Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Treats and A Cookbook Swap

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Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Treats RecipeBeing the cookbook fanatic that I admittedly am, I was thrilled when I received an invitation to join in a Food Blogger Cookbook Swap hosted by fellow bloggers Alyssa of Everyday Maven and Faith of An Edible Mosaic.  You might remember the Prop Swap they organized last year.  Quite brilliant, I’d say.  Who doesn’t like getting a surprise in the mail?  And what better way to re-purpose a cookbook for a second life than on someone else’s book shelf?  So, I passed along my copy of The Splendid Table to Desi Vick, author of the SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl blog.  In return, I received two books from Christy Majors of Confessions of a Culinary Diva.  (Thank you so much Christy!!!)  I was so please with the books Christy shared with me.  The first is by Chef Brian Malarkey and is titled come early stay late.  This is such a great book, and one I’m not sure I would have happened upon had Christy not shared it with me.  Brian Malarkey is chef/partner in five San Diego restaurants – Searsucker, Burlap, Gabardine, Gingham, and Herringbone.  Cute, right?  As someone who also loves to sew, I think these restaurant names as a group are so adorable.  Anyway, Malarkey’s book is packed full of recipes for my kind of eating – stick to your ribs comfort food with plenty of veggies and healthy choices mixed in.  Stay tuned for a post on something delectable from that book.

Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Treats RecipeTriple Chocolate Marshmallow Treats RecipeMoving onto the second book… I devoured it from beginning to end the minute I took it from the package.  Titled Sprinkles! – Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts, by Jackie Alpers, guess what this book is all about.  Wow, let me tell you, it thoroughly covers the subject.  You might be surprised at how much there is to know.   After reading Alper’s book, I’m completely confident I could get the Final Jeopardy question right, assuming the category was titled “Sprinkles”.  As I closed the cover on the book, I immediately cut a path to my baking pantry and took inventory of my sprinkles stash.  I HAVE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SPRINKLES!  My favorite will always be chocolate jimmies, particularly the kind I buy from a local restaurant supply store.  They are ‘real’ chocolate, and the difference is discernible.  So I grabbed a jar of those and put my ‘recipe developer’ hat on.  In short-order, this is what I came up with.
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Here is a little peek at the wonderful books I  received from Christy along with some link love to some of the others who participated in the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap .

Cookbooks from Cookbook Swap

 A Baker’s House
An Edible Mosaic
avocado bravado
Blue Kale Road
Blueberries And Blessings
Cheap Recipe Blog
Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Create Amazing Meals
Cucina Kristina
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cupcake Project
Dinner is Served 1972
Done With Corn
Eats Well With Others
Everyday Maven
Flour Me With Love 
From My Sweet Heart 
Great Food 360° 
Healthy. Delicious. 
I’m Gonna Cook That! 
Je Mange la Ville 
Karen’s Kitchen Stories 
Kitchen Treaty 
Olive and Herb 
OnTheMove-In The Galley 
Our Best Bites 
Paleo Gone Sassy 
poet in the pantry 
Rhubarb and Honey 
Rocky Mountain Cooking
Shikha la mode 
Shockingly Delicious 
Spoonful of Flavor 
Tara’s Multicultural Table 
The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler 
The Suburban Soapbox 
The Whole Family’s Food 


18 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Treats and A Cookbook Swap

    • I jumped over to your blog and saw that you received the Modern Baker as your book from the Swap. I have that book and love it. Your blog is lovely. See you in the Swap next year!

  1. Mary, thanks so much for my cookbooks! I love them both. I didn’t have time to make anything from them yet but I bought all the ingredients to make a sorbet from one of the cookbooks tomorrow 🙂 Here’s my post… I’m a slacker and didn’t know I had to email them my permalink so mine didn’t get added to the list, but wanted you to know I did receive your package (in that cute pink mailer too!) and love both of them!! I’ll be posting about that sorbet after I make it too. Thanks again!!

    • You are so very welcome Desi. The Swap was a lot of fun. I received a couple of great books too. The Gather Journal I sent you is actually a publication that I have a subscription to. It comes out 4 to 6 times a year. I just love it! Happy cooking, and I look forward to reading more on your blog.

  2. Yes, I loved receiving a surprise in the mail, it seems like we all did. I need this Sprinkles book in my life! And the marshmallow treats too!

  3. Oh what great cookbooks you received! Those marshmallows look pretty amazing…and there’s nothing like real chocolate sprinkles. As a baker/dessert maker…I think I need to own the book Sprinkles! LOVE your blog and glad to have been introduced to you through this fun cookbook swap!

    • Thanks Anne! Participating in the swap was such fun. Who doesn’t like receiving a surprise in the mail.

  4. I put off buying Sprinkles because I wondered if I would really use the cookbook. With bookshelves crammed full I must take care it what else I add to my collection.
    The Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Treats have me rethinking my choices! They are brilliant!

  5. That`s such a cool idea!! These definitely look like a perfect little treat. As usual, I love the photos. 🙂

  6. I’m so glad you enjoyed both books! After looking at all your wonderful baked goods, I knew Sprinkles would be perfect for you, and I decided to take a chance and send you the Brian Malarkey book.

    I love your blog and all the beautiful photos! So glad to have found you through the cookbook exchange 🙂

  7. Who knew that Sprinkles or a cookbook swap could be so much fun?!
    Your photos are beautiful, and I’ve enjoyed browsing the SiftingFocus archives.

    • I agree. I’m so glad I decided to join in. What a great way to connect with fellow bloggers. I’ll be checking into your galley from time to time to see what you are up to.