Saturday, July 28, 2007

Cleaning Out (for more Cookbooks)

Yes! A cookbook entirely devoted to S'mores! And it's new this year. This is marvelous, and has wonderful variations on my favorite dessert.

In the last two weeks we've been cleaning out the house as we prepare to adopt another child. I'm also making room for the dozen or so new old cookbooks I've been finding, of course.

I also had a mystery column due for Crimespree Magazine and I had to read 8 teen mysteries last weekend while making booties for a baby shower. My favorite was Shannon Greenland's Specialists series Model Spy title. I met Shannon last year at a mystery conference and this is her first YA title. She is great, and her book is as well - very funny and smart. It's about a foster child genius teen girl who is invited to train with other skilled teens to go on spy missions.

This weekend I've been reading for fun, including Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble in the Big City. This is probably one of my favorite of her many series, because the main character sews and refurbishes vintage clothing. This book was really fun. Reading Meg's books is like talking to a good friend.
In honor of Meg, who loves Nutella in real life, according to her blog:, I've chosen to run this recipe from the S'mores cookbook.

Emma's pound cake spectacular
2 slices pound cake, about 1/2 inch thick
Sliced strawberries
1 marshmallow
Basically, spread the Nutella on the pound cake. Put strawberries on one slice, roasted marshmallow on the other. Put them together like a sandwich. Eat. Make another one. Eat. ...

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Is that a big blog of raw chocolate chip cookie dough on the cover photo s'more? If so, that is the most delicious sounding sugar-overload ever!
Amy, I just finished Austenland (by Shannon Hale!), which I think you'd like.