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When I was a child, we used to go to the Nut Tree located in Vacaville. After ordering your food, they delivered to your table sliced pineapple with marshmallow sauce. Looking for a sweet treat for after dinner with friends the other night, I tried my hand at marshmallow sauce. There are recipes out on the internet for this sauce and most use corn syrup. I do not use corn syrup, so I made my own sweet mix that is a substitution that is better for you. So, let’s head off into the kitchen to make some of this tasty treat that goes well with pineapple! This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups of sauce.n Here is a preview…

Preview

Preview

Ingredients for the corn syrup substitute
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup of boiling water

Ingredients for the sauce
1 large egg white
2 TBS cold water
sugar syrup from above
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Ingredients

Ingredients

Place the egg white in a mixing bowl and using your hand beater or stand mixer, beat the egg white on high speed. To check if the egg white is ready for the next step, lift the beater out of the egg white and you should have soft peaks form. Here are three photos showing the progress.

Begin with the egg white

Begin with the egg white

Midway through beating the egg white

Midway through beating the egg white

Egg white is ready for the water

Egg white is ready for the water

When this is ready, the next step is to add the water. On low speed incorporate the water and then add in the sugar syrup.

Water and sugar syrup added

Water and sugar syrup added

Increase your speed to medium high.

Just about ready for the powdered sugar

Just about ready for the powdered sugar

The mixture will become creamy, white in color, and should be almost double in size. This process should take about 8 minutes. Here it is when it is done.

Ready for powdered sugar

Ready for powdered sugar

Turning the mixture back to low, gradually add in the powdered sugar.

Powdered sugar added

Powdered sugar added

When this has incorporated into the mix, add in the vanilla.

Vanilla added

Vanilla added

Once this is done, refrigerate the sauce for about 4 hours. You will need to stir it before using. Here is what this sauce looks like over a couple of slices of pineapple.

Sauce served over pineapple

Sauce served over pineapple

You can use this sauce over ice cream, brownies, strawberries…the list is endless! I hope that you try out this delightful recipe! It is one that is sure to please you, your family, and guests!

Thanks for dropping by for another issue of Tasty Tuesday! Be well! ^..^

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We were talking this morning with a neighbor, who had dropped by with the illustrious beagle named “Boomer,” and she brought up cleaning using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda…That got me to thinking that maybe I should investigate other uses for the ordinary items we have in our homes. Below is some of what I have found…

• Who doesn’t have rusty nuts and bolts at one time or another? Use club soda to loosen them.
• Use a mixture of 3 parts baking soda to one part water as an exfoliant for your skin. Rub gently in a circular motion and rinse well and pat dry.
• Using the same ratios above with the same items you can polish your sterling or sterling plate items. Rub into the item and then rinse well and dry.
• Get rid of stains using lemon and salt.
• If your light bulb breaks in your refrigerator, cut a potato in half and push the cut end over the broken light bulb. Then turn it towards the left and the potato will “unscrew” the bulb.
• Flour can be used to soak up oil spills.
• Do you have cold feet? Sprinkle some cayenne powder in your shoes.
• Make a tea out of celery seed in hot water to help you sleep at night.
• Need to moisturize your hair? Mash an avacado with an egg yolk and massage into your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash out of your hair.
• Rub salt into your cutting boards and let it sit for a bit, then rinse with hot water. Not only will your cutting board smell really good, but the salt will have killed any bacteria on the surface.
• Dry some orange peels and use them as kindling in your fireplace. The oils in the skin allows the peel to burn longer than paper.
• Use the juice of a fresh pineapple to soothe dry skin or calluses.
• Cornstarch is better for baby’s bottom and works better than talcum powder.
• Put your hard brown sugar in a ziplock bag with an apple. Keep it in a dark dry place for a couple of days and the sugar will be as soft as when you bought it!
• Ketchup can be used to polish up copper bottom pots!
• Put beer in a cup in your vegetable garden to attract slugs…not the human male variety!
• Use a can of coca cola to get rid of the battery acid around the posts on your car battery.
• Use dishwasher soap to clean up your jewelry. Put a couple of drops into a small bowl add water and drop in your jewelry! Do not do this with opals!
• Take out a single piece of spaghetti and use it to light candles where the wick is deep.
• Stinky shoes? Place a dryer sheet overnight in each shoe to freshen them.
• Poke a popsicle stick into a coffee filter to catch any drips!
• Using a mixture of half vinegar and half water, soak your shower head in the mixture to remove mineral deposits.
• To clean your microwave, wet a sponge and place it in the microwave. Then turn the power on for a minute or two and let the sponge sits so that it cools down. When the sponge is cool, wipe down the inside of the microwave.

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