Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chocolate Kisses


Happy World Nutella Day!!! 

I just whipped up a batch of chocolate kisses and I may have found my new favorite go-to treat. 

These are super simple and quick. I found this recipe in a Nutella cookbook that I bought years ago. After the first batch I took a minute or two off the baking time and they came out better but it's all up to you and your oven. 

Enjoy! 


Baci al cioccolato (Chocolate kisses)


cookies:
120 g sugar
15g cocoa powder 
100g flour
3 eggs

filling: 
Nutella

garnish: 
powdered  sugar 



Beat the eggs and sugar until well mixed. Add the flour and cocoa. 

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper a drop small spoonful of batter. (they will spread a lot)

Bake at 190c/375f for 8-10 minutes. 
Let cool. Take cookie and spread a spoonful of Nutella top with a second cookie. Place on a plate and sprinkle powdered sugar. 


I may not blog much.. but I'm all over Instagram! 



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Snack time: Monkey milk

Living in Italy has taught me alot. One thing I learned is that if you do snack time  "right", it WILL NOT ruin your kids appetite for dinner. 

I say "right" because Italians (at least mine) believe in having a good, healthy and sometimes a sweet snack. 



I found a Nutella banana shake on pinterest and while it looked good, I knew I had to tweak it. My girls don't care for yogurt based smoothies and forget about Almond milk... it's so expensive! 

I don't measure ingredients so you'll just have to do that yourself! 

ps..The girls decided to call it Monkey milk. 

Ingredients:

milk
2 bananas
oatmeal
2 heaping spoons of Nutella


Blend (in blender of course) and enjoy!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

On the menu: Sunday lunch

Sundays are the days that I try to go easy unless it's a holiday. Since we have 3hr church services, I don't want to spend longer than I have to preparing for food.

Today we had Spinacine and veggies. I love Spinacine because I buy it already prepared. Just heat and serve. It's a breaded chicken patty with spinach. It's delicious and my girls love it.  I chose zucchini and carrots since they're quick to cook. 


On the menu: Dinner for June 26


Today we had a few errands to do so we had already planned to order pizza for dinner. 

This is a rare occasion as eating out can add up. The good thing is that a basic pizza can cost you only 5€! {obviously, it depends on location and what kind of pizzeria it is}

In Italy, pizza is NOT shared like back home. Everyone has their own and it's about the size of a medium pizza. The trick to eating it al... skip the crust. 

The girls shared a Pizza Margherita {cheese pizza) while Carlo and I opted lighter versions. We love pizza with fresh cherry tomatoes and arugula. It's a great option during the summer. 







Saturday, July 26, 2014

On the menu: Lunch for June 26, 2014

In an effort to blog more, I've decided to try and post via mobile. Let's see how this goes: 

These last few weeks I've seen several posts on FB from parents who are stuck for food ideas. Now I'm no guru, expert, or chef but I think that some of our meals might inspire someone else. 

This is also intended to prove a bit of a point. You can still eat good, real food and be healthy and lose weight. Hopefully I'll be be able to elaborate on that in a future post soon.



Today's lunch: Insalata di pasta (pasta salad)

My girls not only cleaned their bowls but asked for 3rds! It's super easy to make and good. 

Ingredients: 
Pasta
Cubed ham
Parmesan cheese (the real stuff)
Olive Oil