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Knockoff Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Blog | 7,048 comments

 

We’re continuing our guest series with a doozy from Jessica of The Novice Chef. I have to say that Jessica might be one of the most adorable and fun people I have ever met. She’s just HAPPY and FUNNY and oh yeah she’s that pretty in person too. I know! It would be hard not to like her if she wasn’t so stinking fabulous! There is a house for sale two doors down and I think I’m going to try to convince her to buy it, so she can make me these ah-mazing knockoff Ferrero Rocher Truffles (which btw are one of my favorite chocolates in the world) and browned buttah anything because she’s the princess of browned butter. – Paula

Nutella Eclair Cake

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Blog | 1,719 comments

Have you noticed that we have some very talented friends stopping by our little blog lately. Today is no exception, we have my sweet sweet friend Christina. I met her what seems like forever ago when she emailed me regarding a question on one of my recipes – Gnocchi to be exact. One email led to two, to three then to texts then to I convinced her to hop on a plane and come to a little convention in Birmingham so I could actually hug her neck.  What a wonderful place this crazy internet is right. Her blog is all about sweet treats for two, scaled back versions so I don’t have to feel bad when I make something of hers and eat it all in one sitting. Don’t judge! Oh yes  she’s also blessed with an insanely awesome metabolism and can eat all those sweets in one sitting. I am not ; ) I’m also trying hard to get her back to the right coast but that’s another story.. Now onto this amazing Nutella Eclair Cake. I ooooohed when I saw this come through and I think you will too… Grab your forks, you’re going to want to make this xoxo – Paula

Gluten Free Hazelnut Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Blog | 1,313 comments

Are you ready for another tasty treat? Up today my sweet friend Chris from Mele Cotte is popping over with these gluten free hazelnut cupcakes with an insanely delicious looking Nutella Buttercream. She’s even given us an optional Ganache topping recipe because she’s sweet like that! I met Chris online forevah ago and just lurve her. I saw her blog name – Mele Cotte (which means baked apples in Italian) and of course I had to click through…once I was there I was smitten with all of her delicious recipes but especially her SWEETS. You know I have a wicked sweet tooth and I’ve always admired those who are talented in the baking department. Chris is definitely talented and I’m THRILLED that she is sharing one of her amazing desserts with all of US today! – Paula

Homemade Nutella Baci

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Blog | 12,347 comments

You are in for a TREAT today! My sweet friend Amelia from Z Tasty Life is stopping by with her homemade Nutella BACI chocolates! Amelia and I met through our blogs and I feel incredibly lucky to call her my friend. She’s a gifted writer (you’d never know English was her second language), photographer and cook. She’s as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside. Matter of fact if she wasn’t so favolosa it’d be really easy to dislike her ; )  Have I mentioned that Baci chocolates are one of my most favorite chocolates on the planet? They are and  I couldn’t be happier she made this to share with all of us.

Nutella Apple Walnut Panino

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Blog | 424 comments


Photo Credits: Olga Berman, Mango Tomato

Today we’re thrilled to introduce our FIRST Guest Poster on bella nutella. Our friend, Olga from Mango Tomato has put together a special Nutella treat and she can’t wait to tell you all about it and her love for Nutella!

Featured Nutella-holic: Evil Shenanigans

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in Blog | 83 comments

We’d love to introduce you to Kelly, aka Evil Shenanigans. She’s been a Nutella-holic from way back ; ) Here’s a little Choco-Nutty Q & A session so you can get to know her better

1. How long have you been a Nutella-holic?
From the first time I tasted it . I think I was in high school and mom bought some on a whim while craving chocolate. She and I are very much alike in that department.

2. What is your first memory of Nutella?
I first tasted Nutella spread on some buttered wheat toast. I was hooked and went after the jar with a spoon!

3. What is your favorite way to eat Nutella?
When I was in England they served Nutella on a warm, toasted croissant with a little Irish butter and a cup of tea . OMG, it was sooo good!

4. What is your Nutella NO-NO?
I have never had one, but I suspect Nutella and fish might not work out too well. Then again .

5. What would you do for a spoonful of Nutella ; ) ?
It may be easier to ask would I would NOT do . as long as it is legal I would probably do it for Nutella!

6. What is the best thing you’ve ever made with Nutella?
That is a tie . My Nutella Maple Syrup for pancakes is one, and second is as an ice cream topping mixed with equal parts of peanut butter.

