What does a grown-up Girl Scout turned chef serve in camp? The ultimate in campground dining, made with homemade graham crackers and marshmallows. This recipe comes from Cindy Pawlcyn, chef-owner of the legendary Mustards Grill in Napa as well as Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen and Go Fish (both in St. Helena, California), and it's actually far easier than it looks. You make the bundles at home and then just heat them in camp.
Though you wouldn't know by looking, you'll find a sweet surprise inside these cookies shared by Kari Pease of Conconully, Washington. "My mother got this recipe from a fellow teacher at her school," she writes. "It's a great way to dress up refrigerated cookie dough." Skip links
I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey, peanut butter centers. This is how to make homemade peanut butter cups. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota Skip links
This quick and easy dessert from Food Network chef and bestselling cookbook author Nigella Lawson is a real showstopper. The glitz is provided by the chocolate puddings utter fantabulousness and the scattering of candy over the top.
Dessert is individual molten chocolate cakes. They're simple and elegant, and they bake in under 10 minutes in a standard muffin pan. The best part about these little beauties is that the cake batter is extremely forgiving: You can make it up to six hours before you plan to serve the cakes. Fill the pans with batter and refrigerate, but remember to remove the pan far enough in advance of baking to let the batter return to room temperature.