Nutella Chip Cookie Sandwiches + 12 More Nutella Recipes


Nutella is quite possibly my favorite chocolatey thing in the world. I’ve used it in a few recipes on the blog but, let’s be honest, it’s just plain awesome by itself. This recipe is yet another ode to Nutella. Chocolate chip cookies flavored with Nutella plus more Nutella sandwiched between them. Yum! Since we’ve already done a brief history of Nutella, this post will carry on the theme with @##$$ other delicious recipes using Nutella.

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Frosted Funfetti Blondies


A few minor adjustments turn a funfetti cake mix into colorful, chewy blondies. Top with frosting and even more sprinkles for extra pizzazz. You can easily sub your favorite cake mix flavor for funfetti.

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Turtle Mocha and Donuts Pudding + History of Bread Pudding


This bread pudding riff combines all the delicious probably-shouldn’t-be-for-breakfast-but-are-foods… pecans, chocolate chips, espresso, donuts and caramel and chocolate sauces. …No, I’m pretty sure caramel and chocolate sauces are intended to be eaten at breakfast. Anyway, on the off-chance that you ever have leftover donuts, this is an excellent way to use them up. Already rich and decadent donut and espresso pudding with a turtle filling, topped with hot fudge and an espresso-infused caramel sauce… Yum… This caffeine and sugar-laden pudding is perfect served warm on a weekend morning spent in bed. Read on for the recipe and a brief history of bread pudding!


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Layered Funfetti Cheesecake Brownies + History of Sprinkles


This dessert mashup combines three of the best sweet ideas ever – fudgy chocolate brownies, decadent cheesecake and rainbow sprinkles. Top with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, as pictured here, and who could ask for anything else? Cold weather is coming and you’re going to need the extra ‘padding’ this treat can provide to your midsection. There. Now eating tons of brownies is the responsible, adult thing to do. You’re welcome.

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Lemon Chip Frozen Lemon Curd Sandwiches

Lemon Chip Frozen Lemon Curd Sandwiches

This sunshine bright recipe is the perfect way to close out the summer. The 1st day of fall is coming up fast and temperatures are dropping so eat ye frozen treats while ye may. Chewy lemon and white chocolate chip cookies meet creamy frozen lemon curd for a tart, extra lemony burst of flavor. Also included are instructions for preparing your own lemon extract and lemon curd to save you money on these otherwise pricey ingredients.

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Oat n’ Almond Thumbprints + Jam v. Jelly v. Preserves

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These thumbprint cookies are perfect for a healthy and filling on-the-go breakfast or after-school snack. Whole wheat and oat flours plus whole oats and almond butter give them heft. Fruit spread adds a touch of color and sweetness. Use your personal fav or an assortment to please the whole family. An added bonus of the ‘assorted approach’ is the possibility of a lovely cookie rainbow as pictured here! Also in this week’s post… Jam vs. Jelly vs. Preserves: What’s the Difference Anyway?

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Homemade Pink Lemonade + 3 Ways w/Lemon Peels + Lemon Fun Facts

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My new beau is a big fan of lemons so I threw this together with a free bag from the local grocery. Throw in some sliced strawberries for a pretty in pink version. The juicing takes a lot of time┬ábut fresh lemon juice really is best! You won’t regret the extra time. On top of that, no part of the lemon will be wasted. I have included three ways to use up the peels here: lemon extract, lemon pepper and lemon sugar.

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