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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Recipe of the Week: Smores

I'm pretty sure you already know how to make smores, but Ben just learned how and he's very impressed. In honor of the beginning of summer, here is a visual guide for making tasty smores.

Ingredients: marshmallows, graham crackers, Hershey's chocolate bar, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, skewers, and fire (or at least hot coals left over from grilling)

Traditional smores ratio: 1 graham cracker broken in half, 1 roasted marshmallow, square of Hershey's chocolate.

Mayfield ratio: 1 graham cracker broken in half, 2 roasted marshmallows, 1package of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Step 1: Roast marshmallows to a golden, gooey, almost-ready-to-fall-off-into-the-fire brown. (If you set the marshmallow on fire, sacrifice it to the fire Gods. Don't eat it. That's gross.)

Step 2: Smash hot marshmallow into already prepared graham cracker half covered with chocolate of your choice (PEANUT BUTTER CUP..if you haven't ever done it, you are SO missing out). Use the remaining graham cracker half to remove the marshmallow from the skewer.

Step 3: Throw all decorum out the window and get as messy as possible while enjoying your "sandwich."

Best of all, as soon as you finish eating one, make another one. Although, I must warn you, 2 full smores made with peanut butter cups should only be eaten by the most serious choco-holics.

To see "s'more" pictures from our outdoor cooking adventure, visit the streaming photo gallery on the left column of the blog.

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