S’Mores Cupcakes (best yet)

When I made these, Fall had just started. I wanted to make a new dessert since we had just finished the last one. As I was flipping through, I remembered liking the spice cupcakes I had made from this Food Network pamphlet, and decided to try a different recipe from it. I saw Chocolate Marshmallow cupcakes and was excited. Then, I changed some of the ingredients a bit, added graham crackers to turn them into proper s’mores and was very happy with the result. These turned out much better than my previous attempts at recipes like this.

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Grilled S’Mores

Today is a short recipe. More of an instructional guide, if you will. And hopefully you haven’t packed away your grill just yet. Hopefully.

I’ve mentioned a few times in passing that we bought a grill this summer and I have been using it a bunch. Basically, I have been cooking all sorts of things with it to see how it works and learn what we like cooked on it. (So far, everything!) I’ve grilled lettuce, steak, burgers, hot dogs, chicken (breasts and thighs), bread, vegetables (mostly cauliflower and zucchini), potatoes, and now s’mores.

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Smores Cookies

Because I have been getting ready for the baby’s arrival, I am scheduling these posts ahead of time. This means that I could be holding a baby right now for all I know. Today is his due date after all. We get to find out if he is more like his mom (early) or dad (late). Regardless, you deserve a cookie recipe. But in honor of the impending doom baby, here is a heart cookie!

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The shape was completely accidental, by the way. It just baked that way. How cute!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Quick Snacks for Guests

We recently had a visit from K’s family. His parents and brother came to visit. Since they’d never visited us while we’ve been married I was very nervous! I wasn’t sure what to expect from the visit, especially because they had been here before and already done most of the sight-seeing. It’s always a little weird having house guests, especially with ones you are close. You want to keep them happy, but they also want to be easy guests. This means that you might ask what food they want while here, but they say “whatever you want”. Eek! I need strict guidelines. Tell me you want squid, and I will give you squid. If you want chocolate, well, you know I have a lot of that. 😉

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S’More Pie

Now maybe you knew that there is no way I wouldn’t have a pie for pi day. I am a cooking math person after all. On top of that, I had a friend visiting who loves chocolate and marshmallows. This was the perfect time to make this pie!

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I loved this pie. It was a bit sweet for K, but to me it was perfect. I liked that there is a lot of chocolate, and less marshmallow. It was the perfect ratio for me! I also liked that I could taste the filling and topping before serving because they didn’t have raw eggs in them. Yay!

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Brownies with an Oat Crust and Marshmallows

Breathe a sigh of relief! After making the latest batch of brownies for my dad, I am officially back in chocolate craving mood. Not a pregnancy craving, just straight up normal Aly eating. Yay! I knew I wanted something chocolatey but could not tell what I was in the mood for. I thought about buying some more ice cream bars (they had been my favorite treat at night to help with the nausea, satisfy my dairy cravings, and just general happiness), but then realized I wanted something I could really bite into and chew.

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Smore Cookie Butter Bars

K asked me a bit last minute to make something, and I wasn’t sure what I could make in about 1 hour with just the ingredients in our pantry. It turns out it was easier than I thought, once I remembered that bars can be thrown together pretty quickly. The baking time is the bigger concern with bars. Because I only made an 8×8 pan of them, they didn’t take very long, and it helped with portion control later! (Let’s be honest, these only lasted about 2 days.)

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