January 29, 2016

Nutella Brownie Recipe via La La Lovely

Nutella brownies!  Need I say more?  Yes I do, two-ingredient Nutella brownies.

I’d like to take credit for this recipe, but I can’t.  I can take credit, however, for being an avid Nigella enthusiast and buying her new cookbook, Simply Nigella.  Nigella is my all time favorite cook to watch on tv and my favorite cookbook author, because not only does she make delicious food, she is a good writer.

But, back to the brownies.  Did I mention they are gluten and dairy free?

Click through for the super easy / super delish recipe


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Instead of Coffee Green Smoothie | La La Lovely Blog

I know.  You are rolling your eyes at “Instead of Coffee” Green Smoothie.  I would be too.  Except that I drink this green juice (as I call it), these days, instead of coffee.  It’s the closest quick hit of drinkable energy that I’ve found.

I stopped drinking coffee because . . .

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe | La La Lovely Blog #SkilletCookie #ChocolateChipCookies

You have to try this!

I don’t usually start posts like this, but I had to get right to the point.  Which is make this!

Now, I’m not a food blogger, but I do consider myself a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur.  I also consider myself pretty professional at pinning pretty things that I want to try (and, almost always never do).

Well, lately, I ‘ve been noticing a pattern in some of my pins.  A good number of them included iron skillets.  Some meal recipes, but mostly desserts (have I told you I have a sweet tooth, or more specifically a chocolate tooth?).  The other pattern is that I tend to pin and then not make or DIY what I want to try.  Well, I decided it was high time I purchased an iron skillet and put some of my pins to the test.

You’ve heard of “Pinterest Fail,” right?  Well . . . this iron skillet chocolate chip recipe was more like a super success!


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Power Packed Morning Smoothie Recipe | La La Lovely Blog

So, do you make smoothies?  It seems like everyone is slurping down some kind of smoothie these days.   There are so many to try, and I do, but mostly I keep coming back to this one.  Ideally, I like to try have this every morning for breakfast (at least on week days).  Some days, however, I crave something warm (like oatmeal) and in turn whizz this up for a power packed lunch, and it’s a great afternoon pick me up.

Here is what’s in my power packed smoothie . . . .

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Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Are you in full swing planning for the fourth?  I tend to take the path of tradition and always make the same thing, with a wish to try new things.  I tend to over complicate.  Can you relate?  That only leaves me leaning on my old stand bys.  So, I figured simple is the secret to branching out.  So I’m sharing four treats to try for the fourth of July.

The other week, I happened to see these donut ice cream sandwiches floating around instagram.  I instantly put them on my summer list, which I should confess is just a noted freeze frame in the brain.  Anyhow, I figured the 4th of July might be the perfect time to try these breakfast desert creations! I once saw, my most favorite, Nigella, scoop out two generous portions of coffee gelato and squidge them between two brioche buns and proceed to eat it like a burger.  A little odd, but mostly intriguing.  And, she says it’s done this way in Italy, so there’s that.  Thank you Paper Stich Blog for this crazy good looking idea.  I’m sure I’ll have more thanks, after I give it a try.

Keep reading for 3 more treats you’ll want to try for the 4th of July . . .


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