Kahlua & Mexican Chocolate Mousse by The Marshmallow Studio

Chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and Kahlúa… all staple ingredients in a Mexican kitchen.

I grew up drinking  “calientito (warm)” Chocolate Ibarra during the cool months. When my parents entertained at our home, they always had a bottle of Kahlúa ready for the “cafesito para el postre (little coffee with dessert)”. [Read more…]


5-minute Rocky Road Cheesecake by TheMarshmallowStudio

My friends, there’s a time and a place for everything!

Sometimes I go all Thomas Keller and sometimes I go all Sandra Lee. If I’m making French macarons, there are no shortcuts or semi anything. I make those delicate, little cookies from scratch. When I make cake pop balls, I use cake mix for my dough. No need to make a cake from scratch when I’m just going to crumble it and dip it into candy coating.

Let me tell you about my latest semi-homemade adventure…

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Marshmallow and White Chocolate Flower Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

This year, Mother’s Day is extra special to me. Even though I’m supposed to be the one to be celebrated, I’m actually celebrating my family. I’m celebrating being the mommy to two wonderful little boys and a new baby girl. I’m celebrating them because they’ve allowed me to be their mother. They truly complete me. They bring so much joy into my life in ways I could have never imaged.

My má often said to me, “when you have children of your own you’ll understand.” Well, now I do! I can finally understand the immense love my mom has for my siblings and I. I can fully appreciate all her hard work, love and dedication toward us from the day we were born. it makes me want to do something special for her not just on Mother’s Day.

Most women love flowers; I prefer the edible kind hahaha! For this reason, I wanted to show my readers how to make something super special and pretty for the extraordinary moms in their lives this Mother’s Day. We all know creative, handmade gifts are the best! These Marshmallow and White Chocolate Flower Pops are sure to make mom feel extra special.

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Valentines Smores with Love in a JarTheMarshmallowStudio

Woohoo!! February, my favorite month of the year is here!

February is my favorite month for lots of reasons. Many fun events take place this month like Valentine’s Day, my birthday, my son Keiran’s birthday, my mother-in-law’s birthday, it’s the shortest month of the year and the weather is still cool. Let’s just say, we are busy and partying all month long!

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Gingerbread Marshmallow Brownie Man_TheMarshmallowStudio

SWEET!!! Christmas is just around the corner and I cannot wait!

Every family has their own traditions. In my family, it’s all about cooking, baking and spending time together. We don’t have customary Christmas recipes that we do but one thing is for sure, it always involves tons of desserts.

In my book it’s just not a real celebration until you add dessert! With that in mind, for my boys it’s just not as fun unless they get to join in the prepping. I’m raising them to be involved and helpful around the house and kitchen. They love learning how to cook and bake which I’m very happy to see. I wanted to create a simple and fun recipe that they could help me with every step of the way. As with most kids, their favorite part is decorating so I thought I’d make a gingerbread man type of dessert. I’ve made gingerbread cookies in the past and for what I was trying to accomplish, that would’ve been too much work so instead I decided on a brownie!

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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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Halloween Gravestone MM Cupcake Toppers-TheMarshmallowStudio

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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