No-Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pie that was awesome

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Featured Nutella-holic: Dessert For Two

Posted by on May 14, 2011 in Blog | 84 comments

We’d love to introduce you to Christina, aka Dessert For Two. She’s been a Nutella-holic from way back ; ) Here’s a little Choco-Nutty Q & A session so you can get to know her better

1. How long have you been a Nutella-holic?
I discovered Nutella in college while watching a certain Italian beauty on the Food Network. I hope my parents don’t read this, because I spent a lot of time in college watching the Food Network instead of going to class…

2. What is your first memory of Nutella?
It was hard to find Nutella in the small town in which I went to college—Waco, Texas. I went from grocery store to grocery store just to find the stuff. When I finally found it at the H-E-B on interstate 35, I raced to the register to pay and ran back to my car. I unscrewed the lid and instantly knew that the shiny gold seal symbolized the golden gates of heaven. I probably shouldn’t divulge how much I ate with my fingers that day.

3. What is your favorite way to eat Nutella?
When I’ve got a hard day of work in front of me, I like to make a smoothie for breakfast with a frozen banana, strawberries, milk & two scoops of Nutella.

4. What is your Nutella NO-NO?
It’s a big no-no in my house to only have 1 jar. I buy two at a time, just in case.

5. What would you do for a spoonful of Nutella ; ) ?
I would give up all other forms of chocolate. Honest, I would!

6. What is the best thing you’ve ever made with Nutella?
My deep fried chimichangas with spicy banana and Nutella are hard to beat. They’re dangerous because they taste so light, you just keep eating and eating, and sooner or later, you’ve eaten dessert for twenty.

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Baci!

 

 

Featured Nutella-Holic: Lauren’s Latest

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Blog | 223 comments

We’d love to introduce you to Lauren, aka Lauren’s Latest. She’s been a Nutella-holic from way back ; ) Here’s a little Choco-Nutty Q & A session so you can get to know her better

1. How long have you been a Nutella-holic?
Since I can remember! My Mom is German and growing up, she ate nutella as frequently as we eat peanut butter.

2. What is your first memory of Nutella?
Sneaking into the kitchen and eating it by the spoonful with my brother when I was 4!

3. What is your favorite way to eat Nutella?
By the spoonful for a quick sweet treat or in warm gooey brownies.

4. What is your Nutella NO-NO?
Making a nutella dessert when I’m home alone. I know I’ll eat the entire thing.

5. What would you do for a spoonful of Nutella ; ) ?
I think the question should read what wouldn’t I do for some nutella! I’m addicted….

6. What is the best thing you’ve ever made with Nutella?
I haven’t experimented all that long with nutella in all my baking, but recently I just make a No-Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pie that was awesome

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Featured Nutella-Holic: Buns In My Oven

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Blog | 127 comments


Karly

We’d love to introduce you to Karly, aka Buns In My Oven. She’s been a Nutella-holic from way back ; ) Here’s a little Choco-Nutty Q & A session so you can get to know her better

1. How long have you been a Nutella-holic?
I hope I won’t be cast out of the Nutella club, but honestly, I just discovered it within the last couple of years.

2. What is your first memory of Nutella?
I had heard about Nutella over and over (and over!) on so many food blogs, but I had never tried it myself. All of a sudden I’d read one too many food blog posts about Nutella, so I ran to the store, bought a jar, and then came home and stuck a spoon right in it. I died then and there and the rest is history.

3. What is your favorite way to eat Nutella?
Straight out of the jar with a spoon. I like the added element of danger when I eat it this way, because I know that if I’m not quick and sneaky enough my kids will wander in the kitchen and demand some for themselves. Adds a bit of excitement to my snack time.

4. What is your Nutella NO-NO?
Sharing with my kids. Can I admit that to you all? This is a judge-free zone, right?

5. What would you do for a spoonful of Nutella ; ) ?
You mean, what WOULDN’T I do, right? Cuz, I’d do just about anything.

6. What is the best thing you’ve ever made with Nutella?
Oh, that’s such a mean question, asking me to pick favorites. I actually don’t do a lot of baking with Nutella, as I prefer instant gratification when it comes to my chocolate-hazelnut fix, but I just recently made this amazing S’mores French Toast using Nutella.

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Featured Nutella-holic: Verses From My Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Blog |