Ultimate S’more

Nothing says summer like a gooey yummy s'more. It's time to take the s'more up a notch & enjoy it all year long!

8 graham crackers, crushed

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

4 dark chocolate pudding cups

1 cup dark chocolate chips

16 marshmallows

1 cup almond slices, toasted (optional)

strawberries (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 325°

Combine crushed graham crackers and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. Divide cracker mixture evenly between 4 small ramekins. Press mixture into bottom of each ramekin to form a crust. Spoon 1 pudding cup into each ramekin. Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle ¼ cup of chocolate chips into each ramekin. Place ramekins in oven. Bake for 10 minutes, until chocolate is melted. Remove ramekins. Heat oven to 500° (broil) (Optional: top with toasted almond slices) In a single layer top each dish with marshmallows. Place ramekins bake in oven, on top rack. Broil for 1 minute or until marshmallows or until golden brown. Serve with fresh strawberries (optional).

Serves 4

 

Habanero-Lime Chicken Sandwich

Ignite your taste buds with this deliciously zesty chicken sandwich!
1 lb. Chicken Breast
½ cup Mayonnaise
6 tbls. Habanero Lime Olive Oil (Checkout LowCountry Olive Oil for their delicious flavors!)
¼ cup Canned Artichokes, diced
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
1 large Shallot, sliced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
3 tbls. White Wine
Italian Herb Olive oil
2 Ciabatta rolls, sliced in half
Arugula
Prosciutto
Mozzarella
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375.
Lightly pound chicken breasts and sprinkle with salt, pepper, to taste. Let rest.
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, 3 tbls. habanero olive oil, artichokes, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Set aside.
Over medium heat, sauté garlic and shallots in 1 tbls. of habanero olive oil. Once shallots and garlic begin to become golden, reduce heat and add 3 tbls. of white wine. Cook until liquid is dissolved and shallots are caramelized. Set aside.
Sprinkle Italian herb olive oil on baking sheet. Place sliced ciabatta face down. Sprinkle remaining Italian oil over top of bread. Bake for 5 minutes, on each side.
Over medium heat, heat 2 tbls. of habanero olive oil. Cook chicken in oil for 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
To make your sandwich, spread mayonnaise mixture on each slice of bread. Place arugula on bottom slice, followed by chicken, prosciutto, mozzarella and topped with shallots. Enjoy warm or cold!

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Soiree Etiquette

Event etiquette may be confusing and difficult to manage. With so many rules and how-tos attending a soiree can be overwhelming. The thing to remember with etiquette is that no one is perfect, not even the most well-behaved Southern Belle. K Girl has a few simple tips for the modest belle. Follow just one of these guides and you are sure to leave a lasting impression on your host.

Be sure to impress your hostess at your next party!
Be sure to impress your hostess at your next party!

First things first, never arrive more than 15 minutes early and no more than 30 minutes late to a celebration. More often than not the hostess will not ready on time. There will be that last-minute dip to make or that final bouquet to arrange. Give the gal a break and give her an extra minute or two to get herself ready and poised. However, don’t be rude by showing up after the 30 minute mark. The last thing you want to do is offend your host. Showing up 45 minutes late may be perceived as inconsiderate and uncouth. And as so many of you know perception is reality.

However, no matter what time you arrive if you have a token of kindness in hand you are sure to be forgiven. Flowers or wine are always fail proof ways to win over the heart of your hostess. For something a bit more novel try crafting a wreath for the front door or perhaps something you heard your host dreaming of. Remember there is never such a thing as an extravagant or too expensive gift. Give what makes your heart sing. If it brings you joy to give it then your hostess will surely be joyous to receive it.

Our final tip to being the perfect guest is to send your Thank-you card as soon as you get home. Make sure your hostess knows just how much you appreciated being invited to her soiree and how lovely she did in putting the party together. A Thank-you note is the perfect cherry on top. So no matter what else you did or didn’t do at the party you will surely be remembered with your heartfelt letter at the end.

While etiquette is an important tradition not to be lost when all is said and done the most important thing to remember is that you are who you are and if you don’t follow any of these tips that is okay. What matters is that you have a good time and you enjoy the company around you. When you smile the world will smile with you. So keep smiling at every party and maybe if you feel the mood, strike a note with one of these flawless party etiquette tips. Party like a K Girl.