Nutella Brownie Bites

On January 29, 2011, in Yummy Goodness, by Wendy

I’m making these with peanut flour tonight. Hope they turn out!


1/2 cup Nutella spread
1 large egg
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts


1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

2. Put the Nutella and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended. Add the flour and whisk until blended.

3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins (about 3/4 full) and sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts.

4. Bake until a pick comes out with wet, gooey crumbs, 11 to 12 minutes. Set on a rack to cool completely. Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Switch-Ins: In place of the hazelnuts, switch in one of the following:

ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon (add with the flour)
peanuts, chopped, 1/4 cup

Source: Savory Sweet Life


Quinoa Muffins

On January 27, 2011, in Yummy Goodness, by Wendy


Makes 12
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1/4 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower, plus more for pan
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover, and cook until water has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, 11 to 13 minutes.
Meanwhile, brush a standard 12-cup muffin pan with oil; dust with flour, tapping out excess. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, raisins, and 2 cups cooked quinoa; reserve any leftover quinoa for another use.
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, milk, egg, and vanilla. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until combined; divide batter among prepared muffin cups.
Bake until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool muffins in pan, 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

Source: Martha Stewart


Izzyisms Volume 6

On January 27, 2011, in Kid, by Wendy

Izzy: I’m going to grow big and tall, and then I can do the dishes!


Wendy: what are you looking at?
Izzy: (gazing out the kitchen window) I’m thinking about the birds.
Wendy: What do you think about them?
Izzy: I think they’re happy.


Izzy shouts: it’s time to wake up! Then proceeds to blow the vuvuzela.


While playing in the tub, she babbles to herself and her toys: such a beautiful home, such a beautiful home. Mama daddy mama dada. Poo poo poo poo. Bye bye. hello hello. I got a tail. Mommy!