Inside Out S’mores


There are so many things to love about summer: fresh fruits and veggies, relaxing by the pool, and nights around a campfire sharing stories and eating those sweet, gooey s’mores.  Who doesn’t love that soft, melty chocolate or the crisp-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside amazingness of those roasted marshmallows?  Unfortunately, these are rare treats, unless you live in a tent or are desperate enough to toast up some marshmallows over your gas stove…and let’s face it we’ve all been tempted.  Well, the next time you’re craving s’mores and there are no campfires to be found, try whipping up a batch of these.  They’re simple and quick, and best of all, you don’t have to worry that your husband will walk in to find you standing in front of the stove, holding a skewered marshmallow with a look of quiet desperation on your face.

Inside Out S’mores

1/4 cup butter
10 oz marshmallow creme
4 cups crushed graham crackers
10 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
15 mini marshmallows, cut in half

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.

Stir in marshmallow creme until fully blended.  Remove from heat.

Add crushed graham crackers and stir until thoroughly combined.  Mixture should be sticky and able to be shaped into balls.

Using your hands, shape 1 inch balls, forming each ball around a mini marshmallow half.  Place balls in freezer for about 10 minutes.

In a double boiler, over med-high heat melt bakers chocolate.  Remove from heat.

Remove balls from freezer and drop, one at a time into melted chocolate, turning to coat.

Place on wax paper and allow to cool.

Store in a cool, dry place…if you have any left to store.

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

There are not very many things more exciting than when the love of your life drops to his knee, asks you those four simple words you’ve been waiting to hear, and presents you with a gorgeous, sparkling diamond ring.  You want to show it to everybody and they all exclaim over how beautiful it is, and how much it shines when it catches the light.  Well it’s been five wonderful years since the love of my life gave me that amazing ring, and lately it hasn’t been sparkling as much as it used to.  So I set out to find a solution that would restore it’s luster while staying CENTSIBLE.  Well, I am happy to report that this solution cost me absolutely nothing!  It’s made from ingredients that almost everyone will have in their kitchen, and it is so easy!

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

1 TBS Salt
1 TBS Baking Soda
1 TBS Liquid Dish Soap
1 Cup Water
1 Piece Aluminum Foil

Small bowl

Step 1 – Heat the water in the microwave for about 2 minutes.

Step 2 – Cover the bottom of a small bowl with the aluminum foil.

Step 3 – Pour the hot water into the bowl. Add the salt, baking soda, and liquid dish soap to the water. Stir together gently.

Step 4 – Place jewelry on the top of the foil and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and dry with a soft cloth. Discard solution after each use.

Before                                                              After – although it did clean the diamonds too, the biggest difference I could see was the band, it looked almost brand new

Before                                                             After

Enjoy proudly displaying your ring to anyone who will look and bask in their ooos and aaahs over it’s sparkle and luster, all the while smiling to yourself because you know that the secret is simply a few kitchen ingredients.

Adapted from Pinching Your Pennies