Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A New Giveaway & S'Mores Cupcakes



I follow so many blogs now, I have trouble keeping up with them all. One of my favorites is Our Best Bites. Sara and Kate have some really great recipes. Their new cookbook is just fantastic. And it's HUGE - 272 pages!!  The book publicist, Ashley Jones, sent me a copy plus one for a giveaway.  I LOVE it! I've already ordered one for my sister. 

To be the lucky winner of a copy of Our Best Bites, become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post. For a second entry, "like" The Hillbilly Chicks on Facebook by clicking  here then leave a comment telling me that you did. For a third entry, post about this giveaway on Twitter and leave another comment letting me know. For a fourth bonus entry, post a link to this contest on your Facebook wall and leave another comment on this post. This giveaway will be open until Friday, June 17th. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced on Sunday, June 19. Good luck everyone! 


And now for my S'mores Cupcakes...

I know I've talked about food nostalgia before, but I love it when something as simple as a cupcake starts a family conversation that begins with "Remember when..." And who doesn't have a campfire memory that involves S'mores?  These cupcakes put a new twist on the classic campfire dessert. They are absolutely delicious and make the perfect ending to a summer meal. Ally's face actually lights up when I make them. Be sure to give this recipe a try!

S'mores Cupcakes
24 Chocolate Cupcakes (your favorite recipe)
Marshmallow Fluff Icing (recipe below)
Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 Hershey Bars

Marshmallow Fluff Icing
1/2-3/4 lb. (2 or 3 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 lb. (2 cups) confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. tub of marshmallow cream

Cream the butter on high until it's light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until fluffy each time. Add vanilla - mix until incorporated. Add Marshmallow Cream and mix until creamy. Transfer to pastry bag and pipe onto cupcakes! (You can also cut the corner off a Ziploc bag and use that instead.) Dust top with graham cracker crumbs and top with a square of Hershey's chocolate.

163 comments:

  1. Oh my you have hit my weakness. Chocolate and marshmallow.

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  2. I am now a follower and a facebook fan.

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  3. I tweeted about your blog @taylorlynn29

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  4. Oh, those cupcakes look divine! YUM!

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  5. I am already a follower and like you I love them!

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  6. I'm now following your blog and "like" your facebook page! Those cupcakes look YUM-O! :o)

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  7. I am attending a back yard camp-out this summer for the kids in our family and this will be a perfect addition to the menu!

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  8. I am your facebook fan now and I look forward to all your posts. :)

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  9. I'll feel like a stalker if I leave 3-4 comments on your post, but did 'follow' your blog, liked your FB page...and heading on over to share the link....cupcakes look really yummy. I'll be back to explore later. Have a great day.

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  10. Yummy :) Thank you for the recipe!

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  11. You have a FoLLoWeR in me :)

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  12. And I posted it to my facebook page although I hope none of my friends see it so my chances stay better to win. Hahaha.

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  14. I am now a follower of yours....I've been following THEM since forever and I LOVE LOVE LOVE their recipes!

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  15. I am a follower of your blog

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  16. I am now a follower! The cupcakes look delicious!

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  17. I am now following your blog

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  18. I am now a facebook follower as well - PICK Me!

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  19. I'm also a fan on facebook now.

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  20. follow!
    thecuttingetch1 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Just became a follower and facebook fan! Can't wait to try your recipes!

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  22. Oh, and I just posted this onto my facebook wall! :o)

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  23. I'm now following you, left a comment, friended on face book, and posted the contest on my fb page. Super excited about the cupcakes :-)!

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  24. I am now a follower....lisaflinders@yahoo.com

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  25. Following!! Love your blog and I WANT that cookbook!! :)

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  26. I'm so excited about this recipe, and I followed you!

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  27. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/almondjoy2006/status/73757164912656384

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  28. Great giveaway! Great cupcakes! Following!

    ~Happy Day

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  29. I follow you on facebook! Awesome blog by the way!

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  30. i am a follower of your blog and i want their cookbook so bad! i might just have to order one if this giveaway does not go in my favor! ;)

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  31. I also am following your blog. :)

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  32. I liked you on facebook, I'm following your blog, and shared the link with my facebook friends!

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  33. I also posted about this giveaway on Twitter! I really want this cookbook bad!!

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  34. Oh man, those cupcakes look amazing! Following the blog now :) Thanks!

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  35. Hi there! I followed your blog, liked your page on Facebook, posted about the contest on my Facebook page, and posted about the contest on my Twitter!

    Thanks so much for offering the cookbook! I love the Our Best Bites ladies!

    And those s'mores cupcakes look absolutely delicious!

    Twitter: @soleilword
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500590058

    Elizabeth

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  36. Those cupcakes look fabulous! And I am now a follower, and I'd LOVE to win that wonderful cookbook.

