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D is for Django by Django Jones #WIN

D is for Django by Django Jones #WIN

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When it comes to kid's music Mama has to enjoy it just as much as the kids because if they like something you know it will be on 24/7!  I look for fun albums with lots of great melodies and topics kid's can identify with!  Django Jones' new album D is for Django nails it on all three!

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D is for Django (named for Doris's charismatic Chihuahua mix) is programmed so that energetic tunes comprise the first half of the album, with softer songs and lullabies making up the second half.  "We wanted parents to be able to use the second half to help calm their kids down so they can drift off to sleep," explains Nate.  The songs range from educational ("Bones" and "Counterpoint") to food-oriented ("Breakfast" and "Popcorn") to self-empowerment ("Smallest Breed" and "All That I See"), and the lulabies are capped by a stunning rendition of a traditional kundalini mantra ("Long Time Sun").  Listeners get a "behind the scenes" chance to meet Doris, JJ, Nate, and even Django via the brief spoken intros interspersed between songs.

Release Date:  April 29, 2014

Tracks:



  1. All That I See
  2. Intro to P-O-P
  3. P-O-P
  4. Intro to Jack of All Things
  5. Jack of All Things
  6. Intro to Counterpoint
  7. Counterpoint
  8. Intro to Smallest Breed
  9. Smallest Breed
  10. Intro to Bigfoot
  11. Bigfoot
  12. Intro to Potato Leek Soup
  13. Potato Leek Soup
  14. Intro to Breakfast
  15. Breakfast
  16. Intro to Germs
  17. Germs
  18. Intro to Bones
  19. Bones
  20. Intro to All Along
  21. All Along
  22. Intro to Every Day At This Time It Rains
  23. Every Day At This Time It Rains
  24. Intro to Lullabies
  25. Love You Like I Do
  26. Lullabies
  27. Long Time Sun


My Thoughts:

What a fun album this is.  More importantly the music and lyrics are very well done.  Django Jones took the time to produce great music for littles.  I love the little introductions to each song.  Sometimes they are just for fun like when you hear Django the dog talk but other times it really helps the kid's understand what your singing about in the next song.  A great example of this is for the song Counterpoint.  (Which happens to be a favorite of mine!) 

I think my favorite song on the whole album is Bones!  I got more than one  bone to pick with you I got 206...  I LOVE IT!! They go through a bunch of the bones yet it is also a sweet song all while being sneakily educational!  Guess what song my kid's are learning to go along with their health chapter on the body?

The last bit of the album has some of the the sweetest lullabies - which always become favorite songs of mine.  Something about ending an album on a sweet, soft and sleepy note always appeals.  It is also great to play for quieting down and bedtime.

You can purchase your D is for Django at www.djangojonesband.com, CDbaby, iTunes, and other digital outlets.


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Kiss My Face Sunscreen for Springtime Fun!

Kiss My Face Sunscreen for Springtime Fun!

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In New Jersey we are FINALLY enjoying some wonderful spring weather.  Today it is supposed to go all the way up to 70!  That is such a nice change from the snowy start of the month.  One thing I think most people forget about in these mild temperatures is sun protection.  I guess we think we are not actually at the beach or pool so we don't need to use sunscreen.  That is of course not the case.  If you are enjoying the outdoors - then it is time to think about using sunscreen!

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Sensitive Side SPF 30 - $12.95 for 4oz
  • non irritating sunscreen specially formulated for sensitive skin
  • enriched with soothing oat protein and antioxidant defenders - green tea and carrot extract
  • moisturizing  safflower based Hydresia oleosomes provides three times the hydrating protection

Sun Spray Lotion SPF 30 - $14.95 for 8oz

  • hydrating easy spray on sunscreen lotion
  • combines broad spectrum protection, moisture rich hydresia oleosomes made from safflower oil, and antioxidant defenders - green tea, carrot extract and vitamin E

Both products contain: 
  • no parabens
  • no nanoparticles
  • no artificial colors or fragrances
  • no animal ingredients or testing

My Thoughts:

When it comes to sunscreen I'm very cautious about what I will put on my kids.  Kiss My Face products are a great option.  These are products that kids and parents alike can use!  I love this new spray bottle.  It has a nice latch system that prevents the spray from 'spraying' when you don't want it to.  It comes out thick so you will still have to spread it around but that wasn't a problem for me.  I like to be sure I get all the exposed skin covered so this delivery system works well for me.   The tube is another hit for me.  I've already tossed it in my diaper bag to have when we are on the go. 

