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Come Easter

March 3, 2008

Do you know how I’m going to celebrate the end of Lent?

By eating this:

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I was watching Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis yesterday and she was making these hazelnut Nutella cookies that looked mouth watering and, even better, so easy to make. Seriously, check out this recipe:

Hazelnut Nutella Cookies

  • 1 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 tube cookie dough
  • 1 jar of Nutella

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll the tube of cookie dough in the chopped hazelnuts so it’s got a nice crust. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least an hour. Take out cookie dough and slice it into approximately four to five millimeter thick circles. Slice until all the dough is used up. Arrange on a cookie sheet. Bake in oven for about eight to ten minutes, or until golden brown. Cool cookies over a baking baking rack. NOW FOR THE FUN PART. Slather a nice helping of God’s gift to mankind on one side of the cookie. Then grab another cookie and place on top. Repeat until you have a nice plate of hazelnut Nutella cookie sandwiches!!!!!

Giada got it right with this one. I hate to say it but how can such a tiny, slender, bobble-headed woman come up with a recipe such as this? Honestly, have you seen her? Yeah, see her and then see the stuff that she makes. I used to not trust her. Especially when you’ve got “two sticks of butter” Paula Deen making chocolate sauce for her sugar cookies and looking like she eats her cookies. Then again, Giada also introduced me to Nutella and Brie paninis. I have yet to try a Nutella and Brie panini but I’m willing to bet it tastes…um…orgasmic.

While I’m on a food spree, I’ve recently discovered this blog called the Daily Dish. It caters to L.A. but it gives a great heads up on breakout chefs, seasoned chefs, food discoveries, coffee, wine, etc.

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