Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

I can have sweet potatoes everyday of the year. They’re sweet and delicious whichever way they’re prepared. Since it’s almost Thanksgiving, there is an abundance of sweet potatoes and yams.

I used Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes though you can use any type of sweet potato or yam in this recipe.

Serving size: 2-3


  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • A handful of pineapple marshmallows*


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add sweet potatoes, brown sugar and water. Stir well.
  • Cover saucepan and let simmer over low heat until sweet potatoes are tender about 15 minutes. Stir every 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and place into serving ware.
  • Sprinkle a handful of pineapple marshmallows over the sweet potatoes and toast using a creme brulee torch, or you can toast under the oven broiler for a couple minutes.

Li’l Puffs Fall Flavors

Fall is here and so is our fall flavored marshmallows. Last year, we introduced our gingerbread spice and pumpkin pie spice puffs locally through our retail partner in Sunnyvale, C.J. Olson Cherries. They were an instant hit so we decided to bring them back this year.

Goodies For Gifts – A goodies central

Li’l Puffs is proud to announce that we’re now listed on Goodies For Gifts directory of delectable goodies!

Goodies For Gifts is a site dedicated to anyone who is looking for unique edible gifts to ship anywhere in the country. Browse their website to find and learn about amazing tasty treats that you can buy, share or send as gifts to your loved ones.

New Year Seasonal Flavors

Happy New Year!!! 新年快樂

Some of you will celebrate new year twice in the same month this year. The lunar new year falls on January 23 and to help with the celebration, we’d like to introduce our mandarin orange and lychee puffs.

Mandarin orange has always been a symbol of abundance and good fortune. You would normally see them displayed as decorations or presented as gifts. We decided to add our twist to this fruit and so… Voila! We present our mandarin orange puffs.

The other seasonal flavor we decided to introduce for the new year is lychee. For those of you who have had lychee before, you’re probably familiar with the “perfume” fragrance of the fruit. This fruit is native to Southern China and Southeast Asia but it is now cultivated in many parts of the world.

As with all our other fruit puffs, both flavors are made using real fruits. We use mandarin orange puree and lychee puree to flavor the puffs. There are no additional flavoring, preservatives or coloring in these puffs. Because there are additional coloring added, you’ll find that our mandarin orange puffs have only a slight orange tint to them that is from the puree, and our lychee puffs are snowy white, similar to our pineapple puffs, that is from its whitish pulp.

Both flavors are now available in Li’l Puffs Online Shop.

Love With Food Tasty Box

Who doesn’t love food? I do!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Love With Food a couple of times this year. I love that they donate a meal with every deal that they sell. I’ve been blessed with opportunities so I always look for ways to give back and working with Love With Food is a great way of doing so.

Love with Food recently launched a new Best Bites subscription program. For $14 a month (shipping is FREE), you get to discover 5 to 6 gourmet bites. Then, you’ll enjoy exclusive discounts to all the full-sized products featured in your box! How great is that?! And what I love most, for every box purchased, Love With Food will donate a meal to No Kid Hunger.

December tasty box included:

  • Li’l Puffs Peppermint Marshmallows
  • White Chocolate Amaretto Filled Wafer Cookies
  • Cranberry Ginger Biscotti
  • Madecasse Mini Square
  • Chocolate Dipped Nutter Butter
  • Truffle Pig-Dark Hazelnut


For those of you who purchased or received a box, don’t forget. You get exclusive discounts to the full-size products featured in the box until January 9, 2012.

Don’t wait! Go to Love With Food to reserve your January box now. It features healthy new year nibbles 🙂

Holiday Bundles

It’s been a while since my last post. Sorry about that. The holidays took pretty much all of my time away from the computer.

Before the holidays are completely behind us, I wanted to let you know of our new marshmallow bundles. All our bundles contain three 4-oz packages of marshmallows of different flavors.

This holiday season we’re offering the holiday bundle. Each bundle include our fall flavor marshmallows, peppermint and cinnamon, and chocolate marshmallow.

We also added two other bundles: Customer Favorite and Neapolitan.

Customer Favorite is the most popular flavors that our customers order. The customer favorite bundle includes chocolate, raspberry, and strawberry.

Neapolitan, just like the ice cream, comes with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavor marshmallows.

Any bundles you choose, you’ll get a variety of flavors to enjoy.

Have a happy holiday season!

The Aroma of the Holidays

Every year I look forward to the holidays and yet at the same time, dreading the pounds that inevitably come shortly after. I hear the words that the Borg utter “resistance is futile” repeating in my head over and over again. Does that stop me? No 🙂

What food do you typically associate with the holidays? For me, it’s basted ham, roasted turkey and lots of delicious and tempting desserts.

This Halloween, I kick started my baking with a pumpkin pie and a carrot cake. Fall weather always makes me think of hot chocolate and spices. What could be more appropriate than having a slice of home made pumpkin pie and a lightly spiced carrot cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting to enjoy the start of the holiday season.

I finished off the night with a cup of hot cocoa topped with 2 cinnamon marshmallows. I love watching marshmallows melt in hot cocoa. They melt into a frothy layer on top of the hot cocoa, spicing it just right as you sip your hot cocoa. So good!

The cinnamon flavor in my hot cocoa reminded me of other desserts I love which I think would taste great in hot cocoa too. Gingerbread cookies! It brought me back to my culinary school days when I participated in a Fairmont gingerbread hotel competition with 3 other classmates. Here’s a picture of the finished hotel. We came in second 🙂

Anyway, I went ahead and made gingerbread marshmallows and pumpkin pie spice flavor too. They turned out great so I’m bringing them to the Evergreen Farmers Market this Sunday, complete with a cup of hot cocoa for those who will brave the forecast of rain.