I'm not an expert but I do think these photos came out so much better than my previous ones. (Tell me if I'm wrong and what I can do better.) I followed some advice given at various blogs....I took these early in the morning (natural light) and I turned off my flash. I used the macro setting and (I think) I had it set so that the background seemed out of focus. How out of focus is it supposed to be? I'll have work on that some more. I also took a lot more photos and from different angles to increase the likelihood of getting a better shot. Thanks to those of you that have taken the time to post helpful info for those of us starting out and a special thank you for the ones that have left encouraging comments!
Now on to the mystery of the disappearing marshmallows....I found this recipe at The Crepes of Wrath and followed the link to here. I made the recipe that was posted on Baked Perfection. I didn't change anything but will the next time. The blondies were good but in my opinion too chocolaty. They tasted a lot like chocolate chip cookie bars which is not a bad thing but not what I wanted. Next time I'll cut back on the chocolate chips or perhaps use half bittersweet and semisweet chips and maybe a few more 'mallows. Despite the fact they weren't quite what I was hoping for the kids, my nephew, brother, and sitter all enjoyed them and in fact the sitter ate three...in a row! (She's a chocolate fiend!)