I remember the first time I tried Nutella. I was in college, and spending the summer in London on a study abroad. In addition to all sorts of delicious treats I enjoyed that summer like Hob Nobs and Aero bars, I fell in love with toast and Nutella. Not that I couldn’t have gotten nutella back at home if I wanted to, I was just oblivious to it before.
Well, I’m exactly the opposite of oblivious now. I always have a jar on hand. Still, I’d never tried baking with Nutella until now, and once again, I’m wondering what took me so long.
This recipe isn’t revolutionary. In fact, it’s only a slight variation on the sugar cookie bars I’ve blogged about in the past. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of baking sugar cookie bars yourself, I thought you could use a reminder. They’re easy, they’re delicious, and [...]
This recipe isn’t revolutionary. In fact, it’s only a slight variation on the sugar cookie bars I’ve blogged about in the past. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of baking sugar cookie bars yourself, I thought you could use a reminder. They’re easy, they’re delicious, and they are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
This springtime lemon variation was served at our coed baby shower on Saturday, which is what I really want to talk about because it was so much fun. Even before I became pregnant I knew I wanted a different kind of baby shower. While I’ve been to so many wonderful traditional baby showers, I’ve attended a few that were… how should I put it?… awkward. More importantly, I wanted Steve and our other male friends included too.
I have a very sweet tooth, as you probably already know if you’ve been a reader of this blog for long. But lately, my sweet tooth is in overdrive. I’m making cookies almost every other day. A cupcake piled high with buttercream is usually one of the first things I think about in the morning. I want to chase every big bowl of fresh fruit with a bowl of ice cream.
I’m going to blame it on the baby and my weakened self-discipline, but it’s getting a little out of control. I need to reign it in, “detox”, or something along those lines… eventually, someday.
But not today, not when there are white chocolate brownies with pecans.
It seems like December just started, and that Thanksgiving was just a few days ago. But already I’m freaking out that it’s almost Christmas, because it is. Do you realize that there are only two weekends left between now and the big holiday weekend? Because I just did and had a minor panic attack. So much to do! So little time!
Right now I’m in Hawaii, laying on a beach. Or perhaps I’m snorkeling with sea turtles. Or taking my first surfing lesson. Be jealous, be very jealous.
Even though I’m away, I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you. Because it can’t wait, because it’s that good. I have been in a peanut butter mood lately (remember the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies from last week?). I’ve gone through two jars of the stuff in under a month. Send help, or at least a tall glass of milk.