Nutella filled, chocolate cupcakes with Nutella cream cheese icing.

Can you say yum!

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat MORE CAKE!

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IT’S TRUE! I made 75 of these cupcakes as well as a matching cake for a birthday last week! Nutella is always a popular pick, so i was happy to experiment and design some cakes incorporating the beloved spread. I was more than happy with how all the cakes turned out, each one was different and apparently “These taste like watching the finales of all your favourite TV shows at once.” These cupcakes are actually really easy, so luckily i am willing to share these tasty and groovy cakes with you!

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Ingredients:

Chocolate cupcakes: Makes 12
From Donna Hay: Simple essentials – chocolate
– 125g unsalted butter, softened
– 165g caster sugar
– 2 eggs
– 190g plain flour, sifted
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
– 1/2c milk
– 100g dark chocolate, melted
–…

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Super Bowl Meatballs

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Don’t you just love food you can just pick up and eat?  When you are having a get together, like super bowl, where everyone gathers around a TV easy foods are the best.  These meatballs were tasty and with individual servings were the perfect choice for this party.

As in any group, you have one person that tries to get in a good laugh.  This time would be my husband.  I had individual little forks in the meatballs for easier eating, he proceeded to use that tiny fork to eat the rest of his meal, even going so far as to put chili in the little bowl and eat from there.  His reasoning, it slows down my eating!!

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Super Bowl Meatballs

1 and 1/2 pound ground chuck

1 small onion – grated

1/2 cup bread crumbs plain

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic grated

2 beaten eggs

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Desserts, desserts and more desserts!

Your Moments Created

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We love desserts! But that’s pretty obvious now isn’t it? Here is our latest attempt at making your taste buds water.

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Sheet after sheet of flaky, delicious pastry is layered with yummy, sticky, gooey dulce de leche and then sprinkled with a cascade of powdered sugar. Top it all off with a sweet raspberry and a scrumptious dessert has come to life!

Enjoy!

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Recipe: Cheesy Scrolls

mmmmm…. looks yummy!

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Cheesy ScrollsThis recipe for cheesy scrolls is my go to for a quick snack to knock up in absolutely no time if I have hungry guests. They’re also good after a little too much to drink and you’re sitting around with drunk munchies and shouldn’t attempt cooking anything too difficult. It only requires a few things kept on hand in the fridge, freezer and pantry and they are always a hit. They are, of course, in no way very healthy.

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Vine-ripened Tomatoes Stuffed with Ricotta, Basil and Balsamic

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Besides albóndigas I served these stuffed tomatoes at the party. They work best with homemade or other good quality ricotta, vine-ripened tomatoes, and aged balsamic (aceto balsamico tradizionale). I’ve been serving them as hors d’oeuvres for years, and I keep making them.

Ingredients

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For 50 pieces

25 small vine-ripened tomatoes

1 bunch  fresh basil (about 80 grams or 3 oz)

400 grams (1 2/3 cups) ricotta, preferably homemade

1 Tbsp aged balsamic, preferably at least 12 years old

100 grams (3.5 oz) freshly grated parmigiano reggiano

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

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Halve the tomatoes crosswise.

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Remove the seeds with your fingers (works best) or a small spoon.

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Allow the tomatoes to drain on paper towels.

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Combine the ricotta, most of the basil, and parmigiano in the bowl of a blender. Keep enough basil for garnish.

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Blend a bit and add the balsamic. Season with salt and…

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