Nutella Coconut Macaroon Nests

I think Easter is one of the most underrated holidays.

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Speaking purely secularly here, think about this. You stuff eggs full of candy, hide them around your house, find them, eat all the candy, and then start on your chocolate bunny. Which is a chocolately representation of the magical rabbit that delivered the candy filled eggs to your house in the first place.

Is it any wonder I love Easter?

But beyond indulging my sugar cravings, I love Easter because it’s an excuse to get together with my family. Continue reading

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

You’re going to notice a Nutella trend on this blog. I bought a jar to make some chocolate baklava and over estimated how much I would actually use.

To avoid sitting around and eating it with a spoon, I decided to come up with more creative ways to use up the rest of that jar. This cupcake was inspired by a crepe I love to get when in Paris – banana and Nutella. Seriously, best crepe flavor ever.

This is cake is denser than your average cupcake and holds up well to the richness of the frosting.

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