You can find Kiss My Face Sunscreen at your local health stores, and online at amazon and KissMyFace.com


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The Good Witch's Garden DVD

The Good Witch's Garden DVD

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I know I sound like a broke record at times, but I honestly love when I get the opportunity to review family friendly movies.  It's nice to pop in a good movie at night and spend time unwinding with my boys and not having to worry if there are going to be inappropriate scenes.

Recently we had the opportunity to preview Good Witch's Garden and we loved it.  My six year old first had to make sure that it wasn't a scary movie since it did have the world Witch in the end, he enjoyed watching it.

About Good Witch's Garden:
Return to Middletown in this sequel to The Good Witch , part of an ongoing story following the magical Cassie Nightingale.  Settling into Grey House and continuing her romance with the town Sheriff Jake Russell, Cassie still is a suspicious figure to the townspeople. Working both to fit in, and to turn Grey House into a bed and breakfast, Cassie is surprised when a stranger declares he is legal owner of the house.  Suddenly left without a home, Cassie struggles to find her place in her new city.

Originally airing on The Hallmark Channels (on of our favorites) back in 2008 Good Witch's Garden is the second chapter in the ongoing series, the latest of which, The Good Witch's Destiny

What We Thought About It:
This is definitely a movie that I will be watching again.  I love the way that magic is pratreyed in this movie. My six year old kept asking if she was magic, but I told him that most of what he sees is people truly believing in themselves. It's just really nice to see good, clean family movies that entertain. They are certainly few and far between these days!

. Good Witch's Garden will be available on DVD on April 22 with a SRP of $14.93.
Disney Frozen from Jakks makes awesome Easter Basket Surprises!! #JAKKStoys

Disney Frozen from Jakks makes awesome Easter Basket Surprises!! #JAKKStoys

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Looking for Easter Basket ideas for your little Frozen fan? With this movie being such a huge hit, I am sure many little ones will be getting the DVD in their Easter Baskets, but why not add an adorable doll or dress-up clothes to go along with it as well.

Recently our family had the chance to check out the Elsa Toddler Doll from Jakks and it's pretty awesome! It's very well made and beautifully done.  The dolls are dressed in their iconic outfits from the film and have beautiful braided hair, hairbrush and a royal tiara and for even more added fun, they also come with Olaf!!  Elsa and Anna are recommended for ages 3 and up and have a SRP of $24.99


Jakks Pacific also has an Enchanting Anna Dress and an Enchanting Elsa Dress that are perfect for dress-up fun!! The Anna dress has a satiny skirt with glittery flowers and the dress bodice is decorated with a beautiful glitter design and cameo of Anna.  The Elsa dress has a multi-layer skirt with glittery snowflakes and the dress' bodice is decorated with a beautiful glitter design and cameo of Elsa.  This dress is great for everyday play or costume parties.  With no buttons or zippers, kids can easily take this dress on and off.. These dresses are recommended for ages 3 and up and have a SRP of $12.99


Last but certainly not least is the Disney Frozen Elsa's Musical Snow Wand.  This is a product we also had the opportunity to check out and it's pretty awesome.  It's the perfect size for little ones.  The snow globe design on top really adds to the enchantment of it and I love the fact that it plays music.

To see what other Disney Frozen products are available, check out Jakks Pacific.

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Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling

Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling

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We have been fans of Angelina Ballerina in our house for some time now and recently checked out the new Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling that was released on March 11 from Lionsgate.

In this new dvd release you can get ready to cheer because SPRING IS HERE!!  Everyone has to admit that after the long, cold winter that most of us experienced..the arrival of Spring is something to celebrate and Angelina Ballerina agrees!!  Her and her mouseling friends dance through five blooming adventures as they beat the blues of the season by learning about spring traditions from around the world, creating a brand new dance to help out a friend and finding creative ways to solve the problem of missing costumes and much, much more!!

