I decided to give marshmallow-making a try and was pleasantly surprised with how fun it was. Very sticky, but relatively uncomplicated. I used a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, since it's never steered me wrong, and included both vanilla extract and scraped vanilla beans for some extra flavor. With my handy, two-inch wide heart cookie cutter, I ended up with about 20 marshmallows. Package them up as a sweet treat for your valentine, and more importantly, enjoy some yourself in a mug full of creamy hot chocolate. Then the next time you hear Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," you'll remember, it's these marshmallows.
[recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen]
Also, last year's cinnamon-sugary Valentine's treat.