Wednesdays Unplugged – Oven S’mores



"One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody, everything, every night before you go to bed." ~ Bernard M Baruch


 NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!


This has been a big week. Last weekend our grandson's traveling basketball team won a well-deserved championship, congratulations to the coach for building a team that truly played as a team…no superstars, just all strong players who developed their individual strengths and worked together to build a winning team. We had fun hearing the Finnish acappella group 'Rajaton' perform the full Beatles Sgt Pepper album with the MN Orchestra… and our youngest granddaughter decided it was time to cut her hair! This Wednesday was our son's birthday and he asked for steamed pork buns. When I researched recipes I realized these were not going to happen at our house, so we went out for a fun meal at moto-I instead! Our oldest granddaughter was with us for one of the last times this spring because rugby games start Wednesday nights soon… perhaps that will bring another family night adventure.


We had this recipe a couple weeks ago when we were all getting spring fever (in Feburary?!). We have made indoor smores before at our son's house roasting marshmallows over the gas range… but this time I tried roasting them in the oven. There are different ways to do this… some advocate building the whole smore and baking it until the marshmallows are soft, but I still like a golden brown marshmallow. I used dark chocolate and strawberries in mine, most just used milk chocolate.


  • Graham crackers
  • Full size marshmallows
  • Good quality chocolate (Lindt milk chocolate softens well)
  • Strawberries or anything else you would like to add

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line jelly roll pan with parchment paper, fill with single layer of graham cracker squares. Top each square with a marshmallow and roast in the oven until marshmallows are toasted light brown. Remove from oven, squash down marshmallow with chocolate square and anything else you want to add, then top with another graham cracker… and eat!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email - Minneapolis Realtor Who Cooks


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