Synopsis:
Angelina and her friends put some spring in their step and beat the winter blues by trying different traditions from around the world.  Angelina leaps into action to help Gracie get the credit she deserves and is paired with AZ to create special posters with lots of school spirit.  Elsewhere teamwork blossoms when the girls work with AZ to create a new style of dance so that he can rock "Mouseling Day."  Spring ahead with Angelina as she enjoys friendship, laughter and dance in these five, fun-filled adventures.
Episodes Include:
  • "Angelina's Spring Fling"
  • "Angelina and the Front Page"
  • "Angelina and the New Jeans"
  • "Angelina's Trick-or-Treat Feat"
  • Angelina and the Poster"
DVD Bonus Features:
  • Angelina's Stupendous Dress-Up Game!
  • Get Up and Dance Music Video
This DVD is sure to delight any little Angelina fan!  It is such a fun DVD for kids of all ages.  As I mentioned my younger daughter was always a fan of the show when she was younger.  Not only does Angelina's name sound like hers (her name is Angelica), but we just instantly fell in love with the character. 

Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling is available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand.
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Spruce Your Do with Cantu!

Spruce Your Do with Cantu!

Do you suffer from dry or damaged hair?  Then you need to check out Cantu!  The following two products are designed to help with your hair needs and leave you with soft manage and shiny results!

Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
Formulated for severely damaged, dry or coarse hair and made with pure Shea butter. Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream is an intensive deep penetrating leave in cream conditioning treatment that is made with pure Shea Butter and other natural oils to stop and mend breakage, repair split ends, and add manageability and shine with every application. 



Available for $7.99 at Wal-Mart and drugstores nationwide.


Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream
Formulated for dry or coarse hair, infused with 100% pure Argan Oil, Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream stops and mends hair breakage while leaving hair soft, shiny and manageable.

Cantu Argan Oil infused deep penetrating conditioning treatment that is made with 100% Pure Argan Oil and other natural oils to help protect hair from the damage of every day styling. When used daily, Cantu Argan Oil Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream helps promote strong, long healthy hair.



Available for $7.99 (SRP) at Wal-Mart and drugstores nationwide.

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Lime Ricki Swimsuits

Lime Ricki Swimsuits

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Spring Has Sprung which means that many of us are getting ready to be on Spring Break very soon and some are just returning.  Either way we are getting closer and closer to swimsuit season and with that being said, I just recently had the opportunity to check out Lime Ricki swimwear.

They have a wonderful selection of swimsuits that are super stylish and are designed to make you feel comfortable.  No need to hide behind over-sized swimsuit covers when sporting one of these swim pieces. 



I chose the Tied-Bust Parrots Tankini Top.  It has adjustable drawstring with ties that let you customize your fit.  You can go halter or strapless which is fantastic!  The material is very thick so there is no chance in it being see through even when wet and it isn't like the cheaper made suits that tend to stretch out when we either.  It fit me very true to size and is priced at $42.50.  

I also chose the Contrast Aqua Bottom.  It's a low rise brief cut with an aqua stripe front panel.  It sits on the hip about 2" below navel and it's very flattering.  I always say that either swimsuit bottoms are getting smaller or my bottom is getting bigger.  Either way this suit offers full coverage which is awesome when going out with my boys for homeschool pool parties, etc.  These bottoms are also very true to size and are a thicker material.  They are priced at $28.50

They have some really awesome and unique suits to offer.  Here is a one piece that caught my eye.  I love the look and design of this suit.  

A built-in shelf bra and foam cups give just the right amount of support for a most flattering fit. Find perfection plus skin-loving protection in our UV 50+ fabric. Featuring black-dot cross-back straps, our cream dot print, and aqua trim, this suit works well with bust sizes A-D+.


All in all this is a fantastic place to purchase that perfect swimsuit.  The suits are very well made and I can see it lasting for a few seasons.  Not only that but the shipping and ordering process are easy.  