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  37. "Liked" you on facebook :) Thanks!

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  38. just found your blog through OBB and so ready to try your smore's cupcakes!!! they look delish!

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  39. Oh I'm so glad I found this blog! My new obsession is food blogs, and I love yours!

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  40. I am now a follower of your blog! :)

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  41. Oh well I now like you on facebook

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  42. I also follow you on twitter, and posted a tweet about you!

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  43. And just posted a link to this contest on my fb wall!

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  44. I've been wanting a copy so bad..but it just hasn't been in the budget yet.

    jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I "liked" you on Facebook
    bethsflutterby@aol.com

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  46. I shared the giveaway on Facebook :)
    bethsflutterby@aol.com

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  47. LOVE best bites! thanks for the chance!

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  48. Ok...trying this again! I'm new to the blogging world and came across yours...luv it! So I am now a follower! Such cute ideas..thanx for sharing :)

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  49. I liked you on FB!!! And promise to share all you're stuff on my page!!

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  50. I'm pretty sure I posted a link to this contest on my FB page....still learning to navigate through all this, but I will get it!!

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  51. I am a new follower AND A BIG FAN of Our Best Bites!

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  52. Those cupcakes look divine! I am now a follower of your blog.

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  53. I just posted a link to this wonderful giveaway on my FB page.

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  54. So excited!! I just liked your Facebook page and became a follower!

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  55. Yummy! I so need some new recipes!

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  56. I saw this book at Costco yesterday! Newest follower here! I cook on my blog as well.

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  57. Love the site!!! Following too.....

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  58. I "like" Hillbilly Chicks on FB!

    bkahamm at aol dot com

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  59. Can't wait to make these cupcakes!

    bkahamm at aol dot com

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  60. I'm a new follower! The cupcake recipe looks delish!!!

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  61. I really love your name and the blog!
    The cookbook looks wonderful!

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  62. I "like" Hillbilly Chicks" on FB. Thanks for sharing the great recipes! Love your blog!

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  63. i follow via google connect!

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  64. I would love this book. I'm now a follower of your blog.

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  65. Glad I came across your blog. I am now following and a facebook fan!

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  66. I now follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway. (@sebh55)

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  67. Ahhhh...so many blogs, so little time. :)
    dvdenter (at) gci (dot) net

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  68. I liked you on facebook!
    dvdenter (at) gci (dot) net

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  69. I like you on Facebook. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

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  70. I "like" Hillbilly Chicks" on FB.

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  71. I'm a new "follower" of your blog.

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  72. I posted about the giveaway on my Facebook wall. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

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  73. I follow your blog!
    I have wanted this book for awhile! Love their blog as well!

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  74. I am a follower!

    akjml at hotmail dot com

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  75. I like you on Facebook!

    akjml at hotmail dot com

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  76. I dont have twitter, but I did post something on fb

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  77. Shared the contest on my Facebook wall.

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  78. I posted a link to the contest on Facebook.

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  79. Following the blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. I'm a follower of your blog! Nicely done :)

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  81. I am now a follower and facebook fan also twitter

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  82. I love best bites. their coobook looks great!!

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  83. I "liked" you on FB! I SO want this cookbook! And those s'mores cupcakes look awesome. I think I have everything I need for it right now. My 4 kids and a few I'm babysitting are going to be so happy =). Thanks for making me look cool...

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  84. I am now a follower! I can't believe I haven't found you guys before!

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  85. This blog looks like fun... and I LOVE Our Best Bites!

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  86. Trying these this Memorial Day weekend!!!

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  87. I shared a link to the giveaway on Facebook.

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  88. Followed you on Twitter, liked you on Facebook. Sounds like a great cookbook!Would love to have it!

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  89. Have posted about the contest on Twitter. Really would love the book!

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  90. Posted & shared a link on Facebook

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  91. I am now a follower! Great site, wish I would of found it sooner. :)

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  92. I love smores and I love cupcakes. This is the perfect marriage of treats!

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  93. I'm now a follower and can't wait to try some of the things you have posted on here! Thanks!

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  94. I'm a follower! Glad to have found this blog

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  95. I'm a new follower. Please enter me in your contest!

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  96. I 'LIKED' you on facebook!

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  97. I just followed your blog through Google

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  98. I also liked you on facebook. :) I also love Our Best Bites and haven't gotten a copy of their cookbook yet, so this would be a great win!!

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  99. I posted on Twitter (@EPMAxwell) :)

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  100. did a fourth bonus entry and posted on my Facebook feed (Emily Maxwell). :)

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  101. I follow The Hillbilly Chicks on facebook too!

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  102. I also posted on facebook!

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  103. I 'LIKED' you on Facebook. I LIKE you in real life too :)

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  104. Those look super good. I will have to try them one day.

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  105. Would love a cnace to win this cookbook!

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