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One of my all time favorite meals is the “Kitchen Sink Nachos” from Jim ‘N Nicks. Unfortunately, we don’t have one in our new hometown.
When I spotted these potato nachos I knew they’d be a good possible replacement, and how wonderful will these be to serve at a Super Bowl party? I can’t wait to make these!
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Don’t these pancakes just look delicious? Of course they do!
Unfortunately, I got a call today from the doctor saying I failed my Glucose Screening from Monday. This means tomorrow at 7 a.m. I’m headed to the hospital to do a three hour test full of blood-work and boredom. If I don’t pass, all of these sweet treats will just be dreams for the next ten weeks. Let’s hope for the best.
Last week, I found some crave-worthy S’mores Cupcakes. In following this craving I came to find that this Tuesday is National S’mores Day.
I’m not kidding. There is truly a National S’mores Day here in America. We can thank The Hershey Company and Kraft Foods for giving us one more holiday celebrating sweet sweet treats.
For those of you who don’t know what a S’more is, let me explain.
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S’mores traditionally consist of graham crackers with a square of Hershey’s chocolate topped with a freshly roasted marshmallow sandwiched with one more graham cracker. They’re a classic campfire treat that has been shared by families for years. In fact, when I think of S’mores I can remember being a little girl fighting with my brothers over the good spot in the fire to roast our marshmallows.
In honor of this nostalgic treat, I’ll be doing a S’mores treat every day this week. So sit back and get ready for some ooey gooey chocolate marshmallow goodness!
Need some tips on getting your S’more week started? Well, here ya go:
- Microwave ‘em — You can make S’mores, in seconds, right in your microwave. It’s easy; just top each of four graham squares with one chocolate piece and one marshmallow. Place on a microwaveable plate and microwave on HIGH 7 to 10 seconds or until marshmallows puff and chocolate begins to melt. Carefully remove plate from microwave and then cover the S’mores with remaining graham cracker square.
- Fire up the Fire Pit – Can’t get out to a campground this National S’mores Day? No problem! Make an impromptu campfire setting at home over your backyard fire pit. You can even use real sticks to roast your marshmallows to make yourself feel like you’re immersed in the great outdoors.
- Sweet Grilled S’mores –Mix it up this year by making S’mores on the grill. Build the S’mores ahead of time then wrap in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped S’mores on the grill and cook 1 to 2 minutes over a medium-hot grill on each side or until the marshmallow is gooey and the chocolate is slightly melted between the graham crackers.
- Classic Campfire — Everyone loves classic campfire S’mores. If you’re looking for a reason to get together with family and friends before the cold weather returns, plan a camping trip to commemorate National S’mores Day and make the timeless treat the center of your fun. Start by placing half of a chocolate piece on top of half of a graham square. Then, lightly toast a marshmallow over the campfire and place it on top of the chocolate. Finally, top the toasted marshmallow with the remaining graham square half and press together.
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Chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate ganache. I die!
This isn’t the first S’more recipe I looked over, but it is most certainly one of the most mouthwatering ones I’ve seen lately. How perfect are these for a chocolate craving?
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What better to join a plate of scrumptious desserts and fruit than a pot of melted chocolate?
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Reservations for fondue have been booked for tomorrow night, and I’m quite excited. Of course we’ll be having other courses than dessert, but let’s be honest this is the course we all really look forward to.
Snickers cupcakes. Oh. My. Word.
Thank you for this craving My Baking Addiction.
Once I get a craving it really just doesn’t go away. So, if you’re wondering where the inspiration for baking these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes originated be sure to check out yesterday’s “Daily Craving.”
I looked around for a new chocolate cupcake recipe, you know, just to play around. After picking one I changed my mind -literally a few minutes before beginning to bake- and stuck with my current recipe. However, I did make one little change. Rather than using milk in the Chocolate Cupcake recipe, I used one cup of sour cream.
Yes, sour cream. What resulted was a fluffy, moist cake that had a milk chocolate taste and a sweet kick that didn’t kick too hard. The perfect balance of flavors. To do this, simply alternate the flour mixture with the sour cream. Easy as pie, er, cupcakes.
After baking at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, let them cool for 15 before frosting.
For the frosting, I kept things simple. The goal here was to really taste the chocolate and peanut butter (one of the greatest flavor combinations ever, in my opinion).
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons whipping cream
Beat the butter until creamy, adding sugar and peanut butter. Add the vanilla extract then continue by adding 4 teaspoons of whipping cream. You may only need three, but I preferred four.
I only wish I would’ve had more time to make them a little more aestetically pleasing; although, their taste is well worth the time. C’est la vie.