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John Cena 10-Week Body Change

John Cena 10-Week Body Change


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This coming Monday (April 21) I will be starting the John Cena 10-Week Body Change program.  I'm actually
excited about starting it since I have been in a major plateau lately.  I am always up for trying new ways of eating but I admit that I was a little nervous at first.  There are just some foods that I choose to not eat and haven't in years and I was a little worried that the John Cena 10-Week Body Change program might have me eating some of these foods but that is not the case, but i was so wrong!! This really is 10 weeks of simple, step-by-step coaching.  You'll adjust your nutrition for optimal fat burning, you'll have fun exercising regularly with John Cena.

I just finished watching the videos for starting my week 1 and looked at all the amazing recipes.  You do get a sample meal plan, but you get tons of recipes.  With this meal plan he states that you can follow it to a T or you can mix and match your favorites.  Now I for one love that the recipes are set up to make two servings.  This is great if you have a spouse you are having prepare food for as well or you like extras in order to have leftovers.  Yes, in the plan he does have you use the leftovers which I LOVE!! One thing that has always turned me off on eating plans in the past is that every day is different and who has that kinda of time and money to buy that much food up and over half go to waste?  So this is definitely a plus when it comes to this plan.

You aren't eating foods that have difficult recipes or long lists of ingredients. There are no weighing and no measuring .. Win, Win!!  You also get one free day for the week.  I always take a free day so I love that this plan still gives me that.  But honestly once you see the delicious recipes and food ideas you will question if you really need a free day.  

So I have talked about the food... can you tell I am a major foodie?  Now let's talk about exercise in case you are curious.  You will get two workouts a week.  You can choose to do only do those two (which can be done at home) or you can add more.  I for one will be adding more, but that's because I already workout six days a week, but for two days I will incorporate the workouts that I am sent.  I haven't had the chance to preview one yet but I have heard wonderful things about them!

On Monday morning I will be posting my before picture for the start of this program and other information.  That way you can follow me through this to see if it's a plan that might work for your lifestyle. 

You can find out more information by visiting John Cena 10-Week Body Change Program site.

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TRANSFORMERS ENERGON Volume 1 On DVD 5/13/2014

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON Volume 1 On DVD 5/13/2014



 COMING SOON!!! 

Do you have a Transformer's Fan?  


On May 13, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOLUME ONE DVD on family home entertainment shelves at Walmart stores. Featuring the first seven adventure-filled episodes from TRANSFORMERS ENERGON, this new DVD delivers fun-filled home entertainment that kids and parents will enjoy! Bring home TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOLUME ONE DVD at an affordable low price of $5.97 SRP. 

Synopsis:
Featuring the first 7 exciting episodes from TRANSFORMERS ENERGON

Ten years of peace have passed since UNICRON’s destruction, but all of that’s about to change. A mysterious enemy has unleashed the Terrorcons on the Autobots’ cities, gathering energy for plans of total domination. Enter a newly revived Megatron and the universe is in for a war unlike any it’s ever seen between the Autobots and the Decepticons. And once again, Earth is caught in the middle!

Can Optimus Prime and his valiant Autobots — alongside their human allies — protect the Earth against this new threat? Find out with Transformers Energon!

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Angry Birds Toons: Season One: Volume 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD April 15

Angry Birds Toons: Season One: Volume 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD April 15

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Just in time for Easter, the fan-favorite birds are back with more exciting animated adventures as Angry Birds Toons - Season 01 Volume 02 soars onto Blu-ray and DVD today (April 15).  Fans of all ages can join Chuck, Matilda, Red, Bomb, the Blues and Terence as they attempt to foil the sneaky scheming of the Bad Piggies in 26 entertaining episodes, incorporating more than 80 minutes of Angry Birds fun. Based on the No. 1 paid mobile app of all time, Angry Birds Toons - Season 01 Volume 02 is the next installment in the globally beloved Angry Birds story. The whole family will get to ride along for new adventures, as the beloved birds are brought to life.


Synopsis
Welcome back to Piggy Island, where the Angry Birds’ survival is at stake! Join Red, Chuck, Matilda, Bomb, the Blues and Terence as they continue to hatch up schemes to foil the sneaky Bad Piggies who plot to steal their eggs. Based on one of the most popular games in history, ANGRY BIRDS TOONS: SEASON ONE - VOLUME TWO brings back fan-favorite characters for 26 more fun-filled adventures. Will our heroes defeat the mischievous Piggies once and for all? Toon in and find out! 

