I haven’t stopped cooking (or taking pictures) but I have been off the blog for a while, thanks to work, runs, wedding planning, you get the picture. But I did find time to take a long weekend trip with my mom and sister to visit my aunt and uncle down in Georgia, which means I got to spend a couple of days with this gorgeous view:
We didn’t do much (despite what it looks like in these photos, the weather wasn’t great) but it was a wonderful chance to just sit back and relax. Not to mention the food! My Aunt Julie treated us to some great home cooking including fresh corn succotash, muesli and turkey larb (Thai-style ground turkey in lettuce wraps). Oh, and dessert! We snacked on homemade caramel corn the first night, but then were introduced to THIS:
My aunt had no name for this, but so my sister christened it “better than s’mores.” And once you try it, you’ll see why. It’s a quick, easy dessert that’s warm, cold, gooey, creamy and crunchy all at once!
For this recipe you’ll need Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle (think brownie in the form of a crunchy cookie) which is sold at Costco and Ingles (the local chain near my aunt’s). I’m sure you can buy it plenty of other places, but I’m afraid to look because I don’t need that knowledge. 😉
Better Than S’mores
Serves 1 (multiply as needed!)
- 1 square Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, any variety
- 1 scoop of ice cream (about 1/4 cup), any variety–moose tracks recommended!
- 1 marshmallow
- Turn a stove burner to high and let it heat while you place the brownie brittle on a plate and top with ice cream.
- Stab the marshmallow diagonally with a fork. Hold it over the hot burner, turning as needed, until toasted on all sides.
- Carefully slide the marshmallow off the fork and onto the ice cream. Voila!
- Try not to make a fool of yourself when you pick the whole thing up and eat it!
Believe it or not I’ve actually got a backlog of recipes to work through now, so look for some new posts soon. I’m also planning at least one more blog post from this trip–covering our visit to a working grist mill–so keep an eye out!