Happy Friday! Another week has gone by in a flash. I think I’m getting busier and busier as we get closer to autumn, the most wonderful of seasons (which officially begins September 22nd, in case you were wondering). My mind has been reeling with ideas for cinnamon-spiced this and roasted pumpkin that. But for now, I’m going to stick to chocolate. And espresso. In a cookie. Because, why not? We’ve got 6 months ahead of us to eat all the winter squash we can get our hands on….
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sitting around a campfire? S’mores, of course! They’re the quintessential campfire dessert. In reality, they become more of a food group if you’re on a camping trip, because really, who doesn’t want some more? Pun completely intended.
S’mores have the perfect combination of chewy, gooey marshmallows with a slightly crisp exterior (you have to set them on fire or else it doesn’t count); warm and silky melted chocolate; and light, crunchy graham crackers to round it all out. It’s hard to find a more satisfying dessert with such minimal ingredients, and without the use of an oven….
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a thing for avocados. It’s not exactly breaking news that everyone loves avocados these days. It seems they’re touted for their health benefits and magical healing properties nearly everywhere I look. Most of us know that they are a great topping for nearly every savory dish, make a killer chocolate mousse, and instantly make a smoothie that much more luxurious. You might even know that avocados can replace butter in recipes (just compensate with more liquid)! So clearly, it is rarely a problem to find a use for these versatile fruits….