A Cup of Jo that featured Heather Green of Garland of Grace. She had me at four ingredients and Nutella. I love Nutella and my fiance loves brownies...and this recipe was too simple not give it a try. Plus, I haven't baked in awhile so I thought this would be a good way to ease back into baking with something simple.
So yes it's really just four ingredients....even though I opted out of the walnuts. So it really it was just three ingredients for me.
Easy Fudge Nutella Brownies
1 cup Nutella
1 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Step 1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees
Step 2. In a medium bowl take your 1 cup Nutella and 2 egg, whisk together until completely blended.
Step 3. In the same bowl completely mix in your 1 cup flour.
Step 4. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
Step 5. Fill your muffin tray 1/2 way. This filled 9 cups of my 12 cup muffin pan. (tip: if you have empty cups fill each cup 1/2 way with water. this will help your muffins, cupcakes, etc. cook evenly).
*OPTIONAL* Take your chopped walnuts and sprinkle on top.
Step 6. Place your brownies into the oven for 8 to 12 minutes. The inside of your brownies should be wet and fudgy. Set aside and let cool for about 5 minutes. These will continue to cook inside the hot pan. Once cooled remove from tray and let them completely cool down.
Step 7. ENJOY! Would go great with vanilla ice-cream, milk, or even a good latte.
This little baking bit was perfect way to fill in my lazy Sunday. What more could you want on a cold Sunday then Nutella brownies! These guys are not only yummy and easy to make but also has very little clean up since you aren't using a whole lot of different utensils. These are perfect to make for a party, with the kids, or....well just because....These are even perfect for those who don't like to bake. So simple!
What do you think of this easy Fudge Nutella Brownie recipe? Would you give it a try?
Friday, March 7, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
When it comes to mixing prints its all about the color choices. Doing two different prints that don't necessarily go together is all about sticking to the tone of the colors, it's one way to keeping the look from clashing. So if you have a dark top stick with a dark bottoms. Brights can be flashy and prints can be overwhelming so if you're afraid of mixing prints or just getting into it, stick with dark tones.
I love playing with prints and am always looking for a fun way to mix them up. I actually had this polka dot top on when I tried these Zara plaid pants on at Zara. I loved how the whole look looked in the fitting room and knew I had to actually rock this look. It's a bit punk and chic...and totally casual.
What do you think of mixing polka-dots and plaid?
Shirt: Zara (old) | Pants: Zara (sale) | Shoes: Urban Outfitters (old) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target |
Sunglasses: NYC Street Vendor
What do you think of mixing polka-dots and plaid?
Monday, March 3, 2014
Nonoo (style.com) | Noon by Noor
Jenny Packham (pictures taken by me)
Burberry (style.com) | Matthew Williams (Fashion Gone Rogue)
Last weekend was such a tease...and now here we are with another mess of winter on our hands in NYC. To say that I want spring here really badly would be a total understatement. Not only am I just over the cold and snow, I am so ready to shed the layers and put some spring into my step. So I took the opportunity last weekend to mix in some of my favorite spring trends. Including the pastel pinks with louder colors and light silky trousers.
Jacket: Ann Taylor (old) | Sweater: Smitten (old) | Pants: Kohls | Shoes: Zara (sale) | Bag: Zara (sale) |
Sunglasses: Glow Accessories
What spring trends are you looking forward to wearing?
Friday, February 28, 2014
We are all stressed whether its from work, kids, personal situations, etc...why add dressing into the mix?Getting dressed shouldn't be stressful especially on the weekends when it's all about relaxing and enjoying your time. When it comes to getting dressed on the weekends I'm all about getting back to basics: basic top, my favorite denim jeans, and slip on shoes. You can still look chic while being dressed down. It's all about the key pieces like the slip on sneakers and basic wear.
Jacket: Zara | Top: H&M | Jeans: American Eagle | Sneakers: Peter Pilotto for Target | Clutch: Zara |
Knuckle Rings: c/o Hugssy.com | Sunglasses: Tobi.com
photos by Brian Cavanaugh
1. The Go-To Jacket. We all have our favorite coat or jacket hanging in our closet. Mine is my Zara "leather" motor jacket.
2. The Bag. Lets be honest, you shouldn't be carrying around a lot of things on the weekend. All you should need is your wallet, keys, cellphone, and of course lipstick! A small clutch or cross body bag should do the trick.