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Includes:
  • Easter Holiday Special: “Easter Egg Hunt”
  • Three all-new, “Meet the Characters” Pods, featuring Bomb Bird, Terrence and Chef Pig
  • Previously released “Meet the Characters” Pod for Corporal Pig
  • Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:

  1. “Behind-the-Scenes Character Design” – Go behind the scenes to see how Rovio’s artists design and animate the characters
  2. “Behind-the-Scenes Producing, Directing and Coordinating” – Learn about the work Rovio’s production staff does to create the Angry Birds Toons
  3. “Behind-the-Scenes Compositing, Tools and Color Grading” – Discover more about the kind of work that goes into the composting and color grading the animation.
  4. “Sound Design & Voice Acting and Music Behind-the-Scenes” – Learn how the sound is designed and about the voices behind the characters.  Also see how the music is created for the Angry Birds Toons series

You can purchase Angry Birds Toons - Season 01 Volume 02 with a SRP of $19.99


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1 Prize Pack that includes: 1 DVD copy of Angry Birds Toons, Season 1, Vol. 1 , 1 DVD copy of Angry Birds Toons - Season 01 Volume 02 , 1 plushie, 1 lunchbox and 1 backpack (colors may vary)

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Fisher Price Little People Noah and the Animals (Lift-the-Flap)

Fisher Price Little People Noah and the Animals (Lift-the-Flap)

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My three year old loves flap books and also loves reading bible stories.  Recently we bought the Fisher Price Little People Noah and the Animals (Lift-the-Flap) and love it! I admit that I wasn't sure what to expect at first.  I want him to learn the story of Noah and the animals and I think all in all this book did a good job.
 
 Obviously it doesn't go into major detail since this is a flap book but it does give him the story of Noah and has 50 fun flaps to lift. Noah's amazing adventure comes to life with dozens of exciting flaps in this book based on the popular Fisher-Price Little People Noah's Ark play set. Early learning activities thoughout and 50 flaps that are both educational and entertaining make this a book that your little one will go back to again and again.

My three year old loves this book and we usually read it about twice a day.  When we aren't reading it, I often finding him sitting int he floor or his favorite spot on the couch looking quietly at this book. He loves finding the animals, numbers, shapes and just looking at the adorable pictures.  He is now pretending to read it and does a pretty good job and telling me the story of Noah that is just perfect for a three year old to understand.

Fisher Price Little People Noah and the Animals can be purchased on amazon for $7.82.
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ANTBOY Debuts in Theaters April 16

ANTBOY Debuts in Theaters April 16

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We recently had the opportunity to sneak peak Antboy.  This will debut in theaters tomorrow, April 16th.  At first I wasn't sure what my boys would think about it but I have to say that they absolutely loved it! They are ages three and seven and have found this movie exciting and funny.  They are still talking about everything that happens!

A young boy who years to be something "special" transforms into a mighty super hero in the quintessential family adventure, Antboy.  Hitting screens in Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle, the highly acclaimed film, based on the popular Danish comic series by Kenneth Bogh Andersen, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


Synopsis:
Ordinary, overlooked 12-year old Pelle is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after he is bitten by a super-ant and inherits its abilities.  Overnight, the boy who nobody noticed becomes a local hero as he is dubbed "Antboy."  With the help of his new friend and sidekick, comic-loving Wilhelm, climbing walls, flipping cars, stopping robbers and saving babies all become part of his new dream life.  But all this changes when super-villain "The Flea" kidnaps a young girl, the subject of Pelle's affection and terrorizes the citizens of Middelund.  Antboy, with his sidekick Wilhelm and their friend Ida who won't take no for an answer, must fight this treacherous evil, rescue the damsel in distress, save the town from a super-villain and be home in time for dinner!

