If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
If you haven't made homemade marshmallows before, and if you're even the least bit kitchen-minded, then you owe it to yourself to try these.
My sisters and I made them a couple of months ago, when Kristen and I were visiting our younger sister in Florida. We used Alton Brown's recipe, and had no complaints.
There were also s'mores, and let me tell you: these were Royal S'Mores. Absolutely amazing. (And that's from a girl who hasn't always loved s'mores... something very tragic happened once, involving long hair and warm marshmallow goo, but I won't traumatize you with the details. Ahem.)
We stuck our s'mores open face in the oven, under a broiler for just a minute or so. (And if there's a bit of coconut on top, which toasts to a nutty brown, well then. You'll be raving about it too.)