Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nutella Brownies

If your like me and can't get enough nutella then this is the recipe for you ! These brownies are soft and chewy with a slightly nutty flavor. It's impossible to have just one !

This is everything you'll need

Resist the urge to lick the whisk...

You know how when there's a pan of fresh brownies sitting on the counter , you cut off a piece and leave the knife in the pan and somehow before you know it they're almost gone ? Yeah that's what happened with these :)

* You may want to double up on the recipe if you like your brownies a little thicker *



3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup UNSALTED butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup of nutella 


  • In a small bowl mix together flour and salt then set aside 
  • In a medium bowl beat butter until fluffy, then add sugar and beat for 30 sec, add eggs vanilla and nutella and mix well , after everything is incorporated slowly stir in flour mixture. 
  • Put everything in a greased  square 8'' brownie pan and bake at 350 for 27-30 min . Then  Enjoy!  

Monday, April 23, 2012

The best Italian Sausage Meatball spaghetti .

Okay, I don't want to toot my own horn or anything but this has to be one of the best dinners I've made in awhile ..!! And it makes excellent left over meatball sandwiches!

* Now I'm sorry the picture isn't "top quality" my camera's battery decided to die and since I only have 1 battery I had to use my camera phone -_-


  • 1 lb Italian sausage pork 
  •  1 lb Ground beef
  • 2 1/4 cup of Pictsweet seasoning blend - If you're wondering what this is it's pre-chopped veggies. Onions, peppers etc. I use this as a shortcut ^_^.
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Roasted garlic and bell pepper seasoning ( it's a new spice by McCormick)
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 4-5 tbsp ketchup
  • 3/4 - 1/2 of bread crumbs - Or however much it takes to make it stick into meatballs -
  • 2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce 
  • a box of angel hair pasta

Combine the Ground beef and pork until thoroughly mixed in a large bowl , then take out about 1/4 and set aside. 
Chop the Pictsweet and garlic in a small food processor  for a few seconds, then take out about 1/3 and set aside . Then put the rest in the meat mixture.
Add all the spices , soy sauce, ketchup and egg to the meat and mix  until nice and incorporated.
Form into golf ball sized meat balls then bake at 350* for about 25-30 min, flip them over half way in . 

Now for the sauce take the meat from earlier you set aside . And mince it up real well in a pot on low- med heat ( it might help if you added a little water , it would break it up easier ). Then add spaghetti sauce, leftover pictsweet and a few dashes of salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low-med heat for 10 min . 
When the meat balls are done put them in the spaghetti sauce cover with a lid and let it continue simmering for 30 min.

While your waiting go ahead and cook the pasta according to package directions.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rainbow Cupcakes

Spring is in the air ! And what better way to welcome it than with these cute RAINBOW cupcakes!! They're so super easy and super delicious!

For the cake you'll need:

1 box white cake mix - I used Duncan Hines moist deluxe-

2 eggs

1 C. of plain non-fat yogurt 

1/2 C. Milk

1/3 C. veggie oil

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Red blue yellow and green food gels or dyes

And for the Buttercream frosting you'll need:

3 C. of powdered sugar

1 C. ( 2 sticks ) of unsalted butter

1 tsp of vanilla extract 

1/2 tsp. of milk


  • Combine cake mix, eggs, yogurt,milk,oil and vanilla in a large bowl until all ingredients are incorporated. 
  • Divide batter in five different bowls and dye each one a different color. Red, Orange , Yellow etc.
  • Layer into lined cupcake pans starting with red - I used a little less than a tsp for each color . Bake at 350 for 18-22 mins.
For the icing:

Cream butter and slowly add powdered sugar, beat for about 3-4 min after all the sugar has been added until slightly fluffy. Then mix in milk and vanilla.

Frost the cupcakes whenever they cool completely .

You could also dye the cupcakes your school or team colors!!