If Antboy will playing at theaters near you. It is definitely worth checking out!!
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Revlon Nutrifusion Hair Tools Review

Revlon Nutrifusion Hair Tools Review

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Have a pre-teen or teenager you are creating an Easter Bakset for?  If you are, I have a great product idea to include.  It's the  Revlon Nutrifusion Triple Oil Infused Curling Iron.  I recently had the opportunity to test out this product and was pretty impressed.

The size that I tried out was the 1 1/2" curling iron.  I wasn't looking for tons of curl, just some extra body added to my hair and it really did the trick.  It's easy to use and I felt like when I was using it that it wasn't burning my hair like some other styling tools can do.  The 1 1/2" curling iron that I used was very light weight which is always a plus.

Before and After
The Revlon Nutrifusion line consists of three curling irons and a multi-styling straightener, each of which are coated with moringa, macadamia, and argan-three of nature's purest oils that are valued for their nutritive properties.  These oils are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that condition strands and protect hair's natural luster, helping to reduce damage and restore hair's healthy shine each time you style.



The Revlon Nutrifusion line consists of the following:

  • 3/4" Curling Iron ($21.99 SRV)
  • 1" Curling Iron ($21.99SRV)
  • 1 1/2" Curling Iron ($24.99 SRV)
  • 1" Straightener ($29.99 SRV)
As I mentioned above, this product would make an awesome addition to a pre-teen or teens Easter Basket and comes at a very reasonable price. As far as holding curl, I think it did a great job.  You could still see all the extra body that the 1 1/2" added even the next morning.  This product is also available at Walmart.com.



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Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes Review

Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes Review

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As I mentioned it's Easter and with that comes time to make awesome desserts.  Now I'm sure that almost all my readers have a family member that absolutely loves Nutella.  My husband is a huge fan, so when I heard that there was a Nutella: The 30 best recipes book out there I just knew I had to try it!

Nutella is perhaps the world's most famous chocolate and hazelnut spread.  Sweet and rich, it is divine on toast for breakfast, in a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, and as a topping to a favorite dessert.  But Nutella, surprisingly versatile and easy to work with , can do even more than most realize!!

This is an awesome book and might I add the perfect size to fit into an Easter Basket for an older child or an adult that loves to cook!  It includes 30 recipes that will literally make your mouth water looking at.  Here are a few that you will find in the book:

  • Mini coconut and Nutella palmiers
  • Nutella whoopie pies
  • Nutella and coconut coulants
  • Banana and Nutella tartlets
  • Mini Nutella Croissants 
  • Nutella Creme brulee
  • caramel cream nutella lollies
  • Nutella and petit beurre cheesecake
  • Pear and Nutella crumble
  • Nutella truffles
Here is a delicious recipe that is in the book:


NUTELLA truffles 
Makes 15 TRUFFLES 
preparation time : 20 min • cooking time : 5 min • chilling time : 30 min 
Ingredients:
2 tbsp caster/superfine sugar 
15 whole hazelnuts 
2 oz plain Chocolate 
½ cup Nutella 
2 tbsp single/light cream 
1 oz Hazelnuts, toasted and chopped 
Directions:
1. In a saucepan, dissolve the caster/superfine sugar with 2 tbsp water to make a caramel. When it is ready, add the hazelnuts and mix thoroughly. When the hazelnuts are well coated with caramel, place them on a sheet of baking parchment and leave to dry. 
2. In a saucepan, melt the plain chocolate cut into pieces with the cream and NUTELLA®. Mix thoroughly until well combined then remove from the heat and leave to cool. 
3. Use a teaspoon to scoop up a nut-sized piece of the chocolate mixture. Add a caramel-coated hazelnut and roll in the palm of your hand to form a small ball. Repeat until all the mixture has been used, then roll the balls in the toasted, chopped hazelnuts. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. 

Nutella: The 30 best recipes is whimsically bound in the shape of a jar of Nutella and is divided into sections such as little Nutella treats and Nutella for sharing that make it easy to find the perfect recipe for any occasion.  Better yet, each recipe is accompanied by a gorgeous full-color photo.

Nutella: The 30 best recipes is available on amazon with prime shipping so if you want to get it to your door in time for Easter then there is still time to do that!!  It has a SRP of  $10.95 but right now on amazon it is available for $8.91
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