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Gooey S’mores Bars on Serious Eats!

One of my absolute favorite foodie sites, Serious Eats (especially great for New Yorkers!) featured my Gooey S’mores Bars in their Share Your Sweets slideshow! What a lovely Thursday surprise and a mood boost to make up for all those rejections from Foodgawker 🙂 (Which I will continue to stalk daily regardless…talk about great food porn!)

Caffeine on Ice

I just recently finished Ree’s novel, The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.

I have to admit, although I love Ree’s blog (great photos, adorable family, and mouthwatering recipes!), her book just wasn’t my cup of tea. Perhaps I’m just too young, and too much of a cynic and a realist when it comes to romantics.

In any case, this beautiful post of hers on cold brewing is definitely my cup of tea coffee: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/perfect-iced-coffee/

Thanks for the great step-by-step, Ree!

(image from thepioneerwoman.com)

lychee, raspberry & rose ispahan, Bosie Tea Parlor, West Village

absolutely delightful little tea parlor in the West Village. food + pastry dainty & made with care.
Bonus points for cute waiter.

falafels for the pita-less


homemade falafel balls, tzatziki sauce, tahini, tomato…all squished in a slice of whole wheat bread

traditional? no way. delicious? you bet!

(Best sandwich I ever made? Better ask this one…)

really good cookies and a really bad haiku

oh s’mores bar so sweet

gooey, marshmallow-y love

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gooey s'mores bars

Gooey S’mores Bars (Vegan option)

adapted from Lickin’ the Beaters 2: Vegan Chocolate and Candy

makes 9 pieces/1 8” pan

  • 1/3 c margarine, softened
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • 1 T ground flaxseed mixed w/ 6 T water
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 ½ c whole wheat pastry flour (or ¾ c AP and ¾ c whole wheat flour)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ¾ c chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ c marshmallow Fluff OR Ricemellow crème
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8” square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar. Mix in flax mixture and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour(s), baking soda, and salt. Add to margarine mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Spread ½ of the dough into the bottom of the pan. Spread marshmallow Fluff over batter, and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pat pieces of dough on top. (Don’t try to cover completely; it’s pretty with marshmallow peeking out!)
  5. Bake for approx. 25 min. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

gooey s'mores bars

snapshots from girls’ weekend in DC

FroZen Yo, Washington DC

Self-serve froyo @ FroZen Yo

FroZen Yo, Washington DC

red velvet + cookies & cream froyo w/ kiwis, strawberries, & blueberries

Current Sushi, Washington DC

the Green Velvet roll @ Current Sushi

Bread & Chocolate, Washington DC

brunch @ Bread & Chocolate

Bread & Chocolate, Washington DC

portobello + sundried tomato pesto omelette + mini hash brown (latke?)

Sequoia, Washington DC

pretty molded butter @ Sequoia

Sequoia, Washington DC

tuna tartare

Sequoia, Washington DC

thai painted grilled salmon w/ wasabi mashed potatoes + glazed carrots

Sequoia, Washington DC

vanilla gelato + macaron

boats on the Potomac

the kennedy center

Kennedy Center

boats on the Potomac