It can be extremely hard for me to write a blog post solely about food at times, but then again I have these recipes to share...soooooo...#awkward. Needless to say I am going to add my banter about whatever is going on my mind and then possibly hit you up with a little S'mores Pie Recipe. Some days I will have to just drop a recipe and run, but others I just can'd do that! Cool? Great.
I feel like I have said this before, but I am obsessed with our SONOS speakers. When you work from home, or spend most of your days at home it is seriously hard to listen to the TV all day. I live for some moments of silence, but music is my love language. Spotify Premium + SONOS speakers = happy home/happy heart/happy mind. I tend to go for playlists that fit my mood and today I searched "Autumn", as that is ALL my mind is on right now. I ended up with the best playlist! It's called "Autumn is coming..." and you definitely should check it out. It always blows my mind how music can significantly enhance your mood. How one lyric can hit you right in the heart. How a song can bring back so many memories.
"You were the best platform of which to jump beyond myself."
-Alanis Morissette, Unsent
Being a #90skid, my parents kept it pretty classic with what music we listened to. Classic rock that is, but they definitely indulged and exposed us to the music of the moment. Alanis always makes me think of not only my childhood, but growing up in general, even in high school. I guess it is safe to say she makes me think of life, as I have listened to her for decades now. But to touch on that specific line, it hits home with me right now. Whether it is a person helping you jump beyond what you're used to, what your comfort zone is, or a situation. We all need those moments in our lives...you never want to feel stuck. So take Alanis' advice, that she really wasn't giving but singing about ex boyfriends, jump beyond yourself.
Every year I have a hard time getting sad to see summer go. I am not sure if it's the heat getting to my head, or just the fact that I am that obsessed with fall. Also, the bugs. I AM SO OVER THE BUGS. We went on a 3 hour hike yesterday and I pretty much bathe in bug spray before we go outside. Anyways, I'll have you know I only got two bug bites and I got them inside, before our hike. I mean that's how it goes for me. The last dying mosquito, probably Zika+west nile infested (too soon?) at that, will find me and bite me.
So whether you are fending off the bugs of summer and wishing away cooler whether, this pie will be pleasing to the palate and easy on the prep. I mean this pie really is hilariously easy. I feel like its a good "transitional" recipe. Some people relate s'mores to summer time, while I relate them to summer AND fall.
I just counted, and this recipe for S'mores Pie (if you end up using a store bought crust), has FIVE ingredients. I mean that is laughably easy. Can I go ahead and tell you one is instant pudding? How is this even a recipe? We'll both call it one and pretend it took a lot of effort, okay?
- 1 box prepared chocolate pudding
- 1 prepared graham cracker crust, recipe below
- 1/2 block (4 oz) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
1. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar. In the bottom of the prepared Graham Cracker Crust, evenly smear the cream cheese mixture. Add the pudding on top of the cream cheese. Place marshmallows, however neatly you'd like, on top of the pudding.
2. Under the broiler, place pie in oven and watch carefully! Let the marshmallows get a little burned.
3. Chill pie and serve!
Graham Cracker Crust
- 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham crackers, about 14 full crackers
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted + 1 tablespoon, cold
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour graham cracker mixture into the buttered pie dish. Press until firm on the base of the pie dish and along the sides.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
Until next time,