Thursday, May 31, 2012

Calling All Nutella Lovers: NUTELLA COOKIES INSIDE!

I am not a fan of Nutella personally, I know start yelling at me now, but I am just not that into chocolate products, and lets face it, this tastes like hazelnut chocolate! However, when incorporated into a cookie, I simply couldn't keep my little hands off of these things! Here is just another way to eat Nutella that will for sure leave others asking "how did you do this?!" :) It is SO simple too! Keep reading below for the recipe, and my next Nutella recipe is coming soon!


1 ½ cups flour
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup Nutella
1 egg
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Yields Approx: 25 cookies


  1. Mix together the  butter with an electric mixer or a whisk (my favorite) until everything is incorporated and a smooth consistency.
  2. Next put in your brown sugar and your white sugar and mix those very well until the consistency of the mixture is light and airy.
  3. Now you are going to add in that egg. If you are using an electric mixer be sure to have it on a low speed so you don't get splattered! Also add your vanilla at this time and then the Nutella!
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add  these ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix on low speed until incorporated. 
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips now, bringing up the mixer speed to medium at this point.
  6. Now it's time to make the cookie rounds! Take about teaspoon full and roll them into little balls.  I use a cookie scooper to do this with ease and to assure the same size cookies, after all presentation is key remember! :) ** A trick I read online somewhere was to put the dough in the freezer after rolled into the cookies for about 10 mins or so before baking to prevent them from becoming so spread out, I don't know how well this works per-say, because I haven't really ever tried these cookies without doing it lol BUT I say what the heck why not? :)
  7. I baked my cookies about 8 minutes (Remember I put them in the freezer before hand, if you didn't maybe drop the time by 2 mins).
  8.  Let your cookies cool and then serve them up with a big glass of milk! YUM!
Let me know if you guys try this out! They were gone in a day! :)

Nutella isn't just a spread after all,


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

OOTD: Graduation Party

It has been almost two months since I sat down at my computer and edited photos and wrote a blog! Needless to say, life gets busy sometimes, but I will always post in any downtime I get :)

This particular post is just to show you what I wore to a friends Graduation party.  I wanted something airy and flowy but still sophisticated (even if it was a backyard party!) My rule is to ALWAYS look your best at functions like these because there is never a second time for a first impression ;)

Here's the breakdown of what I wore:


Teal Hi-Low Hemline Dress from Forever 21's Love 21 Line $27.80 (I think!)
Sorry for the Wrinkles, I took these photos after I had worn it ;) The bottom was so flowy and girly, I loved it!


Lucky Brand Shoes (I forget the style name and it doesn't say it on the shoe!) I did, however, get these from Macy*s a year ago if that helps. These are the perfect shoes in every way! They are soft, have unbelievable padding on the sole so you are almost walking on air, and they are adjustable with a cute buckle :) The semi wedge heel also adds added comfort :)


You probably already know that I LOVE bow rings! I purchased this one at a vendor at IMATS NYC this year. It reminded me of Hello Kitty ;) I wore this because I loved the contrast of the hot pink on the teal dress!

Assorted Gold Bangles purchased from Forever 21 for only $4.80!

Nails: Splash of Grenadine by Essie
Lipgloss: NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Candy Land (Love these!)
Eyes: Simple bronze look using my Naked Palette
Earrings (not visible here) Diamond cluster studs--a staple for me, I wear these ALL the time!

There you have it, my OOTD for a Grad Party :) Hope you enjoyed it! If you have any questions, as always, leave them below or send me a message!

My next post will hopefully be edited soon, it is a collective Makeup Haul :)

Congrats to all the Grads out there,


Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Cinco de Mayo/ Fight Night Menu

This Saturday, today, is a pretty huge food day for me :) Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it is also fight night for Mayweather and Cotto! This means this gathering will serve two purposes which means I must find a way to incorporate the two.

Here is how I did so:

I wanted to stick with appetizers so it was easy to just grab and go while watching the fight. I wanted to do appetizers with a Mexican theme to incorporate Cinco de Mayo ;) I chose to make two pretty popular dishes, guacamole and nachos. Who doesn't love a good guacamole dip and some super cheesy nachos?!

With the guacamole I made homemade tortilla chips. Much better (at least in my opinion) than the regular restaurant style fried salty chips. It's super easy too!

Here are some photos of my cooking journey this evening. Enjoy!

* if you would like the recipes for anything I made please let me know and I will forward them! :)