead as it’s known in the United States) is a Mexican holiday in which friends and family gather together to pray for and remember their deceased loved ones. Traditionally the celebration takes place October 31st- November 2nd. People build private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods and beverages of the departed. They also visit their graves and leave some of these as gifts along with a few possessions of the deceased.

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WITCH ON A BROOM!!

Witch on a Broom Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Finally!!! The time to share with you my super awesome Witch On A Broom Marshmallow Showpiece has come!!

I finished this piece several weeks back and have been dying to post photos.

As you already know, every holiday I make a special marshmallow showpiece for KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. For this year’s Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas I decide to step up my game and challenge myself to do something different. I partnered up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to make one-of-a-kind sugar art.

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{DIY} HALLOWEEN GRAVESTONE MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE TOPPERS

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Halloween Gravestone Marshmallow Cupcake Toppers

Boooooo!! Halloween is coming up fast and I’ve got just the quick cupcake decorating trick so you can treat all your little favorite people!

Will you be hosting or attending a Halloween party this year? I love holidays, because they bring friends and family together to celebrate, interact and enjoy yummy food. How about all the cool Halloween party and Halloween food ideas out there? So many fun stuff!!

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FROZEN’S OLAF INSPIRED MARSHMALLOW POPS {PLUS, MY THOUGHTS ON COPYRIGHTED CHARACTERS}

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Last week I made very special marshmallow pops for my friend, Shanna from Pineapple and Coconut, daughter’s 6th birthday party.

Coincidentally, my mom had to make the same design for something else. Now, if you follow me you know that my mom is who taught me how to design marshmallows. We always say that marshmallow art, as with everything, it’s all about adding your own touch. We’ve made many similar designs over the years but we can always tell who has done which one because we have very distinct styles.

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AIDEN’S ROARING DINOSAUR PARTY

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“Roaring Dinosaur” 5th Birthday Party

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Aiden has recently been obsessed with dinosaurs. He started learning about them in preschool and has then watched almost every movie, documentary and cartoon about dinosaurs. He’s constantly playing with his dino toys and can even name most of them by their names. I’m ashamed to admit he knows more about dinosaurs than me! A several months ago when we asked him what theme he wanted for his 5th birthday party to be, he said “superheroes”. I began looking around for inspiration but it was just not happening. I was not ready to let him be a “big boy”. Out of the blue it hit me! I suggested a dinosaur party. His eyes lit up and he said “Yes mommy, a dinosaur ROAR party!”.

As always, the first step was to browse online for some inspiration then seeing what I had already at home to use. Once I had an idea of what I was going to do and how, I got started on the invitation design and the paper goodies. I usually do those first to get them out of the way and focus on the crafting, decor details and menu. Keep reading for list of sources and lots of tips and DIYs.

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{DIY} BACK-TO-SCHOOL APPLE MARSHMALLOW POPS

Back-to-school Apple Marshmallow Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Wowzers, this summer has flown by!!

Time to switch gears and get ready for my favorite part of the year – Fall and Winter. Sure I love having the kiddos at home, all the outdoor nights eating s’mores, and the hot water fun but there’s something magical about the leaves turning and the weather cooling down that makes me feel all giddy inside.

This year I’m particularly excited for back-to-school season. My boys are 3.5 and 5 years old. One will go into his second year in preschool and my other will go into Kindergarten. They are both finally going to be going to the same school and having the same schedule. Woohoo!! I’m that mom that make special gifts for the teachers and sends in special treats every special occasion. Teachers like me, haha!

To quick off this school year with A+ extra credit parent points, I’m going to be making my boy’s teachers baskets full of Apple Marshmallow Pops.

Making these pops is like second nature to me. I’ve been making marshmallow pops and art for over four years now.  Today you’re in luck my friend…. I’m going to teach you how to WOW your kid’s teachers too!

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Check out KraftRecipes.com HERE or HERE to see the full tutorial.

{RECIPE} SHORTBREAD CUPS WITH GRILLED PEACHES AND MARSHMALLOW DIP

Shortbread Cups with Grilled Peaches and Marshmallow Dip by TheMarshmallowStudio

For The Love Of Cheese – and peaches and marshmallows!!

This month I was asked to create a recipe celebrating cheese-filled entertainment recipes for Kraft Recipes. For the Love of Cheese… well, that’s the easiest thing I’ve ever been asked to do since I absolutely love cheese…. all kinds of cheese. From the stinky, tangy flavor of Bleu cheese to the creamy sweetness of Brie and even the simple Monterey Jack, I could eat it all day, every day and never get tired of it. I think cheese goes particularly well with bacon (hahaha what doesn’t?!) There are so many kinds of cheese and even more ways to incorporate it into meals. The possibilities are truly endless!

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