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S’mores Pudding Pie

We’re self-professed s’more addicts here at SMP, and we’ve found a kindred spirit in Mara of M Loves M who came up this mouthwatering take on s’mores a la pie form! Buttery graham cracker crust, silky smooth homemade chocolate pudding and mounds of mini ‘mallows toasted before serving—dare we say it’s even better than the original campfire treat?

“I love that it’s reminiscent of a classic campfire s’more with a graham cracker crust, but it has a decadent chocolate pudding base. Homemade chocolate pudding is another nostalgic childhood favorite, so it totally works with that s’mores flavor,” says Mara of M Love M. “Another favorite thing about this dessert? It’s incredibly easy and so impressive!”

For the full post and more delicious inspiration, check out M Loves M!

S'mores Pudding Pie
prep time
2 Hour/s 10 Minute/s
cook time
20 Minute/s
total time
2 Hour/s 30 Minute/s
Serves 8Ingredients
  • For the graham cracker crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers, about 10 crackers
  • 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • For the chocolate pudding:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
Instructions
  1. To make the crust: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Break up the graham crackers by hand and add to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process the crackers until ground. Add the melted butter and sugar, pulsing until the mixture looks like wet sand.
  3. Transfer the graham crackers to a 9-inch pie plate and, using your hands, press to form a crust. You want the crust to be even thickness around the pie plate. Bake until crisp and the crust beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
  4. To make the pudding: Add the milk, cream and sugar to a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and whisk in the cornstarch, followed by the cocoa powder and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, whisking until the pudding thickens, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the semisweet chocolate and vanilla.
  5. Pour into the cooled pie shell and chill, covering pudding surface with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the pudding to set.
  6. Just before serving, preheat your broiler. Top the pudding pie with the marshmallows, covering the entire pie surface. Broil the marshmallows 4 inches under the broiler until the tops are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Watch closely because they burn quickly! You could also use a kitchen torch to brown the marshmallow topping. Serve immediately.

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Photography: M Loves M | Recipe: M Loves M

DIY Ombre Tassel Pillow

Once we spotted this ombré tassel pillow over at M Loves M, we knew we absolutely had to make one for ourselves. We’re sure you’re seeing the tassel trend everywhere, and now you join in with this easy and inexpensive DIY project thanks to the ever so talented Mara! And, if you haven’t checked out M Loves M yet, what are you waiting for—you’re totally missing out!

Materials

18×18 pillow
embroidery floss (I picked 8 different colors, so I bought two packets per color. I made 4 tassels per color for a total of 32. Whoa that’s a mouthful. Let me know if it makes sense!)
needle & white thread

instructions

step-1

Cut out a piece of cardboard with a width equal to the length you want your tassel to be. I just eyeballed it and made it about 1.5-2 inches wide. Wrap embroidery floss around cardboard a set number of times. By keeping it the same, you’ll ensure that you have equal thickness. I did about 25 rotations around for my pillow and then cut off excess. I’ll save it for another craft project!


step-2

Cut a 4 inch piece of floss and tie and knot it at one end of the loop you created.

step-3

Cut the strands at the other end of your loop and then place the cardboard piece aside.

step-4

Using another 4 inch strand, tie a knot near the top of the tassel. Trim any excess. I made 32 tassels for this project, eight on each side of the pillow.

step-5

To add tassels to a pillow, sew through the top knot of tassel into the edge of pillow until secure.

For the full post and more inspiration, check out M Loves M!

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Fancified Grilled Cheese

These fancy grilled cheese recipes featured at Lauren Kelp are proof that the comfort food favorite can be dinner party-friendly. “Trust me, it’s the perfect time of year to add these to your dinner party cue. The weather is just right, and it’s such a good way to be intentional with your guests while avoiding that stuffy dinner party feeling,” says Constance of Lauren Kelp. See her 3 favorites below!

#1 –  The E.P.A.

fried egg | prosciutto | avocado | shredded white cheddar cheese

#2 –  Swiss Chard & Tomato

lightly sauteed swiss chard | heirloom tomatoes | whole grain mustard | shredded gruyere

#3 –  Apricot & Brie

apricot preserves | brie | rosemary butter

For the full post and more delicious inspiration, check out Lauren Kelp!

For more of our favorite recipes, check out:

17 Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes | Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream | 10 Perfect Party Dips

Photography: Constance Higley | Recipe: Constance Higley

8 Easy Updates That Add Polish to Your Space

Every time we flip through a home design magazine, we get serious house envy. Creating a stylish space that can handle kids, pets and everything else life throws at you (and sticking to a budget no less)—where do we even start? That’s where the design experts at MyDomaine come in with these simple ideas to add polish to your space. Check out the slideshow below for eight easy tips!

8 Easy Updates That Add Polish to Your Space
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Check out more home decorating tips below!

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Anne of Green Gables Inspired Baby Shower

Kristy Rice, the huge talent behind Momental Designs, set out to shower her childhood friend with a day crafted around their shared love of the Anne of Green Gable series. From book favors with hand-painted covers to the narrative of Anne beautifully woven into each and every detail (including a fab cake table), this is a stunning modern spin on a childhood classic all captured by Danielle Coons.

A few highlights:

  •  A modern twist on Anne of Green Gables at Terrain in Philadelphia
  • Individually hand painted stationery throughout including artfully redesigned book covers for guest gifting and custom laser cut invitation details
  • All elements of the decor tied directly to narrative from the Anne of Green Gables Book
  • Three cakes with artwork installation inspired by passages from the book

Kristy and Amy have been best friends since grade school and to this day they share a love for the Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery. When it came time to vision a baby shower for Amy, Kristy knew exactly where to turn. Every element of decor and stationery was inspired by specific scenes from the tale of Anne, a precocious red-head orphan in the 1800’s. Kristy set out to give the look a decidedly modern spin amidst the flowery language of Montgomery’s narrative.

Invitations were meant to be a gift for each guest and included a set of four art prints bundled together with the signature Momental Lacy laser cut bellyband. The invitation itself was hand brushed with blush and sage inks atop a pebble textured, blush cardstock.

Menus were mounted to mini chalkboards and if any of you know the Anne story, you’ll certainly know the significance of the chalkboard!

Guests went home with there very own copy of the book, refashioned with a watercolor floral cover hand painted with thickly applied brushstrokes in white.

The flower installation was inspired by a scene from the movie adaptation of Anne of Green Gables where two of the central characters take a buggy ride through a dogwood laden lane of shimmering white blooms. Papertini Floral suspended clouds of baby’s breath and other blooms above each guest table.

A series of three cakes each created after a humorous passage in the Anne of Green Gables book. Plum Cardamom, Raspberry Cream and a Classic Carrot were divine. Large 5 foot tall art prints hung behind each cake.

Photography: Danielle Coons | Styling: Kristy Rice | Floral Design: Papertini | Cakes: Cake Life Bakeshop | Calligraphy: Designsgirl | Venue: Terrain | DIY Flower Providor: FiftyFlowers | Invites, Book Covers, Place Cards, Menus: Momental Designs

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