3. Basic Top. I love my basic wear. They can easily transit in your closet and be used to dress up or dress down a look. To add a chicness to your look do a printed top, like stripes or polka-dots. This adds a bit of interest to the look. Plus, these are classic prints.
4. Slip On Sneaks. I just picked up the Peter Pilotto for Target sneakers for only $29.99 which was the best decision ever! Slip on sneakers are perfect for the spring/summer months coming up. Slip them on with your favorite pair of jeans, shorts, skirts, or dresses. I fancy the sneakers that are printed. But I'm loving the chic twist that I've seen designers doing now with leather and calf-hair.
5. Favorite Jeans. It always goes back to your favorite pair of jeans. Whether they are boyfriend style or skinny jeans. I was happy that the weather was warm enough this weekend to wear my American Eagle ripped knee jeans, since these are one of my favorite pair of jeans in my closet.
Don't forget to top your look off with your favorite lipstick! My go to lip is the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery. Red lips are ultimate chicness, but stick to your favorites. Lipsticks seriously pump up the volume in your look, plus they are a great confident booster.
What are your key pieces to stress free dressing?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
What a name for a blouse right? Pussy Bow...seriously who came up with that? They have been made famous by classic designers like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. These pieces have remained timeless chic pieces that have been staples in many woman closets for decades. They are fun to dress up in a super feminine way with a flowy skirt and pumps, but for me it's all about toning down the overly feminine look. I love seeing these tops paired with tailored pants and worn in a more menswear inspired way. So I decided to play with this top and my favorite pair of plaid pants from Zara.
Jacket: DKNY | Sweater: Forever21 | Shirt: Old Navy (old) | Pants: Zara (on sale) | Shoes: c/o Ann Taylor | Bag: Alexander Wang (sample sale) | Hat: Ralph Lauren (Century21) | Scarf: NYC Street Vendor
photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh
How would/do you wear the the pussy bow blouse?
PS. now to answer my own question thanks to Wikipedia " It takes the form of a bow tied at the neck, similar to those that used to be tied around kittens' and cats' necks."
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Oscars is all about glam, red carpet dresses, and parties. So why not throw a glamorous party of your own including chic invites, delicious foods, and creative little cocktails. My Oscar party would definitely include everyone getting dressed up and looking fabulous. Maybe even rolling out a "Red Carpet" for the full effect. I love playing dressing up and this little H&M dress that I bought awhile ago is the perfect "Red Carpet" dress. Especially since I've only worn it once (during Fashion Week in September duh!) Plus what's more Hollywood than a fur coat!
To pair up a night of Red Carpet looks you need the right cocktails. Bailey's has you covered with a collection of different liqueurs to make your Oscar themed cocktails. My favorite cocktail shot is the Glamour Shot. It not only includes Bailey's new liqueur (Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon Irish Cream Liqueur) but one of my all time favorite schnapps, Goldschlager. Goldschlager Schnapps will add the extra little kick to this cocktail, while making this drink sparkle.
How will you be watching the Oscars?
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Georgine Ratelband debuted her namesake line Georgine under the tents at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on a snowy Sunday night in Lincoln Center. Though this is her fourth collection this was her first notable showing of her line...and what a collection to debut! Ratelband's inspiration for the fall season was Shakespare's Hamlet, which couldn't be more fitting for a debut line as it was her "to be or not be" moment. This collection had a darker undertone much like the play itself. The Georgine woman is feminine yet edgy, which is my type of woman.
This was Ratelband's "to be moment" for sure. As soon as I instagrammed my favorite look I knew it was going to be a hit (see here). I mean every badass chick needs a black fur coat, leather leggings, and cool ass shades. Another one of my favorite looks was the dark brown coat with the pink collar. The pink collar gives it a nice refreshing pop of color for fall, especially in New York when it's a sea of black coats. Her use of fur, leather, and tailored trousers are undeniably luxurious. Oh how I wanted to curl up in one of her fur coats. Honestly wanted to run out in the snow with the pink tipped sleeve fur coat. Even backstage I stood there for awhile just stroking it, thinking to myself "pet the fuzzy wall" (Get Him to the Greek...anyone?). Actually it does have a calming effect...maybe that's why everyone wears fur during fashion week? Anyway, I can see Georgine's line appealing to woman of all ages from us style blogger who look a little edge to those woman who love classic style pieces i.e. fur coats, black dresses, and fur shawls.
What do you think of Georgine's NYFW debut?
photo credit: Dan Lecca
What do you think of Georgine's NYFW debut?