Simply S’mores

Summertime. Lemonade, grilling out, long walks, and S’mores. Our fire pit is used year round but recently we have made it a bit of a routine to roast bounties of marshmallows and make S’mores. There is something relaxing about holding a stick with a marshmallow close enough to the fire for that perfectly browned finish. Then making that S’more and finding the perfect eating position so not to wear it. Kinda bent over, leaning into the S’more but with it slightly higher than your mouth to catch any dripping chocolate.

Eating these around a fire conjures up stories of yesteryear, maybe a remembrance of one’s first S’more.

Do you remember your first S’more? Your last S’more?

The other night, I told of a time I had been around a fire in Poland and while we Americans were making S’mores, the ingredients of which were easily obtained from the commissary, some Poles were roasting kielbasa. Oh those kielbasa giving off that scrumptious aroma while its juices dripped into the fire. We each had something the other wanted and could not get, nor could we speak eachother’s language. We all ended up sharing and found that mmm mmming in English is the same as in Polish.

Next time you grill out, make S’mores. It’s simple and simply wonderful.

Wipes required.

Thanks to Rob, my brother for the great photos (1,5,6) and the very cute props, his two children, Graham and Mia.


  1. Patsyk
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 11:49 AM | Permalink

    for us, s'mores = summer! great photos!

  2. That Girl
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM | Permalink

    Ever since the hubs' disappointing "deep fried smores" I've been waiting for him to request smores for dessert to make up for it.

  3. Grace
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM | Permalink

    classic. simply s'mores are simply delicious and simply a disaster on a white shirt waiting to happen. 🙂

  4. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM | Permalink

    Great pics!! I did smores over the weekend, but we didn't grill out and I didn't want to turn on the oven, so I did them in the microwave. It actually takes only 6 seconds to heat the marshmallow in the microwave!! (They puff up real big!)

    Easy clean up too!

  5. Jessi
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM | Permalink

    We camp at my parents pond frequently this summer. Smores are a must. We bought some of the new Caramel Vanilla marshallows to try and roast this weekend.

  6. Sophie
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:19 PM | Permalink

    yummie yummie for my tummy,…MMMMMMMMM….!!!
    lovely pictures too!

  7. Shannon
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM | Permalink

    You are one brave woman, to let your kids eat s'mores while wearing white (or else your kids are very tidy)!!! My kids would have those white shirts trashed in seconds!!! :o)
    I have many fond memories from my childhood of eating s'mores around the campfire with family and friends! We charred many a marshmallow trying to get them nicely toasted and just melty enough!
    Have a great 4th of July weekend, Robin Sue!

  8. biz319
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

    Wow, I haven't had s'mores in ages – I wonder if I could make sugarfree marshmallows??!! 😀

  9. Lucy
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM | Permalink

    What a fun & delicious way of getting chocolate all over yourself, making one feel like a kid again! YUM!

  10. Melissa
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 4:29 PM | Permalink

    You know, I don't remember the last time I had a S'mores. That's definitely something we need to do at our house. I had fun today, can't wait to do it again. 🙂

  11. EAT!
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 4:42 PM | Permalink

    Graham crackers, marshmellows, and chocolate bars. A summer necessity.

  12. Karen
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    I haven't had one in way too long. I think it's time 🙂

  13. Linda
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM | Permalink

    Now this is what summer is all about!

  14. Linda
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM | Permalink

    What a simply lovely post.

  15. Chef Fresco
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 9:27 PM | Permalink

    Nice blog! Adorable photos too!

  16. Robin Sue
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 10:20 PM | Permalink

    Hi everyone! Thanks for the comments and yes it was a spray and wash night- the kids made a mess but it sure was fun and memorable for them!

  17. Maria
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 10:37 PM | Permalink

    Smore's are so fun. I like to put a Reeses PB cup in mine. Yum!

  18. HoneyB
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 5:43 AM | Permalink

    ohhh, I'm going to have me one of those this weekend! Yummy!!! Love the last photo. 🙂

  19. Cajun Chef Ryan
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 8:18 AM | Permalink

    Oh yeah, a campfire without S'mores is always amiss! Love it!

  20. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 1:01 PM | Permalink

    Ooooh the first picture makes me want to go eat a few right now!!!

  21. HoneyB
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    Yes, I bought my Hershey and my marshmallows and my crackers…I'm good to go!

  22. Jaye
    Posted July 2, 2009 at 12:04 AM | Permalink

    What timing! I just made up a batch of fresh marshmallows today for S'mores on the 4th. I managed to burn my mouth while "testing", but yummy! Now I am looking forward to them even more.

  23. sheppy
    Posted July 2, 2009 at 1:17 AM | Permalink

    Since French marshmallows don't melt like American ones do, I can't wait to get home to have some of these!

    Jaye, how hard is it to make fresh marshmallows?

    And Robin, your pictures are really beautiful (as are your niece and nephew).

  24. noble pig
    Posted July 2, 2009 at 11:57 AM | Permalink

    This makes my mouth water!

  25. Lisa
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM | Permalink

    Those are really great photos! That marshmallow looks so perfect to me. I was always so careful to brown mine and not let them burn. A fire pit sounds like fun!

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