Toast marshmallows not hands

Dear Heloise: My kids love to roast marshmallows and hot dogs over a campfire, but they complain their hands too get hot. What should we do? — Lana P., El Dorado, Ark.

Get some aluminum pie tins, run roasting sticks through the middle and put the tins down near where they hold the sticks. This will reflect the heat and keep those little hands cool. — Heloise

Cilantro sauce

Dear Heloise: You had a cilantro sauce that my husband loved when I’d pour it over boneless chicken breasts. Unfortunately, I’ve misplaced the recipe, so would you please reprint it for me? — Alexis C., Bellflower, Calif.

Alexis, the cilantro sauce over chicken sounds good. You’ll need:

1 cup loosely packed cilantro sprigs (also called coriander or Chinese parsley)

3/4 cup coarsely chopped green onions with tops

2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, coarsely chopped

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/4 cup olive oil

In a food processor with a metal blade, combine all ingredients (except the olive oil) until finely chopped, stopping occasionally to scrape the bowl. With the processor running, slowly add the olive oil to make a paste. It makes about 3/4 cup. — Heloise

(Heloise is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. Send money-or time-saving hint to P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or E-Mail: Heloise@Heloise.com.)


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