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Win a S’more Gift Pack to Celebrate Our New Book

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Win a S’more Gift Pack to Celebrate Our New Book

We wrote a book! We are so excited to announce that S’more to Love: A S’moregasbord of Mouthwatering ‘Mallow Innovations, a cookbook packed with 24 original s’more recipes, is now available as an eBook.  

For the past three years, we've been laboriously creating and testing s'more recipes and painstakingly tracking our findings. Seriously, it's been a real pain, guys.

Just kidding! It's been a ball experimenting with our friends around the campfire, and we couldn't be prouder of the results. From the tangy surprise of the Au Currant to the dulce de leche-laden Alfa-smoré, S’more to Love has a s’more for every palate.

Also included in the book are tried-and-true tips for hosting a s’more party, advice on how to roast a marshmallow like a pro, information on where to source specialty ingredients, and suggested “menus” of complementary recipes.

Purchase the book as a digital download for only $5, and you’ll be automatically entered in our contest to win a s’more gift pack.

Contest:

To celebrate our book release, we’re holding a contest this week, from October 13 through October 17.

Purchase the eBook and you’ll automatically be given one entry in the drawing. Share this post on Facebook or tweet about our cookbook with hashtag #EverybodyLovesSmores, and you’ll get a second entry. Enter up to three times to increase your chance to win!

The prize is a s’more gift pack with all of the ingredients to indulge in the “Make It Snappy” s’more (one of our favorites!). One winner will be chosen at random on October 18 and contacted via email, Twitter, or Facebook. Winner must live in the U.S.

Special thanks to our family and friends who have supported us (and eaten A LOT of s’mores) during our cookbook-writing journey. We love you s’more than you know!

See you around the campfire!

 

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Mad Menu

We’re still going gaga over our Mad Men shindig!

Here’s a closer look at the inspired menu and highlights from the recipes. As you can see, they’re simple to make and fab to look at. Scroll towards the bottom for a complete list of ingredients.

Snacks
Popcorn, chips, pretzels, and peanuts. Neato!

Pimiento cheese spread on Ritz crackers
In a medium bowl, mash pimientos using a fork. Mix in cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise. Season with garlic powder and black pepper. Chill until ready to spread over Ritz crackers.

Tuna salad-stuffed cherry tomatoes
Cut top off each tomato, scoop out seeds and pulp with a small spoon. Dry and drain over paper towels. Combine tuna, mayonnaise, black pepper, chopped celery, and minced onions. Fill tomatoes and garnish with parsley.

Pigs-in-a-blanket
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Separate crescent rolls and flatten into triangles measuring about 1 1/2 inches on each side. Wrap each sausage in a half slice of cheese and a triangle of dough. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake until golden. Serve warm and with some mustard dip.

Waldorf salad

Combine celery, apples, walnuts, and grapes in a medium bowl. Stir in mayonnaise and a cup of marshmallows for a touch of sweetness. Serve chilled.

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Jell-O fruit salad
Put Jell-O and soft cream cheese in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Add remaining water and mix well with a mixer on low-speed. Put in fruit salad and pour into your choice of cake mold. After an hour (or when firm), frost with some cool whip. Serve chilled.

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For a print-ready list of ingredients, click here.

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Beyond Chocolate: Alternative Valentine Flavors

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite reasons to celebrate. To me, it’s not necessarily a holiday just for romance. My mom still sends me a small treat on the day, and one year I even gave out these awesome science valentines at work (I tried to make everyone make those construction paper “mailboxes” for exchanging valentines, like in elementary school, but I don’t think I was persuasive enough). Whether I’m partnered or not, I like the combination of red and pink, I like the sentiment behind it, and, of course, I like the abundance of chocolate that always seems to accompany Cupid’s arrival.

But this year I want to explore some of the Valentine-friendly, non-chocolate flavors out there. Why does chocolate get all the Valentine’s glory? What about earthy, fiery cinnamon; sweet, understated strawberry; or gooey, salty peanut butter?

These themed Valentine’s Day menus are sure to impress (but maybe you ought to throw in a little bit of chocolate at the end, for good measure):

Red Hot Valentine (Cinnamon)


Let’s Stick Together (Peanut Butter)

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What sounds good to you?

p.s. If you’re looking for a great Valentine’s Day party theme, be sure to check out Tara’s sweet ideas for a Candy Conversation Hearts bash.

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Host a Hostess Farewell Bake-a-thon

You may have heard the news that Hostess, legendary purveyor of sugary, cream-filled baked goods, is going out of business. In fact, you may have already missed your chance to scoop up the last Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Snoballs, Ho Hos, and Cupcakes off grocery store shelves. I haven’t ventured outside yet today, but I’m imagining a post-apocalyptic scene, like a zombie movie but with sponge cake.

Never fear! You can make delicious Hostess-esque products in your very own kitchen. We’ve done the work of tracking down some choice recipes, so grab your electric mixer and pastry bag, call some hungry pals, and have yourself a Hostess Farewell Party. RIP, good friend.

Warm up with these absurdly delicious looking Homemade Hostess Cupcakes from the Novice Chef Blog.

Your second course will be these delectable Homemade Ding Dongs from A Cozy Kitchen. (These were my favorite when I was a kid!)

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You’re nearly halfway home. The next stop on this cakey tour is a visit to the mother of all shelf life-defying treats. You know it. You love it. Now it’s time to make your very own homemade Twinkie. Use any of the recipes from the Instructables Homemade Twinkie Challenge (including vegan and gluten-free options).

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Now you’re ready for Advanced Hostessing. See if you can master the rolling technique required for these Homemade Ho Hos from The Family Kitchen.

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For the pièce de résistance, I recommend picking up a copy of Babycakes Covers the Classics and flipping to page 80 where they’re hiding their amazingly wonderful gluten-free Sno Balls recipe. Sooooo good.

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Mmmm….

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