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Cookbook Review of the Month - August 2008

This month's selection is S'Mores by Lisa Adams. I selected this book because it's summertime and that means grills and camp outs and camp fires and what goes better with all those things than S'mores.  When you hear the more s'more you think of a graham cracker, a piece of choclate and a marshmallow, that what you think...

This book gives new meaning to the words S'mores...who knew there were so many different ways to make a s'mores but trust me there are more ways than you can imagine, and this book has them all.  



  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • What's a S'more?
  • How to make s'mores
  • Sweet Starts
  • Classic Tastes
  • Extreme Variations
  • The Exotics
  • Resources
  • Index

There are so many wonderful, easy, and using only a few ingredients that you can turn into a s'more.  There is your basic s'smore, and then there are Chewy Apricot, Flutternutter, Smashing Pumpkin, Kettle COrn, Boston Creme Pie, Toasted Cocnut Caramel, Shamrock S'More, The Squished Chickie, the Chocolate Raspberry Croissant S'more and that just scratches the surface.  Are you intrigues yet?  You will be.  This is a great book that you, your teenagers, even your husband could follow and make a fast and wasy dessert.  The book is filled with mouth watering and tempting recipes.  This is a must have for your collection.  I found it on the sale rack at Barnes and Noble and I'm so glad I did.


Sample Recipe from the book: The Simple Mint

I choose this recipe because I am a mint lover...who doesn't love a thin mint????? It looks delicious and is so easy to make.

The Simple Mint  
 - mint lovers start melting! This mint medley features Velvety Andes Mints and a crispy mint cookie                                                               

Yield 1 S'more




  • 3-4 Andes mints
  • 1/2 graham cracker
  • 1 marshmallow
  • 1 crispy mint cookie (Thin Mint, Mint Oreo, Mint Brussels, etc)


  1.Unwrap mints and melt them on the grham cracker (see page 15).  Roast the marshmallow.  Once the chocolate has melted, remove graham cracker from the heat and top with the roasted marshmallo and mint cookie.

PS.  Basically page 15 says cook your graham cracker topped with chocolate over direct heat (grill, oven, campfire ) on a pan or on top of auminum foil to melt the chocolate.  Don't use a good pan, and watch tem carefully so they don't burn.  Better yet, buy the book and read it for yourself!



Book Title:



Lisa Adams

Category: Specialty Cookbooks
ISBN: 13-978-1-4236-0091-6

Gibbs Smith

Publisher address:

PO Box 667

Dayton, Ohio 84041

Website or e-mail of publisher:
Published: 2007
Edition: First
Description: Hard Cover
Illustrated: no

Beautiful Color Photos

Price: $16.95
Reviewed by: Elise Feiner
  July 23 , 2008


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