Links I’m Loving

Some old articles, paired with some new articles. Here’s the offering for the week:

If I were gonna write anything longer than a song, I would write about fear. People get stuck in situations and they want to do something else but they’re afraid. And there’s no way not to be afraid. But to me, courage is not not being afraid; it’s, what do you do in spite of being afraid.Bill Withers from How to be a Man with Bill Withers on the Death Sex Money podcast.

I’m currently sitting here wishing someone would write a follow-up article on these nannies, interviewed at the start of quarantine last March, working during the Coronavirus. Read 5 Nannies on Working During the Coronavirus from The Cut.

I’d forgotten about Larry David until quarantine. Truth be told I don’t watch much tv. My parents watch Seinfeld, so at least he was a familiar face. Here is what the world’s leading expert on the art of doing nothing has to say about quarantine: Larry David, Master of His Quarantine from the New York Times.

If anyone is looking for a cardigan to curl up in as we move into what may be a second round of quarantining: Olivia Textured Cardigan from Anthropologie

Or slippers: 1 / 2 / 3

If anyone is wondering how parents are fairing with kids at home, the answer is, no, no The Parents Are Not All Right (Gen Medium).

And last but not least, here is a king cake recipe from a much-beloved baker-blogger, Joy. Pull-Apart Mardi Gras King Cake on Joy the Baker.

A Sweet Valentine’s Day

Will and I love cooking and baking together. This Valentine’s Day, our plans are to eat lots of pasta, go ice skating, watch a movie, and then make a bunch of pink cookies! With icing and sprinkles of course 😉

Here are some recipes you all can try out:

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites from Tip Buzz

Frozen smoothie bars from Bakers Royale

Rose Madeleines from Lauren Conrad

Valentine Sugar Cookies from Alice and Lois (these are the one’s Will and I will be making!)

Chocolate Lollipops from Shutterbean

If you’re looking for even more Valentine’s Day inspiration follow my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board (or check back next week for another ~*pink*~ themed post)!

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate World Nutella Day

If none of your favorite social media accounts have told you yet – today is World Nutella Day! So grab your favorite spoon and a brand new jar of hazelnut-chocolatey goodness!

Here are my top five ways to spend today – not that anyone need’s directions on how to eat their Nutella, of course. Think of these more as suggestions I highly recommend you follow, if only for the sake of your taste buds.

1. The “I’m Going to Spoon This Directly Into My Mouth” Recipe

By far the easiest of them all. Takes about 2 minutes of preparation, only because you need to walk to your cupboard, take out the Nutella, go find a spoon, put on a good TV show, and open the jar. Definitely would recommend this to any of the lazy chefs out there (you’re in the same boat as me, don’t worry).

2. Nutella Churro Donut Holes

Also known as deep fried heaven. As Shia Lebouf would say, just do it.

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Find them at Cafe Delight

3. Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

There’s an art to making the perfect cookie, and this is it.

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Find the recipe at Homemade Hooplah

 

 

 

4. Grilled Nutella and Marshmallow Sandwiches

As Melissa Harrison, author of the Buzzfeed article this recipe comes fromenhanced-17246-1422818356-1, says, this creation is the love child of s’mores and grilled cheese.

Not a big fan of marshmallows? Nor am I, and that’s okay! This recipe works perfectly with bananas instead!

 

5. Nutella Frosting

Diet? What diet?…Now you can put your Nutella on everything. My favorite Nutella frostings are whipped and buttercream! But why not just have both?

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The whipped frosting recipe is from cookiesandcups.com and the buttercream frosting is from confectionalism.com

 

 

 

 

What recipe are you making for World Nutella Day?

xo Bailey