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 :

Rosemary said...

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

Rosemary said...

I am now a follower and a facebook fan.

Taylor said...

I am already a follower :)

Taylor said...

....and a Facebook fan too!

Taylor said...

I tweeted about your blog @taylorlynn29

Sarah Caron said...

Oh, those cupcakes look divine! YUM!

The Wylers said...

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

Melody said...

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

Heather said...

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!

The Wylers said...

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

Mom O' Nine said...

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.

Dawn K. said...

Yummy :) Thank you for the recipe!

The Wylers said...

I tweeted about it.

Dawn K. said...

You have a FoLLoWeR in me :)

The Wylers said...

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.

madiskins said...

I need a new cookbook :D

Heather said...
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Yelowflower said...

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

Nichole said...

I am a follower of your blog

Yelowflower said...

You are now 'liked'

Melanie said...

I am now a follower! The cupcakes look delicious!

Tessy said...

I am now following your blog

Nichole said...

I liked you on fb

Yelowflower said...

tweeted

Graceandjoelroberts said...

Love this!!

Tessy said...

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

Melanie said...

I'm also a fan on facebook now.

TheCuttingEtch said...

follow!
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Sinai said...

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

Melody said...

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

Heather said...

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 :-)!

never David usually Lisa said...

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

Angie said...

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

Jennifer and Travis Almond said...

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

Jennifer and Travis Almond said...

I liked you on facebook.

Jennifer and Travis Almond said...

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

Jennifer and Travis Almond said...

I shared the giveaway on facebook.

Jasey @ Jasey's Crazy Daisy said...

Great giveaway! Great cupcakes! Following!

~Happy Day

Janis said...

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

Erin said...

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! ;)

Me and The Boys said...

I'm now a follower of you blog!

Me and The Boys said...

I "like" you on FB

Merri said...

I'm a follower.

Sarah McNair said...

Following!

Merri said...

I "liked" on FB.

Sarah McNair said...

"Like" on Facebook!

Aaron & Amber said...

I "liked" you on facebook!

Aaron & Amber said...

I also am following your blog. :)

gidget01510 said...

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

Sarah McNair said...

Posted Facebook link!

Aaron & Amber said...

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

sasicas said...

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

ElizabethH said...

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

Paige said...

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

sasicas said...

"Liked" you on facebook :) Thanks!

Shelley said...

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

Shannon Thomas said...

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

Talbert Family said...

I am now a follower of your blog! :)

Tonya said...

follow your blog :)

Tonya said...

liked you on facebook :)

~The Phillips'~ said...

I follow your blog!

~The Phillips'~ said...

I like you on Facebook!

Talbert Family said...

I like you on FB

J, S, and A said...

I'm following your blog!

J, S, and A said...

I like you on FB!

Shannon Thomas said...

Oh well I now like you on facebook

Shannon Thomas said...

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

Shannon Thomas said...

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

Jullee said...

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

jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

bethsflutterby said...

I'm following :-)

bethsflutterby said...

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

bethsflutterby said...

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

Crystal said...

I am a follower!

Crystal said...

Liked you on FB :)

stephanie said...

Going to.love this blog!

Jill said...

LOVE best bites! thanks for the chance!

Crystal said...

posted on Twitter!

Crystal said...

posted on Facebook!

kbpovey said...

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 :)

kbpovey said...

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

Unique Heart said...

I'm a follower

kbpovey said...

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!!

Unique Heart said...

I liked you on facebook.

Julie B said...

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

Radke said...

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

Radke said...

I like you on FB too.

Radke said...

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

pamela said...

VERY COOL.

Stephanie Gaddis said...

Just "liked" you on FB:)

Steffanie said...

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

Emily said...

Yummy! I so need some new recipes!

Wendys Hat said...

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

Anjanette Belloni said...

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

Kelli said...

I "like" Hillbilly Chicks on FB!

bkahamm at aol dot com

Kelli said...

Can't wait to make these cupcakes!

bkahamm at aol dot com

RobinBirdsNest said...

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

Donna said...

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

RobinBirdsNest said...

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

Alicia said...

i follow via google connect!

Susan said...

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

Alicia said...

i like you on FB

Kimberly said...

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

Susan said...

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

littlebitty said...

Ahhhh...so many blogs, so little time. :)
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littlebitty said...

I liked you on facebook!
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Susan said...

I like you on Facebook. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

MrsD said...

I "like" Hillbilly Chicks" on FB.

MrsD said...

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

MrsD said...

I tweeted.

Susan said...

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

MrsD said...

I shared on FB.

Alicia said...

I like you on FB!

Alicia said...

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

AK Momma said...

I am a follower!

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AK Momma said...

I like you on Facebook!

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kgalyen said...

Liked ya on Facebook!

Nichole said...

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

kgalyen said...

Tweeted the contest!

kgalyen said...

Following the blog!!

kgalyen said...

Shared the contest on my Facebook wall.

Jim and Janeal said...

I am following the blog!!!

Jim and Janeal said...

I "liked" your Facebook page.

Hillary said...

I follow your blog

Hillary said...

I like in facebook

Jim and Janeal said...

I posted a link to the contest on Facebook.

Hillary said...

Left a link on facebook

Phil and Ronnie said...

Following the blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kali said...

I'm now a follower!

Kali said...

I 'liked' you on FB!

Candace said...

Follower and FB fan!

Tory said...

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

Tory said...

I like you on facebook :)

boredinvirginia said...

I am now a follower and facebook fan also twitter

Erin said...

I love best bites. their coobook looks great!!

Erin said...

I like you on facebook!

ef1fefe6-87ce-11e0-902e-000bcdcb8a73 said...

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...

Erin said...

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

Knitwit said...

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

Kaitlin Arts said...

Trying these this Memorial Day weekend!!!

Lewis Family said...

I Liked you on Facebook

Lewis Family said...

I shared a link to the giveaway on Facebook.

Jennifer said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Jennifer said...

Posted & shared a link on Facebook

Jess said...

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

EPP said...

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

baboo890 said...

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

Brits said...

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

Tina said...

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

Tina said...

I 'LIKED' you on facebook!

Emily said...

I just followed your blog through Google

Emily said...

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!!

Emily said...

I posted on Twitter (@EPMAxwell) :)

Emily said...

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

torri said...

I follow your blog!

torri said...

I follow The Hillbilly Chicks on facebook too!

torri said...

I tweeted! (traydmarhk)

torri said...

I also posted on facebook!

Emily said...

I follow your blog!

Julie B said...

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

Liz @ Two Maids a Milking said...

I'm a new follower!

Rosalina said...

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

jay98asu said...

Would love a cnace to win this cookbook!

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