Tag Archives: marshmallows

New Moon

Before taking a MoonPie, I asked the convenience store sales clerks twice to be sure. The treats were, in fact, free at the new Weigel’s in LaFollette during the grand opening celebration. I was interested in sampling a new flavor, … Continue reading

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Top-Notch Mallow

 If Frank Jr. is lucky, there will still be a homemade scotchmallow or two left when he visits for Thanksgiving. My wife and I have every intention of saving some for him but the temptation to eat them could be … Continue reading

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Fine and Mallow

Because KLOS is only a tenth of a mile away from a See’s Candies factory on La Cienega Boulevard, the wonderful aroma of chocolate would often greet me when I arrived at work at the radio station. The closer it was to a holiday, … Continue reading

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Fryer Challenge

Two of my co-workers moved to Knoxville within the past year and had not yet attended the Tennessee Valley Fair. They heard me raving about the Fair Food Throwdown several months ago when the Fair’s Sarah Thompson came to the … Continue reading

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Peep Wrangler

For all my talk about Marshmallow Peeps brûlée, you would think that I eat them all the time. In reality, I made them for only the second time tonight. They were just as good as the first time, which was four … Continue reading

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Who Can Take a Rainbow

It’s easy to find dozens of funny photos of failed attempts at recreating Pinterest projects. Most of them are labeled something like “Saw It on Pinterest, Nailed It!” I’m not sure where my wife first saw an example of Rice … Continue reading

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Bacon Whoopee

Sometimes I wonder how I end up on a planning committee for an event. I felt it happening when Sarah Thompson, the director of public relations for the Tennessee Valley Fair, said, “let’s have a meeting after the fair so … Continue reading

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Concrete Evidence

The relatively new Shake Shack in Washington drew us in. My wife and I were headed toward the Spy Museum last week when we changed plans and walked in to the adjacent Shake Shack instead. At least two concretes on the … Continue reading

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Vermilion Man

For the second time in a month, I found myself applying lipstick. This time I wasn’t going on stage. I was doing a science experiment. Dr. Al Hazari was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the FBI Knoxville Citizens … Continue reading

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Peep Cheeks

There’s something inherently funny about stuffing Marshmallow Peeps in your mouth. I did it as a radio bit during my on-air audition in Knoxville eleven years ago and again a few times after that. There’s an improv game called Marshmallow … Continue reading

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My Butter’s Keeper

Apparently the Easter Bunny is happy that Trader Joe’s opened a store in Knoxville. My wife and I each got TJ treats in our shared Easter basket. My wife received Almond Bark Thins and Rosemary Marcona Almonds. I was happy to … Continue reading

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Go Peep

The winning entry in this year’s Washington Post Peeps diorama contest is very clever. The Peeps are having a funeral for their friend, the Twinkie. Other Hostess cakes are buried in the churchyard outside. While the Post displays Peeps as … Continue reading

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Recipeeps

One of the best things about this time of year is the anticipation of Marshmallow Peeps for Easter. This morning, one of my Twitter followers sent me a link to a great Buzzfeed post full of Peeps recipes. The official … Continue reading

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Sticking Point

Students from the UT Culinary Institute served S’mores on a Stick at the Women Today Expo over the weekend. Each marshmallow was hand-dipped in chocolate, then rolled in graham cracker crumbs. The confections were served in plastic cups with bits … Continue reading

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