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Campfire Pie // S'mores Tart Recipe (Dairy-Free!)

April 02, 2017

Since the weather is getting warm again I've been craving s'mores like crazy. The only challenge was to accomplish the same s'more flavor without the campfire, and to do something a little more creative than just using the microwave to heat up some boring chocolate and marshmallow.

That gave me the idea to cook up a s'mores inspired tart, or a campfire pie if you will! After a few test runs, I feel as though I've perfected my recipe. You can find that below! Just preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and get going!

To make Campfire Pie, you will need:
  • Graham cracker pie crust. (Recipe here)
  • 12oz can coconut cream
  • 1 bag (2 cups) chocolate chips (I used dairy free)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar marshmallow fluff OR 1 bag marshmallows (or find vanilla meringue recipe here)
To make the filling:
  1. Heat coconut cream in a medium saucepan. Stir until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in chocolate chips, and stir until fully melted.
  3. Once melted, take off the heat and allow filling to cool for ten minutes.
  4. After cooling, beat in two eggs.
  5. Pour chocolate ganache into pie crust.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until chocolate becomes custard-like.
  7. After baking, allow pie to cool thoroughly before adding marshmallow topping.

After the pie is cooled, spread your topping on the pie. If you made meringue, bake according to meringue recipe instructions. If you chose marshmallows or fluff, apply these to the pie and enjoy! Broil for a few moments for a toasted marshmallow effect if desired, just watch to make sure it doesn't burn! Pie is best served chilled.

And there you have it! A sweet, gooey, rich, chocolatey, grown-up s'more. What more could you ask for?! Be sure to tag me on instagram or twitter if you make this pie! I'd love to know your thoughts!

What is your favorite flavor of pie?

Watched, Wanted, Worn

March 31, 2017


Watched:

Moonlight - I watched Moonlight with my mom when I was visiting for the weekend, and I found it to be such a poignant, powerful movie. The casting was superb, and there were so many subtle twists and turns that made the movie truly beautiful and haunting. I definitely recommend it.

America's Next Top Model - I finally got a Hulu account, so I knew it was time to start re-watching ANTM from the beginning. I'm not sure which cycle I left off on, but it was a real treat re-living all of that early 2000's fashion!

Vogue's Youtube Channel - I think I've watched every 73 questions video they've made, along a ton of others. I really dug Nicole Kidman's interview as well as Sarah Jessica Parker.

Wanted:

A new pair of clogs - I've been wanting a pair of clogs since I grew out of my embellished denim ones in the 4th grade. Swedish Hasbeens are the dream, but I'll likely go with a more affordable pair.

This Kosta Boda Lipstick Sculpture has been on my mind since I saw it months ago. It's pretty much a frivolous purchase that I'll probably never justify, but hey WHY NOT?

TheBalm Bahama Mama bronzer - summer is just around the corner, it's time for a little glow. Plus, TheBalm's packaging is to die for.


Worn:

Striped wrap dress - I've been living in dresses like these because they're so easy to throw on and still look super professional and polished. Definitely a staple for any working gal's wardrobe.

Korkease sandals - I bought my first pair similar to these babies last year and I'm gonna be a lifer. There's nothing better than a good pair of sandals that are actually comfy and won't fall apart on you!

Smashbox Full Exposure - This mascara is SO GOOD, y'all. Dare I say it could top Better Than Sex, my former holy grail mascara. They're both amazing, so can't go wrong with either.


What are you watching, wanting, and wearing lately?

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors at the Hirschhorn Museum

March 30, 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to stop by the Hirschhorn Musem to see a new exhibit by one of my favorite artists, Yayoi Kusama. I'd heard her exhibition was coming to DC about a year ago, and I'd been hanging on the edge of my seat ever since. Kusama's art feels like a mix between a spiritual journey and the explosion of an "aesthetic" tumblr blog. With her work, Kusama explores the relation between life and death, obliteration and infinity, and has a little fun with pumpkins and polka dots along the way.

This was my favorite exhibit, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, which is a mirrored room filled with flickering lights, modeled after lanterns floating down a river.

Polka Dots Obsession and All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, featuring Sabrina, who was back in town to visit me for the week!

On the way out of the exhibit, each guest was handed a sheet of stickers and invited to leave their mark on the Obliteration Room, a whitewashed room that had slowly been filled with thousands of colorful polka dots.

I had a wonderful time visiting this exhibit and I will certainly be back before it moves on to it's next stop on it's nationwide tour. For more information and photos, check out the Hirschhorn Museum's website, or check out the hashtag #InfiniteKusama.

Who are your favorite artists?

Seven Things

March 26, 2017

1. Yayoi Kusama's world famous exhibit, Infinity Mirrors, just landed in DC. I had the chance to visit and it was so magical.

2. I've been dying to go see Waitress The Musical, which is based on one of my favorite movies. Sara Bareilles is joining the cast next month!

3. Ashley Graham answers Vogue's 73 questions. She's so stunning and has such a great head on her shoulders, so excited for her book!

4. Too Faced just came out with the prettiest highlighters, and I can't contain myself. Just when I decided I needed to start saving more money...

5. A banana cream pie that I can acrually eat?! It's dairy free (gluten+vegan friendly too!), so count me all the way in. 

6. I've got a dilemma. I need a new wallet but I'm not sure if I want one from Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, or Rebecca Minkoff. Which do you like best?

7. Here are 58 romantic comedies you need to see before you die.. Time to go watch them!

What are you loving lately?
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