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S'More Please?! 
Dec. 10, 2011 5:17 am 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2011 8:03 pm
    What is the secret to some of the most beloved recipes? Simplicity, and nothing is as simple as a s'more. There is something about that gooey, sticky, get it all over the face mess that keeps us going back for more. Nobody is quite sure where the s'more originated. We do know it started around the mass production of marshmallows. Some assume that campers invented it due to the favorite campfire technique of toasting our fluffy friends. The first official recipe was published in 1927 in the Girl Scout Handbook. However it arrived, I am paying homage to this wonderful concoction.
     Why am I posting a blog on S'mores when it is not August 10th (National S'more Day)? I am posting now because it has become a signature snack produced by The Invisible Chef at Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, NC for their annual Holiday Lights show. The first night they brought them to the Garden they were sold out in just a couple hours. Mostly bought by staff who would come back for seconds and (this might have been myself) thirds, I now look forward to working Holiday Lights not only for the entertainment and lights, but also for this fantabulous and simple s'more. What is your favorite, tasty and simple treat?
Dec. 10, 2011 6:11 am
Aw Kristy now you've got me waxing nostalgia! Smore's bring back so many memories with my children and camping but my all time favorite is sharing them now, since the kids are all grown, with just me and Jim and the campfire! Hard to break old habits!!! Thanks for the memeories!
Dec. 10, 2011 8:03 pm
Ah-the smore-a treat we always had when we went camping with our kids. We never forgot the smores or there would be mutiny. My favorite treat is popcorn. If i smell it, I want it.
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I'm a 32 year old wife, mother and environmental educator.Food is amazing to me. My friends think I have a genuine relationship with any meal I eat. My husband brings good southern food to the table and I bring what I've learned of Italian cooking into the household. My mother never cooked, so I learned out of necessity. I'm told I'm an excellent baker. I learned from my Great Grandma Frabott who's mother was from Florence, Italy. I'm very proud of my Italian and Scotch/Irish heritage and the wonderful recipes that have been passed down to me.
My favorite things to cook
Multi-Cheese Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce; Carrot Cake Cupcakes; Fish (It is really easy to cook after you get over feeling like you're going to mess it up); and Chicken Dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Great Grandma's family is from Florence, Italy and they passed down some fabulous Italian recipes....I love Pizzelles at christmas time!
My cooking triumphs
I know it's funny, but.....carmelizing apples without overcooking them.....and pork chops without making them like a thin pork jerky.
My cooking tragedies
The roast chicken that ended up on the driveway (oh it was a horrible accident), carmelized apples that somehow got left cooking too long. I'm sure I'll add more to this list.
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