Monthly Archive: December 2015

Nutella Donuts

Every once in awhile, there’s a recipe that you think BOOM, I need to make this now. Nutella Donuts was one of those. I mean, is it even a question?

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These photographed so pretty! The recipe was really easy, you simply mix the dry and wet ingredients and put into the pan. Then stir the nutella and heavy cream for the topping. I chose to top with sprinkles instead of the nuts suggested in the recipe. I also enjoyed how it made only 6 donuts. I wasn’t overflowing in donuts like last time!

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My only criticism for these was the dough tasted kinda starchy. I really want to find a different recipe that is a little sweeter. Also, the glaze was a little thin for the topping. I’m wondering if I should’ve dunked them a little more.

IMG_6215Overall, these were so worth it and I wouldn’t hesitate to make them again!

Weekly Pins & Tweets

IMG_6247Beautiful time spent in NYC during the holidays

1. These Hot Chocolate Pancakes look heavenly

2. Funny yet inspirational read: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s advice to women

3. Definitely want to try these Peanut Butter Truffle Balls sometime

4. Some great suggestions on business books to read before turning 30

5. Since it’s a busy time of year: 15 Easy Things You Can Do When you Feel Like Shit

Watching: Just finished How to Get Away With Murder season 1 and all I can say is WOW

Reading: Sadly not much time to read as of late!

Listening: Been trying to get into the season by listening to Christmas music on SiriusXM Holly

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Averie Cookies recipes on Pinterest are always dangerous. Her pins always look so scrumptuous. When I saw these Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, I knew I had to try them ASAP.

IMG_6079I mean, look how good those look! The recipe was super easy and I loved how I could refrigerate it to bake at another time. I chose not to include the coffee and espresso powder since I didn’t have it on-hand.

IMG_6078These were amazingly soft and gooey out of the oven, though they didn’t hold up past that. I brought them to work the following day and found they dried out. I microwaved them for a few seconds and they were back to normal. That would be my only complaint. Overall, these were really good and tasted like brownies, so definitely recommended on my end!

Weekly Pins & Tweets

IMG_6147Great time visiting family in Hawaii over the holiday

  1. Loved this inspirational read about choosing your career or adventures

2. Some great tips on how to stay in shape on a budget

3. I can definitely relate to this: 7 Dating Lessons from 7 Years of Being Single

4. Definitely want to try these crockpot stuffed peppers sometime!

5. A great reminder that everything will be ok

Watching: I was excited that Twinsters finally came to Netflix, such a fascinating documentary about twin sisters separate by adoption.

Reading: Just started The Happiness of Pursuit and love it’s message of quests bringing purpose to our lives

Listening: Nothing particular at this moment, mediating between Hotline Bling and Love Yourself