5 Yummy Easter Recipes

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It’s hard to grasp that Easter is this weekend! If you’re looking for an Easy Rack of Lamb recipe see on of my creations on SC Johnson. I used to be intimidated to make a rack of lamb, but it is honestly so very easy, and everyone loves it! Below are 4 of my other yummy Easter recipes for to make for this weekend’s Easter hunt and celebration with your family and friends.

Tulip TomatoesTulip Tomatoes via Surviving a Teachers Salary

Pink Mint Chip Chocolate Bark

Pink Mint Chocolate Bark via I Spy DIY

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Peeps Skillet S’mores via How Sweet It Is

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Easter Egg Truffles via Gimme Some Oven

8 Amazing S’more Recipe Ideas

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted, but I moved last week. Can you say exhausting? Anyway, I spent the weekend previewing the just opened The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, and it was AWESOME! Put it on your MUST-G0 travel list! More on that to come… One of their many signature desserts at Havana Beach Bar and Grill was a Homemade S’mores in  a Jar made with all homemade ingredients. It was delish! It made me want more s’mores all weekend long so here are 8 amazing s’more recipes you will want to check out staring with these S’mores Sundaes via Martha Stewart.  Oh and here’s a look at The Pearl in the photo below.

S’mores Cupcakes via Spoon Fork Bacon

S’mores in a Jar via Foodiecrush

S’mores Cookie Sandwiches from Cooking Classy

S’mores Kiss Cookies via Six Sister’s Stuff

S’mores Ice Cream  via Chasing Delicious

S’mores Shots in Chocolate Glasses via Spabettie

S’mores Candy Bars via Not So Humble Pie

10 July Fourth Favorites

Oh no. The summer is going by way too fast. It’s been great so far, and there’s nothing better then having relaxed kids and a more relaxed me, (not having to rush to school and after school activities). July fourth is a week away so I thought I would share a few of my favorite July Fourth Favorites starting with my Fourth of July Buttermilk Cupcakes. Have a great week ahead and here’s to a wonderful summer!

Red White and Blue Popsicles from My Recipes

Star Spangled Banner Bars from She Knows

Berry Cones from Better Homes & Gardens

S’mores Bars from Your Cup of Cake

Pretzel Sparklers via Martha Stewart

Magical Fruit Wands by Weelicious

From Room to Inspire

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Cupcakes from Raining Coupons

Brownie Kabobs from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

10 Best S’mores Recipes

My two boys just came back from being at camp for two weeks, and the first question I asked was, “Did you have s’mores”?  S’mores have been a summer favorite since I was a young child, and my most recent  S’mores Ice Cream Pie recipe was a hit with my kids and neighbors. I looked up the history of s’mores because we all have our childhood memory of enjoying them. Apparenly the history is somewhat unknown, but the first recipe was found in a publication of the Girl Scouts in 1927 by Loretta Scott Crew who made them at a campfire for the scouts. It is unknown when the name was shortened, but recipes for “Some Mores” are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1973. I am amazed at all of the incredible ways to make S’mores. Take a look at 10 best S’mores recipes from some of my favorite websites:

S’mores Cupcakes via Brown Eyed Baker

S’mores Rice Krispie Treats via Glorious Treats

Frozen S’mores via Woman’s Day

 

S’mores Bars via Endless Simmer

Campfire S’mores Style Cake via Sweetapolita 

S’mores in a Jar by Paula Deen

S ‘Mores on a Stick via Kraft

S’mores Milkshakes via Ingredients Inc.

Giant S’mores Cookies via My Baking Addiction

S’mores Ice Cream Pie

My kids and I have been making a lot of S’mores this summer. I  had the idea of a S’more’s Ice Cream Pie, and I quickly put this recipe together. I used fudge ripple ice cream, but feel free to use any flavor of your favorite ice cream. You could also sprinkle the top with chocolate shavings, but kids were in such a hurry to eat it, I didn’t even have the time. Oh, well, here’s to summer 2012!

Passover S’mores

Passover is coming up this week, and I know so many are always looking for new, fun recipe ideas, especially to please the kids. I made these Passover S’mores a few years ago, and they have become a Passover staple for my three children. Who doesn’t love s’mores? Just use regular sizes matzo and break it into pieces, or use the new mini matzo that is so popular this year instead of graham crackers, and you’ll have some happy kids (and adults).

Labor Day Favorites and Beef Kebob recipe

Happy Labor Day everyone! I am sharing my Beef-Vegetable Kebob recipe that I’m cooking up for Labor Day as well as some of my other favorites that would be perfect for this weekend from some great bloggers you should check out.

Loving these:

Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins Dash of East

Homemade Baked Beans from Chez Us

Summer Pulled Chicken on Pita Bread Reluctant Entertainer

Chicken Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts Barbara Bakes

Pineapple Limeade Cooler Good Life Eats

S’mores Bars from Bakers Royale

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles Family Fresh Cooking

Almond Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate and Carrots

Easy as Can Be: Brownie S’Mores

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Recently, Naturally Nora, a company specializing in all natural baking mixes, asked me to experiment with some of their mixes. Their cake mixes, brownie mixes and frostings have no artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives or hydrogenated oil. I was so excited to try their mixes. My kids went nuts over their brownie mix, and it worked great in this simple Brownie S’mores recipe. It was so fun to make these with the kids-a wonderful summertime afternoon project.

Rich and Creamy: Lightened-Up S’mores Milkshakes

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Last week, I mentioned I was in a s’mores whirlwind creating s’mores recipes for various projects. I created this recipe for S’mores Milkshakes in my guest blog post on a really fun website “Makes and Takes“. It’s as yummy as it looks and so easy. This version on my site is the “lightened up” version.

I’m shooting 4 television shows this week so my life is beyond nuts. But, look for my upcoming television show on NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” featuring fun s’more’s recipes coming soon. Date to come…

Oh My: S’More’s Pie

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I have been on a S’mores kick lately as you will see in the coming days. I came up with this recipe by accident. I was trying to get rid of some ingredients from another s’mores recipe project I was working on for “Makes and Takes”, a great website for craft ideas, kid’s craft ideas, food and fun, and I ended up with this. When I put the photograph up on twitter and facebook, everyone went nuts. So here it is. It’s not a “light” recipe, but here are some ways to lighten it up and make it a tiny bit healthier. Use a store-bought reduced-fat graham cracker crust.  Use dark chocolate morsels instead of semisweet. Otherwise, take small bites and enjoy. Trust me, adults as well as kids will love it! As for the other s’more recipe, I created for Makes and Takes, it’s coming soon.